Category Archives: internet

#EDEN14 Virtual collaboration in the built environment

Mark Childs, Loughborough University Students collaboratively work on a project brief, design a building for a specific site, submit a report and reflect on process. Learners constrict meaning through the act of design. Meaning is constructed jointly by the community. … Continue reading

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Learning analytics and higher education: ethical perspectives

Students leave behind lots of information about themselves, with little or no realisation of what Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) do with it. Does it matter? We ran a  ½ day workshop at the LAK12 conference in Vancouver in late April … Continue reading

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Beware online filters #LAK12

Excellent short  TED talk from Eli Pariser talking about the dangers of allowing personalisation of information to go uncontrolled. Most information that we access online is processed invisibly. As users, we have no real awareness of what information is selected for … Continue reading

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Tools, methods, and levels of learning analytics #LAK12

Just a quick post to highlight that actually the introduction to week 6 of the #LAK12 mooc contains a great overview of the range of software (much of it open source) now available to help us draw greater understanding from data … Continue reading

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Profiling risky clients #LAK12

I must admit that I found Leslie Scism and Mark Maremont’s paper on the approaches used by insurance companies to assess health risk to be quite shocking. Although much of the #LAK12 mooc has focused on the accumulation and exploitation of observed … Continue reading

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The promise and peril of big data #LAK12

Too, too much here to possibly summarise neatly, but I can only suggest that you read this apparently daunting 66 page report which is in fact incredibly easy to read and follow and makes lots (and lots) of valid and relevant … Continue reading

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Machine Learning: A Love Story #LAK12

Listening to Hilary Mason from talking about machine thinking and its origins based around the presumption that ‘the essence of humanness, the ability to think and have an identity can be described so precisely as to be rendered on … Continue reading

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Web 3.0 – a story about the semantic web #LAK12

Bless you Kate Ray. Having felt pretty despondent about my ability to understand the tangled mess that is (apparently) the semantic web, she hits us with this great little video clip that makes it much clearer. The problem is that … Continue reading

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The Semantic Web #LAK12

Yikes! Just opened up Sean Palmer’s paper from week 4 of the #LAK12 mooc and almost backed straight out again! I tried really hard to read the paper, but really it’s written in fairly heavy technical speak, even if there … Continue reading

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data, data everywhere #LAK12

Just watched the video lecture of Marisa Mayer (Google) on The Physics of Data talking about the explosion of data posted to the web in recent years. Some interesting issues are flagged – how quickly we can upload and access … Continue reading

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