Creating Effective Learning Analytics Dashboards: Lessons Learnt

  • Sven CharleerEmail author
  • Joris Klerkx
  • Erik Duval
  • Tinne De Laet
  • Katrien Verbert
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9891)


Learning Analytics (LA) dashboards help raise student and teacher awareness regarding learner activities. In blog-supported and inquiry-based learning courses, LA data is not limited to student activities, but also contains an abundance of digital learner artefacts, such as blog posts, hypotheses, and mind-maps. Exploring peer activities and artefacts can help students gain new insights and perspectives on learning efforts and outcomes, but requires effort. To help facilitate and promote this exploration, we present the lessons learnt during and guidelines derived from the design, deployment and evaluation of five dashboards.


Learning analytics Learning dashboards Information visualisation Guidelines Collaboration 



The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement No. 318499 - weSPOT project and the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships, of the European Union under grant agreement 2015-1-UK01-KA203-013767 ABLE project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven Charleer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joris Klerkx
    • 1
  • Erik Duval
    • 1
  • Tinne De Laet
    • 2
  • Katrien Verbert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Tutorial Services of Engineering ScienceKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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