April 15, 2014

Disengage: Measuring Engagement with Etexts Could Cripple What It Means to Assess | LJ Insider

Fanged book drawing

I’m a writer, and a geek. So if CourseSmart had wanted to track students’ use of its etextbooks to improve the texts themselves, I could totally sympathize. But it seems to me that CourseSmart wants to use those analytics to fix, not the book, but the reader, and that has the potential to disturb privacy advocates and put students off etextbooks altogether.