Webcast Recording: “Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays”
The ACRL University Library Section Professional Development Committee (PDC) webinar, “Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays” was recorded on November 15, 2021.
A recording was shared on YouTube today.
University of Michigan
Learning analytics offers a new tool in the library assessment toolbox, one that closes gaps left by other assessment methods but also raises myriad questions for librarians. As higher education institutions expand their learning analytics initiatives, librarians need to prepare to participate in learning analytics as campus partners. Librarians should be aware of current definitions and common deployment models for institutional learning analytics, understand the purposes and pitfalls of learning analytics as an approach to support student learning, and develop a plan for learning analytics engagement that fits their values as well as institutional and library needs. To advance this work, librarians need to know the facts, avoid fa lse choices, and plan for deep engagement. This panel will include introductory content defining learning analytics from a higher education perspective, outlining the purposes of learning analytics as an assessment approach in support of student success, and describing “false choices” that often derail discussions of learning analytics in the library community.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.