From the Twitterverse...
My favorite item from Twitter this week was this very helpful blog post from Matt Crosslin (@grandeped): So What Do You Want From Learning Analytics? The whole post is a great read; here are the topic headings:
Mandatory training for all LA researchers in the history of educational research, learning theory, educational psychology, learning science, and curriculum & instruction. / Mandatory training for all LA researchers in structural inequalities and the role of tech and algorithms in creating and enforcing those inequalities. / Require all LA research projects to include instructional designers, learning theorists, educational psychologists, actual instructors, real students, people trained in dealing with structural inequalities, etc as part of the research team from the very beginning. / Be honest about the limitations and bias of LA. / Commit to creating realistic practical applications for instructors and students. / Make protecting privacy your guiding principle. Period. / Openness.
And here's an event coming up on June 24 with Maha Bali and Bryan Alexander; I'm going to be traveling that day so I can't join in the live session, but I hope I can find some time to annotate. Links and lots of great stuff to read and explore at Maha's post about the event: The other side of student empowerment in a digital world #FOEcast.
I'll add on to this list below as more of the presentations relevant to datamongering come online at Reclaim's YouTube:
Weaponizing Your Website
with Jennifer Hill
HAXTheWeb: Chaotic good
with Bryan Ollendyke
The Architecture of Student Privacy:
Stakes, Significances, and Approaches to Student Data
with Autumm Caines and Erin Rose Glass