„Mobile Learning Analytics“ is a project of the Cooperative State University Mannheim (DHBW Mannheim) in cooperation with the University of Mannheim (Universität Mannheim). The research focus is in the fields of Learning Analytics in combination with Mobile Learning. The project is part of the initiative „Digital Innovations for Smart Teaching – Better Learning“ of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The project duration reaches from December 2016 until the end of November 2018.
As a part of the project two tools have been developed: a web-application for students and a dashboard for lecturers. Both applications are called MyLA, which is the brand name (MyLA App, MyLA Dashboard). MyLA stands for My Learning Analytics. Via MyLA App students can e.g. send pinboard entries to their lecturer. Those entries can be marked as question or problem for example. Furthermore, students can evaluate their own learning using MyTracker. This function enables the tracking of several variables like e.g. the learning motivation. Via MyLA Dashboard lecturers can among other things manage the pinboard entries or publish surveys for a certain lecture. Further interesting links and information are avaiable on our OnePager (https://leap.uni-mannheim.de/myla/onepager/index.php).
Seiler, L., Kuhnel, M., Honal, A., & Ifenthaler, D. (2018). Mobile Learning Analytics: Potenziale für Lernen und Lehren im Hochschulkontext. In C. Gloerfeld & C. de Witt (Eds.), Handbuch Mobile Learning (pp. 585–608). Heidelberg: Springer.
Kuhnel, M., Seiler, L., Honal, A., & Ifenthaler, D. (in press). Mobile learning analytics in higher education: Usability testing and evaluation of an app prototype. Interactive Technology and Smart Education.