Learning Analytics in Ecuador: An Initial Analysis based on the Systematic Mapping of graduation works

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Publication TypeJournal Article
Año de publicación2019
AuthorsMaji, RAntonio Pa, Ortega, JRigoberto, González, MÁngel Con, García-Peñalvo, FJ
JournalCiencia Digital
Volumen3
KeywordsEcuador, graduation work, Learning Analytics, Systematic Mapping
Resumen

Learning Analytics are the collection, analysis and visualization of data from the learning process and its environment. The use of Learning Analytics provides the opportunity to build models that allow analyzing and strengthening the learning process at the middle and higher educational level. In the last five years (2014-2018), the Scopus bibliographic database shows 2180 documents related to Learning Analytics; this shows the importance and growing interest in this line of research. This research uses the Mapping Review of Literature to answer five questions about undergraduate and postgraduate degree works in the area of Learning Analytics by Ecuadorian authors. The study was carried out in the last five years (2014-2018), the digital repositories Senescyt and rraae were used as sources of information. The initial searches resulted in thirteen documents on Learning Analytics produced by Ecuadorian authors.  The application of the inclusion, exclusion and quality criteria decreased the number of documents; three graduation works are finally used. This work contributes to showing the Higher Education Institutions, educational levels, keywords, years and authors of the undergraduate and postgraduate graduation papers on Learning Analytics in Ecuador. The answers to the research questions posed will allow researchers to determine the characteristics of undergraduate and postgraduate degree works on Learning Analytics that have been made in Ecuador in the last five years. This research is fully replicable if the same sources of information and the same objectives are used.Learning Analytics are the collection, analysis and visualization of data from the learning process and its environment. The use of Learning Analytics provides the opportunity to build models that allow analyzing and strengthening the learning process at the middle and higher educational level. In the last five years (2014-2018), the Scopus bibliographic database shows 2180 documents related to Learning Analytics; this shows the importance and growing interest in this line of research. This research uses the Mapping Review of Literature to answer five questions about undergraduate and postgraduate degree works in the area of Learning Analytics by Ecuadorian authors. The study was carried out in the last five years (2014-2018), the digital repositories Senescyt and rraae were used as sources of information. The initial searches resulted in thirteen documents on Learning Analytics produced by Ecuadorian authors.  The application of the inclusion, exclusion and quality criteria decreased the number of documents; three graduation works are finally used. This work contributes to showing the Higher Education Institutions, educational levels, keywords, years and authors of the undergraduate and postgraduate graduation papers on Learning Analytics in Ecuador. The answers to the research questions posed will allow researchers to determine the characteristics of undergraduate and postgraduate degree works on Learning Analytics that have been made in Ecuador in the last five years. This research is fully replicable if the same sources of information and the same objectives are used.

URLhttp://cienciadigital.org/revistacienciadigital2/index.php/exploradordigital/article/view/885
DOI10.33262/exploradordigital.v3i3.1.885
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