Learning Analytics can bring about a sea change in education

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A report, conducted under the auspices of the Learning Analytics Workgroup under the leadership of Roy Pea, describes how education data could transform how students are taught; how teachers are prepared and further developed; how education research is conducted; how education-related information is used and managed; and how foundations’ funds are allocated. The report, which is financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, points to the ways that business, health and other sectors are beginning to capitalize on the exponential growth of data, but underscores that education lags behind them — and that a major hurdle is its lack of expertise.

Use the link to find out more and download the report:

https://ed.stanford.edu/news/stanford-professor-spurs-movement-build-new-field-learning-analytics

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Dr Jan Hylén specializes in strategic analysis and has completed research for UNESCO, the OECD, the European Union, and education organizations in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. He has a background as Director of Research at the National Agency for Education and as a former Special Advisor to the Swedish Minister of Schools. Jan earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at Stockholm University and currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden.

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