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Learning Analytics Adoption and Implementation Trends

Identifying Organizational and Technical Patterns

Key Takeaways

• What are the top learning analytics challenges among institutions in the UK?

• What organizational and technical considerations need to be addressed to pave the way for a successful learning analytics initiative?

• When it comes to learning analytics, are institutions ready?


The Problem with controllerAs

For a while now, I've been silently bothered by the popularity of controllerAs syntax, how often I hear it recommended, and the reasons it's recommended. It's taken me the better part of two years to take the time to think about and write out why it goes against my gut so strongly, but I think I've figured it out.


Getting Started with Open Learning Analytics - Data Collection

In a recent blog post IMS Global CEO Rob Abel stated, "Analytics is kind of a 20-year horizon project in education if you consider all the pieces."1 The thought of a 20-year horizon was a bit shocking but the more I thought about it the more it made sense. We are so early in learning analytics that it is going to take some time, maybe a lot of time, to get it right.


Take Your LTI Integration to the Next Level

Did you know that the origins of the IMS Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) specification date back to 2006? Back then it was just called Tool Interoperability but the idea was the same - create a standard way for applications to integrate. Like many good things LTI took time to mature, but with its first public release in 2010 LTI was on its way. In the years since, due to combination of power and simplicity, LTI has taken off.