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Student Privacy in Learning Analytics: An Information Ethics Perspective

May 10, 2017 | University of Wisconsin-Madison

Student Privacy in Learning Analytics: An Information Ethics Perspective

Higher education institutions have started using big data analytics tools. By gathering information about students as they navigate information systems, learning analytics employs techniques to understand student behaviors and to improve instructional, curricular, and support resources and learning environments. However, learning analytics presents important moral and policy issues surrounding student privacy. We argue that there […]

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A Report on Building the Field of Learning Analytics for Personalized Learning at Scale

May 9, 2017 | Stanford University

A Report on Building the Field of Learning Analytics for Personalized Learning at Scale

The research and associated report, conducted under the auspices of the Learning Analytics Workgroup, describe how education data could transform how students are taught; how teachers are prepared and further developed; how education research is conducted; how education-related information is used and managed; and how foundations’ funds are allocated. The report points to the ways […]

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Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining: Towards Communication and Collaboration

May 9, 2017 | Columbia University

Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining: Towards Communication and Collaboration

Growing interest in data and analytics in education, teaching, and learning raises the priority for increased, high-quality research into the models, methods, technologies, and impact of analytics. Two research communities – Educational Data Mining (EDM) and Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) have developed separately to address this need. This paper argues for increased and formal […]

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Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics?

May 9, 2017 | Learning Analytics Community Exchange

Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics?

This review paper considers the dangers that might be raised by learning analytics. It then explores the ethical perspectives on privacy and data which are relevant to these dangers. Finally it presents and discusses a number of current proposals from institutions which propose ways of addressing privacy problems in learning analytics.

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Improving Student Outcomes with Advanced Analytics

May 9, 2017 | SAS Institute Inc.

Improving Student Outcomes with Advanced Analytics

This paper argues that educators must recognize the need to treat students holistically through: • Meeting the academic needs of students regardless of where they are. That is, developing low-achieving students, supporting middle-range students, and challenging high-level students. • Ensuring progress each year by every student. Growth is not about every student reaching the same […]

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Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education: The Time is Right

May 9, 2017 | Center for Digital Education

Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education: The Time is Right

This one pager discusses how detailed data about student demographics and test results isn’t easily accessible to the people who need it most — classroom teachers, principals and instructional support staff. It discusses strategies for how to find insights that teachers and schools need in order to pinpoint teaching and learning problems and identify the best […]

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EdTech Next – Emerging technology for K–12 education

May 9, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

EdTech Next – Emerging technology for K–12 education

The real innovation in learning analytics, and the focus of this July 2014 EdTechNext report, is the emerging application of data in much more granular, learner-centric ways. Student-level data can provide a window into individual student learning in real time or through more deliberate data mining. With good tools and expertise, educators and data scientists […]

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Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics

May 9, 2017 | Columbia University

Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics

Analytics has become a trend over the last several years, reflected in large numbers of graduate programs promising to make someone a master of analytics, proclamations that analytics skills offer lucrative employment opportunities (Manyika et al., 2011), and airport waiting lounges filled with advertisements from different consultancies promising to significantly increase profits through analytics. When […]

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All the data we can get: A contextual study of learning analytics and student privacy

May 9, 2017 | University of Wisconsin-Madison

All the data we can get: A contextual study of learning analytics and student privacy

In this dissertation, the author explores student privacy perspectives of higher education actors building capacity for learning analytics. Learning analytics is a socio-technical practice that analyzes data captured from information systems and networks students interact with to inform students’ educational experience, among other ends. Student privacy concerns are inherently linked to learning analytics due to […]

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