Learning Analytics Data Cycle Breakdown

What is the Learning examination information cycle?

In our mooc week 2, @gsiemens displayed the information cycle demonstrated as follows. It speaks to a cycle of what you would need to do to work with and get knowledge from learning information, prompting understanding that should prompt an educated activity. In this manner, an information circle. I will separate my comprehension of the information cycle beneath.

Information Collection and Acquisition

This is the particular procedure by which the information is gathered. This is extremely basic initial step. You can begin by considering what information you have, however should rapidly begin to consider what information you need, yet don’t have. In the event that you don’t make sense of how to gather it, you won’t get it.

For instance, do you need what time the realizing action began? Not when it was planned, but rather when it really began. How would you get that data? Does the information need to be auto-produced or is it satisfactory to have a man physically make a move to gather the information? For me, this is more experimentation then key idea, however I’d get a kick out of the chance to be more proactive later on. Would we be able to make basic, solid information accumulation focuses and assemble every one of the information this as of now being created?

I am confident that I can begin to outline of the Internet of Things (IoT) “offerings” to this stage. Would we be able to put a sensor in the learning condition to help gather data?


Where will you store the information. This will rapidly turn into another “huge” thought. When you set out on a perfect adventure, you need every one of the information to be put away in a solitary area. In any case, you rapidly understand this is simply unrealistic. For some associations, the LMS was instituted with this reason, however all frameworks have confinements… i.e. at the point when did the class truly begin? 9:02, 9:15… at the point when did the understudies login? Does that make a difference to you enough to store it in another framework?

Once your in a two framework world, at that point you are beginning to into the following phase….


Information mix can get dubious, you would prefer not to need to continue dealing with the your student socioeconomics, however relying upon your association, even your identity estimating can be quite liquid. Students can enlist, not take an interest, select late, leave the student populace all together, and a million of situations that can make you insane like sharing gadgets, leaving amidst the action… On the off chance that you have a considerable measure of information sources, this can rapidly end up testing and complex.

This is were the Data Wrangling comes in. How would you begin to get information that you can structure and utilize? Up until now, for me, this has not been a fun movement. It takes some persistence.


When you have incorporated your information, you can start to lead your examination of the what is going on in the information. In my reality, you will regularly have a few thoughts of what you need to search out, in any event at first, however once you begin to (attempt) to answer questions, you can move into new regions, search for new patterns, search for anomalies, or relationships.

It is a touch of fascinating, most prescribed procedures appear to point to some form of the logical strategy, build up a theory from which to work. What questions would you say you are endeavoring to reply? Do understudies who show up 15 minutes late execute and in addition the individuals who were available toward the start of the class? As an instructor, you would like to think not. 🙂 Just Kidding. Obviously, there are an interminable number of inquiries and you should invest some energy thinking of them down, indicating them to others, and have a go at repeating them in an unexpected way. I likewise jump at the chance to educate individuals to think concerning what activity they will take when they find the solution? Sort of a “so what” test.

I am not yet that acquainted with the ideas in the guide above. SNA, NLP, Concept Development. I should do some examination to perceive what these things can improve the situation the investigation procedure.

Portrayal and Visualization

This procedure is tied in with depicting your examination in a why that upgrades or possibly clarifies your investigation. Would you be able to see drifting information? Would you be able to see connections in the information? Would you be able to analyze volume or speed? Would you be able to take a gander at a guide and rapidly know what has happened or is going on?

This can be an effective minute for a gathering of individuals cooperating. Once more, invest energy taking a gander at the story with your group, companions, or power you huge other to take a gander at it and reveal to you what they think. You will be shocked at what they disclose to you it implies.

On the off chance that you can begin to see these things then the time has come to make a move.


On the off chance that you are occupied with Learning Analytics to “improve learning” (see our unique definition) at that point you are relatively committed to make a move. What are the following stages? In view of the information that you have, what moves can be made to upgrade learning? How does the activity get executed? Knowing what we know now (through the examination) would we be able to make a move and keep on measuring the effect of that activity?

This will take us back to “information gathering“