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Saguaro Lake Ranch

Off to “Winter School!”

Today I leave for Saguaro Lake Ranch in Arizona, where I will join recent doctoral graduates, postdocs, and untenured junior faculty¬†for a week-long research retreat. I was selected as a participant for the Winter School and Arizona State University, the sponsor university, describes it as such: [The Winter School] is an immersive experience for scholars […]

Holding Student Records in Trust

Some of us advanced the proposition that student records should be thought of as records that the institution holds in trust for the student. ¬†We said that if we proceed from that premise, then the institution should reveal information in its records only when the student consented. Flemming, A. S. (1967). Confidentiality and educational information. […]

A Futurist Looks To Learning Analytics in 1969

Computers will always be important to schools for arithmetic processing, file maintenance, and report generation. Ultimately, however, the computer’s major contribution to the instructional process will probably come when it is used as an adaptive device, programmed to follow and aid individual students and to adjust itself to the individual needs and desires of its […]