Learn-B: A Social Analytics-enabled      Tool for Self-regulated       Workplace LearningMelody Siadaty1,2, D. Gašević 1,2...
Outline•   Research Challenge•   Pedagogical Framework•   Learn-B•   Learning Analytics in Learn-B      –   Usage Informat...
Research challenge:     support organizationally-embedded personal                learning at workplaceLAK’12 | Vancouver,...
Learning at the Workplace• Workplace learning is informal  and autonomous• Workplace learning is  contextual• Workplace le...
The Pedagogical Framework • Based on Nonaka&Takeuchi’s              Knowledge Building Model  I. Nonaka, & H. Takeuchi, “T...
Learn-B • Learning Biosis = learning as a way of life • Tool aimed at supporting SRL practices in   intentional, non-forma...
The support offered by Learn-B:       – Contextual recommendation of competences       – Recommendation of learning paths,...
The role of Learning Analytics • beneficial to users in every step of their SRL processes   at workplace, i.e. when       ...
The role of Learning Analytics • Also :       – Supports Harmonization of individual and         organizational learning g...
Learning Analytics in Learn-B • Usage Information      provides users with analytics representing the collective knowledge...
• Screenshots 1LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012   11
LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012   12
LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012   13
Learning Analytics in Learn-B • Progress-o-meters       – Individual progress       shows users their progress flow in ach...
LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012   15
Learning Analytics in Learn-B • Knowledge Sharing Profiles       – Individual Sharing       informs users of their reflect...
LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012
Learning Analytics in Learn-B    • Motivational Messages         provide users with personalized messages indicating      ...
LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012
Current and future work • If and to what extend the Analytics features of Learn-B, along   with its other functionalities,...
Thank You!                                      melody_siadaty@sfu.ca Please visit us for a demo of Learn-B               ...
The IntelLEO Ontologies                                                  http://intelleo.eu/index.php?id=183 • Learning Co...
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Learn-B: A Social Analytics-enabled Tool for Self-regulated Workplace Learning

  1. 1. Learn-B: A Social Analytics-enabled Tool for Self-regulated Workplace LearningMelody Siadaty1,2, D. Gašević 1,2, J. Jovanović3, N. Milikić3 , Z. Jeremić3, L. Ali2, A. Giljanović2, M. Hatala2 1 Athabasca University, Canada 2 Simon Fraser University, Canada 3 University of Belgrade, Serbia
  2. 2. Outline• Research Challenge• Pedagogical Framework• Learn-B• Learning Analytics in Learn-B – Usage Information – Progress-o-meters – Knowledge Sharing Profiles – Motivational Messages• Current and Future WorkLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 2
  3. 3. Research challenge: support organizationally-embedded personal learning at workplaceLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012
  4. 4. Learning at the Workplace• Workplace learning is informal and autonomous• Workplace learning is contextual• Workplace learning has a social natureLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 4
  5. 5. The Pedagogical Framework • Based on Nonaka&Takeuchi’s Knowledge Building Model I. Nonaka, & H. Takeuchi, “The knowledge-creating company: How Japanese companies create the dynamics of innovation.” Oxford University Press, 1995. • Extended with – SRL practices – Social embeddedness – Organizational ContextLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 5
  6. 6. Learn-B • Learning Biosis = learning as a way of life • Tool aimed at supporting SRL practices in intentional, non-formal learning in organizational contexts • Makes use of ontologies for data linking and annotationLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 6
  7. 7. The support offered by Learn-B: – Contextual recommendation of competences – Recommendation of learning paths, learning activities and knowledge objects – Knowledge sharing profiles – Provision of Usage Information – Social Wave – Progress-o-meter – Activity Streams –…LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 7
  8. 8. The role of Learning Analytics • beneficial to users in every step of their SRL processes at workplace, i.e. when – identifying their learning needs and setting their goals • To get aware how other employees with similar organizational positions have defined their goals – monitoring their learning progress • To compare it with that of their colleagues – Sharing/documenting their learning experiences • to observe how actively their colleagues are sharing their learning experiences and comparing it with their own sharing activitiesLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 8
  9. 9. The role of Learning Analytics • Also : – Supports Harmonization of individual and organizational learning goals • Enables the organization to better align its learning objectives with those of its employees by knowing about their learning practices – Enhances the motivation of individuals to take part in learning/knowledge building activities and sharing their experiences • by providing them with feedback from the social contextLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 9
  10. 10. Learning Analytics in Learn-B • Usage Information provides users with analytics representing the collective knowledge around a resource and assists them in planning their learning processes – Statistics a set of various visualization charts – Social Waves – Collective stand (reflections, ratings and tags )LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 10
  11. 11. • Screenshots 1LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 11
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  14. 14. Learning Analytics in Learn-B • Progress-o-meters – Individual progress shows users their progress flow in achieving their defined learning goals and the competences included within those goals – Comparison with the collective provide users with a comparison of their progress flow with that of their colleagues who have the same learning goal / are working on the same competenceLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 14
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  16. 16. Learning Analytics in Learn-B • Knowledge Sharing Profiles – Individual Sharing informs users of their reflections, in terms of sharing their learning resources, within an organization. – Comparison with the collective Users can compare their sharing activities with the average within their organizationLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 16
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  18. 18. Learning Analytics in Learn-B • Motivational Messages provide users with personalized messages indicating to what extent the collective has shared their personal preferences. (these preferences are used to adjust the recommendations generated for the user.)LAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 18
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  20. 20. Current and future work • If and to what extend the Analytics features of Learn-B, along with its other functionalities, address the existing challenges in supporting workplace learning. • Further development work – support for documenting and sharing learning experiences – support for collaborative learning • An evaluation of Learn-B in 3 different workplace settings over a 2 month period – Identified issues in the conducted user study inform our further researchLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012
  21. 21. Thank You! melody_siadaty@sfu.ca Please visit us for a demo of Learn-B during the conference reception today, 5 -7 pmLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 21
  22. 22. The IntelLEO Ontologies http://intelleo.eu/index.php?id=183 • Learning Context Ontology • Activities Ontology • User Model Ontology • Competences Ontology • Competence Management Ontology • Workflow Ontology • Organization Ontology • Annotations OntologyLAK’12 | Vancouver, BC | 29 April – 2 May, 2012 22

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