This Week in Learning Analytics (January 17 – 24, 2015)

IMG_0440.JPGLet’s call this a ‘lite’ edition of This Week in Learning Analytics. I’m composing this from the passenger seat of a truck hauling three mustangs (horses, not cars) back from the Mustang Magic Trainer’s Challenge in Fort Worth, TX, where my wife earned a 4th place finish and the distinction of ‘fan favorite.’

Elisa Wallace and Hwin Take Home Fourth Place, Fan Favorite Award at Mustang Magic

In my dual capacity as both supportive husband and marketing director, I spent the weekend furiously taking pictures, producing video, managing social media, and working with sponsors, and didn’t have the time or ability to produce a standard post. I did, however, want to make sure that I put something up in service to the learning analytics community, and so — armed with my mobile phone and in the company of my wife, her groom, three horses, three dogs, and a hamster — I have produced a set of links that I think effectively highlight the major happenings from the field over the past week.


Headlines

January 19, 2015
Parents Step Up Fight Against Data Mining in Australian schools

January 20, 2015
Google Changes Course, Signs Student Data Privacy Pledge

Strategic Tech List for 2015: Mobile and Data Analytics Dominate

Industry Updates

January 20, 2015
WeLearnedIt iPad App for Project-based Learning and Digital Portfolios Now Available to All Future Ready Schools and Districts

RapidMiner Opens Modern Analytics Platform to Academia Worldwide

Opinions

January 12, 2015
Developing Strategies for Implementing Analytics

January 19, 2015
The Art of Linking Social Media with Learning

Bring Your Own Device: The Next Big Trend in Education

Guidelines for using Student Data

January 20, 2015
What Standardized Testing and Schools could Learn from Target

I, for one, welcome our new analytics overlords

January 22, 2015
The Uneven Legacy of No Child Left Behind

A a Straight Talking Guide to Trends and Vendors at Learning Technologies

The Missing Analytics from iTunes U Courses

January 23, 2015
Predictions for the Future of Student Data Privacy

Presentations

Creating an Action Plan for Learning Analytics

Events

Winter 2015 SLAM Series