Fairydust Analytics

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#fairydust analytics - a poem
What if
we can't count learning at all?*
what if
the patterns we see are an illusion
what if
the past does not predict the future
what if
our insights are blinkered by dollar signs
what if
being exceptional and outside the 'norm'
is a good thing
and what if
just because we can count something
doesn't mean it means something**
and so
why are we collecting the data?
and so
who will program the Learning Analytics tools?
and if
we were all considered to be individuals
big data visualisations might just become
architectural #fairydust wallpaper
what if.
by Wendy Taleo
*Dave Cormier
**George Siemen
An activity for H817 Openness and Innovation, 2018, Open University UK

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