READ AFTER FIRST POINT:L.a. influences student data to build better pedagogies, target at-risk student populations, and assess whether programs designed to improve retention have been effective and should be sustained…learning analytics has been very important to gaining insights about student interaction with online texts and courseware. Students are beginning to experience the benefits of learning analytics as they engage with mobile and online platforms that track data to create responsive, personalized learning experience.Try to play this video if the website is not blocked. (https://www.edmodo.com/about ). edmodo.com/about – right on this webpage, to better understand or get a clear picture of the educational “big data” of technology advancement within the educational system.
The main idea behind learning analytics is to use data and analyses to adapt instruction to individual learner needs in real time, in the same way that amazon, Netflix, and Google use metrics to tailor recommendations and advertisements to consumers. It also improves the learning environment and is engaging for students.inBloom Inc. has had a large part in connecting learning analytics to education reform and is gaining visibility as a major stakeholder. Started with seed funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. inBloom offers data storage, content and open sources tools to help districts make personalized learning real for students in the nine states- Try the website for the video
-schools that rely on the cloud for better, more stable infrastructures are making BYOD and one-to-one a reality for a greater number of students. As a result, online learning, and subsequently, learning analytics are getting much closer to becoming a standard practice across education. -web-based software and tracking tools are giving teachers a closer look into the learning activities of their students, while districts are using data and analytics to inform their decision-making. All of these scenarios, learning analytics make data an integral part of planning, designing and assessing learning experiences. Example of an analytics platform is guidek12 and it is a web based geovisual analytics tool (that was originally designed for the US Census Bureau to visualize terabytes of data in government datasets of all kinds. It has helped districts in Louisiana, Florida, and north Dakota that gain access to numerous filters, geographic visualizations, and reports to make impactful decision-making a transparent scientific process. (play demo) go.nmc.org/guideAlways prepped is a free online tool that connects with educational websites like Khan Academy, Engrade, and Socrative, providing teachers with a single place to view individual and class progress. (play demo video: go.nmc.org/prepp)
Mathspace is an online program that meets the demands of the NSW Syllabus and Australian national curriculum for students 7-10. the platform monitors how students reason through math problems and provides personalized reports and feedback as well as analytics reports for teachers. Reading: kno is an e-textbook company which provides students with insights into their study habits and behaviours while using these e-textbooks. Students can also better pace themselves by looking at data that shows them how much time has been spent working through specific texts, and where they are in relation to their goals. Special education: constant therapy is a mobile platform that leverages data analytics and mobile technology to provide personalized therapy for people with cognitive, language, communication and learning disorders. Constant therapy’s lessons adapt to meet the needs of learners while allowing language educators to monitor their progresses via an analytics dashboard.
The following links provide examples of learning analytics in use in k-12 education settings: Adventures in playlisting is where teachers in new jersey public schools, create playlists that drive their students’ personalized learning experience and also allows teachers to create online formative assessments within each playlist to receive pre- and post- assessment data and give students immediate feedbackCitelighter software helps students better organize their research and streamline their writing process. Learning catalytics is a cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system that allows teachers to ask their students open-ended critical thinking questions and receive feedback in real time. Realttime assessment of standards-based declarative and procedural knowledge is a learning analytics program to determine whether immediate feedback is provided to students will improve their performance to the targeted standards and learning outcomes – regardless of other intervening factors such as gender, socioeconomic status, or learning disabilities Schoology learning analytics in a “flipped classroom,” to see how many attempts students make before they were able to achieve a high score on their homework assignments. A flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering teaching or instruction online outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom
On page 23 of the Horizon Report 2013 document, there are six articles and resources that are recommended for further reading for ones who wish to learn more about learning analytics.
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What is Learning Analytics?
Interprets or makes out the trends and patterns for educational “big
data” to further the technology advancement for every tier of the
Learning analytics is gaining visibility as converging technologies support
mobile and online learning trends.
inBloom inc. has had a large part in connecting learning analytics
Funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation
of New York
Relevance for Teaching, Learning, or
Learning analytics are getting much closer to becoming a standard practice across
Web-based software and tracking tools are relevant use of technology.
Learning analytics make data an integral part of planning, designing and assessing
Always prepped is a free online tool that connects with Khan Academy, Engrade,
A sampling of Applications of learning
Mathspace meets the demands of the NSW Syllabus and Australian
National Curriculum for students age 7 – 10.
Kno launched the “Kno-Me” tool for students’ study habits and behaviours
while using e-textbooks.
Special Education: Constant Therapy is a mobile platform that leverages data
analytics and mobile technology
Learning Analytics in Practice
Adventures in “Playlisting” go.nmc.org/sum
Learning Catalytics go.nmc.org/cataly
Real-Time Assessment of Standards-Based Declarative and Procedural Knowledge
Schoology Learning Analytics (video) go.nmc.org/fla
Articles and resources, page 23 of the NMC Horizon Report 2013
Emerging Opportunities in K-12 Learning Analytics
Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Educational Data Mining and Learning: An Issue
Hope Battles Fear Over Student Data Integration
If You Like Learning, Could I Recommend Analytics?
Learning and Knowledge Analytics (PDF)
The Upside and Dark Side of Collecting Student Data