Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article introduces the Learning Analytics and Visual Analytics (LAVA) model "as a conceptual framework through which VA can be seamlessly integrated into the LA process." The idea is to extend trhe human in the loop approach used in LA to include VA as well. "The concept of VA," write the authors, "can be better understood based on the sense-making loop for visual analytics... A visualization is presented to the user based on the initial analysis of the dataset... the user drives the analysis process to draw new insights and accumulate knowledge through exploration. The user can interact with the visual representations to get a better understanding of the data through the different possible views."

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