It’s that time of year again. The time between semesters when one offering of the main course I teach is still drawing to a close and when I have to think about preparing for the next offering. It’s time – for better or worse – to roll over. The following is a description and some
I started playing around with what became learning analytics in 2007 or so. Since then every/any time “learning analytics” is mentioned in a university there’s almost an automatic mention of dashboards. So much so I was lead to tweet. @s_palm Well everyone knows that “real” LA requires a dashboard — Don Quixote Jones (@djplaner) June
The Moodlemoot’AU 2015 conference is running working groups one of which is looking at assessment analytics. In essence, trying to think about what can be done in the Moodle LMS code to enhance assessment. As it happens I’m giving a talk during the Moot titled “Four paths for learning analytics: Moving beyond a management fashion”.
The following documents some initial exploration into why, if, and how sentiment analysis might be added to the BIM module for Moodle. BIM is a tool that helps manage and mirror blog posts from individual student blogs. Sentiment analysis is an application of algorithms to identify the sentiment/emotions/polarity of a person/author through their writing and
The last assignment for the course EDC3100, ICT and Pedagogy was due to be submitted yesterday. Right now the Moodle assignment activity (a version somewhat modified by my institution) is showing that 193 of 318 enrolled students have submitted assignments. This is a story of the steps I have to take to respond to the
One of the likely aims of the Moodle “open” book project that interested me was the ability to export Book modules to ePub format. A capability I think would be seen as valuable for students in my course, given the heavy use of the book module. In developing the Moodlemoot’AU 2015 session on the project
The following is a summary and ad hoc thoughts on Macfadyen et al (2014). There’s much to like in the paper. But the basic premise I see in the paper is that to fix the problems of the current inappropriate teleological processes used in institutional strategic planning and policy setting is an enhanced/adaptive teleological process.
As part of the “Moodle open book” project I’m hoping to increase my knowledge of what the Moodle community has already discussed about the Book module. The following is a summary of the process I’m using to analyse those discussions. Not finished, but the story so far. Just over 2400 posts extracted from Moodle community
The following is a place holder for two presentations that are related. They are: “Four paths for learning analytics: Moving beyond a management fashion”; and, An extension of Beer et al (2014) (e.g. there are four paths now, rather than three) that’s been accepted to Moodlemoot’AU 2015. “The four paths for implementing learning analytics and