This literature paper briefly anticipates and outlines a project about integrating labour market information in a learning analytics goal-setting application, with the aim to help student to develop skills that are currently requested by the labour market.
Authors highlight the absurd contemporary trend that characterise labour market, with high levels of youth unemployment together with difficulties of companies to find candidates with the right job skills.
In the developed IT solution, abour market data will be analyzed to extract information that may impact student planning. This will lead to a "goal-setting program in which students can specify goals (e.g., learning goals as subgoals of more distant career goals)" and have access to "relevant labour market information, view progress and success indicators, and receive recommendations from course advisors".
According to authors, "this research expands the impact of learning analytics beyond the educational setting by helping students to navigate the education-to-employment pathway using a goal-setting application" characterized by analytical methods joint with an examination of learning constructs and educational theories.