Learning Analytics in Higher Education
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Learning Analytics in Higher Education
Making sense of results and student activity
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Algorithms Are Only As Intelligent As the Humans Behind Them.

Algorithms Are Only As Intelligent As the Humans Behind Them. | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Automated learning pathways are currently a hot topic in discussions on education because those pathways have the potential to personalize learning and provide timely intervention for students. With automated pathways, also known as adaptive learning, the instruction changes based on the students’ current levels of understanding. In some cases, adaptive learning is teacher-directed. In this case, teachers push new content to their students based on the learners’ previous performances. In other cases, the pathways are “system-generated” so the technology “automatically” adapts to meet the needs of individual students. The latter option is far more controversial because it elicits this question: Are algorithms replacing teachers? What if the system “misunderstands” and doesn’t provide students with the proper support and intervention?1

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 23, 2015 2:50 PM

Does the future scare you or entice you with a smile?  Would a system generated response to your answer be more reliable than one offered by an old school (i.e. flesh and bone) teacher.


This article will help think about algorithms and online teaching and learning.

magnus sandberg's curator insight, June 28, 2015 4:26 AM

A multiple choise test can be designed to aid learning or not, as can an adaptive learning system. The motviation and pedagogic understanding of those who make it is critical.

Christophe CESETTI's curator insight, September 23, 2015 4:19 AM

Can an algorithm hire better than a human?

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Learning analytics don't just measure students' progress – they can shape it

Learning analytics don't just measure students' progress – they can shape it | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From online forum debates to predictive essay writing software, data showing how students learn can help universities adapt their teaching
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