An elephant in the learning analytics room: the obligation to act

  title={An elephant in the learning analytics room: the obligation to act},
  author={Paul Prinsloo and Sharon Slade},
  journal={Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics \& Knowledge Conference},
  • P. Prinsloo, Sharon Slade
  • Published 13 March 2017
  • Education
  • Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference
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