Lasi opening3

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Lasi opening3

  1. 1. Overview of Learning Analytics & Educational Data Mining Ryan Baker, IEDMS George Siemens, SoLAR
  2. 2. Agenda Intro SoLAR IEDMS What do EDM/LA researchers do? State of the field Going Forward
  3. 3. Agenda Intro SoLAR IEDMS What do EDM/LA researchers do? State of the field Going Forward
  4. 4. -Build the field of Learning Analytics through cross-disciplinary interactions, identification of research and teaching needs, advancement of LA methods, and connecting isolated researchers and research communities. -Develop the skills and knowledge of doctoral students and academics, equipping them to engage actively in LA research and teaching. Why LASI?
  5. 5. LASI Locals (consider running one next year) -Hong Kong, Denmark, South Africa, Latin America, France, Spain (Granada & Madrid), Scotland, Australia, Netherlands Thanks to Simon Buckingham Shum for organizing
  6. 6. Thanks: Charles, Garron for hard work behind the scenes Dragan, Mykola, for an outstanding program Grace for admin/organization
  7. 7. Thanks:
  8. 8. Next year: MIT
  9. 9. Agenda Intro SoLAR IEDMS What do EDM/LA researchers do? State of the field Going Forward
  10. 10. What is SoLAR? Scientific organization promoting high quality research in data and analytics generated through the learning process
  11. 11. What does SoLAR do? LAK JLA LASI OLA LAMP
  12. 12. Agenda Intro SoLAR IEDMS What do EDM/LA researchers do? State of the field Going Forward
  13. 13. What is the EDM Society? Supports collaboration and scientific research in mining big data from educational contexts
  14. 14. What does IEDMS do? EDM conference JEDM EDM-ANNOUNCE/EDM-DISCUSS Supporting role in LASI, OLA, LAMP
  15. 15. Agenda Intro SoLAR IEDMS What do EDM/LA researchers do? State of the field Going Forward
  16. 16. Types of EDM method (Baker & Siemens, in press; building off Baker & Yacef, 2009) • Prediction • Structure Discovery • Relationship mining • Distillation of data for human judgment • Discovery with models
  17. 17. Types of EDM method (Baker & Siemens, in press; building off Baker & Yacef, 2009) • Prediction – Classification – Regression – Latent Knowledge Estimation
  18. 18. Types of EDM method (Baker & Siemens, in press; building off Baker & Yacef, 2009) • Structure Discovery – Clustering – Factor Analysis – Domain Structure Discovery – Network Analysis
  19. 19. Types of EDM method (Baker & Siemens, in press; building off Baker & Yacef, 2009) • Relationship mining – Association rule mining – Correlation mining – Sequential pattern mining – Causal data mining
  20. 20. Agenda Intro SoLAR IEDMS What do EDM/LA researchers do? State of the field Going Forward
  21. 21. What is happening in LA? Dawson et al 2014
  22. 22. Dawson et al 2014
  23. 23. Trends Maturation of research Growing impact on practice Increased computer science representation
  24. 24. What is happening in EDM? • A lot of classification and regression • Increased emphasis on latent knowledge estimation and knowledge structure discovery • Reduced emphasis on relationship mining Baker & Inventado, in press
  25. 25. What is happening in EDM? • Broadening range of constructs studied – Meta-cognition – Affect – Engagement – Motivation – Long-Term Participation • Increased number of discovery with models analyses Baker & Inventado, in press
  26. 26. What is happening in EDM? • Basic research • Automated intervention • And increasingly, we’re learning from LAK and getting into reporting
  27. 27. What is happening in EDM? • Increased participation of industry; industry track • Workshops
  28. 28. Agenda Intro SoLAR IEDMS What do EDM/LA researchers do? State of the field Going Forward
  29. 29. What do we need to be doing better?
  30. 30. To advance as a field, LA researchers and practitioners need to address the following: (a) development of new tools, techniques, and people; (b) data: openness, ethics, and scope; (c) target of analytics activity; and (d) connections to related fields and practitioners.
  31. 31. Challenges that we face Public pushback Broadening scope of data Creating strategic links to related academic/research communities
  32. 32. EDM2015 • Madrid, Spain
  33. 33. EDM2015 • Madrid, Spain

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