Assessment from richer data collected across the learning environment

This talk proposed wider collection of data relating to learners use of their learning environment, resources and methods, including social media, commenting and navigation of resources, queries, etc. as a basis for assessment of the learners, teachers, environment, tools and processes. Various graphical evaluation methods were presented using this richer wider data. The basic idea is that technology now makes possible collection of data relating to all learners' use of learning environments, and this richer data has the potential to facilitate deeper analysis of the learner, the environment, resources and methods, and thus will facilitate enhancement of all of these.

Questioning focused on the complex ethical issues relating to capture and utilize of this data. It was clear that this is a very complex issue and no immediate resolution was identified.