Illuminating Student Online Work and Research: Learning Analytics to Support the Development of Pre-Service Teacher Digital Pedagogy
With increased access to technology in today’s classrooms, there is a growing need to understand how teachers use technology to support teaching and how students learn in 1:1 computing environments. Additionally, as technological use proliferate today’s classrooms, new data is generated, called learning analytics, which has the potential to illuminate a part of student work that has been hidden from the teachers view, that is, student online learning behaviors. Learning analytics provides a worthwhile data source to support teacher inquiry within the teachers’ own classroom in order to gauge student understanding and to modify the instructional design, and provides information for students to use themselves as they think about their learning in online environments. This paper provides a model for how to incorporate learning analytics into teacher education to support the development of pre-service teacher digital pedagogy and data literacy.