Breaking BAD to bridge the reality/rhetoric chasm

The following is a copy of a paper accepted at ASCILITE’2014 (and nominated for best paper) written by myself and Damien Clark (CQUniversity – @damoclarky). The official conference version of the paper is available as a PDF. Presentation slides available on Slideshare. The source code for the Moodle Activity Viewer is available on github. As

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The IRAC framework: Locating the performance zone for learning analytics #ascilite

The following is a draft version of the presentation I’ll be giving at ASCILITE tomorrow. Hopefully this will go close to fitting within the 12 minute time frame. Other resources The paper on which this presentation is based is available. As is @cfellows insightful and interesting annotated response (an accessory every #ascilite paper should come

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Reviewing the past to imagine the future of elearning #ascilite

Cathy Gunn, Reviewing the past to imagine the future of elearning The technologies that make a difference aren’t those that are hyped. Comment: But example given of access to online journals is an example of the Web – the information superhighway. Perhaps even Vannevar Bush. It was/is hyped. But it wasn’t hyped as being specific

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Enhancing learning analytics by understanding the needs of teachers #ascilite

Linda Corrin, Gregor Kennedy, Raoul Mulder, Enhancing learning analytics by understanding the needs of teachers Looking at the needs of lecturers. LA is still new and emerging. Research focus is on tools or specific problems. Note: How does that link to the IRAC idea of affordances being limited. All this research is being fed down

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Using the e-learning Maturity Model to Identify Good Practice in E-Learning #ascilite

Live blogging from a talk by Stephen Marshall – Using the e-learning Maturity Model to Identify Good Practice in E-Learning Different ways of talking about quality as perfection exception – surpassing of standards functionality – degree of utility. adequate return – cost benefit. Comment: Quality as a big stick. Focus here is quality as sensemaking.

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Sensemaking – #ascilite

Live blogging of workshop run by Associate Professor Gregor Kennedy – early work from MM mentioning audit trail. Something that Reeves and Hedberg (2003) criticise as being hard to impossible without the students themselves explaining. Talked about as early skepticism which disappeared with the arrival of big data. Comment: But perhaps the skepticism has just

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Interfaces for learning data visualisations – #ascilite.

Live blogging workshop from Prof Judy Kay. A computer scientist from the user modeling, AIED background, pervasive computing. A focus on personalisation. Putting people in control – personal data. Interest in open learner models. Learning analytics seen as a form of learner/user modeling – with interfaces. How to create interfaces in LA? User-centered approaches –

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