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Learning Analytics

In the Department of Human Development

Learning Analytics

In the Department of Human Development

The world's first graduate program in Learning Analytics

Data about learning and learners are being generated today on an unprecedented scale. The fields of learning analytics (LA) and educational data mining (EDM) have emerged with the aim of transforming this data into new insights that can benefit students, teachers, and administrators. As one of world's leading teaching and research institutions in education, psychology, and health, we are proud to offer an innovative graduate curriculum dedicated to improving education through technology and data analysis.

Contact Us

Program Director: Gary Natriello

Box: 118

Contact Person: Chanel Harry

Phone: 212-678-4150    Fax: (212) 678-3837   

Email: harry@tc.columbia.edu

The Degree At A Glance

Master of Science (32-Credits)

Studying with a faculty of internationally recognized experts, students in the Master of Science in Learning Analytics program work with real-world data collected from massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other educational domains. The degree requires 32 credits of coursework on learning analytics methods, tools, and theory, as well as key background in related areas such as cognition, educational theory, and statistics and measurement. Students are also required to complete an integrative project in which they apply data analytics to real-world large-scale educational data sets.

Why Learning Analytics?

Data can make a difference

Your graduate studies in learning analytics will train you to understand key LA/EDM methodologies and apply them to real-world problems across a variety of learning environments. In addition to learning about relevant policy, legal, and ethical issues involved in conducting analytics on educational data, you will be challenged to use learning analytics methods to change education for the better.

Our Faculty

Featuring world-class educators
from the Department of Human Development

Career Preparation

What can I do with a M.S. in Learning Analytics?

Data analysis represents one of the fastest growing career paths, and employers in the education sector are increasingly looking to hire individuals with the skills to make data-driven decisions. The Master of Science in Learning Analytics prepares researchers and professionals for a range of careers in:

  • Education technology companies and startups
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational think tanks
  • Data groups in city, state, and federal departments of education
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