Learning Analytics at the University of Greenwich


Learning analytics combines different types of data regarding student engagement and learning to help all students reach their full academic potential, along with enhancing educational processes.


Learning Analytics has been defined as 'the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding, optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs' (Society for Learning Analytics Research, 2012).

Fundamentally, Learning Analytics is concerned with combining different types of data regarding student engagement and learning (e.g. data generated by learning management systems, student systems, library systems and other sources related to learning and teaching) in order to better understand, and improve, the learning experiences of our students.

Learning Analytics can be particularly valuable when teaching at scale, or where face-to-face teaching, augmented by online support, makes it more challenging for staff to know how their students are learning.


To support students and staff in the roll out and development at the University of Greenwich a range of resources have been developed including:

As resources are developed they will be made available via this web page.