"In collaboration with strategic partners, SoLAR is making it possible to perform computational analyses on the Learning Analytics research literature. We are making publicly available machine-readable versions of research sources for scientometrics and other methodologies.
This site provides access to structured metadata from key research publications in the field. This advances SoLAR’s mission, as it provides not only more comprehensive search facilities to discover relevant work in the growing corpus, but also enables researchers to analyse the field — for instance, to track the evolution of a topic over time, or to identify correlations with related communities."
Via Jenny Pesina, Jean Jacoby
I’m spoiled now. I rarely go into the Google Analytics (GA) interface anymore. You know why? There are cool Excel plugins that will pull your data right into Excel. Of course, most of them are PC-swim only.
Denver — Data mining is creeping into every aspect of student life—classrooms, advising, socializing. Now it’s hitting textbooks, too.
CourseSmart, which sells digital versions of textbooks by big publishers, announced on Wednesday a new tool to help professors and others measure students’ engagement with electronic course materials.
When students use print textbooks, professors can’t track their reading. But as learning shifts online, everything students do in digital spaces can be monitored, including the intimate details of their reading habits.