This drama teacher reflects on her school’s recent implementation of SAMS software (student activity monitoring software). This shows staff what … More
Category: Research findings
Our headline finding in 240 characters!
This is a complex three-year research project … but we have reached a stage where we are thinking about what … More
‘We know our customers’
During our research we are always trying to explore the reasons, motivations and rationales that lie behind why schools are … More
Why we need to talk more about data (in education)
Some of the main findings emerging from our research relate to the relatively limited ways in which our schools are engaging … More
The surprising non-appearance of the datafied school? (video presentation)
Neil Selwyn and Luci Pangrazio present a short 15 minute talk on emerging findings from the ‘Data Smart Schools’ project. This is part of the ‘Why Talk About Data (In Education)?’ symposium run by Sheffield Hallam University.
“It’s a particular version of the truth” … the difficulties of establishing school data systems as a ‘single source of truth’ (2/2)
We have written previously about the ideal of establishing a ‘single source of truth’ (SSOT) as part of a school’s … More
“Finding the right fit” … the difficulties of establishing school data systems as a ‘single source of truth’ (1/2)
The idea of a ‘single source of truth’ (SSOT) is an important concept in data management. The SSOT is the … More
Breaking-up is hard to do… exploring the limits of school data
One of the more fanciful claims surrounding the datafication of schools is the idea that (nearly) everything can be known … More
“We’re an infrastructure black hole” – the technical challenges of maintaining a school’s data resiliency
The datafication of schooling relies on schools having robust, functioning computer and data infrastructures. In our investigations of the work involved in school data, … More
The behind-the-scenes work of producing school data (part 1) … Brookdale’s ‘Student Attendance’ app
The flow of data around a school relies on considerable amounts of behind-the-scenes ‘invisible’ work. Following the lead of Susan … More
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