This is, in my opinion, one of the best descriptions of Learning Analytics that I have seen anywhere. Too often Learning Analytics is described so generally or in a way that makes it sound like it’s just the use of more technology to analyze student test data — but it’s SO much more than that… This emerging strategy/technology takes the process of continuous formative assessment to a whole new level. The description in this article supports why I believe that eventually every student will learn through blended models of education that are much more personalized and customized through the use of Learning Analytics by skilled, caring educators. — SDS
From the article:
“Educators, have you ever wondered if your students are really learning when you teach? Soon you’ll have to wonder no more.
That’s because learning analytics are here. They’re an emerging area of research that will be able to tell you not only how engaged and how much your students learned – but also suggest ways you can improve your lessons…”