Below is an excerpt from a letter I recently sent to a friend and mentor.
I hope by sharing it it may inspire others to think through these issues, and hopefully to share their ideas with the community.
We began our conversation with the definition of learning: "Learning is the extraction
"analytics is predicated on “big data” but in education, big data will not exist until we sort out the current failure of interoperability"
By spotting patterns in the data produced by students’ online learning activity, learning analytics systems should be able to help:
predict student progress;
inform adaptive learning strategies (sequencing digital learning activities
During my time as a Fellow at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in September 2012 media and web coverage of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) was intense. Since one of the requirements of the fellowship was a research paper, exploring the phenomenon of MOOCs seemed an appropriate topic. This essay had to
15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should Have
via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should Have.
"George Miller famously said in the context of medical education that, “assessment drives learning,” and Richard Hays in a different take on the same subject said, “if assessment drives learning, then let’s ensure that it drives learning in the right direction.” Both quotes emphasise the importance of assessment in medical
"As forward-thinking enterprises look for answers, they’re finding a significant gap between where they are today and where they need to be with regards to their learning infrastructure. Continued growth in the LMS market — more than 10 percent globally according to Bersin & Associates’ report “Learning Systems 2011” —