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68% of Statistics Are Meaningless, D2L Edition

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1103) Two years ago, I wrote about how D2L’s analytics package looked serious and potentially ground-breaking, but that there were serious architectural issues with the underlying platform that were preventing the product from working properly for … Continue reading

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The Quotable Justin Reich: MOOC research needs to reboot

By Phil HillMore Posts (477) Thanks to Audrey Watters I just read a new article in Science Magazine and publicly posted here by Justin Reich, the lead researcher for HarvardX (Harvard’s implementation of edX and associated research team). Justin calls out the limitations of … Continue reading

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Learner-Centered Analytics: Example from UW La Crosse MOOC research

By Phil HillMore Posts (477) Last week I wrote a post What Harvard and MIT could learn from the University of Phoenix about analytics. As a recap, my argument was: Beyond data aggregated over the entire course, the Harvard and MIT edX data … Continue reading

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No, I don’t believe that Harvard or MIT are hiding edX data

By Phil HillMore Posts (477) Since my Sunday post What Harvard and MIT could learn from the University of Phoenix about analytics, there have been a few comments with a common theme about Harvard and MIT perhaps withholding any learner-centered … Continue reading

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What Harvard and MIT could learn from the University of Phoenix about analytics

By Phil HillMore Posts (477) Last week Harvard and MIT released de-identified data from their edX-based MOOCs. Rather than just produce a summary report, the intent of this release was to open up the data and share it publicly. While it is … Continue reading

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