||From the article: "The educational domain is momentarily witnessing the
emergence of learning analytics – a form of data analytics within
educational institutes. Implementation of learning analytics tools, however,
is not a trivial process. This research-in-progress focuses on the
experimental implementation of a learning analytics tool in the virtual
learning environment and educational processes of a case organization – a
major Dutch university of applied sciences. The experiment is performed
in two phases: the first phase led to insights in the dynamics associated with
implementing such tool in a practical setting. The second – yet to be
conducted – phase will provide insights in the use of pedagogical
interventions based on learning analytics. In the first phase, several
technical issues emerged, as well as the need to include more data (sources)
in order to get a more complete picture of actual learning behavior.
Moreover, self-selection bias is identified as a potential threat to future
learning analytics endeavors when data collection and analysis requires
learners to opt in."