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de Laat, Maarten; Prinsen, Fleur R. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2014
Current trends and challenges in higher education (HE) require a reorientation towards openness, technology use and active student participation. In this article we will introduce Social Learning Analytics (SLA) as instrumental in formative assessment practices, aimed at supporting and strengthening students as active learners in increasingly open…
Descriptors: Socialization, Formative Evaluation, Active Learning, Higher Education
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Macfadyen, Leah P.; Dawson, Shane; Pardo, Abelardo; Gaševic, Dragan – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2014
In the new era of big educational data, learning analytics (LA) offer the possibility of implementing real-time assessment and feedback systems and processes at scale that are focused on improvement of learning, development of self-regulated learning skills, and student success. However, to realize this promise, the necessary shifts in the…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment
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Sandeen, Cathy – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2013
Cathy Sandeen is Vice President for Education Attainment and Innovation at American Council on Education, the nation's largest organization providing leadership and advocacy for all sectors of higher education. Within this role she develops and articulates ACE's attainment agenda and currently oversees a large research project on Massive Open…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Education, Higher Education, Educational Development