Dr. Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo was recently involved in the publication of an online book on Digital Learning for Development, entitled, Learning Analytics for the Global South. The book considers how the collection, analysis, and use of data about learners and their contexts have the potential to broaden access to quality education and improve the efficiency of educational processes and systems in developing countries around the world.
Experts from Africa (Paul Prinsloo of the University of South Africa), Mainland China (Bodong Chen of the University of Minnesota, USA and Yizhou Fan of Peking University, People’s Republic of China), Southeast Asia (Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo of the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines), and Latin America (Cristóbal Cobo and Cecilia Aguerrebere, both of the Ceibal Foundation, Uruguay) situate the potential of learning analytics to support critical digital learning and education imperatives, such as quality learning at scale and the acquisition of 21st century skills, within their respective regional contexts, framing their responses around six key questions:
What are the main trends and challenges in education in your region?
How can learning analytics address these challenges?
What models of learning analytics adoption would be most effective in your region?
What are the barriers to the adoption of learning analytics in your region and how could these be mitigated?
How do you envision ethical use and privacy protection in connection with learning analytics being addressed in your region?
How can the operationalization of learning analytics be future-proofed in your region?
To download a copy, please visit Digital Learning for Development.