Gartner Research

How to Make the Business Case for Learning Analytics

Published: 25 April 2016

ID: G00295803

Analyst(s): Glenda Morgan , Alan D. Duncan


In making the business case for learning analytics, education CIOs must ensure that they establish clear linkages between learning analytics solutions and outcomes. They must also overcome stakeholder objections to drive better outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Take the Lead in Setting a Strong Vision for Learning Analytics Outcomes
  • Step 2: Be Honest, Resilient and Courageous When Pre-empting Inhibitors
  • Step 3: Trace Outcomes Back to Learning Analytics Outputs and Underlying Data
  • Step 4. Present the High-Level Analytics Roadmap
  • Step 5. Perform a Cost-Benefit Analysis for Learning Analytics Within the Context of the Higher Education Institution
  • Step 6. State and Take Three Immediate Next Actions to Kick-Start the Analytics Initiative

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