Data, the story, the storyteller

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    This short position paper is focused on questions that arise from the entire data lifecycle, from data specification and gathering, to visualisation and interpretation, to data storytelling. We argue that storytelling and human sense-making are critical considerations in how we might determine the validity of learning analytics and highlight data literacy as a critical competency in the emerging era where data has increasing value. We use data collected by the Government of India to illustrate our argument in which two issues arise: lack of protocols and adequate structure supporting learning analytics methods based on sound educational research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICCE 2016 - 24th International Conference on Computers in Education
    Subtitle of host publication Think Global Act Local - Workshop Proceedings
    EditorsW. Chen , T. Supnithi , M. Mavinkurve , T. Kojiri , J.-C. Yang , S. Murthy , S. Iyer , A.F. Mohd Ayub , W. Chen , S.L. Wong
    Place of PublicationTaiwan
    PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9789869401210
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2016) - Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
    Duration: 28 Nov 20162 Dec 2016
    Conference number: 2016 (24th)


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2016)
    Abbreviated titleICCE
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