Utrecht University strives to provide the very best education for its students. Collecting and analyzing study data and the insights derived from those analyses - also called learning analytics (LA) - have become an essential tool in shaping and improving the quality of education.
The commonly used definition of 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. In other words, LA is about gaining insights from study data with the aim of improving education. At Utrecht University, we are working on LA in both education and research. The goals for each area are outlined on their separate pages. On the Projects tab, the four areas in which LA is applied at UU are described, each with example projects.
Information for UU employees
We are working on creating a roadmap and materials on the intranet (login required) to explain how to initiate an LA project and all options and regulations concerning LA.