In Focus: Learner analytics and big data symposium

CENTRE FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM >>
In Focus: Learner analytics and big data

The aim of this event, held on 10 December 2013 at Senate House, University of London, was to provide delegates with an informative and thought-provoking introduction to the concept of learner analytics and big data, with indications as to how these are being used or could be adapted to work in educational contexts and what the future might look like if analytics become mainstream.  The symposium was attended by nearly 100 delegates from the University of London federation and beyond.  Presentations were received from a strong set of expert speakers drawn from both public and private sectors, who provided a variety of HE-focused, international research and case studies.

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Big Data in Education: Theory and Practice. Michael Moore, MSCIS, Senior Advisory Consultant – Analytics, Desire2Learn

Analytics: As if learning mattered. Adam Cooper, Deputy Director of JISC CETIS

Using Targeted, Data-driven, Student Surveys to Improve Online Course Design. Pamela Wik-Grimm, Manager of Learner Outcomes, eCornell

LINK TO PRESENTATION: https://lms.ecornell.com/courses/1222869

Moving from Learning Analytics to Social (Emotional) Learning Analytics. Dr Bart Rientes, Senior Lecturer, Department of Higher Education, University of Surrey

The Learning Ecosystem – A Content Agnostic Adaptive Learning and Analytics System. Dr George Mitchell, Chief Operations Officer, CCKF Ltd, Dublin

Annika Wolff & Zdenek Zdrahal, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University (“Improving retention: predicting at-risk students by analysing clicking behaviour in a virtual learning environment“)

Data driven blended learning: Going from a heterogeneous classroom to a targeted focus group. Ernest Lyubchik, Selflab.com, and Dr Sara Hershkovitz, Centre for Educational Technology, Israel

The Funnel of Participation: moving beyond dropout in MOOCs, informal learning and universities. Dr Doug Clow, Institute for Educational Technology, Open University

Predictive learning analytics based on augmented Moodle VLE data. Uri Baran, Predictive Analytics Solutions Architect, IBM UK, and Richard Maccabee, Director, University of London Computer Centre

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