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Framing Professional Learning Analytics as Reframing Oneself

Shum, SB; Littlejohn, A; Kitto, K; Crick, R; (2022) Framing Professional Learning Analytics as Reframing Oneself. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 10.1109/TLT.2022.3190055. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Central to imagining the future of technology-enhanced professional learning is the question of how data are gathered, analyzed, and fed back to stakeholders. The field of learning analytics (LA) has emerged over the last decade at the intersection of data science, learning sciences, human-centered and instructional design, and organizational change, and so could in principle inform how data can be gathered and analyzed in ways that support professional learning. However, in contrast to formal education where most research in LA has been conducted, much work-integrated learning is experiential, social, situated, and practice-bound. Supporting such learning exposes a significant weakness in LA research, and to make sense of this gap, this article proposes an adaptation of the Knowledge-Agency Window framework. It draws attention to how different forms of professional learning locate on the dimensions of learner agency and knowledge creation. Specifically, we argue that the concept of “reframing oneself” holds particular relevance for informal, work-integrated learning. To illustrate how this insight translates into LA design for professionals, three examples are provided: first, analyzing personal and team skills profiles (skills analytics); second, making sense of challenging workplace experiences (reflective writing analytics); and third, reflecting on orientation to learning (dispositional analytics). We foreground professional agency as a key requirement for such techniques to be used effectively and ethically.

Type: Article
Title: Framing Professional Learning Analytics as Reframing Oneself
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/TLT.2022.3190055
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1109/TLT.2022.3190055
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Agency, dispositional analytics, learning analytics (LA), professional learning, reflection, self-assessment technologies, skills analytics, writing analytics
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10154026
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