The Technology Horizon: Implications for assessment

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  • “ Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until  2003, according to Schmidt. That’s something like five exabytes of data.” Eric Schmidt (2010)
  • The Technology Horizon: Implications for assessment

    1. 1. The Technology Horizon implications for assessment Phil Marston Centre for Academic Development University of Aberdeen
    2. 2. Heads-up What’s on the horizon
    3. 3. Overview • Learning Analytics • Tin Can API • Open Badges
    4. 4. Key Concept Gartner’s Hype Cycle
    5. 5. Learning Analytics • Huge amounts of data being generated • Storage & processing power available exponentially • Patterns of relationships hidden in that data • Algorithms being developed • Dashboards being developed
    6. 6. Learning Analytics • Huge amounts of data being generated • Storage & processing power available exponentially • Patterns of relationships hidden in that data • Algorithms being developed • Dashboards being developed
    7. 7. Learning Analytics • Huge amounts of data being generated • Storage & processing power available exponentially • Patterns of relationships hidden in that data • Algorithms being developed • Dashboards being developed
    8. 8. Learning Analytics • Huge amounts of data being generated • Storage & processing power available exponentially • Patterns of relationships hidden in that data • Algorithms being developed • Dashboards being developed
    9. 9. Learning Analytics • Huge amounts of data being generated • Storage & processing power available exponentially • Patterns of relationships hidden in that data • Algorithms being developed • Dashboards being developed
    10. 10. Tin Can API • SCORM • Experience • Subject, verb, object (I did this)
    11. 11. Tin Can API • SCORM • Experience • Subject, verb, object (I did this)
    12. 12. Tin Can API • SCORM • Experience • Subject, verb, object (I did this)
    13. 13. Open Badges • Digital certificates with embedded metadata • Will be endorsable • Providing employers with the information they need
    14. 14. Open Badges • Digital certificates with embedded metadata • Will be endorsable • Providing employers with the information they need
    15. 15. Open Badges • Digital certificates with embedded metadata • Will be endorsable • Providing employers with the information they need
    16. 16. Implications What’s the role of HE?
    17. 17. Any Questions? Phil Marston Centre for Academic Development University of Aberdeen
    18. 18. Resources • Learning Analytics • NMC Horizon Reports http://www.nmc.org/horizon-project/horizon-reports • Purdue http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/signals-using-academic-analytics-promote-student-success • JISC http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk/topic/learning_analytics • Tin Can API • http://tincanapi.com • Open Badges • Mozilla http://openbadges.org • JISC http://www.rsc-scotland.org/eassessment/tag/open-badges/
    19. 19. Image Credits • Slide 4 Gartner's 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2124315 • Slide 6 Aberdeen University ‘Maxwell’ High Performance Computing Facility http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/details-13807.php • Slide 7 Map of science derived from clickstream data http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0004803 • Slide 10 SCORM, repositories and competencies - The big picture by Claude Ostyn http://www.ostyn.com/standards/prop/SCORM_competencies_repositories.htm • Slide 11 Making Sense of Tin Can API by Liz Burrow http://burlix.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/making-sense-of-tincan-api/ • Slide 12 Toyota environmentally conscious driving simulator by Eric Chan. Creative Commons license CC BY http://www.flickr.com/photos/maveric2003/2143217328/ • Slide 13 “Badge Anatomy” by Class Hack. Creative Commons license CC BY-SA http://www.waynebarry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Open-Badge-Anatomy.png • Slide 14 Endorse project logo Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA http://ict-endorse.eu • Slide 15 Digital Resume by Linda Zivnustkova http://www.lindazivnustkova.com/resume.html • All other images fotolia.com

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