Moodle Project Inspire – transparent next-generation learning analytics
Moodle/Totara community started Project Inspire. The goal is to create “transparent next-generation learning analytics that go beyond simple descriptive analytics to provide predictions of learner success, and ultimately diagnosis and prescriptions (advisements)” to learners, teachers, content experts and CME/CPS professionals. That sounds great. Right?
As a vibrant open source community, with 106+ million users, Moodle is well positioned to create a powerful learning analytic engine. At this moment, Project Inspire is collecting anonymized user data they can use to train the machine learning engine (+ develop and test additional analytic algorithms). So far bunch of schools and universities contributed anonymized copies of their sites. I’m proud to say that my Alma Mater, the University of Zagreb, contributed the first full data set to Project Inspire in April.
If you use Moodle/Totara 2.7+ you can join the project. Here you can find more about it: