Monthly Archives: April 2013

Assessing classroom attention #lak13


Allowing tutor to understand if students are engaging. Students observed by cameras, where they sit, how they are sitting, and are asked to complete questions at several stages through lecture to capture levels of attention. Tutor can see how levels … Continue reading

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Gradecraft #lak13


Gradecraft as the middle space between learning and analytics. Helps to manage game full learning, explore student subgroup behaviour, provides traditionally concealed info and student performance data (also relative to peers). We know that students enjoy games but they need … Continue reading

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#lak13 Live interest meter – learning from quantified feedback in mass lectures


Motivation and understanding how tutors are performing in lectures by capturing student feedback in order to reflect and improve their approach. Data is captured and aggregated , then fed back immediately to presenter, eg can capture feedback on the pace … Continue reading

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#lak13 addressing learner issues with Stepup!: an evaluation


Simple visualisation tool to automatically or manually track student activity. Record activity across 3 courses for students keeping a record of time spent on each course activity. Students also required to keep a blog and publish tweets and comment on … Continue reading

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Opening session at #lak13


Marshall Lovett’s opening address on ‘Cognitively informed analytics to improve teaching and learning’. Main focus of research has been on how students learn and how we can tell how well students are learning. Traditionally done via tests and comparing to … Continue reading

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