It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Nexus, the new blog from SoLAR — The Society for Learning Analytics Research!

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“We know feedback is of paramount importance to help students learn to write and improve their writing skills, but providing good formative feedback is a lot of work for educators. In this blog post, I’ll share what we’re learning about the effective use of automated feedback tools in teaching.”

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“Designed well, dashboards help students succeed academically. Dashboards can also, however, unintentionally undermine students’ academic motivation. This is potentially disastrous, because before learning happens, students must be motivated to learn…”

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“As new educational technologies are developed, how do we know they are working? Where does the science of learning fit into design and data analysis?”


“It was expected by some that once learners had access to learning dashboards, their learning performance would skyrocket. An easy win, right? Unfortunately, this didn’t turn out to be the case.”

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SoLAR Nexus

The Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) is an interdisciplinary network of international researchers and practitioners: https://SoLAResearch.org

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