The Value and Practice of Learning Analytics in Computer Assisted Language Learning

Qinglan YU, Yushan ZHAO

Abstract


As a significant area of technology-enhanced learning, learning analytics emerged during the last decade and has influential impact on almost all branches of higher education. This article begins with an examination of the social background of learning analytics’ emergence in educational settings, and the development of data-driving learning analytics since 20th century, together with introduction to other online learning media. It specifically highlights the value and practice of learning analytics in computer assisted language learning, and also identity a series of future challenges in its application.


Keywords


Learning analytics; Value; Practice

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