My course asks me to keep track of the software that I am using in my learning analytics activities. I will do so here.
My major tool so far is the programming language R. It’s open source and is one of the most popular programming languages worldwide. It does a lot of things – I use it to organize and statistically analyze my data. It’s taken me years to learn R but now that I have the language in hand it’s really useful for me.
I’m experimenting with Tableau which is part of the course. Tableau is data visualization software designed to allow people to easily get into and visualize their data. It’s a lot of point-and-click activity. Really very powerful but also very expensive.