Monday, February 13, 2017

Everything Depends on the Data - Todd Bryant, EDUCAUSE Review

Trends in education promise to improve how institutions support students by providing the student, instructor, or institution the ability to make more informed decisions using student-created data. Unfortunately, as our reliance on data increases, our ability — especially students' ability — to access the data seems to diminish. Whereas learning analytics gives a small number of users access to a single large data set, personalized learning requires that a large number of users — students — have access to their own relatively small portion of data within various systems. While no solutions come without a cost, enormous potential benefits to institutions, educators, and students arise if we adopt systems that provide access to data produced by students.

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