A learning analytics approach to career readiness development in higher education

Eman Abu Khousa, Yacine Atif

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    Abstract

    There are increasing demands to improve the quality of higher education to facilitate the development of 21st Century professional competencies such as lifelong learning, critical thinking and creativity. Learning analytics is an emerging approach that can provide educators with the necessary information to understand learners then assist them to develop such skills. In this paper, we introduce career dispositions as a 6-dimesional model comprises core skills that engender professional actions, and influence the ability to manage career growth. We then present the process to develop and validate a new scale to evaluate career readiness along these dimensions. The developed scale is a self-report instrument that consists of 22 items and six subscales was validated using exploratory factor analysis (EFA). EFA results demonstrated discreet item loadings into the six factors ranging from 0.3 to 0.8 representing an acceptable level of convergent validity. The developed instrument can be integrated into a career readiness platform and used as analytical tool to identify and analyze the complexity and diversity of student's learning behaviors and skills that may impact their future career readiness and professional performance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2014 - 13th International Conference, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages133-141
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9783319096346
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event13th International Conference on Advances in Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2014 - Tallinn, Estonia
    Duration: Aug 14 2014Aug 17 2014

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume8613 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Other

    Other13th International Conference on Advances in Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2014
    Country/TerritoryEstonia
    CityTallinn
    Period8/14/148/17/14

    Keywords

    • career dispositions
    • career readiness
    • learning analytics
    • portal

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • General Computer Science

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