Friday, 30 March 2012

How Are Learning Analytics Being Used in Education? | Emerging Education Technology

How Are Learning Analytics Being Used in Education? | Emerging Education Technology:

"Wikipedia defines learning analytics as, “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs.”

The concept of learning analytics evolved in the first decade of the twenty-first century, thanks in part to new opportunities in data mining. As data sets available to researchers got larger and larger, researchers have been able to better measure and analyze how learners approach and understand new knowledge in various educational environments."
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