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 bit.ly 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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