GDPR compliance and schools

There’s no two ways about it – ensuring we as teachers comply with the regulations of the Data Protection Act is a serious matter. Surprisingly […]

Data-Driven Instructional Design

Data, once a word reserved for researchers and computer scientists, has become a buzzword in the field of instructional design. Some instructional designers might have […]

Using data to promote student success

Advertorial by OEB Silver Sponsor DXTERA INSTITUTESM   The DXtera Institute is a non-profit organisation that uses student data to promote student success rates in […]

Establishing The Free Movement of Data

I wrote recently about the march towards a free movement of data in healthcare, with a new report, commissioned by the Estonian government, aiming to discover […]

Digging into data: how Lexile scores can help to inform educational decisions

It’s time for a vlog post! This week I’ve taken to video format to show you how to use students’ Lexile scores and reading levels […]


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#GuildChat for 07/14/17: Learning Data and Analytics

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, July 14th at 11AM PT/2PM ET. This week’s topic is Learning Data and Analytics. Data and Analytics are of growing interest […]

When ignoring data drives teachers down the wrong path

Data. Analyzing data. I remember that, as a band director, I would literally groan and face palm when I heard an administrator mutter those words. […]

Data sharing is key to overcoming the reproducibility crisis

The opening up of the data that underpins scientific research is something I’ve long supported, and whilst a degree of progress has been made in […]

Meet the personal privacy assistant

Our mobile phones are increasingly capable of generating vast quantities of data about our behavior. Such is the breadth and depth of data collected by […]

Painting by numbers

A lifetime ago I graduated as an environmental biologist. I was one of those kids who did well in school, but had no idea what […]

me and mendelay are mates

How much is too much? Or not enough? Overload warning – drowning not waving – data data everywhere. Explode. Head. Ready. Weekends and bank holidays are for […]