I want my data

Mike Sharkey, Blackboard Blog, May 09, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interesting post from Blackboard talking about the different ways institutions can receive data from their LMS (no word on data for individual students). I like the way the different types of data provision are depicted, ranging from raw data to automatically generated predictions (as compared to fixing up your own car vs taking an Uber). I think that the author needs to get out more, though. He begins the article by saying "The nostalgic 80’s kid in me reads the title of this blog in my best Sting accent….”I want my D-A-T-A”…and then I jump into a frenetic mix of air drums, air keyboards and air guitar riffs," and in so doing gets both the reference to the artist wrong and links to a video with "content from UMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds." Although I guess we can hardly blame him for the latter.

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