“failure” (CC BY 2.0) by tinou bao When it comes to research I’ve been a bit of failure, especially when measured against some of the more recent strategic and managerial expectations. Where are those quartile 1 journal articles? Isn’t your h-index showing a downward trajectory? The concern generated by these quantitative indicators not only motivated
The following information is taken from and adds to the contents of a poster by Alice Brown and I for a USQ L&T Celebration Event. It describes the need for a Student Evaluation of Teaching leaderboard, how it works, and the results of some early applications (12 to 15% increases in response rates in individual
Last year I started using with Perl to play with analytics around Moodle Book usage. This year, @beerc and I have been starting to play with Jupyter Notebooks and Python to play with analytics for meso-level practitioners (Hannon, 2013). Plotly provides a fairly useful platform for generating graphs of various types and sharing the data.
So, I have a problem. What was a wonderful open source product was bought by a big publisher. I’m an open kind of guy so this has always been a bit disquieting. It recently got a bit worse. Seems Mendeley and Elsevier products will soon be more seamless. Suggesting time to find an alternative to
A big responsibility for the new team I work with is the design, implementation and revision of Professional Learning Opportunities (PLOs) for teaching staff at our current institution. The PLO term has been gifted to us as part of the restructure process/documents that created the team. It’s a term I quite like since I’ve chosen
My current institution is – like most other universities – attempting to make some use of learning analytics. The following uses a model of system conditions for sustainable uptake of learning analytics from Colvin et al (2016) to think about how/if those attempts might be enhanced. This is done by summarising the model; explaining how
The following a collection of resources associated with a 15 minute presentation to the other teams within USQ’s Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (OALT) explaining what people should know about the Educational Excellence & Innovation (EEI) team at this point in time, and what we’d like to know about the other members
At some stage soon I need to start developing a report on “learning and teaching portals”. i.e. how our institution deals with online resources around learning and teaching. There are a few issues with how we do it, and it appears that we’re not alone Let me know if you figure this out. Same issues
So the indicators notebooks/platform is on github. The one and only bit of analysis is almost completely useless and still requires a fair bit of set up code. The aims in this post are Add in a custom library for connecting to the data source. Add an indicator/notebook that does something kind of useful. Hopefully,
Following on from the last post the following documents how to share the “indicators platform” for analytics via github. It’s largely intended to help @beerc. I doubt there’s nothing (at the moment) that makes this inherently interesting for anyone else. End result The (almost completely useless) end result of this work is this github repository.