About Learning Analytics

Why Learning Analytics?

Learning analytics is a rapidly growing area of research and practice that uses data science to make sense of the world and to improve teaching, learning, and knowledge processes in a variety of contexts, such as informal settings, schools, universities, corporations, and non-profit organizations. It sits at the nexus of learning science, education, computer science, and psychology and uses a range of analytics approaches.

Students will gain critical, in-demand skills to be better positioned to work in an increasingly complex global knowledge economy and to address social and knowledge challenges. Program graduates will be leaders in computational social science and will be able to prepare organizations for the future of learning, including sensemaking and artificial intelligence. Additionally, graduates will have the skills and expertise to use data generated through human interactions to create insights into social trends, knowledge networks, and organizational performance.