“Social Learning” Buzz Masks Deeper Dimensions

As social learning experts have proven again and again, learning can be more productive if there is clarity about which role models to emulate. This is analogous to being informed about which news sources can be trusted for their reliability and credibility. Moreover, tools are also needed to administer and deliver rewards and incentives whether they are compliments, stars, stickers, points or grades.

Higher Education Analytics and Dashboards

You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger advocate of dashboards in higher education than Arizona State University's John Rome. Like many academic institutions ASU already had a load of data around campus. It simply needed a way to make it valuable to various constituents. ASU needed a flexible development tool and design principles to put the icing on the cake. John chose a dashboard tool which enabled his team to create education dashboards quickly by pulling academic analytics data from any system, including the data warehouse.