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Learning Analytics: The Emergence of a Discipline

Learning Analytics: The Emergence of a Discipline | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Continuing my reading of some recent learning analytics journal articles, the following is a summary and some thoughts onSiemens, G. (2013). Learning Analytics: The Emergence of a Discipline. Ameri...
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Desire2Learn's Analytics Product Looks Very Good -

Desire2Learn's Analytics Product Looks Very Good - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I’ve been super-busy with a consulting gig over the last few weeks and have fallen off the wagon with my blogging.
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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 11, 2013 10:18 AM

This subject has interest at my school.

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CourseSmart announces analytics program to measure student engagement

CourseSmart announces analytics program to measure student engagement | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It has never been too hard to spot the student in class who didn’t do the assigned reading -- she’s usually the one in the back, not raising her hand, and avoiding eye contact in hopes of not being called on. But a new program could make identifying unprepared students even easier, and, the creators hope, improve outcomes and retention.

 

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Learning Analytics: Educational Tools of the Future? (Infographic)

Learning Analytics: Educational Tools of the Future? (Infographic) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

When I skimmed this infographic on learning analytics (embedded below), at first glance the teacher in me felt reservations at the thought of running analytics on student learning. Running numbers on how students learn? How do you quantify something so unique to each child?

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4 New Technology Tools for Measuring Learning Outcomes

4 New Technology Tools for Measuring Learning Outcomes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Guest writer Steven Burrell introduces four robust online assessment applications that incorporate learning analytics.
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elearnspace › Open Learning Analytics: A proposal

Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education. Startups and established software vendors are targeting learning analytics in their product offerings for the education and training and development sector. Many of the companies that serve the higher education market– including Sungard, Blackboard, and Pearson – are already heavily committed to analytics. Analytics is quickly becoming a term that gets slapped onto any existing product (remember social media from a few years ago? Suddenly, everything was “social”. In education, everything is becoming “data” and “analytics”). Fortunately, analytics can be much more than a software marketing value-added term.

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Learning as a Complex Phenomenon: Challenges for Learning Analytics

Presentation given at Learning Analytics Summer Institute 2013. Theories of learning postulate multiple agencies (individual, small group, and collective) and e

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jenny Pesina
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Brad Ovenell-Carter's curator insight, July 4, 2013 10:52 AM

glad to see some nuance in our conversation about big data in education.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, July 13, 2013 11:58 PM

Great presentation, wish it had some more depth in the presentation! It is a subject of great interest!

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Acrobatiq

Acrobatiq | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Acrobatiq, formed by Carnegie Mellon University as a spinoff of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI), will build on OLI’s proven approach of data driven, intelligent courseware informed by the science of learning.

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The Data Dilemma in Education

The Data Dilemma in Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
GUEST COLUMN | by Jeremy Friedman The last decade has seen the rise of the Student Information System (SIS) and the Learning Management System (LMS) to help improve the workload of teachers and to ...
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College Degrees, Designed by the Numbers

College Degrees, Designed by the Numbers | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Campuses are places of intuition and serendipity: A professor senses confusion on a student's face and repeats his point; a student majors in psychology after a roommate takes a course; two freshmen meet on the quad and eventually become husband and wife.

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics [DRAFT]

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics [DRAFT] | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Big data is everywhere—even in education. Researchers and developers of online learning, intelligent tutoring systems, virtual labs, simulations, and learning management systems are exploring ways to better understand and use learning analytics to improve teaching and learning.

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