Navigating the Waters of Learning Analytics | | Distance Ed Archive |

"Navigating the waters of learning analytics (LA) requires steering a careful course between a Scylla and a Charybdis. The Scylla is the gushing view that learning analytics is a magic bullet, a cure for many, if not all, of higher education’s ills. The Charybdis is the view that LA, based on usage data and devoted to efficiency, will turn higher education into an soulless pre-professional training business, no longer interested in discovery, knowledge creation, and critical thinking." -source