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Stephen Downes

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The headline refers to Microsoft Teams, and not to teams in general. There's a reference back to this article on how to measure activity in Teams. In this article Sam McNeill looks specifically at measuring the use of Teams in education. It focuses mostly on how to extract data from the application to reveal usage. There is repeated reference to the idea that "if you value it, measure it". But increasingly, the tool does the measuring. "The future of O365 Admin reporting is clearly heading towards personalised recommendations on how to maximise the tools to drive efficiency and smarter collaboration within your organisation." Here's the question, though: should we trust the recommendation from the tool to use the tool more? That's like Facebook admitting that using the site poses a mental health risk, but then recommending people use the site more.

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