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Getting Played: Gamification, Bullshit and the Rise of Algorithmic Surveillance

Getting Played: Gamification, Bullshit and the Rise of Algorithmic Surveillance | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Gamification, the idea that game mechanics can be integrated into assumed “non-game” circumstances has gained ascendance
amongst champions of marketing, behavior change and efficiency. Ironically, some of the most heated critique of gamification
has come from the broader community of “traditional” videogame developers. Connecting broadly to projects surrounding “big
data” and algorithmic surveillance, the project of gamification continues to expand and intensify. This paper examines the
complex relationship between game designers and the rise of arguments in support of gamification. I analyze the various actors
and interests mobilizing arguments, deconstructing their underlying assumptions about the relationship between games and social
phenomena. Turning to an analytic framework rooted in the Assemblage of Play (Taylor 2009) and emergent coercive forms of
(played) control (Taylor 2006), the essay critiques assumptions on either side of the debate on the role of games and play. The
strained connections between debates on gamification and broader interest in serious games offers an important moment to
explore algorithmic surveillance.

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A challenging provocation that demands consideration by anyone working in the area.  Interesting piece challenging those of us working with gamification, learning analytics, MOOCs, etc...

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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.

 

Use the 'Filter' pull-down menu above to search for topics by keywords.


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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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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.

About this Course

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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Journal of Learning Analytics

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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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Campus Technology : August 2014, Page 11

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The Promise of 'Small Data' on Campus -- Campus Technology

The Promise of 'Small Data' on Campus -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
At the CT 2014 conference this week in Boston, one former CIO told attendees that education is not "about gathering terabytes of data and asking it to tell me the patterns." Instead, he argued for the potential of "small data" to create a personalized learning experiences that cut down on student frustration and confusion.
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▶ Learning Analytics to inform teaching practice - YouTube

Dr Abelardo Pardo from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at The University of Sydney, gives an overview of learning analytics and how to u...
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How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions

How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With research findings widely available on websites and Twitter feeds, it's easier than ever to oversimplify the results—and risk bringing half-formed ideas into America's classrooms. 
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Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM) | CRLT

Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM) | CRLT | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Sponsored by the Provost's Task Force on Learning Analytics, Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM) is a speaker series. Presenters will focus on the analysis and use of data about students, courses and academic programs-- for the purposes of improving teaching and learning.

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Ethical Discourse: Guiding the Future of Learning Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Ethical Discourse: Guiding the Future of Learning Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Learning analytics holds increasing potential for student agency and autonomy, highlighting a need for ethical discourse at all levels of higher education institutions. Topics central to this dialogue include student awareness of analytics, the future of algorithms and learning analytics, and the redefinition of failure.

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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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Getting Played: Gamification, Bullshit and the Rise of Algorithmic Surveillance

Getting Played: Gamification, Bullshit and the Rise of Algorithmic Surveillance | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Gamification, the idea that game mechanics can be integrated into assumed “non-game” circumstances has gained ascendance
amongst champions of marketing, behavior change and efficiency. Ironically, some of the most heated critique of gamification
has come from the broader community of “traditional” videogame developers. Connecting broadly to projects surrounding “big
data” and algorithmic surveillance, the project of gamification continues to expand and intensify. This paper examines the
complex relationship between game designers and the rise of arguments in support of gamification. I analyze the various actors
and interests mobilizing arguments, deconstructing their underlying assumptions about the relationship between games and social
phenomena. Turning to an analytic framework rooted in the Assemblage of Play (Taylor 2009) and emergent coercive forms of
(played) control (Taylor 2006), the essay critiques assumptions on either side of the debate on the role of games and play. The
strained connections between debates on gamification and broader interest in serious games offers an important moment to
explore algorithmic surveillance.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 31, 7:46 PM

A challenging provocation that demands consideration by anyone working in the area.  Interesting piece challenging those of us working with gamification, learning analytics, MOOCs, etc...

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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In a paper published this spring, the CSAIL team outlined some key findings on what online learners want from videos. These include:


Brevity (viewers generally tune out after six minutes)


Informality, with professors seated at a desk, not standing behind a podium


Lively visuals rather than static PowerPoint slides


Fast talkers (professors seen as the most engaging spoke at 254 words per minute)


More pauses, so viewers can soak in complex diagrams


Web-friendly lessons (existing videos broken into shorter chunks are less effective than ones crafted for online audiences)

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Analysis from MIT about the features of online videos used in MOOCs that online learners prefer. Interesting analysis for MOOCs but these features could be applied to videos used in any implementation of blended learning.

 

Also shows that the slick, production theatre videos with a highly professional look may not be the ones that students prefer to watch.

Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, July 31, 5:04 AM
What we already knew and any academic should intrinsically understand this if they are in tune with the people they teach,
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Snooping professor or friendly don? The ethics of university learning analytics

Snooping professor or friendly don? The ethics of university learning analytics | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities have been recording data digitally about their students for decades. No one would seriously question the necessity of collecting facts for administrative purposes, such as a student’s name…
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Big Data Comes To College

Big Data Comes To College | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When students at Purdue University are reading their homework assignments, sometimes the assignments are reading them too. A software program called
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12 Essentials of Prescriptive Analytics for Student Success -- Campus Technology

12 Essentials of Prescriptive Analytics for Student Success -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's CIO is pursuing a track that marries institutional data, predictions and business rules to create prescriptions for student and campus success. Here are his 12 best practices for prescriptive analytics.
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Collecting data on students: is it useful to know which books they've read?

Collecting data on students: is it useful to know which books they've read? | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities can gain valuable information by tracking students' behaviour online, but they must be careful not to misuse it
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Designing for Learning's curator insight, June 17, 11:16 PM

Student analytics is here to stay!


According to this article, analytics can be used effectively to identify top resources, improve the student experience and underpin success at university.