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Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics (COMP 683 Athabasca U)

The growth of data overwhelms those who try to make sense of it. This concern is particularly evident in complex knowledge-intensive organizations. Learning institutions and corporations often don’t pay attention to the data trails that learners create in the process of accessing learning materials, interacting with educators and peers, and creating new content. In an… Continue Reading →


Open Learning Analytics: an integrated & modularized platform

Proposal to design, implement and evaluate an open platform to integrate heterogeneous learning analytics techniques Significant potential exists for analytics to guide learners, educators, administrators, and funders in making learning-related decisions. Learning analytics represent the application of “big data” and analytics in education. This proposal expresses the importance of a planned and integrated approach to… Continue Reading →


Learning Analytics: Dream, Nightmare, or Fairydust?

Pervasive digital technology is weaving a fabric around our lives which makes it increasingly hard not to leave digital traces. We are experiencing an unprecedented explosion in the quantity and quality of data available not only to us, but about us. While some people find this blanket suffocating and threatening, for others, it marks an… Continue Reading →