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#EP4LA #LAK15 ethics workshop – student vulnerability, agency and learning analytics: an exploration (Prinsloo and Slade)


We presented a paper around student vulnerability as an interpretative lens for consideration of student control and choices around uses of their data within higher education. Background given on general lack of clarity and policy with HEIs. Range of consent … Continue reading

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#EDEN14 educational triage in higher online education: walking a moral tightrope


Paul Prinsloo, Unisa and Sharon Slade, Open University consider the issues associated with distance learning, retention and time taken to complete. Students as the walking wounded and HE as the battlefield. Are students walking around with invisible triage tags attached … Continue reading

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Learning Analytics: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas


Full paper now published in ABS http://abs.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/03/03/0002764213479366.abstract?rss=1

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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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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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