Preparing for Big Data and Learning Analytics

I’m looking forward to the next Unbundling Education conference on Big Data and Learning Analytics. Big data and Analytics in Higher Ed & Training & Future of Higher Ed, Training & Work – is Tuesday 29 Oct 2013 Conference details to come here For years Enterprise has enjoyed the benefits of dashboard analytics in Customer Relationship Management Systems with SAP and Salesforce dashboards feeding business intelligence to the decision makers. These tools have refined our strategies and have provided triggers for better engaging customers with a greater intelligence in communication. Enterprise education has enjoyed this. I am looking forward to these analytics and business intelligence technologies to be applied in the public education arena in the coming years. At the previous conference, the head of Open Universities mentioned that its been hard to find a good Learning Analytics developer. If you’re reading this post – spoiler alert – I’ll be talking about good fishing grounds for good Learning Analytics developers. Hope it helps you with your search. May good supply be with your workforce demands. (Yes – that sentence does sound better when we say it like Obi Wan) Reviewing Weaknesses in Digital Education Ecosystems For the past month, I’ve been reviewing the weaknesses of current eLearning ecosystems with peers from outside of Education. My main conversation partners are Workplace Systems architects. It is their discipline that I find best informs where digital education ecosystems need to head. In a future post, I’ll write why Workplace Systems architects are the most important people to help Education Systems pivot into the mobile space. I’ve been discussing with them new designs...