Institutional implementation of learning analytics (LA) calls for thoughtful management of cultural change. This interactive half-day workshop responds to the LA literature describing the benefits and challenges of institutional LA literature describing the benefits and challenges of institutional LA implementation by offering participants an opportunity to learn about and begin planning for a program to actively engage their faculty as leaders of data exploration around the topics of student success. This session will share experiences from five institutions actively engaged in fostering Learning Analytics Communities (LAC) by identifying key issues, sharing lessons learned, and considering structural frameworks that are transferable to other institutional contexts. Structured discussion and activities will engage participants in developing an action plan for exploring the establishment of a LAC on their own campus.
Macfadyen, L. P., Groth, D., Rehrey, G., Shepard, L., Greer, J., Ward, D., Bennett, C., Kaupp, J., Molinaro, M., Steinwachs, M. (2017). Developing institutional learning analytics ‘communities of transformation’ to support student success. Proceedings from LAK ’17: The Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.