The dinosaur in the room

One of my concerns about learning analytics has been the potential for ‘feeding the beast’ to become a goal in and of itself. You know, where you end up constraining the systems that can be used to teach in order to make sure that the analytics are being captured. I have an ambivalent relationship with…

The value of being open

Over the last week I have spent a significant amount of time at 2 major conferences – OER16 and LAK16. A series of 3 conferences were running back to back at Edinburgh and like many others I took the opportunity to do a deep dive and attend more than one. I saw many of the…