‘Learning Analytics’ – led by Barney Dalgarno

Thursday 22 August, 2013

This session focused on ‘Learning Analytics’ and was led by Barney Dalgarno.

The readings below formed the basis for discussion and further thinking about this topic:

Siemens, G.,Gašević, D., Haythornthwaite, C., Dawson, S., Buckingham Shum, S., Ferguson,R., et al. (2011). Open Learning Analytics: An Integrated and Modularized Platform (Concept Paper): SOLAR.

Olmos, M., & Corrin, L. (2012). Academic analytics in a medical curriculum: enabling educational excellence. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 28(1), 1-15.

Dawson, S. (2009). ‘Seeing’ the learning community: An exploration of the development of a resource for monitoring online student networking. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(5), 736–752.

Kennedy, G., Ioannou, I., Zhou, Y., Bailey, & J., O’Leary, S. (2013). Mining interactions in immersive learning environments for real-time student feedback. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(2), 172-183.

‘Think piece’ by Alan Bain accessible at http://www.csu.edu.au/division/landt/dialogue-about-learning-and-teaching/think-pieces-2013/abain2013, provides a critique of pedagogy neutral (or absent) applications of learning technologies and by implication some applications of learning analytics.

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