Giving Data Meaning: Students Should Have A Say In What Analytics Tell You About Them | Leif Nelson

When students interact with digital learning environments, they leave behind trails of data. The desire to understand and improve learning has led many educators to consider the value and utility of this information. But what can these data traces actually tell us about the students who left them, and how do we translate them into meaningful action?

When we hear about scaling innovation in higher education, the emphasis is almost always on quantity and increasing the production of post-secondary credentials. However, this emphasis should not detract from the primary mission of educational…

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