Traversing the Trough of Disillusionment: Where Do Analytics Go From Here?

Authors: Mike Sharkey & Timothy Harfield

Last month we argued that analytics in higher education has entered a trough of disillusionment. We posited that this is actually a good thing for higher education, because it means bringing attention to the hype itself. It means that we are making progress towards true productivity and student success. We need to learn how to spot the hype before we can move beyond it and realize the true potential of educational data and learning analytics.