Simon Renton writes:
…. The inherent danger of learning analytics is that they reduce complex interactions to simple statistics, which risks distancing educators from the student experience and shifting the focus towards trends and predictions.
Improving performance and reducing drop-out rates is obviously important for both students and institutions. But there are many factors which influence the student experience, not all of which are easily measurable, such as pastoral support provided by lecturers.
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