The report on social learning analytics that I wrote with Simon Buckingham Shum last year has been cited in the 2012 Horizon Report. Each year, the Horizon Project describes findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education.
Learning analytics first figured in the report last year. This year, our paper is one of six articles and resources recommended for those who wish to learn more about learning analytics. The report says:
This paper studies the technological needs of implementing accurate learning analytics in an online academic setting. Unprecedented amounts of digital data are now available from online social platforms, but the goal is to narrow analytics to only pedagogically relevant information.