Learning Analytics: Dream or Nightmare?
Analytics may in time come to be used to judge you-as a learner, as an educator, or as an institution. We need to go in with our eyes wide open, to debate what it means for this new breed of performance indicators, with pedagogical and ethical integrity. What can and should we do, and what are the limits? Do they advance or wind the clock back on what we know to be important in learning and what it means to be an education institution in the 21st century? Participants will (1) discover what can make learning analytics more than just generic analytics at school, (2) review some of the most commonly expressed concerns about learning analytics, and (3) consider some ideas about why social learning analytics are important.
Director & Professor of Learning Informatics, University of Technology, Sydney