A comprehensive primer to library learning analytics practices, initiatives, and privacy issues

Kyle M.L. Jones, Kristin A. Briney, Abigail Goben, Dorothea Salo, Andrew Asher, Michael R. Perry

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Abstract

Universities are pursuing learning analytics practices to improve returns from their investments, develop behavioral and academic interventions to improve student suc-cess, and address political and financial pressures. Academic libraries are additionally undertaking learning analytics to demonstrate value to stakeholders, assess learning gains from instruction, and analyze student-library usage, et cetera. The adoption of these techniques leads to many professional ethics issues and practical concerns related to privacy. In this narrative literature review, we provide a foundational back-ground in the field of learning analytics, library adoption of these practices, and identify ethical and practical privacy issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-591
Number of pages22
JournalCollege and Research Libraries
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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