Developing a Code of Practice for Learning Analytics

Sclater, Niall (2016) Developing a Code of Practice for Learning Analytics. Journal of Learning Analytics, 3 (1). pp. 16-42. ISSN 1929-7750

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Ethical and legal objections to learning analytics are barriers to development of the field, thus potentially denying students the benefits of predictive analytics and adaptive learning. Jisc, a charitable organisation which champions the use of digital technologies in UK education and research, has attempted to address this with the development of a Code of Practice for Learning Analytics. The Code covers the main issues institutions need to address in order to progress ethically and in compliance with the law. This paper outlines the extensive research and consultation activities which have been carried out to produce a document which covers the concerns of institutions and, critically, the students they serve. The resulting model for developing a code of practice includes a literature review, setting up appropriate governance structures, developing a taxonomy of the issues, drafting the code, consulting widely with stakeholders, publication, dissemination, and embedding it in institutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: code of practice, ethics, learning analytics, legal issues, privacy
Subjects: Educational technology > Learning analytics
Depositing User: Elizabeth Dalton
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 07:17
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 01:04

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