Deploying Learning Analytics that significantly improve learning outcomes remains a challenge. Motivation has been found to be related to academic achievement and is argued to play an essential role in efficient learning. We developed a Learning Analytics dashboard and designed an intervention that relies on goal orientation and social comparison. Subjects can see a prediction of their final grade in a course as well as how they perform in comparison to classmates with similar goal grades. Those with access to the dashboard ended up more motivated than those without access, outperformed their peers as the course progressed and achieved higher final grades. Our results indicate that learner-oriented dashboards are technically feasible and may have tangible benefits for learners.
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