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Understanding Learning Analytics and Student Data

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There's a lot to unpack about learning analytics -- everything from how student data is captured to how it will be used. For all of its promises -- and there are many, as evidenced below -- the two biggest areas of concern regarding using student data are around issues of privacy, as in who has access to student information and what are the possible negative ways that information could be used, and how student data might be used against educators. Privacy is addressed in this otherwise mostly positive infographic, created by Australia's informED, which takes a crack at explaining all the different aspects. What else would you add to it?

Learning Analytics: Leveraging Education Data – An infographic by the team at Open Colleges