Barriers, enablers, and motivations for staff adoption of learning analytics: Insights for professional learning opportunities from an Australian university

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Jones, H.. 2019. "Barriers, enablers, and motivations for staff adoption of learning analytics: Insights for professional learning opportunities from an Australian university." Chew, Yi Wei, Chan, Kah Mun and Alphonso, Alfieana (ed.) 36th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2019). Singapore 02 - 05 Dec 2019 Singapore.
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Barriers, enablers, and motivations for staff adoption of
learning analytics: Insights for professional learning
opportunities from an Australian university

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AuthorJones, H.
EditorsChew, Yi Wei, Chan, Kah Mun and Alphonso, Alfieana
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 36th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2019)
Number of Pages10
Year2019
Place of PublicationSingapore
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://2019conference.ascilite.org/assets/papers/Paper-098.pdf
Conference/Event36th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2019)
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36th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2019)
36th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
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Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
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In person
Event Date
02 to end of 05 Dec 2019
Event Location
Singapore
Abstract

Understanding the capabilities and motivations of academics towards adopting and using Learning Analytics (LA) to support their development of technology-enhanced learning is an important first step in designing an effective and flexible adoption plan. Situated in a regional university, this paper reports on the initial data-gathering stage of an on-going study aimed at designing and trialing an adoption plan to support individual staff to engage deeply with LA to inform and enhance their teaching practice and their students’ experiences. This paper analyses a staff survey (N=74) and transcripts from 28 semi-structured interviews conducted over 22 months with eight academics. Survey respondents reported low levels of knowledge about, and use of, LA, as well as a lack of confidence in accessing, interpreting, and acting on, data. Inductive and deductive thematic analyses of interview transcripts support these findings. Analysis further identified three main themes of indicators of successful LA adoption: effective learning design and enhanced teaching practice; improved student experience; and academic recognition. Based on these results, this paper proposes elements that can be included in a suite of professional learning opportunities that will enable academic developers and institutions to support individual staff to successfully adopt of LA.

KeywordsLearning analytics adoption, teaching practice, professional learning, learning design
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
390408. Learning analytics
390303. Higher education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
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