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Big Data in Education {MOOC} | Coursera

Big Data in Education {MOOC} | Coursera | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Education is increasingly occurring online or in educational software, resulting in an explosion of data that can be used to improve educational effectiveness and support basic research on learning. In this course, you will learn how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics on this data."

 

Workload: 6-8 hours/week
Starts 9/5/2013 (10 weeks long)

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Learning Analytics in Higher Education
Making sense of results and student activity
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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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Empowering Educators Means Decoding Adaptive Learning (EdSurge News)

Empowering Educators Means Decoding Adaptive Learning (EdSurge News) | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When we published “Disrupting Class” in 2008, we didn’t use the phrase “adaptive learning” once in the book. Just eight years later, it’s nearly impossible to imagine writing a book about educational technology and neglecting the term.

With the rapid growth of blended learning and technology more generally in schools, asking if educational software is capable of adapting to students’ needs is commonplace.

Teachers are increasingly attempting to reach each of their students who have distinct learning needs, at different times, with the right learning experience at the right time. Having effective adaptive software turbocharges those efforts and can provide a realistic pathway to accomplish that goal.
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table tennis trainer | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The basic idea of my bachelor thesis was to track the ping pong ball in realtime to create data visualisations for trainers and players. After a few weeks of working I started developing a projected mapped interface for the ping pong table to show the collected data. By projecting game obstacles on the surface I figured out that I can change the game play totally.
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Extrapolate to other learning contexts - how will the major subject domains in schools incorporate the inevitability of these sorts of technological and data driven inclusions?
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5 Ways to Improve Organizational Learning with Big Data Analytics | SmartData Collective

5 Ways to Improve Organizational Learning with Big Data Analytics | SmartData Collective | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Some things can never change when the concept of internet boom is taken into account. Since the dawn of human civilization, data has been at the forefront — dominating every piece of innovation. Over the period of centuries, we have evolved and so has the information sources— resulting in the emergence of ecommerce boon.

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What teachers want in a data dashboard

What teachers want in a data dashboard | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The data dashboard has become more sophisticated, but it is still only one lens through which educators should view their students
When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited.

“Based on the programs I was using, I could evaluate how to differentiate instruction for my students,” she said. But tracking how well her students were meeting specific grade-level standards at any moment during the year wasn’t an option for her at that time, nor was looking at larger trends until after the school year had ended.
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Data collected about student behaviour doesn't help improve teaching or learning

Data collected about student behaviour doesn't help improve teaching or learning | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Schools and universities pump lots of time and money into collecting data on learning analytics, but there is no research to show that such data actually helps to improve learning outcomes.
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Why You Shouldn't Settle for Education Data That is Too Hard to Understand

Why You Shouldn't Settle for Education Data That is Too Hard to Understand | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Jenny Rankin in her TEDxTUM Talk on Education Data puts forward various examples on how heroes effectively used data to communicate various messages..
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The Death of Testing and the Rise of Learning Analytics

The Death of Testing and the Rise of Learning Analytics | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Some of us have assessed the situation, & the prognosis is not good for the test. We might be witnessing the death of testing.


I know that it is sad news for some, but more than a few of us have assessed the situation, and the prognosis is not good for our friend (or perhaps the arch enemy to others of us), the test. We might be witnessing the death of testing. Tests are not going away tomorrow or even next year, but their value will fade over the upcoming years until, finally, tests are, once and for all, a thing of the past. At least that is one possible future.


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The Two Worlds of Learning Analytics

In institutional core data, a course boils down to one data point per learner: the grade. In course management systems, a course easily produces five orders of magnitude more data points per learner. Do we really need two worlds of learning analytics?
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Instructure Opens Up Canvas Network Data -- Campus Technology

Instructure Opens Up Canvas Network Data -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Researchers can now access de-identified learning data from more than 230 massive open online courses (MOOCs) hosted on Instructure's Canvas Network.
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Laying the Groundwork for Big Data -- Campus Technology

Laying the Groundwork for Big Data -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Three higher ed chief data officers discuss the state of analytics at their institutions.
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Analyzing Analytics at the University | GradHacker

Analyzing Analytics at the University | GradHacker | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How can the statistics we're gathering about our classrooms help us to become more effective teachers?
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Making the most of data is everybody's responsibility

Making the most of data is everybody's responsibility | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A recent report shows the potential for learning analytics in higher education, says Jisc chief executive Paul Feldman
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What metrics don't tell us about the way students learn

What metrics don't tell us about the way students learn | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Plans to reward universities for excellent teaching could see a bigger role for metrics that track how students spend their time.
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Personalized Learning for Preschool: IBM, Sesame Workshop Team Up

Personalized Learning for Preschool: IBM, Sesame Workshop Team Up | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Watson and Elmo are joining forces.

Computing giant IBM and the nonprofit organization behind popular children's television show "Sesame Street" announced Wednesday a new partnership to bring so-called "cognitive computing" to early childhood education. The idea is to develop products featuring Sesame characters and content that are capable of responding in personalized ways to individual students based on their skills, interests, and developmental trajectories. Key to the effort will be the technology behind IBM's Watson, which takes a "big data" approach to understanding and responding to human language.
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Learning Analytics: the Basics

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “learning analytics.” You may have heard it used in the same phrase with “big data” and “predictive analytics.”  But is
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ECAR Update: New Institutional and Learning Analytics Reports

ECAR Update: New Institutional and Learning Analytics Reports | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
ECAR Update: New Institutional and Learning Analytics Reports
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"Get out of my way and let me learn"

"Get out of my way and let me learn" | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Degreed debrief provides a very loud call to action: spend less time worrying about the tracking of learning and more time in facilitating learning. 
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Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs - Forbes

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs - Forbes | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Data visualization expert Stephen Few said, “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” With the influx of data and introduction of self-service analytics tools, we're going to need more people capable of communicating insights effectively. The next generation of data storytellers will not be limited to just analysts and data scientists. Everyone will need to know how to tell a story with numbers.
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U of California at San Diego's early warning system aims to boost four-year graduation rate

U of California at San Diego's early warning system aims to boost four-year graduation rate | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
U of California at San Diego's new early warning system aims to condense millions of data points into a simple metric showing whether students will graduate on time.
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Report Recommends Ways for Higher Education Leaders to Harness Data to Improve Student Outcomes and Innovate With Integrity

Report Recommends Ways for Higher Education Leaders to Harness Data to Improve Student Outcomes and Innovate With Integrity | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) released a new report with support from TIAA Institute, “Evolving Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results.”
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Bricks to Clicks: from recommendation to action

Bricks to Clicks: from recommendation to action | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you’ve been working in higher education (HE) for a while, you’ll know that the latest Higher Education Commission (HEC) report ‘From Bricks to Clicks: the Potential of Data and Analytics in Higher Education’ is welcome research.  It brings into the spotlight the conversation about the strategic role that data and digital can play in HE.
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MAKING DATA WORK | Teachers Know Best - K-12 Education

MAKING DATA WORK | Teachers Know Best - K-12 Education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We spoke with dozens of educators across a range of schools—from mainstream to technology-forward—and we conducted an online survey with a nationally representative sample of 4,600 public school teachers.

This study explores four questions:

• What do teachers believe about data-driven instruction and the tools that support it?
• How do teachers use data to tailor instruction?
• What are key challenges with the tools that support data-driven instruction?
• What do teachers need to make data work to inform instruction in the classroom?

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Is it worth training faculty in student engagement? - eCampus News

Is it worth training faculty in student engagement? - eCampus News | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Penn State uses hard data to see if faculty professional development in student engagement actually makes a difference.


How can institutions know whether or not professional development (PD) programs for faculty are effective? And does student engagement increase when faculty complete PD courses aimed at promoting student engagement in the online learning environment? According to one large university, PD in student engagement makes a significant difference…when applied in practice.

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This Chart Shows the Promise and Limits of ‘Learning Analytics’

This Chart Shows the Promise and Limits of ‘Learning Analytics’ | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Taking a college course is a journey, and each student ends up charting a unique path through the assigned materials — bits of lectures that resonate, chance conversations with classmates, the parts of a textbook actually consumed.


With more courses happening online, colleges now can track those individual journeys more precisely. Such tracking is known as "learning analytics," and it’s how administrators at Utah State University created a single graphic that depicts all the student activity from a recent online course. When I met one of the top officials from the university at the big ed-tech conference held by Educause, this image is what he was excited to show me, as if it held the solution to a longstanding riddle he was working to decode. He called it "the spider graphic."

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