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Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Learning Analytics

Learning Analytics
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Author(s): Constanţa-Nicoleta Bodea (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Maria-Iuliana Dascalu (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania), Radu Ioan Mogos (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania) and Stelian Stancu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 11
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch448


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Reinforcement of the technology-enhanced education transformed education into a data-intensive domain. As in many other data-intensive domains, the interest for data analysis through various analytics is growing. The article starts by defining LA, with relevant views on the literature. A discussion about the relationships between LA, educational data mining and academic analytics is included in the background section. In the main section of the article, the learning analytics, as an emerging trend in the educational systems is describe, by discussing the main issues, controversies, problems on this topic. Final part of the article presents the future research directions and the conclusion.

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