An information policy perspective on learning analytics

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8 Scopus citations


Policy for learning analytics joins a stream of initiatives aimed at understanding the expanding world of information collection, storage, processing and dissemination that is being driven by computing technologies. This paper offers a information policy perspective on learning analytics, joining work by others on ethics and privacy in the management of learning analytics data [8], but extending to consider how issues play out across the information lifecycle and in the formation of policy. Drawing on principles from information policy both informs learning analytics and brings learning analytics into the information policy domain. The resulting combination can help inform policy development for educational institutions as they implement and manage learning analytics policy and practices. The paper begins with a brief summary of the information policy perspective, then addresses learning analytics with attention to various categories of consideration for policy development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLAK 2017 Conference Proceedings - 7th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding, Informing and Improving Learning with Data
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348706
StatePublished - Mar 13 2017
Event7th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Mar 13 2017Mar 17 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other7th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2017


  • Educational policy
  • Information policy
  • Learning analytics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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