Learning analytics and the changing role of teachers


Here’s a nice short article from Andrianes Pinantoan which talks about the changing role of teachers resulting from the use of learning analytics to track student progress.  Pinantoan highlights the importance of timely feedback, the dangers of mis-interpretation and concludes that ‘teachers  will be more than just facilitators. They will be analysts, living in the intersection between art and technology’.

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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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