Learning analytics (LA) is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs. UBC is in the middle of a learning analytics innovation project to build an institutional culture, support capacity, policy framework and technical infrastructure to use LA to drive continuous improvement in the learning environment.

The project consists of three interrelated streams of activity, which we will present on during this talk:

1. Community engagement via pilot projects
2. Ethical and policy considerations
3. Technical infrastructure and solution architecture

Looking beyond the local UBC context, we will also highlight the state of the art in learning analytics research, as well as the state of practice at leading higher education institutes.


Craig Thompson

Research Analyst, University of British Columbia


Jeff Longland

Solutions Architect, University of British Columbia