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#EDEN14 educational triage in higher online education: walking a moral tightrope


Paul Prinsloo, Unisa and Sharon Slade, Open University consider the issues associated with distance learning, retention and time taken to complete. Students as the walking wounded and HE as the battlefield. Are students walking around with invisible triage tags attached … Continue reading

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Learning Analytics: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas


Full paper now published in ABS http://abs.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/03/03/0002764213479366.abstract?rss=1

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Understanding student vulnerability #LAK13


Homework for week 1 of the #LAK13 MOOC is to begin to think around something that I want to understand better using an analytic approach. One thing that’s been bugging me is how to get a better understanding of vulnerability. … Continue reading

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Learning analytics and higher education: ethical perspectives


Students leave behind lots of information about themselves, with little or no realisation of what Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) do with it. Does it matter? We ran a  ½ day workshop at the LAK12 conference in Vancouver in late April … Continue reading

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Profiling risky clients #LAK12


I must admit that I found Leslie Scism and Mark Maremont’s paper on the approaches used by insurance companies to assess health risk to be quite shocking. Although much of the #LAK12 mooc has focused on the accumulation and exploitation of observed … Continue reading

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Big data, stupid decisions #LAK12


Just listening to Panagiotis Ipeirotis talking about how data is used to influence buying choices #LAK12. A really interesting talk which explores how ratings and seller reputation weigh more heavily in the buying decision than price. But more interestingly, it’s … Continue reading

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The ethics of learning analytics #LAK12


A colleague and I have decided to explore the area of the ethics of learning analytics in the field of Higher education. Is it necessarily a ‘good thing’ to know more about our students than the face that they choose … Continue reading

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