Critical perspectives on writing analytics

Simon Buckingham Shum, Simon Knight, Danielle McNamara, Laura Allen, Duygu Bektik, Scott Crossley

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

21 Scopus citations


Writing Analytics focuses on the measurement and analysis of written texts for the purpose of understanding writing processes and products, in their educational contexts, and improving the teaching and learning of writing. This workshop adopts a critical, holistic perspective in which the definition of "the system" and "success" is not restricted to IR metrics such as precision and recall, but recognizes the many wider issues that aid or obstruct analytics adoption in educational settings, such as theoretical and pedagogical grounding, usability, user experience, stakeholder design engagement, practitioner development, organizational infrastructure, policy and ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLAK 2016 Conference Proceedings, 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference - Enhancing Impact
Subtitle of host publicationConvergence of Communities for Grounding, Implementation, and Validation
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341905
StatePublished - Apr 25 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2016 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Apr 25 2016Apr 29 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other6th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Education
  • Natural language processing
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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