An Introduction to the Role Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Education George Siemens July 1, 2011
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Analytics: most important educational trend of the last 100 years
New premise for decision making, planning, resource allocation, teaching, delivery, intervention
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Significant interest in [buzzword]: big data, analytics, business intelligence
Who is going to get sick?
Who will fail?
What are learning analytics?
Learning analytics promises to harness the power of advances in data mining, interpretation, and modeling to improve understandings of teaching and learning, and to tailor education to individual students more effectively. 2011 Horizon Report
Learning analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs. Learning Analytics & Knowledge 2011 Conference
You are already being “analyzed”
Each recommendation, each suggestion, each resource…