Learning analytics provides opportunities to improve the design of learning activities by supplying information on the effects of different learning approaches. Despite the existence of design methods that aim to facilitate the incorporation of learning analytics into learning design, there is a lack of research assessing their efficacy. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the FoLA2 method. In higher education settings, sixty participants utilized the FoLA2 method to develop fourteen learning activities. To gauge the impact, participants completed a technology acceptance test before and after each session. Furthermore, researchers analyzed audio recordings of the sessions using epistemic network analysis to gain insights into the discussions regarding learning analytics and the creation of enhanced learning activities. The results from both the technology acceptance test and the epistemic network analysis demonstrated that the FoLA2 method effectively supports the integration of learning analytics in the design of learning activities.


Schmitz, M., Scheffel, M., Bemelmans, R., & Drachsler, H. (2023) Evaluating the Impact of FoLA on Learning Analytics Knowledge Creation and Acceptance during Multidisciplinary, Co-Design of Learning Activities. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal – IxD&A, N.55, 2022-23, pp. 9 – 33. https://doi.org/10.55612/s-5002-055-001