Based on an NSF-funded workshop, we discuss learning analytics goals and research priorities for the coming decade. We report on a research agenda that would intensify the connection between learning analytics and recognition of learner competencies. This could have a transformative impact on the relationship between higher education and employment. This agenda is not a straightforward application of today’s learning analytics, but requires investigation of entirely new analytic approaches. The agenda will generate significant new research questions leading to insights about learning and the data science techniques for analyzing learning.
Teasley, S. D., & Kelly, H. (2020). How a New Focus for Learning Analytics Could Transform the Relationship between Learning and Employment. In Rapid Community Report Series.