Learning Analytics: The Coming Third Wave – [Malcolm Brown]

ELI (Educause Learning Initiative) Brief¬† “Learning analytics (LA) is the third wave of large-scale developments in instructional technology that began with the advent of the learning management system (LMS). As a compelling diagnostic tool, LA will see rapid adoption over the next several years, as third-party applications begin to make it more affordable and practical. The papers presented...

Seeking Evidence of Impact: Opportunities and Needs – [Malcolm B. Brown, Veronica Diaz]

EDUCAUSE Review Magazine,¬†September/October 2011 “The SEI program is working with the teaching and learning community to gather evidence of the impact of instructional innovations and current practices and to help evaluate the results. The calls for more accountability in higher education, the shrinking budgets that often force larger class sizes, and the pressures to increase degree-completion...