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(Re)Searching for Online Learning 2.0 Growth … Are MOOCs The Only Hope? | WiredAcademic

(Re)Searching for Online Learning 2.0 Growth … Are MOOCs The Only Hope? | WiredAcademic | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
So where will online growth come from? A report last week from Moody’s indicated that massive open online courses (MOOCs) represent a “pivotal development” in higher education and could revolutionize the industry.

 

A ton of educational innovations are coming down the pike as a result of big data, which effectively turns “learning” – heretofore somewhat ineffable – into a living, breathing body that can be monitored: closer to medicine than education has ever been.

 

It is for this reason – the “massive” element – that MOOCs may prove to be important. With mass comes big data. And with big data comes better product and engagement of traditional age students. But massive courses aren’t the only path to big data. Smaller courses with much higher completion rates could prove to be a better source of data.

 

Regardless, in the coming years education research will allow us to check the two hard boxes: product and engagement of traditional age students. Real growth for online education – what we call Online Education 2.0 – will come when we’re firing on all four cylinders, not just two.

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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions

'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data.
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Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance

Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The same technologists who protest against the NSA’s metadata collection programs are the ones profiting the most from the widespread surveillance of students.
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Transforming the way we communicate & collaborate: Curtin IT Services - YouTube

cits.curtin.edu.au/tcit See how Curtin IT Services is playing a part in forging a new and flexible digital experience for our staff, students and researchers...
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Analytics will underpin all aspects of the university in a few years. It's a long road and we are 'on it.'

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New movement in learning analytics could change education - eCampus News

New movement in learning analytics could change education - eCampus News | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Stanford calls for education data science field; presents national road map to analytics success

In a truly comprehensive report, with advice and suggestions from over 800 teachers and administrators, a Stanford-led national Workgroup calls for a new movement in learning analytics—redefining the field and offering a seemingly scalable road map to success.

The Workgroup, report, and road map were developed, because as Roy Pea, the David Jacks Professor of Education and Learning Sciences at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and lead investigator of the report, explains: the technology behind analytics has progressed faster than education’s ability to use it.

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Code of practice “essential” for learning analytics | Learning Innovation

Code of practice “essential” for learning analytics | Learning Innovation | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Concern was also expressed about the metrics being used for analytics – how accurate and appropriate are they and could it be dangerous to base interventions by tutors on metrics which portray an incomplete picture of student activity?

 

A number of the participants had already been thinking in detail about how to tackle these issues. There was a consensus that learning analytics should be carried out primarily to improve learning outcomes and for the students’ benefit. Analytics should be conducted in a way that would not adversely affect learners based on their past attainment, behaviour or perceived lack of chance for success. The group felt that the sector should not engage with the technical and logistical aspects of learning analytics without first making explicit the legal and ethical issues and understanding our obligations towards students.


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Big Data: The 4 Layers Everyone Must Know

This slide deck outlines the four key layers of any big data system.
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Learning analytics and assessment

Learning analytics and assessment | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This special issue of the eLearning Papers is based on the contributions made to the EMOOCS 2014 conference jointly organized by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and P.A.U. Education. The success of this conference with more than 450 participants demonstrates that MOOCs are at the beginning of a wave and a first step towards opening up education.

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Data, Analytics and Learning | edX

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An introduction to the logic and methods of analysis of data to improve teaching and learning.

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Capturing and analyzing data has changed how decisions are made and resources are allocated in businesses, journalism, government, and military and intelligence fields. Through better use of data, leaders are able to plan and enact strategies with greater clarity and confidence. Data drives increased organizational efficiency and a competitive advantage. Simply, analytics provide new insight and actionable intelligence.


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Media Release: University of Tasmania drives student success with Desire2Learn’s predictive analytics technology

Media Release: University of Tasmania drives student success with Desire2Learn’s predictive analytics technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Student Success System develops intervention strategies to provide students with personalised support, leading to higher student retention and achievement


Melbourne, Australia, September 02, 2014 – D2L (Desire2Learn) - the learning technology company that created Brightspace, the world’s first truly integrated learning platform (ILP) – takes student engagement and achievement rates at the University of Tasmania to a new level with the Student Success System (S3), a flagship solution in the D2L analytics portfolio.

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Questions of Data Ownership on Campus (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Questions of Data Ownership on Campus (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Valid arguments exist for students to control data about themselves, and similarly plausible arguments suggest that the institution can claim ownership. This article explores both perspectives. To avoid win-lose solutions, institutions acting as "information fiduciaries" can reap the benefits of analyzing student data while respecting student rights.

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For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights

For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The analysis of giant data sets promises unique business insights, but much manual effort is still required to prepare the information for parsing.
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Rethinking Higher Ed: A Case for Adaptive Learning

Rethinking Higher Ed: A Case for Adaptive Learning | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Adaptive learning technologies may pave the way to a "pedagogical renaissance." Although still in the early stages, these technologies have already shown some of their potential, as fewer students are failing or dropping out of classes that use these programs.
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On the Question of Validity in Learning Analytics | Adam Cooper

On the Question of Validity in Learning Analytics | Adam Cooper | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I believe the move to large-scale adoption of learning analytics, with the attendant rise in institution-level decisions, should motivate us to spend some time thinking about how concepts such as validity and reliability apply in this practical setting. Motivation comes from: large scale adoption has “upped the stakes”, and non-experts are now involved in decision-making. This article is a brief look at some of the issues with where we are now, and some of the potential pit-falls going forwards.

 

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Down the Analytics Rabbit Hole -- Campus Technology

Down the Analytics Rabbit Hole -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The search for data that impacts student success may lead to more questions than answers.

 

When we first sketched out a topic for this month's feature on the quest for data that impacts student success, we had a slightly different story in mind. We wanted to come up with a handful of data types that any higher ed institution pursuing learning analytics should have on its list — say, five key data points that really impact student outcomes.The search for data that impacts student success may lead to more questions than answers.

 

 

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New analytics could help measure content efficacy - eClassroom News | eClassroom News

New analytics could help measure content efficacy - eClassroom News | eClassroom News | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
New analytics tools from uClass aim to give users a better picture of what instructional materials their teachers are using—and whether these resources are effective
analytics2-150x150Learning analytics have become a key feature within many school software programs. These tools can help educators understand trends and patterns in student learning, helping them target their instruction more effectively to improve achievement.

Most of these tools focus on analyzing student performance—but what if educators had tools that could measure the effectiveness of the instructional resources they’re using as well?

That’s the idea behind new analytics tools developed by an ed-tech company called uClass.
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Innovation: Moving Analytics to Action -- Campus Technology

Innovation: Moving Analytics to Action -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The real challenge for learner analytics now is to move analytics to action, says Russ Little, PAR's new Chief Innovation Officer.
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Scholars Take Aim at Student Evaluations’ ‘Air of Objectivity’

The evaluations persist, a new paper argues, because they are easy to produce and offer the comfort of a number, but they make no sense statistically.
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Future Slant: Analytics | EDUCAUSE.edu

Future Slant: Analytics | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Analytics is the use of data, statistical analysis, and explanatory and predictive models to gain insights and to act on complex issues. Analytics has already transformed other sectors. In “10 Predictions for What the CIO Role Will Look Like in 2020,” John Brandon quotes CIO Oliver T. Bussmann:  “[CIOs need] to earn a place in the C-suite by looking into the future of where the business is going, and determining the right technology roadmap to enable new business models, to improve margin, or otherwise give their company a leg up on the competition. In many cases this will mean leveraging in-memory computing and analytics to react to and capitalize on trends in real-time.”

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Stanford professor spurs movement to build new field: Learning analytics | Stanford Graduate School of Education

Stanford professor spurs movement to build new field: Learning analytics | Stanford Graduate School of Education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The efforts to boost the nascent field of learning analytics could bring about a sea change in education, making it possible to personalize — on a massive scale — students’ learning by their individual interests and needs, according to a comprehensive report, involving experts from academia, business, nonprofits, foundations and government . It was written by Roy Pea, the David Jacks Professor of Education and Learning Sciences at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

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Understanding how Big Data can Help Improve Teaching, With 2 Examples

Understanding how Big Data can Help Improve Teaching, With 2 Examples | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We've Been Hearing a lot About Big Data Lately, but What Does it Mean for Educators? Wikipedia defines Big Data as, “a blanket term for any collection of d

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Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner.
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Why Students Should Own Their Educational Data – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Students Should Own Their Educational Data – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Designing a textbook or lecture with the average student in mind may sound logical. But L. Todd Rose, who teaches educational neuroscience at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, argues that doing so means that the lesson is designed for nobody.

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Learning Analytics and Ethics: A Framework beyond Utilitarianism (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Learning Analytics and Ethics: A Framework beyond Utilitarianism (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Utilitarian concerns increasingly drive machine ethics, particularly the few ethical discussions in learning analytics. Determining the most good for the most people is a responsible way forward, but perhaps not the most comprehensive, especially when assessing potential outcomes. Innovations in learning analytics may occur more rapidly and with better outcomes if informed ethical discussions occur at every step of development.

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Can Universities Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture?

Can Universities Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture? | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In a culture of accountability, universities call on technology to collect information about student participation in the classroom.
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