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

The following is a “webified” version of an invited presentation at the Blended Learning 2013 Summit. This version is largely an experiment with this medium/approach to sharing the talk. The slides from the talk are shown below with a written version of what I might have hoped to have said during the talk. Click on

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University data isn't that "big", what are the implications?

Learning analytics is being enabled/driven/sparked by the concept of “big data”, but for a while I’ve wondered just how big is the data being gathered by Universities. Preparations for a workshop earlier in the week provided an opportunity to find out. Big data The most recent spark for this query was Clow (2013) who gave

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Is institutional e-learning a bit like teenage sex?

2013 post updated for 2015 to (un)scientifically test for any changes over time. Professor Mark Brown (@mbrownz) from Massey University the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University is quoted in a New Zealand newspaper as saying this about institutional e-learning E-learning’s a bit like teenage sex. Everyone says they’re doing it but

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Learning Analytics: The Emergence of a Discipline

Continuing my reading of some recent learning analytics journal articles, the following is a summary and some thoughts on Siemens, G. (2013). Learning Analytics: The Emergence of a Discipline. American Behavioral Scientist, (August). doi:10.1177/0002764213498851 Thoughts A really good, detailed overview of learning analytics as an “emerging discipline”. Even some good coverage of the institutional adoption

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