In institutional core data, a course boils down to one data point per learner: the grade. In course management systems, a course easily produces five orders of magnitude more data points per learner. Do we really need two worlds of learning analytics?
BiographyDr. Gerd Kortemeyer received his Diplom ("Masters") in Physics from the University of Hannover, Germany, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Michigan State University. He is an Associate Professor of Physics Education at Michigan State University with a joint appointment between the Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is also the Director of the LON-CAPA (http://www.lon-capa.org/) and CourseWeaver (http://www.courseweaver.org/) projects. His research interest is the effective use of technology in science education, with a particular focus on assessment.
Digital rights management focuses on addressing intellectual property issues raised in the entertainment industry, which, unlike education, is content rather than process focused.
Ten Years Later: Why Open Educational Resources Have Not Noticeably Affected Higher Education, and Why We Should Care
Open educational resources made a dramatic appearance with the 2002 debut of MIT's Open Courseware initiative.