I mentioned in a post a few months ago that I started doing research in the area of learning analytics, libraries, privacy, and data management. I’m happy to report that my first publication to come out of this work went live today: an ARL SPEC Kit on Learning Analytics.
The SPEC Kit provides an overview of where large U.S. academic libraries currently stand with respect to learning analytics and privacy practices. If you’re at all interested in what libraries are doing with student data, I encourage you to check it out.
Also, many thanks to my co-authors Michael Perry, Abigail Goben, Andrew Asher, Kyle M. L. Jones, M. Brooke Robertshaw, and Dorothea Salo for their work on this publication. Expect to see more publications from this team in the future!