Analytics Literacy is a Major Limiter of Ed Tech Growth

Feldstein, Michael (2016) Analytics Literacy is a Major Limiter of Ed Tech Growth. e-Literate: Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill.

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Abstract

This is going to be a wide-ranging post that goes a little lit crit at times and dives into an eclectic collection of topics from election polling to the history of medicine. But even the most pragmatic, b-school-minded entrepreneur or VC may find some value here. Because what I’m ultimately talking about is a fundamental limiter on the future growth of the ed tech industry. The value of learning analytics, and therefore the market for them, will be limited by the data and statistical literacy of those who adopt it. The companies that are focused on developing fancier algorithms are solving the wrong problem—at least for now. These tools will have limited adoption until they are put into the hands of educators who understand their uses and limitations. And we have a long way to go in that department.

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Additional Information: e-Literate is a weblog about educational technology and related topics that is co-published by Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill, who are also partners at MindWires, an educational technology analyst and consulting firm. It covers a broad range of topics related to trends in education—particularly teaching and learning in higher education—that are impacted by technology.
Uncontrolled Keywords: analytics, FiveThirtyEight.com, learning analytics, literacy, Nate Silver
Subjects: Educational technology > Learning analytics
Depositing User: Elizabeth Dalton
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 06:50
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 00:27
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/138

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