Big Data

Every digital interaction creates a breadcrumb trail of data, but how far has learning and development mined this data for value?

On this week’s GoodPractice Podcast, learning analytics specialist Trish Uhl joins Ross G and Owen to share how modern organisations can use data to drive performance. We ask how complicated this needs to be, and reflect on whether many L&D practitioners are already using data without realising it.

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If you’d like to share your thoughts on the show, you can tweet us @RossGarnerGP, @OwenFerguson and @TrishUhl.

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If you were interested in Owen’s example of a simple, life-saving algorithm developed at a hospital in Cook County, the apper is available online:

Reilly BM, Evans AT, Schaider JJ, Das K, Calvin JE, Moran LA, Roberts RR, Martinez E. Impact of a Clinical Decision Rule on Hospital Triage of Patients With Suspected Acute Cardiac Ischemia in the Emergency Department. JAMA. Available at:

Tim Harford’s article on not taking action is available at:

The SNL clip starring Ryan Gosling is on YouTube:

If you want to see Trish speak, she’ll be at the Adobe Learning Summit, DevLearn and at Learning Technologies. Follow her on Twitter for updates.

Image: Big Data by JD Hancock / CC BY 2.0.