Learning Analytics In The Age Of Big Data

How To Use Big Data In eLearning

Imagine what it would be like if you can learn more about your learners’ behaviors. Let me guess, this is the main challenge of your career as an eLearning specialist. Good news: The tons of data coming out from your LMS makes it easier to learn more about your learners’ behaviors. But how? Let’s take a closer look at what Big Data is and how to use it in eLearning.

What Big Data Is!

When learners go through eLearning modules, LMSs always collect a vast amount of user data. This data can be sorted, filtered, and analyzed to look for patterns and insights to solve problems. The use of Big Data to improve online learning is called “Learning Analytics.”  These analytics can be of great benefit to your organization.

First, they could help you monitor learning progress, spot problems, and discover patterns. They could also assess the usefulness of learning materials and help struggling learners. Plus, these analytics could help to create personalized experiences, let learners tailor their learning experience to their preferences, and adapt to a learner’s needs based…

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