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What Big Data Means for K–12

What Big Data Means for K–12 | Learning Analytics in the High School | Scoop.it
Educators explain how this currently hot business buzzword might shake up educational data analytics and management.
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"Educators explain how this currently hot business buzzword might sharke up educational data analytics and management" 

 

This article discusses the importance of not only gathering a "goldmine of data" but also in having ways to "mine that data" in order to make informed decisions about teaching and student achievement.

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Understanding Learning Analytics and Student Data

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There's a lot to unpack about learning analytics -- everything from how student data is captured to how it will be used. For all of its promises -- and there ar
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This pictoral concept map gives a great overview of all aspects of learning analytics including "What can it do?", "What can it be used for?", "Limitations and Costs", "Why is it not widely used yet", and "How will it affect the future?".

 

The article's introduction states: "When you hear 'analytics', you may think of webmasters tracking visits to their site. But learning analytics combines this sort of dadta analysis with student interaction in online education tools, aiming to create a more integrated and customized learning experience."

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Kristin Lavorato's comment, July 19, 2013 11:54 AM
I really like the visual representation!
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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Education Data and Learning Analytics

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Education Data and Learning Analytics | Learning Analytics in the High School | Scoop.it
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Just as the NMC Horizon Short List predicts that academic analytics will be one of the top educational technolgies in the upcoming years, education blogger Audrey Watters also listed learning analytics as one of her top trends in 2011.  Her blog discusses the business, political, and educational aspects of academic analytics.

 

 

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Academic Analytics: A New Tool for a New Era (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Academic Analytics: A New Tool for a New Era (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in the High School | Scoop.it
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This article discusses the possible impacts, both positive and negative, of new data analysis technologies called academic analytics. Findings from the use of academic, or learning, analytics at five major universitites are reported.

 

Introduction from text: "In responding to internal and external pressures for accountability in higher education, especially in the areas of improved learning outcomes and student success, IT leaders may soon become critical partners with academic and student affairs. IT can help answer this call for accountability through academic analytics, which is emerging as a new tool for a new era."

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