Better insight into the educational process, targeted feedback and the improvement of education. That is the purpose of learning analytics, but how can you utilize learning analytics successfully? There is not always a policy or system in place to do so.
Without Learning Analytics it is difficult to understand the knowledge level of students, how students progress, how students engage with study material and other aspects of the studyprocess, since most learning data is fragmented. This results in a high administrative workload for those who nevertheless want to gain insights from the learning data and have to do so “by hand”.
As a result, opportunities are missed that can contribute greatly to supporting learning and improving education. Ultimately, this results in more study-related drop-outs which costs the institute more than 10,000 euros per drop-out per lost academic year.