The state of educational data mining in 2009

The following is a summary and some initial reflections on the paper Baker, S.J.D., Yacef, K. (2009) The State of Educational Data Mining in 2009: A Review and Future Visions: http://www.educationaldatamining.org/JEDM/images/articles/vol1/issue1/JEDMVol1Issue1_BakerYacef.pdf It’s another reading for the first week of the LAK11 MOOC. The format I use for these posts is that the overview section is

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Analytics, semantic web and cognitive science

I’m currently reading a draft of my wife’s PhD thesis. The thesis uses metaphor to examine the concepts that underpin research within the Information Systems discipline. It finds that research within the discipline appears to have a very heavy emphasis on techno-rational type conceptions of organisations, individuals and artifacts. There are various connections between this

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Introducing Hunch

One of the activities for the first week of the lak11 MOOC is to get started with using Hunch and reflect on it as a model for learning. What is Hunch? From the Hunch about page it is an application of machine learning to provide recommendations to users about what might be of interest to

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