Tag Archives: Learning Analytics

When Tests Fail

In this Style Weekly article “When tests fail: Why our public education system needs to rethink high-stakes standardized testing” Tom Shields reviews why high stakes standardized assessments are killing education and creativity.  The future of learning is to expand learners’ … Continue reading

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The Technology of Shipping Compared to the Technology of Teaching and Learning

An article on the Technology and the course of shipping (John King, 2001) provides some metaphorical comparisons to what is happening in the business of education today and the resistance to what is irrevocably happening because of technological advancements.  This … Continue reading

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Online Learning vs Traditional Learning: The Need for Reasonable Reasoning.

Often those who oppose online learning (such as those opinions voiced in “The Trouble with Online Education“) usually (1) don’t define what they mean by online learning, (2) have never seriously or officially participated as a student or a teacher … Continue reading

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The Promises and Perils of Learning Anayltics

The Chronicle of Higher Ed just published an article “College Degrees, Designed by the Numbers” that highlights the promises, and some potential pitfalls, of merging “big data,” behavioral economics, and learning analytics.  I recognize the 1984 Orwelian Big-brother concerns many … Continue reading

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