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Ten tips for safe and effective learning analytics

A Google search for ‘improving student experience’ brings up around 30,000 hits. When I did one recently, the front page showed items in scholarly journals and national news media, on Jisc’s own website and on those of several UK universities. This is a subject that really matters, especially as competition for students becomes more and […]

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Why Opting Out of Student Data Collection Isn’t the Solution

It’s useful to analyze which purposes of student data collection are primary, for which permission is expected and implied when data is collected. Some “primary use” categories are obvious. In order for schools to function, they need basic information about students and parents. They need to record grades, know who is eligible for subsidized lunch, […]

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A taxonomy of ethical, legal and logistical issues of learning analytics v1.0

Jisc, Apereo and the Lace Project held a workshop in Paris on 6th February to discuss the ethical and legal issues of learning analytics.  The focus of this meeting was the draft taxonomy of issues that I prepared previously.  It was extremely helpful to have comments from experts in the area to refine the list, which is forming the basis for […]

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Scitent Blog – The Promise and Realities of Tin Can

Share this post Have you heard about Tin Can? As you know, the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products, and it governs how online learning content and learning management systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. The Tin Can API (sometimes known as the Experience API or xAPI) […]

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The 4 Levels Of Learning Analytics

Using data to drive learning outcomes isn’t a new concept, really. For as long as teachers have been giving students assessments, the assessments and results have been used by both students and teachers (even if only loosely) to determine how to move forward. What needs to be reviewed more? What was covered/studied well? Learning analytics takes this concept and kicks it up a notch. Well, more like a thousand notches, especially if you’re considering things like adaptive computer based testing that changes as students use it.


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Towards Teacher-led Design Inquiry of Learning | Open Education Europa

“This paper proposes “teacher-led design inquiry of learning” as a new model of educational practice and professional development. This model combines four existing models. It integrates teacher inquiry into student learning, learning design, and Learning analytics, and aims to capture the essence of the synergy of these three fields. Furthermore, we identify how Learning Analytics […]

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