BIM – tidy up #2

Some more tidying up of BIM to get it ready for release. Error messages on student details When one student views the details, we’re getting error messages. Okay, need another check. That’s done. Check the group usage Have got the allocate groups stuff working, is it actually being used by the support functions that return

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Some reasons why business intelligence tools aren't the right fit

The following started as an attempt to develop an argument that business intelligence/data warehouse tools are not a perfect fit for what is broadly called academic analytics. In fact, as I was writing this post I realised that it’s actually an argument that business intelligence tools aren’t a perfect fit for what I’m interested in

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Increasing weak ties, not strong – improving learning and teaching

I’m wondering if too much of the focus on improving teaching within universities is focused on groups within strong(er) ties at the cost of increasing the weaker ties. Strong(er) ties It’s my observation that attempts within institutions of higher education to improve learning and teaching generally focus their strategies on discipline groups. At my current

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