Oh Academia

It’s been one of those weeks in academia. Earlier in the week the “I quit academia” meme went through my Twitter stream. Perhaps the closest this meme came to me was @marksmithers “On leaving academia” post. That was about the day when I had to pull the pin on a grant application. Great idea, something

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Processing and Visualizing Data in Complex Learning Environments

The following is a summary and some thinking around Thompson, K., Ashe, D., Carvalho, L., Goodyear, P., Kelly, N., & Parisio, M. (2013). Processing and Visualizing Data in Complex Learning Environments. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(10), 1401–1420. doi:10.1177/0002764213479368 Abstract The ability to capture large amounts of data that describe the interactions of learners becomes useful when

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Creative Commons, Flickr and presentations: A bit of tinkering

The following is a summary of some tinkering to develop a script that will help me appropriately attribute use of Creative Commons licensed images in presentations. Beyond addressing a long-standing problem of mine, this bit of tinkering is an attempt to feel a bit productive. The problem When I give presentations I use Powerpoint (not

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Supporting Action Research with Learning Analytics

The following is a summary and some thoughts on Dyckhoff, a. L., Lukarov, V., Muslim, A., Chatti, M. a., & Schroeder, U. (2013). Supporting action research with learning analytics. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge – LAK ’13 (pp. 220–229). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2460296.2460340 Thoughts

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Strategies for curriculum mapping and data collection for assuring learning

The following is a summary of and some reaction to the final report of an OLT funded project titled “Hunters and gatherers: strategies for curriculum mapping and data collection for assuring learning”. This appears to be the project website. My interest arises from the “Outcomes and Analytics Project” that’s on my list of tasks. That

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Technology-enhanced learning – workloads and costs

The following is a summary and some thoughts on the final report of an OLT funded project titled e-Teaching leadership: planning and implementing a benefits-oriented costs model for technology enhanced learning. The final report adds “Out of hours” to the title and captures my interest in this area. In particular, I think that the workload

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The IRAC framework: Locating the performance zone for learning analytics

The following is the final version of a short paper that’s been accepted for ASCILITE’2013. It’s our first attempt to formulate and present the IRAC framework for analysing and designing learning analytics applications. This presentation from last week expands on the IRAC framework a little and touches on some of the future work. David Jones

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