https://twitter.com/sglassmeyer/status/926434426388656128 I saw this tweet a while back, and whilst it’s in the context of data collection in libraries, it speaks to something I hear in edtech conversations more generally and was reminded of again this weekend e.g. how we shouldn’t be collecting all this … Continue reading To collect or not to collect: that is often not the right question
Rattling back up the tracks from Leeds after a super-fast visit to the EC Technology Enhanced Learning conference. Sadly I couldn’t stay for the main conference, but thanks to the efforts of Dr Adam Cooper, myself, Dr Maren Scheffel and Dr Liz Bennet had the … Continue reading EC-TEL 2018: Student Facing Learning Analytics Dashboards
Today I took part in a hybrid conversation organised as part of the Wikimania conference in Cape Town. It was an extension of the Towards Openness work that Christian Friedrich and others have been involved in and which I have admired from the sidelines until … Continue reading Towards Open-ish?
I wrote this up in a short brain dump to share with some colleagues internally recently, but since our Learning Analytics Principles and Purposes policy has now been re-published with a CC license, I thought it might be worth sharing some of the back story … Continue reading Learning Analytics Policy Development
I’m feeling a bit ranty this morning. Crazy Scottish lady is rising a little close to the surface. I’ve been reading articles (old and new) and watching videos (old and new) this week which are replaying familiar EdTech tropes and I’m sick of it. I’m … Continue reading Passivity
Some stuff went down on the internet around an op-ed that Cathy O’Neil wrote in the New York Times about algorithms and accountability. I’ve no interest in being drawn into the kick-back, but it did force me to think about the extent to which the … Continue reading Disorder of the future
As part of our work on developing institutional Learning Analytics Policy I was pleased to be able to slip the following into our statement of principles and purposes. “Interactions with analytics as part of the University learning experience can help our students build ‘digital savviness’ … Continue reading “Digital Savviness”