Society and Analysis

Project by

Prof. Venkatesh Rajamanickam

This project will be exhibited at Design Degree Show 2015, 13th to 17th June.

OSLA – ( Work In Progress )

Learning Analytics, recently emerged as separate field, specializes in analysing educational data for the benefit of learner and tutor. The applications of learning analytics has shown significant improvements in online learning environments. The most basic requirement for learning analytics is the availability of data in digital form. Hence, computing devices and internet become an inherent prerequisite for learning analytics.

Many elementary schools in India do not have enough resources to support basic learning environment. More than 50% schools do not have enough teachers for teaching to all students (Aser 2014). Only 19.6% of schools have computer available for students (Aser 2014). Due to unavailability of computing resources and manpower, the applications of learning analytics have failed to penetrate in such context. It then becomes a challenge to design a learning analytics solution that can work in deprived schools for the benefit of students and teachers.

To deal with problem, we propose an open data analytics platform OSLA. OSLA means Open School Learning Analytics. It can be used by schools, researchers and NGOs for conducting surveys, sharing data and analysing it. The platform provides multiple ways of offline and online data collection which do not demand availability of specific computing device and internet. Additionally, platform allows school stakeholders like principal to co-relate data of multiple surveys and draw collective insights.