Learning Analytics – Useful resources and references

Useful resources and references

This article was inspired by a fantastic talk given by Martin Hawksey for the White Rose Learning Technologists’ Forum held here at The University of Sheffield in January 2015. Martin has written an article about the talk in the Association for Learning Technology Newsletter, available here:


We have also published an article about the talk in our own TEL Team blog here:



Cooper, A. (2012). What is analytics? Definition and essential characteristics. Cetis Analytics Series, 1(5). Retrieved from http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/2012/521

Ferguson, R and Buckingham Shum, S (2012). Social learning analytics: five approaches. In: 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, 29 Apr – 02 May 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, pp. 23–33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2330601.2330616

MacNeill, S (2012). Analytics; What is Changing and Why Does it Matter? CETIS Analytics Series Vol. 1 No.1 http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Analytics-Vol1-No1-Briefing-Paper-online.pdf

MacNeill, S, Campbell, L.M. and Hawksey, M (2014). Analytics for Education. Journal of Interactive Media in Education 2014(1):7, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/2014-07

See also:

About Learning Analytics

Learning Analytics: Levels of Analytics

Learning Analytics: Critical Factors