Interest in learning analytics is growing. It’s a data centric world and will only become more so in the future. From my biased view, it is critical that educators are aware of the role of analytics in education because of the heaving influence algorithms, data, and analytics have on teaching, learning, and decision making in schools, colleges/universities, and corporate settings.
SoLAR just announced the inaugural issue of Journal of Learning Analytics. It is an open access journal. If you’re interested in data and analytics in learning, this is the journal for you! I have a short introduction to SoLAR and the main activities of the organization and the role (we hope) it plays in bringing together technical and social domains of learning.