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Martin Hawksey, Enl@ce Revista Venezolana de Información, Tecnología y Conocimiento, May 13, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interesting set of reflections from the Association for Learning Technology. I liked the distinction between educational data mining, which is focused on "developing methods for exploring the unique types of data that come from educational settings," and learning analytics, which is "the intelligent use of data about learner behaviour." I also liked the concern expressed about "data fishing," though I thought Terry Loane's characterization and critique of positivism was a bit unfair.

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