Monthly Archives: April 2013

LAK13: Thursday (8) afternoon


Originally posted on Doug Clow's Imaginatively-Titled Blog:
More liveblogging from LAK13 conference – Thursday afternoon. Challenges (cc) Schlüsselbein2007 on Flickr Issues, Challenges, and Lessons Learned When Scaling up a Learning Analytics Intervention Steven Lonn, Stephen Aguilar, Stephanie Teasley Slideshare of their…

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hmm, a poor overview of Analysing the flow of ideas and contributor profiles


Characterising the flow or transfer of knowledge in knowledge creating open online communities. Knowledge building as creation of epistemic artefacts shared in a community. Lots of actors, lots of artefacts with induced relationships. given a graph of dependencies between knowledge … Continue reading

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Understanding promotions in student blogging #lak13


Blog posts as part of assessment. Student encouraged to promote each others’ work and use a variety of like ‘badges’ to flag good work. Aim to find out if high quality work was likely to be promoted by other students. … Continue reading

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Online discussions #lak13


Good practical discussion which focused on analysis of online discussions based in click-stream and on live events. Allowing goals to be set and for students to react accordingly. Challenges: Capturing meaningful traces  presenting data in useful form supporting interpretation in … Continue reading

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Analysis of writing processes #lak13


Collaborative writing as an essential skill in academia is a highly complex process. Combines cognitive and communication requirements. Linear writing is not considered an optimal process. Described a project which involved a large group of students working together on a … Continue reading

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Abelardo Pardo keynote #lak13 Bridging the middle space


Abelardo’s journey to middle space – starts with dialectics, considering things that are opposing in order to better understand. Interesting metaphor about 2 islands separated by sea, one with inhabitants who are interested only in tools and the other inhabited … Continue reading

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Early detection systems for students at risk #lak13


Open Academics Analytics Initiative talk. The goal of this study was the creation of an early alert system to predict at risk students in the initial weeks of a course, and then to deploy intervention strategies to enhance student chances … Continue reading

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What can we learn from Facebook? #lak13


Social media is everywhere. 21st Century literacy is changing rapidly. What are the learning implications of new media literacy? We need now to communicate across cultures as well as distance and different media types. What are the skills we need … Continue reading

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Improving student retention #lak13


Struggling students are often unaware or unwilling to make contact for help and tutors do not always have time to observe or offer the help. In a distance learning university, it is harder to see what is happening and who … Continue reading

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educational data scientists, a new breed? #lak13


Panel discussion around the role of data scientist, particularly in the field of education, as well as the presumed anticipated shortage. Already touted as the sexiest career in the 21st century, there’s a lot to live up to… Ryan Baker: … Continue reading

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