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Tin Can: learner #analytics for the next #research frontier

Ignatia Webs

What if you are looking for an easy, accessible learner analytics that does not only map access and timings, but actually allows trainers and teachers to take a more in-depth look into the actual learning? Looking at Tin Can will reveal a bit of the future of learner tracking and open opportunities for future educational research. THAT is what I am looking for. Great!

new issue of free #mobile journal and Learning #Analytics newsletter

Ignatia Webs

Just sharing two new free options (one journal and one newsletter) that are filled with interesting articles on mobile learning (including a focus on lab experiments) and learning analytics (including a regional viewpoint). The Learning Analytics Community Exchange newsletter is out, addressing the latest learning analytics research projects and ongoing ideas from the LACE community.

E-Learning Analytics: The ROI for Online Courses


learning analytics is coming into its own. Industry-Agnostic Web Analytics Would you also like to have the technical identification of browsers, which version, and the device used? Research before sharing your data. Google Analytics may be the most popular and it is free. Analytics with the course or module is also available. But it's not enough feedback!

Learning analytics as indicators of online course drop-out a paper by the MobiMOOC research team

Ignatia Webs

Under the lead of the wonderfully driven Apostolos Koutropoulos , Sean Abajian and Michael Sean Gallagher , all of us in the MobiMOOC research team (other members are Nilgün Keskin , Rebecca Hogue and Osvaldo Rodriguez and myself) got a chance to collaboratively write a paper on "emotive vocabulary in MOOCs: context and participation retention".

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

do not provide the data and analytics the companies need.” It needs to be rooted in brain science research and offer an engaging and. Question-based reinforcement: Research has demonstrated that the act of retrieving information from. meets the needs of modern learners, utilizes key brain science research, and leverages. The LMS is running out of gas.3 About Axonify.10.

#PhD qualitative versus quantitative #research: trials and tribulations

Ignatia Webs

Up close and personal Qualitative research brings along much more discussions with all stakeholders, for everyone needs to be willing to share. Due to the fickle nature of language, everyone also needs to understand what is meant by the researcher when ideas are investigated. Quantitative research is like watching ants. That scream of despair kept me awake at night for weeks.

Open Learning Analytics

George Siemens

While those sensemaking approaches won’t disappear, they will be augmented by data and analytics. Educators often find analytics frustrating. Or can analytics actually measure what matters instead of what is readily accessible in terms of data? All educators need to be familiar with data and analytics approaches, including machine and deep learning models. Since then, a community of researchers and practitioners has developed. Open Learning Analytics. Learning Analytics Masters Program (LAMP). These are obviously important questions.

Report on risks of #learning analytics in education #educause

Ignatia Webs

In June 2012 Educause already launched a 44 page report on possible risks and benefits of using learning analytics in Higher Education written by Randall Stiles. It is important to have an understanding of the balance of intuitive and analytics-based decision making that corresponds to the local culture. education eLearning higher education learning analytics

The Learning Analytics Data Cycle Breakdown

Learning and Technology

What is the Learning analytics data cycle? will have to do some research to see what these things can do for the analysis process. Action If you are engaged in Learning Analytics to "enhance learning" (see our original definition) then you are almost obligated to take action. dalmooc learning analytics In our mooc week 2, @ gsiemens presented t he data cycle shown below.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

Research has proven that retrieval practice produces superior learning over conventional studying such as cramming, repeated studying, concept mapping and other study methods. Spacing Learning Events Over Time: What the Research Says. Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Impact. must-haves every organization needs to be. successful with microlearning W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents.

Free #research papers on #mLearning from mLearn conference

Ignatia Webs

For all that want to get a peek into recent research, it is a blast! The topics are very diverse: augmented learning, health (diabetes 1 support among others), gender, learning analytics, mLearning pedagogy, language learning, learning with tablets. augmented learning pedagogy mobile mLearning research mobile learning health diabetes conferences

Recent Research Review -- Reviewed (and Lamented)

Will at Work Learning

About two years ago, four enterprising learning researchers reviewed the research on training and development and published their findings in a top-tier refereed scientific journal. Unfortunately, a vast majority of professionals in the workplace learning-and-performance field have never read the research review, nor have they even heard about it. Is This Research Any Good?  .

1st #Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot

Ignatia Webs

love it, so I gladly send out the news for the upcoming Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot. Alice Jesmont pointed me towards the upcoming alledgetly first Moodle research conference that will take place from 14 - 15 September 2012 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece (what a great location!). moodle research LMS eLearningIt will be a great Moodle meeting moment.

Session Notes: "Driving Impact with Learning Analytics" Jeff Grisenthwaite #TrainingMag

Learning Visions

ATD Research shows annual learning spend per employee is $1,195 -- so at 45% we''re wasting a lot per learner ($537)! To increase the impact of learning programs, L&D need to ensure decision making and continuous improvement are supported by analytics. Do you have these analytics in place? Process Automation Where does your time go in terms of analytics? These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expo happening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Our goal: reduce scrap, improve performance. Effectiveness. Outcomes.

Making Sense of Research

Clark Quinn

One announcement that was less noticed was the announcement of a new research endeavor, but I wonder if it isn’t the most game-changing element of them all. What Apple has done is to focus specifically on health data from their HealthKit, and partner with research hospitals. What they’re saying to scientists is “we’ll give you anonymized health data, you put it to good use” A number of research centers are on board, and already collecting data about asthma and more. And low and behold, a massive example was revealed last week.

Will HR Lose the Battle Over Analytics?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Most HR organizations have been slow to adopt analytics – too slow, in fact, in the minds of many impatient business leaders. Our research conducted last year showed that just 14% of HR organizations in the U.S are using advanced or predictive analytics to make talent decisions. Witness the articles in support of CFOs owning analytics within corporate America.

Open Learning Analytics: A proposal

George Siemens

Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education. Startups and established software vendors are targeting learning analytics in their product offerings for the education and training and development sector. Many of the companies that serve the higher education market– including Sungard, Blackboard, and Pearson – are already heavily committed to analytics.

WCET Receives Grant for Groundbreaking Higher Education Analytic Research

Ellen Wagner

Analytics Higher Education Innovation News Online Education Research Trends WCETI am pleased to share the following good news. WICHE, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, announced today that WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

HR Lagging on Building Analytics Skills

CLO Magazine

A majority of companies report no analytical capabilities when it comes to HR, and this could set them up for trouble. Bersin by Deloitte report found that 86 percent of companies say they have no analytics capabilities in the HR function. “Given the radical shifts in demographics and technology, doubling down on the human capital practices of the past will not be enough to get the job done,” said John Bersin, principal and founder of human capital research firm Bersin by Deloitte, in a press release. “That is really the big ‘a-ha’ moment.”

#lak11 getting #learning #analytics on track demands interdisciplinary teams and connectedness

Ignatia Webs

Grasping all the factors of learning analytics is at the core of LAK11 course. In order for learning analytics to take off, strategies must be in place that clearly recommend teacher or trainer interventions to pick-up those learners who are at risk of dropping out of courses or trainings. Is there such a thing as zone of proximal development for researcher teams?

New MOOC: Data, Analytics, & Learning

George Siemens

This fall, together with colleagues, I’ll be offering an open course on edX: Data, Analytics, and Learning. From the description: In education, the use of data and analytics to improve learning is referred to as learning analytics. Analytics have not yet made the impact on education that they have made in other fields. Software companies, researchers, educators, and university leaders recognize the value of data in improving not only teaching and learning, but the entire education sector. That’s starting to change.

Learning Analytics: Higher Education

George Siemens

Educational datamining and learning analytics are getting substantial attention in education. With learning analytics in particular, the term has come to mean anything and everything that involves data in learning. Learning Analytics: Higher Education

When is it time to switch from a free to a paid web analytics solution?


You might be new to the Web analytics scene, but if you’ve ever had anything to do with the analysis of Web user behavior, you’ve no doubt heard of Google Analytics (GA), the “Big Predecessor” of them all.  GA is a free service (though not the only free service) and can do quite a bit to help you track and report on where and how people use your website.

Demand for HR Analytics Roles Remains Strong, but Slowing

Learning on the Leading Edge

Talent analytics presents the second largest capability gap for organizations, trailing only the need to build better leadership. Three in four companies (75 percent) in a recent Deloitte study believe that using analytics in HR is “important,” but just 8 percent believe their organization is “strong” in this area. Analytics is a journey, so why not start now.

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Will HR Lose the Battle Over Analytics?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Most HR organizations have been slow to adopt analytics – too slow, in fact, in the minds of many impatient business leaders. Our research conducted last year showed that just 14% of HR organizations in the U.S are using advanced or predictive analytics to make talent decisions. Witness the articles in support of CFOs owning analytics within corporate America.

Analytics Driving HCM Technology Purchases

Learning on the Leading Edge

Our 2014 research shows that 20 percent of HCM software buyers will replace their current standalone talent applications with an integrated talent management suite over the next 12 to 18 months. What’s driving the purchase of HCM systems? A top reason is the need for better analytics capabilities, cited by 53 percent of our survey respondents. The HCM technology market is hot.

When Learning Analytics Meet Gamification

Ellen Wagner

Great minds are already at work on a very big idea: What if we morph the emerging fascination with massive N predictive learning analytics with a mechanism for collecting massive transactional behavioral data where millions and millions of subjects already. Analytics Engagement Games Innovation Research Trends

Demand for HR Analytics Roles Strong, but Slowing

Learning on the Leading Edge

Talent analytics presents the second largest capability gap for organizations, trailing only the need to build better leadership. Three in four companies (75 percent) in a recent Deloitte study believe that using analytics in HR is “important,” but just 8 percent believe their organization is “strong” in this area. Analytics is a journey, so why not start now.

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Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research. The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m From a broad overview, the goal of the grant is to improve the depth and quality of research in digital learning. I’m defining digital learning as anything that has a technology component: online, blended, and in classroom with use of technology.

#mlearn12 learning analytics in #mobile and pervasive learning environments by Naif Aljohani

Ignatia Webs

Liveblogging from mLearn12: learning analytics in mobile and pervasive learning environments Naif Aljohani Clean nice suit, glasses and linking to other researchers to anchor it into existing research and adding his ideas. Mobile learning analytics interaction between learners interaction between learners and learning materials Both interactions are immediate interactions.

MOOC completion and drop-out rates

Ignatia Webs

Katy is clearly an upcoming academic, she is thorough, focused, analytical. Take a look at her analytics at her MOOC project site here. Getting her hands on learning analytics is not always that easy. cross-continental research project would be wonderful, a bit like CERN and the Large Hydran Collidor, universities from the world collaborating for the good of all!

PAR Framework: Learning Analytics as a Service for Higher Ed

Ellen Wagner

Thanks to Libby Nelson''s great article Big Data 101: Colleges are hoping predictive analytics can fix their dismal graduation rates , we have been fielding questions about the PAR Framework. MEET THE PAR FRAMEWORK - The Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework is a national, non-profit provider of learning analytics as a service. PAR is distinguished among the many data analytics solutions emerging in the education domain by its common, openly published data definitions and student success frameworks. higher education to inform practice and policy.

Starting a conversation about learning analytics

Learning Journal

While some analytics have been spectacularly successful (notably in sports and politics), talent data is just beginning to get attention, and the industry is sorting out possibilities. Talent analytics in practice: Go from talking to delivering on big data. The Growth of Learning Analytics: Five identifiable stages of learning analytics in the learning reporting market. New Learning Analytics for a New Workplace. Society for Learning Analytics Research, December 2013). to measurable: Social analytics extends enterprise performance improvement.

Maximizing your #impact as a #researcher: free handbook and blog

Ignatia Webs

First of all, let me start of this blog with a link to the handbook on 'Maximizing the Impact of Your Research'. A 298 page (HUH!) handbook on how to track your research impact, both via more classical numbers (times cited.) It covers all the strategies social scientists (or any other researchers or engaged people at that) can use to enhance their digital profile. Receiving feedback (any comment enabled social media will do): our ideas or research or actions are nothing if not scrutinized by others with experience. research social media books social science

part1 notes from #xApi workshop #LearningAnalytics

Ignatia Webs

In the past I wrote posts on the xAPI (first one in 2011 launching brainstorm , an update on the project in 2012 , and one where the project is getting up to speed in 2013 ) which is in continued development and seems promising for learner analytics, especially the mobile options. Because I am looking to build a research instrument which sort of combines classic ''learning logs'' (i.e.

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Could Analytics Kill the Video Star? by Cory McMillen

Learning Solutions Magazine

Learning Media Learning Research Management Measurement Training StrategiesAre we adopting video too quickly? Streaming video is a provocative communication tool and among the most appreciated. by students. But we lack key insights about what actually happens once the video is released, and we have filled many of. those insight gaps with assumptions. Have we been wrong?