Monthly Archives: July 2011

An introduction to learning analytics

The presentation I delivered to ED-MEDIA this week on learning analytics:

After the presentation, an individual approached me to emphasize the limitations of analytics – particularly in the stock market (2008 and Long Term Capital). Of course analytics aren’t the salvation to the problems of education. They are one (significant) approach to understanding the complex ecosystem of teaching, learning, research, and knowledge generation. Numerous ethical concerns exist. And we haven’t really fully defined situations and context of use – i.e. the different settings in which different approaches or analytics models are required.