Based on: Oliver, R. (1999). Exploring strategies for online teaching and learning. DistanceEducation, 20(2), 240-254.
The Learning Design JourneyLanguage for resources, activities, supportsTools to translate between teacher language,IMSLD, and LMSsHow do teachers use and interpret LDsHow can LD be used as for review/reflectionLD web 2.0 tool - http://needle.uow.edu.au/ldt/How do teachers design?
How do teachers design?• Iterative process• Macro to micro views• Differential considerations and constraints• Inspired by others – regardless of discipline
Learning Analytics Overview 1. Learning analytics 2. What data? 3. Case Studies 4. Aligning data with design
BackgroundLearning Analytics:is the collection, collation, analysis andreporting of data about learners and theircontexts, for the purposes of understandingand optimizing learning
Do not under estimateMost important educational movementof the last 100 years. Siemens, G. (2011). An introduction to the role of learning and knowledge analytics in education. Invited presentation, Lisbon, Learning Analytics
Background Ed theory, Ed practice, SNA, Data mining, Machine learning, semantic, data visualisations, psychology (social, cognitive, organisational)
Large data sets – mine fortrends/ patterns or anomalies.• Creatures of habit (Study, communication, search patterns, networks, credit card security, Movies)What do patterns indicate andwhat do changes in habitindicate?
ActivityWhat data do you have access to?• Online/Offline• Individual/Course/ Program/ Faculty or institutional• Psych based surveys?
Performance and BehaviourRelationship betweengrades and onlineactivity What data?
Performance and BehaviourYes there is relationship! Frequency of logins Discussion activity Influenced by context
An online worldConcerns with Attrition• Motivation the issue • Achievement orientations
Achievement orientationsLearning or performing• Carol Dweck• Jen Tan I just failed my essay. Maybe it was a mistake to text it to my English teacher
StudyGrad School of Medicine• PBL centric• Well integrated OLE
Learning analytics – Creativity?Ronald Burt “…see early and more broadly”Translators of information Communication Problem solving Burt, R. (1992). Structural holes: The social structure of competition. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.
Bringing design and analytics togetherAnalytics to inform design decisionsJust-in-time analytics to understandlearner activity and experience duringimplementationRecommendations for actionAnalytics for post-implementationreflection and revision
ActivityLearning Design:What are the core interaction types and why?(engagement, community, independent study,knowledge recall)What data can you access? Where is thislocated?What data will inform these?What patterns do you anticipate?