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Supporting Higher Education Students Through Analytics System

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

Learning analytics and (big) data in higher education are emerging topics, and empirical evidence is still scares, though this is beginning to be addressed by annual LAK (Learning Analytics and Knowledge) conferences and international workshops.

Students may benefit from analytics systems through personalised and adaptive support during their learning journey. For example, students often enter higher education academically unprepared and with unrealistic perceptions and expectations of academic competencies for their studies. Both, the inability to cope with academic requirements as well as unrealistic perceptions and expectations of university life, in particular with regard to academic competencies, are important factors for leaving the institution prior to degree completion.

This special issue will bring together the scholarly research and theory focusing on contemporary issues related to analytics system and how they support students' higher education institutions. Manuscripts shall provide insight into how educational data, analytics systems, and innovative digital technologies contribute toward successful learning and teaching scenarios at higher education institutions.

Specific topics may include, but are not limited to:

- Do analytics data change student behaviour (e.g. learning strategies) and dispositions (e.g. motivation, emotion)?

- Understanding the learning journey of higher education students

- Leveraging assessments analytics for personalised feedback

- Linking analytics data and study success

- Building evidence for graduate analytics

- Change management for data analytics at higher education institutions (e.g. implementation strategies, requirements)

Manuscripts for this special issue should be prepared according to the Author Guidelines for the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (JARHE), which can be found at -

Manuscripts must be submitted through the journal's ScholarOne site - Please ensure you select the correct special issue title from the drop down menu on page 4 of the submissions process.

To discuss your research in more detail, please contact the Guest Editor, Dirk Ifenthaler ([email protected]). Please make your interest known by 31st August 2018.