Achievements and challenges in learning analytics in SpainThe view of SNOLA

  1. Alejandra Martínez Monés 1
  2. Ioannis Dimitriadis Damoulis 1
  3. Emiliano Acquila Natale 2
  4. Ainhoa Izaro Álvarez Arana 3
  5. Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez 4
  6. Ruth Cobos Pérez 5
  7. Miguel Ángel Conde González 6
  8. Francisco José García Peñalvo 7
  9. Davinia Hernández-Leo 8
  10. Iratxe Menchaca Sierra 9
  11. Pedro J. Muñoz Merino 10
  12. Salvador Ros Muñoz 11
  13. Teresa Sancho Vinuesa 12
  1. 1 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España


  2. 2 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Madrid, España


  3. 3 Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Lejona, España


  4. 4 Universidade de Vigo

    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España


  5. 5 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Madrid, España


  6. 6 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España


  7. 7 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


  8. 8 Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Barcelona, España


  9. 9 Universidad de Deusto

    Universidad de Deusto

    Bilbao, España


  10. 10 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

    Madrid, España


  11. 11 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

    Madrid, España


  12. 12 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

    Barcelona, España


RIED: revista iberoamericana de educación a distancia

ISSN: 1138-2783

Year of publication: 2020

Volume: 23

Issue: 2

Pages: 187-212

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5944/RIED.23.2.26541 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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As in other research fields, the development of learning analytics is influenced by the networks of researchers that contribute to it. This paper describes one of such networks: the Spanish Network of Learning Analytics (SNOLA). The paper presents the research lines of the members of SNOLA, as well as the main challenges that learning analytics has to address in the next few years as perceived by these researchers. This analysis is based on SNOLA’s archival data and on a survey carried out to the current members of the network. Although this approach does not cover all the activity related to learning analytics in Spain, the results provide a representative overview of the current state of research related to learning analytics in this context. The paper describes these trends and the main challenges, among which we can point out the need to adopt an ethical commitment with data, to develop systems that respond to the requirements of the end users, and to reach a wider institutional impact

Funding information

This research has been co-funded by the National Research Agency of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the Structural Funds (FSE and FEDER) under project grants RED2018-102725-T, TIN2017-85179-C3-1-R, TIN2017-85179-C3-2-R, TIN2017-85179-C3-3-R and TIN2016-80172-R; by FEDER/Castille and Leon Regional Government grant VA257P18; by the Basque Government under grant number IT980-16 and by the Catalan Government under grant number 2017SGR1619. This work has been co-funded by the Madrid Regional Government, through the project e-Madrid-CM (S2018/TCS-4307), the e-Madrid-CM project is also co-financed by the Structural Funds (FSE and FEDER). D. Hernández-Leo acknowledges the support by ICREA under the ICREA Academia programme.


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