It seems the education world is catching onto the need for and the usefulness of student learning data. The universal problem with learning data is catching it and then aggregating the data in ways that are immediate and purposeful for teachers and students. The ‘grade’ approach to measuring student success is being replaced by a higher priority - to make student learning growth visible as teaching happens. This new priority view of a student is dependent on the capability to catch meaningful learning and assessment data in and from the extended classroom boundaries.
This popped up today on the Edtech Digest Blog, a great source of new educational thinking.
“Analytics are helping educators personalize learning experiences for individual learners in a way that we have never seen before, giving instructors an objective, data-driven view of student success.”
Read the full article here. We agree with everything it says. Well said John Baker.