Dashboard for Actionable Feedback on Learning Skills: Scalability and Usefulness

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10296)


In the transition from secondary to higher education, students are expected to develop a set of learning skills. This paper reports on a dashboard implemented and designed to support this development, hereby bridging the gap between Learning Analytics research and the daily practice of supporting students. To demonstrate the scalability and usefulness of the dashboard, this paper reports on an intervention with 1406 first-year students in 12 different programs. The results show that the dashboard is perceived as clear and useful. While students not accessing the dashboard have lower learning skills, they make more use of the extra remediation possibilities in the dashboard.


Learning analytics Scalable Higher education Learning skills 



This research is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union (562167-EPP-1-2015-1-BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD). We thank Kurt De Wit, Tine Overloop and Maarten Pinxten for their assistance and advice and ICTS for providing the technical infrastructure to support the dashboard.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering ScienceKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Leuven Statistics Research CentreKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Faculty of ScienceKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  5. 5.Faculty of Engineering TechnologyKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  6. 6.Leuven Engineering and Science Education CentreKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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