Learning analytics – Less planning more science?
Colin Beer's core argument here is that "the implementation challenges with learning analytics are actually a subset of the broader challenge whereby our organisations are increasingly autocratic and reductive in their approach to decision making and problem-solving." He's probably right. He adds, "with learning analytics specifically, we should be looking for ways by which we can be less prescriptive, more agile, and more inclusive of more people, particularly in the design phase." If I had to summarize in one sentence my own conclusions after some 50 hours of video looking at the topic, this is about what I would say. The trick, as always, is saying it well. Image: Tony Bates.
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