Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

"The basic idea of the RISE Framework," writes Matt Crosslin, "is that analytics will create a graph that plots page clicks in OER resources on the x-axis, and grades on assessments on the y-axis." This allows for an association between resources and grades, and hence, a way of spotting resources that need to be fixed. Or so we're told. "But comparing overall scores on assessments to certain click-stream activity in OER (sometimes an entire book) comes across like shooting fish in a barrel with a shotgun approach," writes Croosslin. David Wiley responds with a blog post, commenting "I fear there’s a sense of (false) dichotomy between content and assessments that are well-designed and well-aligned on the one hand and spaces of self-determination, autonomy, and society on the other."

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