Learning Analytics Pilot with Coach2 - Searching for Effective Mirroring

  • Natasa Brouwer
  • Bert Bredeweg
  • Sander Latour
  • Alan Berg
  • Gerben van der Huizen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9891)


Coach2 project investigated usability and effectiveness of Learning Analytics in a group of Bachelor courses in the area of Computer Science. An advanced architecture was developed and implemented, including a standalone Learning Record Store for data storage and easy access to miscellaneous data, Machine Learning techniques for determining relevant predictors, and a dashboard for informing learners. The overall approach was based on mirroring, the idea that learners see themselves operating in the context of their peers. The results were informative in terms of pro’s and con’s regarding the design and approach. The treatment showed tendencies, but finding statistical significant results turned out difficult. This paper reports on the Coach2 project.


Learning Analytics Usability and effectiveness Higher education Mirroring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natasa Brouwer
    • 1
  • Bert Bredeweg
    • 2
  • Sander Latour
    • 4
  • Alan Berg
    • 3
  • Gerben van der Huizen
    • 2
  1. 1.Education Service CenterUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Informatics InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.ICT-ServicesUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Perceptum B.V.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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