MOM: Billy! Billy, I got an email today from your computer-based math class. It’s your Learning Analytics Progress Report. Please come inside, dear.
BILLY: Uh oh.
MOM: Let’s see. It says here: you pick choice C too often; you spend more time working on even numbered problems than odd ones; you watched 3 videos all the way through, and rewound portions of 5 other videos. And last, it says your answer patterns most closely match those of women over age 25 who live in Canada and prefer One Direction over Justin Beiber.
BILLY: Does it say why I’m struggling with algebra?
Also: The Soaring Promise of Big Data in Math Education by Dan Meyer