Student-facing learning analytics (SFLA) are potential feedback tools for enabling students to gain insight into their own learning processes. SFLA have the potential to impact positively on student learning and enhance learning experiences. User involvement in the design of information systems has been shown to have positive impacts on adoption. Thus, student involvement in the design of SFLA is critical in fostering acceptance. However, current methods employed in designing and implementing SFLA focus on availability of data and technical capabilities with little student involvement and attention to their needs. Accordingly, the reported study takes a user-centered design approach to investigate the features that students consider important in SFLA. Results from a survey of 66 undergraduates from an Australian university show that students favor features supporting real-time feedback on performance, goal setting, and alerts on potential risks. Moreover, students are conscious about their privacy and autonomy and skeptical about social-comparison features.
Galaige, Joy; Torrisi-Steele, Geraldine; Binnewies, Sebastian; and Wang, Kewen, "What is Important in Student-Facing Learning Analytics? A User-Centered Design Approach" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 127.