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  1. 1. ALT-C 2014, September 2014, Warwick, UK Learning Analytics: seeking answers at a time of big questions? Li Yuan, Adam Cooper, University of Bolton Doug Clow, Open University
  2. 2. Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE project) • European Union Support & Coordination project • 24 more months to go • 9 partners (inc. Norway, Sweden, UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Italy) • Focus areas Schools Higher Education Industry Interoperability & Data Sharing
  3. 3. What is Learning Analytics? The measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs (Society for Learning Analytics Research – SoLAR) Actionable intelligence!
  4. 4. A Generic Framework for Learning Analytics Greller, W., & Drachsler, H. (2012). Translating Learning into Numbers: A Generic Framework for Learning Analytics. Educational Technology & Society, 15 (3), 42–57
  5. 5. Cultural / Tech issues • How do we convince management of the return on investment of analytics? • Where do we start: the problem to be addressed or the data available? • What information do we not want to know? (privacy law) • How do we overcome resistance to change? • Where do we get statisticians / data scientists from? • How do we make insights actionable? • How do we get reliable data / avoid students gaming the system? • How do we identify the useful data in the wealth of available data? • How do we get relevant data from outside the institution? • How do we get data from multiple (legacy) systems to interoperate? • How do we make data comparable between institutions? • … - Cetis conference 2014
  6. 6. SNAPP: Social Networks Adapting Pedagogical Practice http://www.snappvis.org/
  7. 7. LOCO-Analyst http://jelenajovanovic.net/LOCO-Analyst/
  8. 8. Group activities 1. Scenarios: • Student retention and early intervention • Students learning in MOOCs • Others 2. Questions to be answered? 3. Concerns? 4. Plenary
  9. 9. Useful Links: 1. Cetis Analytics Series, http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/c/analytics 2. Join the LACE community, http://www.laceproject.eu/join-community/ 3. Greller, W., & Drachsler, H. (2012). Translating Learning into Numbers: A Generic Framework for Learning Analytics. Educational Technology & Society, 15 (3), 42–57, http://www.ifets.info/journals/15_3/4.pdf
  10. 10. Licence This presentation New Strategies for Developing Open Online Courses for International Students by Li Yuan L.Yuan@bolton.ac.uk of Cetis http://www.cetis.ac.uk is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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