Information and Technology in Education and Learning
Online ISSN : 2436-1712
Invited Paper
Learning Analytics for a New Epistemological Perspective of Learning
Jun OshimaDavid Williamson Shaffer
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2021 Volume 1 Issue 1 Pages Inv-p003


The knowledge-creation metaphor of learning, a new epistemological perspective of learning, has been discussed in many studies; however, the methodological approach to evaluating learning as a knowledge-creation practice has not been established to date. This paper discusses learning analytics for the new perspective of learning and examines two developing technologies for analyzing discourse: the knowledge-building discourse explorer and epistemic network analysis. This paper provides a brief introduction to the new perspective of learning and discusses the need for new methodological approaches for the new perspective of learning. The paper demonstrates how the two technologies help researchers analyze learners’ discourse in collaborative contexts and further examines how technologies can be integrated into a higher-level analytics framework.

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