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Thoughts on Learning Analytics and Data in the Classroom

Thoughts on Learning Analytics and Data in the Classroom

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Just wanted to know what teacher thoughts were on evidence-based approaches and using technology to provide data-driven assessments both in and out of the classroom. How valuable is real-time student feedback? Do you have the time to analyze data? Here's an infographic on learning analytics: http://blog.yourlabs.com/?p=38

Full disclosure: I am the creator of the Knowledge Evaluation System by YourLabs.


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Keith Heggart's picture
Keith Heggart
High School Teacher from Sydney, Australia

Hi Ravi,
I'm glad that someone has brought this up - thank you for doing that. I've been considering how learning analytics might influence teaching and learning. A friend of mine was recently appointed to quite a senior position on the basis of his knowledge of implementing learning analytics in a school - a sign of things to come?

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Hi Keith:

Thanks for your response! Learning analytics is definitely a sign of things to come. We've seen a big movement towards MOOCS, game-based learning, gamification, and computer adaptive tests, but one of things that's consistently missing is real-time assessment. How do we know our students are learning anything from all of the content that's out there? The ability to provide a teacher with real-time, actionable data about their students' performance and what they are struggling with is going to not only benefit student learning but improving teaching practice as well. If you are interested, I would encourage you to take a look at the Knowledge Evaluation System, by YourLabs, which is moving in this direction: http://www.yourlabs.com

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