Tools, methods, and levels of learning analytics #LAK12


Just a quick post to highlight that actually the introduction to week 6 of the #LAK12 mooc contains a great overview of the range of software (much of it open source) now available to help us draw greater understanding from data generated by users of the web and mobile technologies. The link to the UN Global Pulse project was particularly interesting, showing how real time analyses can help governments and aid organisations to respond more readily and rapidly to emerging crises.

In the educational context, there is much that can offer useful insight and interpretation of the ways that students engage with learning materials, for example, SNAPP and R. Worth checking out the link to the overview to be inspired about what is possible now.

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About sharonslade

Dr Sharon Slade is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law at the Open University in the UK working to support both tutors and students on Open University distance learning modules and programmes. Her research interests encompass ethical issues in learning analytics and online learning and tuition. Project work includes the development of a student support framework to improve retention and progression and the development of a university wide tool for tracking students and triggering relevant and targeted interventions. She led the development of new policy around the ethical use of learning analytics within the Open University, UK.
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