Aligning learning analytics with learning design

The following is a summary and some initial responses to this paper Lockyer, L., Heathcote, E., & Dawson, S. (2013). Informing Pedagogical Action: Aligning Learning Analytics With Learning Design. American Behavioral Scientist. doi:10.1177/0002764213479367 The abstract for the paper is This article considers the developing field of learning analytics and argues that to move from small-scale

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Bugger analytics, just give me useful information

In a a prior post I wondered about the “end in mind” for university analytics projects. What follows outlines why I’m skeptical of such projects. Starting about 15 years ago, most Australian Universities started spending tens of millions of dollars on Enterprise Resource Planning systems. These were systems intended to solve the information problems of

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