Learning Analytics: A new lens for       understanding learning and                teachingGeorge Siemens, PhDUniversity o...
“The world is one big data problem”                                      Gilad Elbaz
August 5, 1949: Mann Gulch
December 2–3, 1984: Bhopal
April 14, 1994: Black Hawk Incident
Add:terrorist attacks, Space Shuttle Columbia, 2008financial crisis, etc, etc.
Progressive reliance on sensemaking in systemsrather than as individuals
Sensemaking“Sensemaking is a motivated, continuous effortto understand connections . . . in order toanticipate their traje...
We can’t understand how people make sensewithout considering the system
2008, financial                     Mann Gulch                     SS Columbia9/11            Bhopal        7/7       Mumbai
2008, financial                                                Mann Gulch                                                S...
The problem is that our socio-technical systemsare becoming more technical and less social
To avoid getting lost in the “mass of inconsequential”                                              (Bush, 1945)We still n...
How can centralized aims be achieved throughdistributed means?
The current state of work & the internet isantagonistic to existing practices inorganizationsInternet/mobiles/web fragment...
In response, systems have become more rule oralgorithmically basedSocial systems don’t scale with information’sabundance/c...
Blurring the physical and virtual worlds
“Social data is set to be surpassed in thedata economy, though, by data published byphysical, real-world objects like sens...
Hence, analytics
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405311190388560 4576486330882679982.html
Who is going to get sick?
Learning analytics is the measurement,collection, analysis and reporting of data aboutlearners and their contexts, for pur...
Anywhere/time data is produced in education      an analytics opportunity exists
Learner successUse of university resources/servicesAt-risk learners (predictive capacity)Help-seeking behaviorAlertsInterv...
http://www.skyrill.com/seatinghabits/
CCK08: Introduction     forumLimitedinteraction.Most areisolatedhttp://www.snappvis.org/
Introduction forum posts:CCK08                     Dialogue limited:                     Group too large?
http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Adopts-Plan-to/128800
Half-ideas colliding to form new (innovative)             knowledge wholes:       Massive Open Online Courses
Creating: artifacts, stuff, remixing,new assemblies, novel connectedness
Open online courses
Online Self-Organizing Social Systems (OSOSS)“structure allows large numbers of individuals toself-organize in a highly de...
Stigmergic/self-organizing social            systems
Synchronization
Personalization and adaptive learning           at a large scale
Analytics: rooted in learning sciences
www.lakconference.org
Learning Analytics: Practitioners WorkshopPurdue: Oct 1-3, 2012http://www.solaresearch.org/flare/
http://edfuture.net/ October 8-November 16, 2012
gsiemens @  gmail  Twitter  Skype  FB  Whereverwww.elearnspace.orgwww.connectivism.cawww.learninganalytics.net
Learning Analytics: A new lens for understanding learning and teaching
Learning Analytics: A new lens for understanding learning and teaching
Learning Analytics: A new lens for understanding learning and teaching
Learning Analytics: A new lens for understanding learning and teaching
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    1. 1. Learning Analytics: A new lens for understanding learning and teachingGeorge Siemens, PhDUniversity of Hong KongJune 15, 2012
    2. 2. “The world is one big data problem” Gilad Elbaz
    3. 3. August 5, 1949: Mann Gulch
    4. 4. December 2–3, 1984: Bhopal
    5. 5. April 14, 1994: Black Hawk Incident
    6. 6. Add:terrorist attacks, Space Shuttle Columbia, 2008financial crisis, etc, etc.
    7. 7. Progressive reliance on sensemaking in systemsrather than as individuals
    8. 8. Sensemaking“Sensemaking is a motivated, continuous effortto understand connections . . . in order toanticipate their trajectories and act effectively” (Klein et al. 2006)
    9. 9. We can’t understand how people make sensewithout considering the system
    10. 10. 2008, financial Mann Gulch SS Columbia9/11 Bhopal 7/7 Mumbai
    11. 11. 2008, financial Mann Gulch SS Columbia 9/11 Bhopal 7/7Sensemaking, prediction,& performance Mumbaithrough analytics here
    12. 12. The problem is that our socio-technical systemsare becoming more technical and less social
    13. 13. To avoid getting lost in the “mass of inconsequential” (Bush, 1945)We still need control, but the points are different thanwhere the education system has assigned them in thepast.
    14. 14. How can centralized aims be achieved throughdistributed means?
    15. 15. The current state of work & the internet isantagonistic to existing practices inorganizationsInternet/mobiles/web fragmentsCoherence is needed for action/performance
    16. 16. In response, systems have become more rule oralgorithmically basedSocial systems don’t scale with information’sabundance/complexity
    17. 17. Blurring the physical and virtual worlds
    18. 18. “Social data is set to be surpassed in thedata economy, though, by data published byphysical, real-world objects like sensors,smart grids and connected devices.”http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/china_moves_to_dominate_the_next_stage_of_th e_web_internet_of_things.php
    19. 19. Hence, analytics
    20. 20. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405311190388560 4576486330882679982.html
    21. 21. Who is going to get sick?
    22. 22. Learning analytics is the measurement,collection, analysis and reporting of data aboutlearners and their contexts, for purposes ofunderstanding and optimizing learning and theenvironments in which it occurs
    23. 23. Anywhere/time data is produced in education an analytics opportunity exists
    24. 24. Learner successUse of university resources/servicesAt-risk learners (predictive capacity)Help-seeking behaviorAlertsInterventionLearner dashboardPath of concept developmentReal-time analytics
    25. 25. http://www.skyrill.com/seatinghabits/
    26. 26. CCK08: Introduction forumLimitedinteraction.Most areisolatedhttp://www.snappvis.org/
    27. 27. Introduction forum posts:CCK08 Dialogue limited: Group too large?
    28. 28. http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Adopts-Plan-to/128800
    29. 29. Half-ideas colliding to form new (innovative) knowledge wholes: Massive Open Online Courses
    30. 30. Creating: artifacts, stuff, remixing,new assemblies, novel connectedness
    31. 31. Open online courses
    32. 32. Online Self-Organizing Social Systems (OSOSS)“structure allows large numbers of individuals toself-organize in a highly decentralized mannerin order to solve problems and accomplish othergoals.” Wiley & Edwards 2003
    33. 33. Stigmergic/self-organizing social systems
    34. 34. Synchronization
    35. 35. Personalization and adaptive learning at a large scale
    36. 36. Analytics: rooted in learning sciences
    37. 37. www.lakconference.org
    38. 38. Learning Analytics: Practitioners WorkshopPurdue: Oct 1-3, 2012http://www.solaresearch.org/flare/
    39. 39. http://edfuture.net/ October 8-November 16, 2012
    40. 40. gsiemens @ gmail Twitter Skype FB Whereverwww.elearnspace.orgwww.connectivism.cawww.learninganalytics.net

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