Gartner Research

Assessing the State of Learning Analytics in Higher Education

Published: 27 April 2016

ID: G00295804

Analyst(s): Glenda Morgan


Learning analytics is not yet a high priority for many higher education CIOs, despite its potential for helping to solve many of higher education's most pressing challenges — such as how to address graduation rates and retention and improve student learning outcomes.

Table Of Contents


  • Learning Analytics Definition and Market
  • Prioritization of, and Investment in, Learning Analytics
  • Motivation for Pursuing Learning Analytics
  • Location and Leadership of Learning Analytics Initiatives
  • Barriers to Implementation of Learning Analytics
  • Staffing Needs for Learning Analytics
  • Key Steps to Establishing an Analytics Strategy and Practice
    • Identify the Key Problems That Learning Analytics Can Solve
    • Identify Existing Sources of Data and Gaps in the Data
    • Identify Technologies to Deliver Analytics
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
    • Methodology

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