How do we measure our effectiveness in learning and teaching contexts? There are a number of approaches to what is generically called 'Learning Analytics', including engagement and reporting strategies as well as statistical output from a Learning Management System like Blackboard.
There's a big push to figure out what's working in education. Whether its a fancy new app or an interesting new classroom setup, it's hard to figure out what works until you try it. That's where education data comes in.
How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another -- then uses that same data to help schools improve.
We invite you to read our latest SVC2UK White Paper, “The Future of E-ducation“, written in collaboration with Gold Mercury International, the Corporate Vision® Strategy Think Tank. The Paper draws on many of the case studies from SVC2UK 2013 and explores what the future is likely to look like for teachers and students.
Social Networking Adapting Pedagogical Practice (SNAPP) can be used to evaluate student behavioural patterns against learning activity design objectives and can be used to identify instances of learner isolation, creativity, and community formation.
In this paper, Social Learning Graphs are presented as a framework to capture and represent the interactions and relations occurring among multiple entities in a learning environment.
The advantage of this representation is that it combines structural information with observations in a common graph notation suitable to be used by procedures such as link–prediction, recommendation, and abstractions.