Why earn a learning analytics certificate online?

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They aren't buzz terms – big data, predictive analytics and data mining are all terms that are making an impact in education. Learning analytics are valuable tools for both educators and learners from pre-kindergarten to college. Data offers insights that can be used to improve learning processes and teaching practices.

More than 87 percent of teachers surveyed by The New America Foundation report analytics can be a powerful instruction tool in the classroom. Despite analytics’ increasing relevance, there is a shortage of professionals with learning analytics expertise.

You'll learn the latest in data analytic methodologies, techniques and the newest technology used in the education field today. Students this online analytics program will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Fundamental theories, concepts, questions and deliverables in learning analytics.
  • Collecting, storing and managing educational data.
  • Basic statistics for educational data analysis.
  • Programming in prevalent analytics software.
  • Data visualization principles and techniques.
  • Producing actionable reports for educational stakeholders.

Learning Analytics Graduate Certificate at UND

  • Courses are asynchronous online, allowing great flexibility for working professionals. Take classes on your own schedule.

  • Tain with latest in data analytic methodologies and technology.

  • Gain competitive edge in a number of careers, ranging from learning analytics researcher to data director and teacher to higher education administrator.

  • Develop enthusiasm for research and data analysis. You'll be positioned as a top applicant in master’s and doctoral education programs.

Learning Analytics Careers


Job growth in North Dakota (compared with 4% for all other occupations/Hanover Research Report) 



Median annual salary for instructional designer

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers in Learning Analytics can include the following job titles:

  • Data Scientist
  • Educational Data Analyst / Scientist
  • eLearning Officer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Interface and Multimedia Designer
  • Learning Analytics Specialist
  • Learning Management Systems Analyst
  • Training Coordinator

Required Learning Analytics Online Courses