learning analytics

saw this post by dr ashley tan on learning analytics. while looking at the infographic, i’m just thinking perhaps the day when learning analytics can be realised could be the day that learning for the sake of exams can (finally) be replaced with learning for the love of learning. and when that day comes, some teachers may sweat and feel helpless, cos one may not know how to teach not for the sake of exams while at the same time, teach with the support of machines (generalised to include both hardware n software)  :O

source acknowledgement: OpenColleges, via another dot in the blogosphere

students = customers?

if a teacher cannot be always right, it’s not likely that a student with lesser metacognitive knowledge and lower metacognitve awareness be always right. if the customer is always right, then it follows that a student cannot be a customer. therefore, whoever says “students are our customers and we serve them”, does s/he understand what s/he is talking abt?