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Self-presence in Second Life: How having a slim alter-ego online could help you lose weight

Self-presence in Second Life: How having a slim alter-ego online could help you lose weight | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Fans of virtual reality games are often stereotyped as geeky introverts.

 

But scientists say having an electronic doppelganger could actually improve a person’s health and appearance.

 

Harnessing the power of the virtual world could even lead to new forms of obesity treatment, according to the team from the University of Missouri.

 

In a recent study they found that people who most strongly identified with their online persona, or avatar, the more it could influence their behaviour in real life.

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Andreas Kuswara's comment, March 19, 2013 11:23 PM
I wander what would be the impact if the person had created their alter-ego can’t change themselves to it? They have successfully experimented with their new self, like it, like it very much even, but then unable to change themselves into that. Could this impose a greater risk?
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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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The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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Universities find a collaborative way to measure and obtain success

Universities find a collaborative way to measure and obtain success | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An Amazon Web infrastructure has allowed for a predictive analytics framework to determine a university’s at-risk students.

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The importance of learning analytics - Working Papers

The importance of learning analytics - Working Papers | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This paper reviews the literature related to learning analytics and seeks to define learning analytics, its processes, and its potential to advance teaching and learning in online education. While until …
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Caliper Analytics Specification Set for Release -- Campus Technology

Caliper Analytics Specification Set for Release -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Caliper Analytics interoperability specification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium has achieved "candidate final release" status.

Caliper Analytics is a new standard that aims to reduce the cost of collecting analytics data from digital educational tools and to simplify the process of presenting that data consistently, according to information from IMS Global. The specification includes a Sensor API (application programming interface) to enable the collection of analytics data and Metric Profiles to establish a common format for presenting that data.
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Make student data over-the-counter

Make student data over-the-counter | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Much like over-the-counter medicines, student data should carry easy-to-understand labeling and guidance to help people use it properly.

 

Student data systems can help educators differentiate and personalize instruction, use formative assessments effectively and optimize districtwide tech initiatives. In short, they can revolutionize education.

 

Yet student data is only as effective as an educator’s ability to interpret it. Most data reports fall short because they are counterintuitive or difficult to understand.

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Experience API: What Does It Mean For You? - eLearning Industry

Experience API: What Does It Mean For You? - eLearning Industry | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Want to find out how Experience API can be used to track learning across devices and beyond courses? Check the Experience API: What Does It Mean For You?
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(via Kim) - a nice explanation of Experience API. 

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Know Thy Students: Providing Aggregate Student Data to Instructors (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Know Thy Students: Providing Aggregate Student Data to Instructors (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Key Takeaways

- Learner-centered approaches to higher education require that instructors have insight into their students' characteristics, but instructors often prepare their courses long before they have an opportunity to meet the students.

 

- To address this dilemma, we developed the institutional

Student Profile Report, which informs instructors about the demographics, enrollment history, and general academic performance of the students in their upcoming classes before the start of the semester.

 

- Survey results indicated that instructors found the report interesting and useful, and our analysis of grade outcomes found that the report did not introduce bias in letter grade assignment.

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Research Data Management for Universities - EMC Spark

Universities are attempting to meet the challenges of storing and managing research data. This post identifies the specific issues and offers a solution
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9 Ways to Doom Your Data Analytics Efforts -- Campus Technology

9 Ways to Doom Your Data Analytics Efforts -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
While data has become an essential tool for decision-making on campus, analytics are a tricky business. Here are nine pitfalls to avoid.
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New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Protection of Student Data

New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Protection of Student Data | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
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The rise and rise of learning analytics

The rise and rise of learning analytics | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learning analytics is the study of student behaviour through patterns in their digital world: how often, when and where they log on; the digital resources that they use; the web sites they visit; the social media platforms that they use. At the present time, this is a nascent field of interest in most colleges and universities. But over the next few years, the analysis of the digital trails that students leave as they move through the digital world will become central to curriculum design, learning support, assessment and quality assurance. Two recent reports by Jisc – British education’s digital solutions provider – set the stage for these changes, and point to some early work that needs to be prioritized if these developments are in the interests of students and enable better education.

That learning analytics are set to take off is hardly surprising. After all, its common cause that many of us allow the new virtual behemoths access to our every keystroke in return for the advantages that this brings us. Amazon uses our search and purchasing patterns to suggest what books we might also like to read on the same subject. Google scans the content of every email to select the advertisements that are most appropriate to our needs. Weather apps use our location to tell us whether the sun will shine on us today. Students use all these services, and many more; they are not surprised if their universities use their personal data in similar ways. Indeed, Jisc’s work shows that students are – at present – relaxed about all this.

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Data and computational science will be the next things teachers need to have a grasp on - in fact, any professional will need to understand big data and analytics....

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Report: Creative Data Analysis a Top Strategy for Improving Retention -- Campus Technology

Report: Creative Data Analysis a Top Strategy for Improving Retention -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Systematic, creative data analysis is one of several key retention strategies among top-performing public universities, according to a new report from Eduventures.
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7 Steps to Deliver Better Customer Experiences

7 Steps to Deliver Better Customer Experiences | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The most common mistake is starting with data.

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University's new data platform will map student time - eCampus News

University's new data platform will map student time - eCampus News | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Illinois State chooses Informatica to harness analytics around students’ full potential

data-projectInformatica Corporation, an independent provider of data integration software, announced that Illinois State University (Illinois State) has made Informatica the cornerstone of its ability to harness data to enable student success.

Specifically, Illinois State has implemented Informatica PowerCenter as the data integration foundation of its multi-year “LEAPForward” project, which is aimed at optimizing student-oriented business and data processes and providing a platform for business intelligence and analytics to enable student success at the university and beyond.
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Push Learning: How Smart Notifications Will Change Education

Push Learning: How Smart Notifications Will Change Education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Learner profiles will soon drive "push learning" that will queue playlists of learning experiences to help learners skill up."


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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, May 8, 11:07 AM

Excellent read-

John Dargan's curator insight, May 12, 4:21 AM

May not be useful. Just setting up Scoop.it

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Big Data is useful, but we need to protect your privacy too

Big Data is useful, but we need to protect your privacy too | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Researchers are tapping into some of the massive amounts data collected these days, which could include information about you. But how do they protect your privacy?
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Make the most of student data

Make the most of student data | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

When you hear the term data, you might not get very excited. Data has a reputation for being dry, boring and difficult to deal with. All this changes, however, when you consider data’s capabilities.

 

The truth is, of all the amazing technological advancements in recent decades, the ability to quickly capture, analyze and apply data on student learning and progress has the potential to facilitate some of the biggest improvements to our educational system we’ve seen yet. We’ve had access to basic student data through standardized testing for a long time, but only in the past decade have complex data systems become affordable and accessible enough for administrators and teachers to use them to track real-time student data. These systems can help us differentiate and personalize instruction, use formative assessments effectively and optimize districtwide tech initiatives — in short, they can revolutionize education.

 

This isn’t hype. Research backs up data’s crucial role in maximizing student success.

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Finding Needles in Rapidly Growing Haystacks: The Challenge of Data in Education

Finding Needles in Rapidly Growing Haystacks: The Challenge of Data in Education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We have so much data in education, but just because it's collected does not mean that it is particularly valuable or even usable.
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Milena Bobeva's curator insight, April 17, 5:15 AM

It is a 'win-win' if we measure the right things with the right instruments. Giving the end user the ability to interrogate the data in ways they want should balance some of the bias that might come from eliminating important context characteristics. Then the NSS could be balanced off with other operational data....

John Caswell's curator insight, April 20, 4:14 AM

The Edward Tufte Effect...

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Becoming A Data Scientist: What A Data Scientist ISN’T -

Becoming A Data Scientist: What A Data Scientist ISN’T - | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
bigdata, community, internet of things, smart cities, data, open data, global, events, conference
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Lynn University To Track Student Attendance by iPad Location -- Campus Technology

Lynn University To Track Student Attendance by iPad Location -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Next spring, Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, will pilot Core Principle's Class120, technology that monitors class attendance by "pinging" the location of students' iPads.
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Learning Analytics: On Silver Bullets and White Rabbits

Learning Analytics: On Silver Bullets and White Rabbits | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
…some of the big questions I see for Learning Analytics…
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9 Ways to Doom Your Data Analytics Efforts -- Campus Technology

9 Ways to Doom Your Data Analytics Efforts -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
While data has become an essential tool for decision-making on campus, analytics are a tricky business. Here are nine pitfalls to avoid.
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The Complete Data Model Scorecard

The Complete Data Model Scorecard | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Click here to learn from local and international expert modellers atData Modelling Zone, AustraliaBy Steve Hoberman.What is the Data Model Scorecard?An application’s flexibility and data quality depend quite a bit on the underlying data model. In other words, a good data model can lead to a good application and a bad data model can lead to a bad application. Therefore we need an objective way of measuring what is good or bad about the model. After reviewing hundreds of data models, I formalized the criteria I have been using into what I call the Data Model Scorecard.The Scorecard contai
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Notre Dame Repository To Preserve Research Big Data -- Campus Technology

Notre Dame Repository To Preserve Research Big Data -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Notre Dame in Indiana has opened up a major research repository and portal to allow its community to preserve the digital assets and data from research for "decades."
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Think Human Centricity

Think Human Centricity | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The art and science of Human-Centered Design

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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, February 9, 3:32 PM

Think Human Centricity #H2MWP

Judith Jassogne's curator insight, February 10, 2:54 AM

Human centricity !!

Tom Van Looy's curator insight, February 13, 8:53 AM

Great and crisp article Mario ! Thanks for sharing !