Learning Analytics (Certificate)
Develop skills to see patterns in educational data showing which educational practices work best and how to identify at-risk students.
Big data and data analytics emerged quickly in the past decade. It’s become the new frontier for data-driven decisions in education. The online Learning Analytics program involves the collection, management, analysis and reporting of meaningful patterns in data. You'll learn to use data to optimize learning and the environments in which it occurs.
- Program type:
- Certificate - Graduate
- Est. time to complete:
- 1 year
- Credit hours:
What is Learning Analytics?
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.
Why Study Learning Analytics Online at UND?
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.
Online flexibility: Courses are asynchronous online, allowing great flexibility for working professionals.
Cutting edge: Students are trained with latest in data analytic methodologies and technology.
In demand: Students gain competitive edge in a number of careers, ranging from learning analytics researcher to data director and teacher to higher education administrator.
Degree advancement: Students develop enthusiasm for research and data analysis, positioning them as top applicants in master’s and doctoral education programs.
Job growth in North Dakota (compared with 4% for all other occupations/Hanover Research Report)
Median annual salary for survey researcher to statistician
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