This study analyzed libraries’ management of the data generated by library digital learning objects (DLO’s) such as forms, surveys, quizzes, and tutorials. A substantial proportion of respondents reported having a policy relevant to learning data, typically a campus-level policy, but most did not. Other problems included a lack of access to library learning data, concerns about student privacy, inadequate granularity or standardization, and a lack of knowledge about colleagues’ practices. We propose more dialogue on learning data within libraries, between libraries and administrators, and across the library profession.
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Sherriff, G., Atwood, G., & Benson, D. (2019). Practices, policies, and problems in the management of learning data: A survey of libraries’ use of digital learning objects. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(2), 102-109. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2018.12.005