Learning analytics for the social media age

Anatoliy Gruzd, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Drew Paulin, Rafa Absar, Michael Huggett

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

10 Scopus citations


In just a short period of time, social media have altered many aspects of our daily lives, from how we form and maintain social relationships to how we discover, access and share information online. Now social media are also beginning to affect how we teach and learn in this increasingly interconnected and information-rich world. The panelists will discuss their ongoing work that seeks to understand the affordances and potential roles of social media in learning, as well as to determine and provide methods that can help researchers and educators evaluate the use of social media for teaching and learning based on automated analyses of social media texts and networks. The panel will focus on the first phase of this five-year research initiative "Learning Analytics for the Social Media Age" funded by the Social Science and Humanites Research Council of Canada (2013-2018).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLAK 2014
Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)1595930361, 9781595930361
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2014 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Mar 24 2014Mar 28 2014

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other4th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN


  • Learning analytics
  • Learning networks
  • Online communities
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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