Our publication about “Why Learning Analytics for Primary Education Matters!” in the Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology is now online availabe.
The ubiquitous availability of applications enables us to offer students opportunities to test and train competences in almost every situation. At Graz University of Technolgy two apps for testing competences in multiplication are developed. They estimate the competence level of every user and adapt to their individual development in this domain. They collect a lot of data during a longer period, which could be used on further research. In the foreground they give feedback in a compact and clearly arranged way to the single student and the teachers of classes. But furthermore the analysis of the data during a longer term showed us, that the process of testing and giving feedback has also an positive effect on learning. We emphasize that this quality in supporting the students could not be achieved by human teachers. Information Technology and Learning Analytics gives them a wider radius to perceive specific behavior and establishes their capacity for storing and processing all the relevant data
Here you can find the whole publication as Open Acess [Link]
Reference: Ebner, M., Schön, M. (2013) Why Learning Analytics in Primary Education Matters!,Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology, Karagiannidis, C. & Graf, S (Ed.), Volume 15, Issue 2, April 2013, p. 14-17