Gathering requirements for a student app for learning analytics

Niall Sclater, Sclater Digital, Apr 05, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"What data and analytics should be presented directly to students?" This is the question posed by Niall Sclater in his review of a JISC workshop in London a month ago. The group was prompted with suggestions related to information provision (progress, engagement, exam times) and prompts for action (reminders, prompts, uploads). The result is a long list of possible types of analytic information to be presented to students (not sorted by preference or anything, and you'd need a different group to do that). So is it anything a reasonably informed person could have come up with on their own? Well, no. Is it important to go through the process? Yes. From the same author: a taxonomy of ethical, legal and logistical issues of learning analytics

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