Learning analytics tools can track far more data than an instructor can alone. For high-enrollment classes in particular, LA provides a support structure that monitors student progress and offers timely guidance to students whose academic under- performance might otherwise go quietly unnoticed. At their best, LA applications can identify factors that are unexpectedly associated with student learning and course completion. This information can be valuable both to students, in how they approach learning, and to faculty, in how they structure curricula.
Via Nik Peachey