learning analytics

The Facebook Conundrum: Where Ethics and Science Collide

The Facebook Conundrum: Where Ethics and Science Collide

| July 5, 2014

The exploding field of “learning analytics” raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.

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Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

| June 5, 2013 | 17 Comments

Many of the predictions in this year’s report match those made for higher education too: mobile learning, open content, cloud computing, and yes — 3D printers.

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The Upside and Dark Side of Collecting Student Data

The Upside and Dark Side of Collecting Student Data

| February 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

As learning increasingly moves toward the digital landscape, the role of data is also coming under more scrutiny. Every time a student browses the Internet or uses an app for learning, trace data is created, and thus the potential to use it for the benefit of that student. A slew of companies and products offer […]

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Higher Ed Trends: MOOCs, Tablets, Gamification, and Wearable Tech

Higher Ed Trends: MOOCs, Tablets, Gamification, and Wearable Tech

| February 7, 2013 | 4 Comments

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images As tech tools continue to proliferate with new launches and new products, it’s difficult to predict what will stick and what won’t. A recently released report by the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) tries to sift through the fads and find the few that will have a real impact […]

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Understanding Learning Analytics and Student Data

Understanding Learning Analytics and Student Data

| August 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

There’s a lot to unpack about learning analytics — everything from how student data is captured to how it will be used. For all of its promises — and there are many, as evidenced below — the two biggest areas of concern regarding using student data are around issues of privacy, as in who has […]

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