For decades, calls have been made for reform in the efficiency and quality of higher education. Now, with the Internet, mobile technologies, and open education, these calls are gaining a new level of urgency. Compounding this technological and social change, prominent investors and businesspeople are questioning the time and monetary value of higher education. Unfortunately, the crescendo of calls for higher education reform lacks a foundation for making decisions on what to do or how to guide change. It is here—as a framework for making learning-based reform decisions—that analytics will have the largest impact on higher education.

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Publication Date: September, 2011
Author(s): George Siemens and Phil Long
Source: EDUCAUSE Review