Hi everyone, thanks for a great discussion in class last night. On my way home I was reminded of this recent research that’s garnering lots of discussion from critical educational technology folks on Twitter, posted here by Chris Gilliard (we’ll be reading some of his work in a few weeks):
“Almost every prediction we make is personalized, without knowing who the individual is” 🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/PAzZaQdM6Z
— chris g (@hypervisible) March 8, 2018
Gilliard’s whole Twitter thread is worth a read, and here’s the original announcement of this research from the University of Arizona: Researcher Looks at ‘Digital Traces’ to Help Students
What are the implications of quantifying students in these ways?