Learning to Learn Analytics

Learning Analytics is a rapidly emerging field, asking the question: Can we discern meaningful learning from the digital ‘vapour trails’ that learners leave behind them? The million dollar question this begs is, of course, what do we mean by “meaningful” learning, and what kinds of learning are important for the 21st Century landscape, whose contours are shifting faster than theory and practice can keep up with?

Here’s the podcast and slides from Learning Analytics: Dream, Nightmare or Fairydust? — my keynote at Ascilite 2011, in which I introduce ELLI as one of the promising signposts to the ways in which we can think about analytics for the new learning paradigms needed to prepare for a complex, uncertain world.