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Learning Analytics – What Is It and How Can It Help Tutors and Teachers?

On December 6, 2011, in Assessment, online learning, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Learning analytics is becoming one of the hottest topics in higher education, mostly in theoretical/research contexts but increasingly in real-world applications. Still in its early stages, it is a rapidly expanding and diversely defined subject area that intersects with data mining, data modeling, knowledge management, business intelligence, information storage/retrieval and potentially much more.

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Education Heartbreaker: It’s Not You, It’s Poverty

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It sounds like something from a bad breakup. “It’s not you, its poverty.” Or, at least, that’s what some education reform advocates, including Stephen Krashen, are saying about student performance. A contributor for the Schools Matter blog, Krashen believes that our country performs poorly on international test results such as the PIRLS because, compared with […]

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Study Finds New Orleans’ Student Performance Doubled After Katrina

On October 21, 2010, in Assessment & Testing, Education, In The News, standardized testing, by Shannon Sweetser
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After the initial aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it was difficult to predict how it would change the lives of students in New Orleans. After all, when your city is in shambles and many livelihoods rely on the rebuilding process, I’m sure it’s hard to imagine going back to school and returning to normal life ever […]