Handbook of Learning Analytics

Chapter 24

Handbook of Learning Analytics
First Edition

Addressing the Challenges
of Institutional Adoption

Cassandra Colvin, Shane Dawson,
Alexandra Wade & Dragan Gašević


Despite increased funding opportunities, research, and institutional investment, there remains a paucity of realized large-scale implementations of learning analytics strategies and activities in higher education. The lack of institutional exemplars denies the sector broad and nuanced understanding of the affordances and constraints of learning analytics implementations over time. This chapter explores the various models informing the adoption of large-scale learning analytics projects. In so doing, it highlights the limitations of current work and proposes a more empirically driven approach to identify the complex and interwoven dimensions impacting learning analytics adoption at scale.

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Addressing the Challenges of Institutional Adoption

Book Title
Handbook of Learning Analytics

pp. 281-289




Society for Learning Analytics Research

Cassandra Colvin1
Shane Dawson1
Alexandra Wade2
Dragan Gašević3

Author Affiliations
1. Teaching Innovation Unit, University of South Australia, Australia
2. School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Australia
3. Schools of Education and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Charles Lang4
George Siemens5
Alyssa Wise6
Dragan Gašević3

Editor Affiliations
4. Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
5. LINK Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
6. Learning Analytics Research Network, New York University, USA


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