Date: 26th March 2014
Author: Adam Cooper
Citation: Cooper, A., Learning Analytics and Interoperability – The Big Picture in Brief, Learning Analytics Review, March 2014, ISSN: 2057-7494.
Learning Analytics is now moving from being a research interest to a wider community who seek to apply it in practice. As this happens, the challenge of efficiently and reliably moving data between systems becomes of vital practical importance. System interoperability reduces this challenge. This introductory briefing, which is aimed at non-technical readers who are concerned with developing plans for sustainable practical learning analytics, describes some of the motivations for better interoperability and outlines the range of situations in which standards or other technical specifications can help to realise these benefits