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AI, machine learning, MOOCs (oh my!) and more...anything that strikes me as potentially related to digital media-based assessment of higher order thinking.
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Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning Help Skytree Land $18M

Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning Help Skytree Land $18M | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
UPS and Sun's former CEO bet that a machine learning software company can open new, business-friendly frontiers in Big Data analytics.

Via Riaz Khan
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I guess I should divide my scoops a bit - into analytics versus deeper learning...but I really hope these two can be integrated to personalize learning. So can we send a Hadoop team to Skytree to solve a university's challenge?

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55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

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Lots of choices!

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Educational Data Mining/Learning Analytics issue brief overview

An overview of the Draft Issue Brief prepared by SRI International for the US Department of Education on Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics (Educational Data Mining/Learning Analytics issue brief overview by @mariebienkowski on @slideshare...
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News of the Week: Robo-Grading Debate, MOOCs Promoting Peer Collaboration & New Ed-Tech Tool

News of the Week: Robo-Grading Debate, MOOCs Promoting Peer Collaboration & New Ed-Tech Tool | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it

In this post I’ve included the key developments of this past week that will keep readers in-the-know on education news. Another new MOOC platform, NovoEd launched by Stanford this week offers challenging courses and takes a unique approach to team projects and peer grading, and the machine grading of essays—the debate continues and is an issue that prevents one school from joining edX. Also, I’ll introduce a new tool that bring interactivity to online learning.

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New Ed-Tech Tool to Support Interaction in Online Courses

 

This platform looks like its worthy of investigating further – as it provides easy way to build interactive content into online courses: “Smart Sparrow is an Australian ed-tech start-up pioneering adaptive and personalized learning technology. It was founded by Dr Dror Ben Naim who led a research group in the field of Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Educational Data Mining at the University of New South Wales in Sydney resulting in the development of the Adaptive e-Learning Platform”.


Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Posts have been nuilding up during this week of travel...sorry for the mini-flood.

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MOOC Mania: Debunking the hype around massive open online courses

MOOC Mania: Debunking the hype around massive open online courses | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it

"In the fall of 2011, Stanford University offered three of its engineering courses—Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Introduction to Databases—for free online... As Sebastian Thrun, the director of Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, tells the story, he assumed just a handful of people would enroll in his graduate-level AI class. Instead, more than 160,000 students registered. A massive number. That’s when the enormous hype began about massive open online courses, better known as “MOOCs.” Since then, Thrun and his fellow lab professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng have founded education organizations that offer free online classes."


Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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MOOCs...maybe we next need GOOCs (Game-Based...)

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Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Educational Data Mining now available [.pdf]


Via Rui Guimarães Lima
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Required reading for those keeping up...

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5 Brilliant ‘Design Your Own Game’ Websites for Students

5 Brilliant ‘Design Your Own Game’ Websites for Students | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
Five 'design your own game' sites for creative students and learners to take gaming to a deeper level by creating and designing games them self.

Via Lisi Gopin, M.E.T.
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Go Lisa! 

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Badge System Design Principles, Part 1: RFC

Badge System Design Principles, Part 1: RFC | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
Badge system design paper released A quick post to direct you to a new paper that I've been writing about badge system design principles: Badge System Design Principles, Part 1. It's a publicly acc...

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Open Badges are deceptive. They may look small but the more you think about them, the more you realize the deep and wide implications of their use. Carla Casilli drills down in to some of the detail of considerations for badge system design and also explores the breadth of the reach of open badges in this currently working document. 

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100 Savvy Sites on Statistics and Quantitative Analysis - AnalyticBridge

100 Savvy Sites on Statistics and Quantitative Analysis - AnalyticBridge | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it

From OnlineMathDegrees. It's broken down in different categories:

 

Comprehensive Statistics Sites

Big Data & Machine Learning

Biostatistics

Socioeconomic & Political Analysis

R Programming

Data Visualization

Sports Stats


Via Russ Merz, Ph.D.
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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 4, 2013 7:56 AM

Useful reference websites and sources of info about analytics.

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Stats, Data Mining & Data Science in one bite

Stats, Data Mining & Data Science in one bite | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it

http://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/04/caltech-abu-mostafa-mooc-learning-from-data-machine-learning.html

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From http://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/04/caltech-abu-mostafa-mooc-learning-from-data-machine-learning.html

 

"As a branch of mathematics, Statistics emphasizes full rigorous solutions under concrete assumptions, where the process to be uncovered is a probability distribution.

 

Data Mining is on the practical side, emphasizing algorithmic/computational issues where the observations happen in huge databases.

 

Data Science and Big Data are more of umbrella fields that encompass all aspects of handling and interpreting the data."

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Module 3 Assessment FOR Learning

Module 3 Assessment FOR Learning | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it

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Also see ETS (http://www.ets.org/research/topics/cbal/initiative) for some papers on assessment "for, as and of" learning in "Conceptual Based Assessment of Learning"

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Overarcher's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:28 PM

check out this great site for all types of assessment, of, as and for.

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Trends | Digital Learning Now Interactive Map

Trends | Digital Learning Now Interactive Map | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
For leaders looking to compare their state and get a broad view of digital learning policy out there, Digital Learning Now! presents this interactive map, part of a report card measuring state poli...

Via Carolyn Wiberg
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A state-by-state US view of digital learning as of May 2013

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Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:43 PM

Nice heat map showing where the digital learning is leading the way and where there is opportunity to ramp up!

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Major Players in the MOOC Universe - The Digital Campus 2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Major Players in the MOOC Universe - The Digital Campus 2013 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
Explore connections among the major players.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Remarkable how this subsector has taken off! Does anyone have a link to a critique and categorization?

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academiPad's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:10 AM

A brief intro into the MOOC universe: Who backs what?

Harpal S.sandhu's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:21 AM

GREAT DIGITAL DELIVERY

 

Craig Fleming's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:10 AM

Loving the disruption. Higher Ed is starting to quaver.

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Predictive Analytics in Action: Anthony Goldbloom of Kaggle

Predictive Analytics in Action: Anthony Goldbloom of Kaggle | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
What do brilliant data scientists, roller derby enthusiasts, and Prince William lookalikes have in common? You can find all three at Kaggle, a company whose mission is to bring together the top data scientists in the world to solve complex problems.
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Need an automated essay scoring tool? a predcitive analytic solution to retention in college programs? a game-based learning algorithm? How about using a crowd-sourcing method...at Kaggle.

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Physicist Proposes New Way To Think About Intelligence | Inside Science

Physicist Proposes New Way To Think About Intelligence | Inside Science | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting concept that envisions intelligence as an energy-organizational issue so it applies thermodynamics principles to decisions. The issue of organization arising from chaos does involve local organization against the global surrounding entropy - hmmm.

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Peekaboo: Machine Learning Cheat Sheet (for scikit-learn)

Peekaboo: Machine Learning Cheat Sheet (for scikit-learn) | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
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Nice!

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Computer program that learns to play classic NES games

This is an explanation and demo of software I wrote that learns how to play a Nintendo Entertainment System game and then automatically plays it. This is rea...
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One of the pictures of the future of learning? This is intriguing - seeming unrelated but I sense there might be a connection from his research over to the problem of finding expert pathways in any digital learning space.

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Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs

Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
Stanford's Lytics Lab gathers data from massive open online courses to learn more about how we learn. The group studies student behavior to measure interaction and performance.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Without scanning the whole article, what do you think we can do to dive deeper into use patterns? That is, how can we go deeper than what is mentioned in this quote:

 

"They found that people take classes or stop for different reasons, and therefore referring globally to "dropouts" makes no sense in the online context. They identified four groups of participants: those who completed most assignments, those who audited, those who gradually disengaged and those who sporadically sampled. (Most students who sign up never actually show up, making their inclusion in the data problematic.) The point of all this is not simply to record who is doing what but to "provide educators, instructional designers and platform developers with insights for designing effective and potentially adaptive learning environments that best meet the needs of MOOC participants," the researchers wrote."

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Marci Segal, MS's comment, April 13, 2013 10:56 AM
Good to have a peek inside - thanks!
Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:57 AM

Good to have a peek inside what's going on, eh?  Ready to take the plunge?

Daniel Tan's curator insight, July 4, 2014 9:42 PM

The greatest contribution of  MOOCs to education will not be the  demographic  and geograhic reach it claims to provide, but the disruption it creates on the limitations and previous beliefs of the instructivist pedagogy model. Data and learning analytics will document how the student, and more specifically,  how the brain learns.  The truism that "(s)he who speaks the most learn the most" will be based on data Collected and analyzed.  For now, we content that in teaching a class, that teacher has  learned the most. :)

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Creativity – the challenge of defining, developing and assessing it

Creativity – the challenge of defining, developing and assessing it | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it

Via Tibshirani
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Onward and upward for performance assessment of higher order constructs!

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The Best Data Minning Tools You Can Use for Free in Your Company

The Best Data Minning Tools You Can Use for Free in Your Company | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
Data miningor “Knowledge Discovery in Databases” is the  process of discovering patterns in large data sets with artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, and database systems.

 

The overall goal of a data mining process is to extract information from a data set and transform it into an understandable structure for further use.

Here is a simple but fascinating example of how data mining helped dissipate wrong assumptions and conclusions about girls, and take action with tremendous social impact.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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More links for your encyclopedia...

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New artificial-intelligence system grades essays at college level - Denver Post

New artificial-intelligence system grades essays at college level - Denver Post | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
New York Times New artificial-intelligence system grades essays at college level Denver Post Imagine taking a college exam and, instead of handing in a blue book and getting a grade from a professor weeks later, clicking the "send" button when you...
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Lunch Keynote: The Role of Learning Analytics in Improving Teaching and Learning

Interest in big data, data mining, and analytics is strong and growing in business and government. Recent reports by McKinsey, HBR, and Deloitte indicate tha...

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The Evolution of Badges, DML-by-DML

The Evolution of Badges, DML-by-DML | Assessment of Deeper Learning | Scoop.it
The DML conference over the past few years has been a key milestone in the badge work. This year we formally launched the production version of Open Badges and it was awesome. As I was standing on...
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Badges and deeper learning CAN go hand in hand, but to do so they have to be used in the context of performance assessment with a designed purpose to "form" learning.

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