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Open Learning Analytics

George Siemens

While those sensemaking approaches won’t disappear, they will be augmented by data and analytics. Educators often find analytics frustrating. Or can analytics actually measure what matters instead of what is readily accessible in terms of data? Open Learning Analytics. Learning Analytics Masters Program (LAMP).

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Business analytics predates the big data era. Such competitive concerns have long applied to hardware and software platforms in the IT industry. 

Open Learning Analytics: A proposal

George Siemens

Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education. In education, everything is becoming “data” and “analytics”).

Journal of Learning Analytics

George Siemens

Interest in learning analytics is growing. From my biased view, it is critical that educators are aware of the role of analytics in education because of the heaving influence algorithms, data, and analytics have on teaching, learning, and decision making in schools, colleges/universities, and corporate settings.

Learning Analytics: Higher Education

George Siemens

Educational datamining and learning analytics are getting substantial attention in education. Learning Analytics: Higher Education

Open Learning Analytics. Again

George Siemens

Several years ago, a group of us wrote a concept paper on Open Learning Analytics (.pdf). Our goal was to create openness as a foundation for the use of data and analytics in education. Few things are more important in education today than the development of an open platform for analytics of learning data.

Transforming learning through analytics

George Siemens

Data, big data, analytics, and visualization are significant trends in education. We need to pay attention.

Analytics in Learning and Knowledge

George Siemens

Analytics_Milan. View more presentations from gsiemens

Dreamforce 2014: Converging on cloud, apps, mobile, analytics, and community

Dion Hinchcliffe

The vision Salesforce has for market-facing engagement is the right one: Tear down data, app, and user experience silos between marketing, sales, operations, and support. But does their cloud measure up to this vision yet? Apps Tech Industry Tablets Software Salesforce.com Mobility Cloud CXO Big Data Leadership

Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute

George Siemens

In the background, many initiatives have continued to advance including entrepreneurship in education, participatory pedagogies, the maker movement, and learning analytics. One project that I’m quite excited about is our learning analytics summer institute at Stanford July 1-5, 2013. It has been all MOOC all the time.

Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. Did you know that, according to Bersin, less than half of the L&D organizations they survey feel they are perceived by their stakeholder leadership as a strategic business partner? read more. Learning & Development

The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

Ross Dawson

The post The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics.  What are phenotypes?  How can that be? 

Join us: Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute

George Siemens

One of the most significant trends is around learning analytics. Next week, we ( SoLAR , IEDMS and others) are organizing a Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI). While MOOCs are sucking all of the oxygen out of the educational technology conversation, significant trends are developing under the radar. Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

Learning Analytics & Knowledge: Draft Syllabus

George Siemens

Numerous open courses are kicking off in 2011. I’m involved in two: Learning and Knowledge Analytics (LAK11) and the third iteration of Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (CCK11 – with Stephen Downes). I’ve posted the draft syllabus of LAK11 here.

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. read more. Products

What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience

Beth Kanter

Let’s dig in. The research revealed that social media users fall into three broad types: Lurkers post on social networks once a week or less.

SXSW: What Social Media Analytics and Data Can’t Tell You

Beth Kanter

Please Retweet! Look at the friendly, smart and sexy people at #smdata panel! sxsw pic.twitter.com/VTGXGnD1Ww. The room was packed.

Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment

George Siemens

We ( SoLAR ) are organizing an online symposium on Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment. Educational data is complex.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Learning and Knowledge Analytics.

Johns Hopkins Academic Freedom Statement - An Analytical Representation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drafted in January and just released, the Johns Hopkins statement on academic freedom will no doubt be widely cited.I cite the full text below. This post is a version of the document designed to draw out and represent exactly what it says, and to examine the assumptions underlying the document. It is not clearly defined in the document. Questions.

Dreamforce 2014: Converging on cloud, apps, mobile, analytics, and community

Dion Hinchcliffe

The vision Salesforce has for market-facing engagement is the right one: Tear down data, app, and user experience silos between marketing, sales, operations, and support. But does their cloud measure up to this vision yet?

Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education

George Siemens

The recording from my session – Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education – is now available.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter

The instructor is Google Analytics Evangelist Andrew Cutroni.  The syllabus includes: An overview of today’s digital measurement landscape.

Announcing Open Course: Learning & Knowledge Analytics

George Siemens

Adding to the mix, we’re (Jon Dron, Dave Cormier, Tanya Elias, and I) happy to announce an open course on Learning & Knowledge Analytics. The course is offered in preparation for the Learning and Knowledge Analytics conference (Banff, Feb 27-Mar 1, 2011). Which is great! All updates on the course will be posted there.

Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR

George Siemens

The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. Since I am missing LAK16, and feeling nostalgic, I want to share my reflections of how LAK and the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) became the influential agencies that they now are in learning research. How we got started.

Open Course: Learning Analytics and Knowledge

George Siemens

For the past several years, in preparation for our Learning Analytics Conference (this year in Leuven, Belgium, registration is now open ), we’ve been running an open online course on learning analytics. This year, we’ll be running our Learning Analytics and Knowledge course on Canvas Network.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth Kanter

Analytics tools like the ones described below are good for measuring actions and engagement. Want to know what makes your online audience tick?

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics. I Love Social Media Measurement. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. These are: 1. Bonus:  Spreadsheet Appreciation.

Attend (online) the Learning Analytics Summer Institute

George Siemens

Last year, we held the Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI) at Stanford. Our interest and mission with the Society for Learning Analytics Research is to make data and algorithms open and accessible to researchers in order to create transparency around how analytics are being used in teaching and learning.

Education for Misfits and Neurodiversity

Eide Neurolearning

analytical thinking STEM education psychology engineering spatial talent humanitiesSoftware firms gobble up anti-social geeks.

Big Data & Analytics in Recruiting

Kevin Wheeler

Big data and analytics are just beginning to be tapped for recruiting and learning, but their future growth will depend on HR practitioners understanding of what big data and analytics can do for them, their willingness to use the data to make decisions and change behavior, and agreement around privacy and ethical use of this […].

Analytics – The Usability Lab of the new decade

Adaptive Path

The gist of the internal response was, “Analytics!&# As Jesse put it, “Studying actual user behavior will beat the lab every time.&# Analytics alone isn’t sufficient, so it’s best augmented with live intercepts of actual users engaging in real tasks. Well, if you’re not embracing analytics, do so, now.

Reminder: Learning and Knowledge Analytics 2012: Call for Papers

George Siemens

After a very successful conference on learning analytics in Banff , planning has begun for next year’s conference in Vancouver. The call for papers is out – due Oct 15. Key dates are also available

Learning Analytics

George Siemens

Have I mentioned we’re hosting a conference in beautiful Banff on Learning Analytics in February 2011? We’re trying to bring together the technical and the social/pedagogical aspects of learning analytics. The call for papers has been posted. All technical makes Jack boring.

Please Vote for SXSW 2014 Panel: What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You

Beth Kanter

What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You. That’s the title of my proposed panel for SXSW 2014. Please take a minute a vote for it!

Learning Analytics 2011

George Siemens

TEKRI is organizing/sponsoring a conference on what I think is the next significant trend in learning (corporate and higher education): Learning Analytics. If you’re interested in the topic of learning analytics (or the conference), please join this Google Group. The call for papers was announced yesterday.

Assessing Salesforce's platform and ecosystem

Dion Hinchcliffe

The ambitious tech company's cloud offerings have expanded in numerous dimensions over the last few years, from community and analytics to Internet of Things and most recently artificial intelligence. Where will the Salesforce platform and ecosystem ultimately end up taking its customers

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization

Xyleme

Gathering intelligence requires tracking and analytics - enter the Tin Can API, or xAPI. The LMS simply cannot adapt to this new reality.

Light-weight learning analytics tools

George Siemens

I’ve heard of SNAPP before – &# software tool that allows users to visualize the network of interactions resulting from discussion forum posts and replies&# – but decided to play around with it today. SNAPP does its analysis and posts the results on the bottom of your browser window.