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Stephen Downes

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What does 'success' look like in this context? "Success is teachers being able to look at data in a non-threatening way and use it to understand who needs support." That seems to me to be a very narrow definition of success. For example, wouldn't a 'data culture' look at literacy differently? Wouldn't mathematics instruction focus more on statistics (and maybe matrix algebra) than on calculus? Wouldn't history be defined by mass data points rather than narrations about ostensibly significant individuals? "Using data to do what you did before" isn't success.

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