Moving beyond a fashion: likely paths and pitfalls for learning analytics

The following resources are for a presentation given at the Southern Solar Flare on the 30th November, 2012. The premise of the talk is that learning analytics shows all the hallmarks of a management fashion, fad, or bandwagon and to avoid this we need to talk more realistically about its implementation. The talk identifies three

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The life and death of Webfuse: What's wrong with industrial e-learning and how to fix it

The following is a collection of presentation resources (i.e. the slides) for an ASCILITE’2012 of this paper. The paper and presentation are a summary of the outcomes my PhD work. The thesis goes into much more detail. Abstract Drawing on the 14-year life and death of an integrated online learning environment used by tens of

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A triumph of the explicit over the tacit and the subsequent loss of learning

I’ve spent the last week dealing with a range of institutional systems for the submission and processing of assignments, results etc. I’m likely to spend at least another week or two trudging through the inexplicable holes, dead-ends, and busy work such systems create. Hence the need for a break. While walking through the local “Japanese

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Moving beyond a fashion: likely paths and pitfalls for learning analytics

The following started life as a submission to the SoLAR Southern Flare Conference and is serving double purpose as a contribution to #cfhe12, which is currently looking at Big data and analytics. One of the questions asked for this week about learning analytics is, “is it a fad?”. I agree with Ian Reid’s comment on

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