Last week I joined 90 PhD students and about a dozen other academic tutors in a converted monastery in the hills above Girona, for the ICO 2012 Fall School. This brings together students from across Europe primarily, to present and discuss their research into education, in some cases involving learning technologies.
I piloted a new Learning Analytics workshop over two days with 20 students, which introduced the topic, and then got participants engaged with hands-on design exercises. This was originally going to be run with Maarten de Laat but unfortunately he couldn’t make it, but fed in some good ideas when we were planning.
The slides show the introductory tutorial, and the exercises. Almost all students were not technologists, but conducting research in educational contexts, often in schools, so there was no expertise assumed on that front.
- Your interest in this workshop and what you would like to get out of it
- 1 paragraph intro to your PhD (add links if you want for details
- How might this relate to Learning Analytics? Think about the learning processes you would like to track and visualize in some way, and provide a description of the learning setting, tools and environments
- area of learning: Education (prim, sec, HE), professional learning, lifelong learning, societal learning
- personal +/or social learning?
- subject related?
- specific learning tasks?
Long, P. and Siemens, G. (2011). Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education, EDUCAUSE Review, Volume 46, Number 5, September/October 2011. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/penetrating-fog-analytics-learning-and-education
Brown, M., Learning Analytics: Moving from Concept to Practice. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Briefing, 2012. http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/learning-analytics-moving-concept-practice
Buckingham Shum, S. and Ferguson, R., Social Learning Analytics. Educational Technology & Society (Special Issue on Learning & Knowledge Analytics, Eds. G. Siemens & D. Gašević), 15, 3, (2012), 3-26. http://www.ifets.info Open Access Eprint: http://oro.open.ac.uk/34092
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYTICS
Maarten de Laat & Bieke Schreurs (2012). Professional Development Networks: A Case for Learning Analytics in the Workplace: http://www.open.ou.nl/rslmlt/abs_delaat.pdf
Argunaut Moderators Interface: http://www.open.ou.nl/rslmlt/Argunaut_MI%20description.pdf
De Liddo, A., Buckingham Shum, S., Quinto, I., Bachler, M. and Cannavacciuolo, L., Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics. In: Proc. 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (Banff, CA, 27 Feb-1 Mar, 2011). ACM: New York. pp.22-33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2090116.2090120 Open Access Eprint: http://oro.open.ac.uk/25829
Buckingham Shum, S. and Deakin Crick, R., Learning Dispositions and Transferable Competencies: Pedagogy, Modelling and Learning Analytics. In: Proc. 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (Vancouver, 29 Apr-2 May, 2012). ACM: New York. pp.92-101. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2330601.2330629 Open Access Eprint: http://oro.open.ac.uk/32823