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#EDEN14 Student and staff perceptions of the use of multiple choice testing in higher education assessments


Kay Penny, Edinburgh Napier University Study into multiple choice questions as part of assessment strategy in HE, set against context of widening access, adult learners, prior learning experiences, international students, etc. MCQs give a quick and easy response, but how … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 Acceptance of digital learning tools in the context of non traditional students


Joachim Stoter, Univ of Oldenburg A move toward adult working students and other less traditional student groups – looking at the tools that different types of learners need and want. Open distance learning demands more motivated students but the tools … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 Open learning with an open culture of sharing – success factors


Ebba Ossianilsson, Lund University, Sweden it’s about opening up minds to new learning methods and increased use of OERs so that materials are available to all. 50 shades of openness… How open is open? Need to bring the digital revolution … 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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Understanding student vulnerability #LAK13


Homework for week 1 of the #LAK13 MOOC is to begin to think around something that I want to understand better using an analytic approach. One thing that’s been bugging me is how to get a better understanding of vulnerability. … Continue reading

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The ethics of learning analytics #LAK12


A colleague and I have decided to explore the area of the ethics of learning analytics in the field of Higher education. Is it necessarily a ‘good thing’ to know more about our students than the face that they choose … Continue reading

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