Disclaimer (we were ambitious): Out of curiosity, how many of you read our abstract? Did it strike you as awfully ambitious for a short presentation? Yeah, us too… Quick review of abstractOutcomesPoint to discussion
Making assumptions about data is difficultbecause of variety.
Each OER is collecting and capturing different things or not collecting data at all.
And many more on OER Commons. Whatdrives this…
Challenge: building alignment around common learning outcomes
Open Education 2011:Openness and Learning AnalyticsJohn Rinderle @johnrinderleNorman Bier @normanbier
Open Learning InitiativeProduce and improve scientifically-based courses and course materials which enact instruction and support instructorsProvide open access to these courses and materialsDevelop communities of use, research and development that enable evaluation and continuous improvement
Introduction: OutcomesShared understanding of challenges, tensions andpossibilities in learning analytics, around the dimensions of: • Potential of well-used OER in a use-driven design context • Adaptability (Variety)← → Analytics (Coherence) • Analytics Tools and Approach • Data—needs and challengesDescribe community-based analytics plans: • Flexible, long-range planning • Useful, short-term stepsCommit to action • Identify best existing efforts
EffectivenessWhat is working in openeducation? Why? And howdo you know?
Effectiveness Demonstrably support students in meeting articulated, measurable learning outcomes in a given set of contexts
So why dont we do this now?• Its hard• Its expensive• Individual faculty cant do it alone• It can be threatening to educators• Disparate systems• How do we measure it?We need enabling processes and systems
What would we be giving up? This approach forces us to allow our minds to be changed by evidence.
Conclusion: next steps• Innovate• Standardize• Scale
Conclusion: next steps• Innovate • Commitment to Assessment• Standardize and Evaluation• Scale • Community Definition of Analytics-enabled OER • Common approach to data • Shared and private analytics platforms
“Improvement in Post SecondaryEducation will require convertingteaching from a „solo sport‟ to acommunity based research activity.” —Herbert Simon
Questions• Do you believe in this approach to analytics-enabled OER?• Can this better address the pedagogy vs. reuse value curve?
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