Our technologies serve as an unstructured playground to collect and combine contextual and behavioral data, which we use to go beyond learning analytics in early education by introducing what we’re calling play analytics: data-driven analysis of free play.
They’re having fun… but are they learning?
MIT Media Lab Learning Initiative

Can you characterize this more? I was very excited to read this article, but the crux of the problem isn’t addressed — how are quantified measurements of play possible? How are different paths to “success” measured such that they can be compared, between individuals or longitudinally for a single individual?