Among the latest domains to see this trend: “learning analytics” in higher education. The basic idea is to use institutional data to help students successfully navigate towards their college degrees. Doesn't sound controversial ...
Learning analytics loosely joins a variety of data- gathering tools and analytic techniques to study student engagement, performance, and progress in practice, with the goal of using what is learned to revise curricula, teaching, ...
Via Grant Montgomery
Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education. Startups and established software vendors are targeting learning analytics in their product offerings for the education and training and development sector. Many of the companies that serve the higher education market– including Sungard, Blackboard, and Pearson – are already heavily committed to analytics. Analytics is quickly becoming a term that gets slapped onto any existing product (remember social media from a few years ago? Suddenly, everything was “social”. In education, everything is becoming “data” and “analytics”). Fortunately, analytics can be much more than a software marketing value-added term.
Pervasive digital technology is weaving a fabric around our lives which makes it increasingly hard not to leave digital traces. We are experiencing an unprecedented explosion in the quantity and quality of data available not only to us, but about us. While some people find this blanket suffocating and threatening, for others, it marks an exciting new turn in our cultural evolution. The question for us is: what are the implications for learning?
Learning Analytics in a Teachers' Social Network - The Quest for Social Capital. The Tellnet project participated in the Networked Learning Conference in Maastricht on April 3, 2012 and presented its current work in a sumposium called ...
Download or subscribe to free content from NMC Horizon Connect: Learning Analytics by The New Media Consortium on iTunes.
The NMC Horizon Connect Series of Webinars and Workshops kicked off with a week-long workshop conducted by the Northeast Regional Learning Analytics (NERLA) and the NMC. This event featured speakers from different areas in the field of Learning Analytics.
Purdue University's Course Signals application detects early warning signs and provides intervention to students who may not be performing to the best of their abilities before they reach a critical point.
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