Gartner Research

Getting Started With Learning Analytics

Published: 29 September 2016

ID: G00313748

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


Higher education institutions know they need to start a learning analytics initiative to improve performance and meet goals, but many do not know how to begin. We describe the key steps CIOs should take to start their learning analytics journey and begin using data to improve student success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prepare Your Institution for Data and Analytics Readiness by Developing an Organizational Culture of Using Data to Improve Student Success
  • Start Your Learning Analytics Initiatives With Small, Bimodal and Agile Projects Using Different Analytics Methods to Address Different Student Success Challenges
  • Use Embedded and Packaged Learning Analytics Solutions to Help You Get Started in Situations Where You Need to Begin Quickly, and You Do Not Have In-House Data Science Expertise

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