Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

PDF versions of the Full Paper and References. Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. Which ethical issues from the literature of learning analytics issues do they address? ·

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter

For many nonprofits, Google Analytics is the tool of choice for measuring traffic, reach, engagement, and action primarily because it is free. While it is somewhat easy to use, some of the more valuable features may require a little tutoring to understand and use.

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Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Diversity University started out as an educational MUD; Walden University was also an early adopter, and a whole bunch more. called something like 'Welcome to the Internet' (I don't have the reference, but it's somewhere in my online corpus ).

What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?

Xyleme

Whether you want to see analytics. How NOT to Adopt an LCMS. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding Learning Content Management Systems. When most people hear the phrase “Learning Content Management System,” they usually think “Oh, an LMS.”

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

Sundials and Water Clocks As technologies such as sundials and water clocks evolved to allow us to measure time more accurately and efficiently we adopted them. " However, despite concerns and opposition, railway time was rapidly adopted across the world.

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Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

Anyone who has even the most rudimentary understanding of chess knows that to adopt a strategy based on determinism is to often invite failure. Where good practice can be defined, training and development may also help by building better analytical capability and judgement.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

References to learning styles are still fairly common. There is no end to the number of papers that argue that we should abandon behaviourist theories and instead adopt newer and mostly constructionist theories of mind.

New Issues for OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Does ‘attribution’ require hashed reference to the original? Unattributed suggestions from the 'email thread', organized into categories by me (with my commentary following): Funding, Support, Development - Faculty Funding faculty development efforts around OER, including adoption/adaptation/creation/OEP (funds for course releases, peer reviewing, etc.) Open platforms, analytics, algorithms and adaptive tools to support open learning content.

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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf) The adoption of the internet and mobile technologies (read the whole Meeker Report if you want a good sampling of the scope of technological change) continues at a frenzied pace.

Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

In education, there are many points of innovation in response to global trends: open education resources, internationalization, joint partnerships with universities in developing economies, adoption of new technology, and new pedagogical models. Data & analytics.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom. Referent to EDUCAUSE ‘Next Generation Digital Learning Environment’. The big thing is data access; analytics is more secondary.

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Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

While modest gains have been made in breaking down “stovepipes,” the initial energy of these “collaborative” efforts has waned and increased spending has largely cemented bad habits: siloed analytic reporting that fuels massive duplication of effort.

#AI4Good: Augmenting Human Interaction

Beth Kanter

When we think about applying AI to philanthropy and fundraising, we have to ask this question: What data-based analytical tasks are not yet automated or could be done on a larger scale and that would free up time for the nonprofit staff to focus on the human interaction with the donor?

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

We can do predictive analytics. [ She goes through some analytics with charts that I cannot capture. ]. The adoption rates are accelerating. Libraries are adopting new, higher-value services where the disruptors are not competing. Some data: In academic libraries, initial circulation is down 44% since 1991 and reference questions are down 69% (source: Association of Research Libraries). ” (Drucker) Effective instruction adopts multiple learning styles.

Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us

David Weinberger

My book focuses on two areas: (1) the changes in the political campaigning space in how they use tech, data analytics and their supporters, and how the role of the citizen in influencing the process has shrunk rather than increased. (2)

Future Learning Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think learning analytics, as currently conceived, are overrated. There may be some predictive value to these, but I think analytics needs to look at wider and more varied data, and especially, data outside the LMS. The future is in network-wide analytics, using non-structured data, to support dashboard functions for learners themselves. If you were placed by your government in charge of an initiative to promote wider adoption of online learning, what actions would you take?

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A ridiculous set of studies recently, the references are all there, argue that the benefits of college still outweigh the cost. This is Tony Bates reporting that adoption by faculty and instructors remains a major challenge.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open license refers to a license that respects the intellectual property rights of the copyright owner and provides permissions granting the public the rights to access, re-use, re-purpose, adapt and redistribute educational materials.

Connectivism, Peirce, and All That

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Quine: the word 'gavagai' may refer to the rabbit itself, or the rabbit-stage of adulthood, or something else. Our inferences regarding meaning must be based on 'analytic hypotheses', which are themselves tentative. - Inferences based on words are underdetermined with respect to the reference of those words. I was asked: You drew a black box, and typed the words Black Box over it. You then started to talk about that more when I typed in the IM something about C.S.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this I refer not only to specific arguments advanced in the study, which to me seem empty and obvious, but also the focus and methodology, which seem to me to be hopelessly naive.

Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond social media, the last few years have seen huge advances in mobile devices, cloud computing, information analytics, smart everything, and so on, all essentially connected via broadband networks. She references a study by the London School of Economics that concluded that continuously aligning business and IT increases overall productivity by around 20%.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

The Lithium platform offers a number of connections to the social web (Facebook, Twitter), CRM systems, web analytics, and more. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Adopt vs adapt Microsoft and Cloud - they just don't get it, do t.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

But it is not just social scientists who fall prey to this temptation to adopt a Gaussian view of the world. The problem is that most of our analytical tools are designed to understand Gaussian worlds. We need an entirely new analytical tool kit for the Paretian world.

Focus on the Words

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But from where I sit, you can''t just use words as though they have any meaning you want - or no fixed meaning at all - without getting some of this analytical treatment in response. I have far greater problems accepting Downes''s theory as a definitive account of what ‘connectivism'' actually refers to," he says. I''ll return to my other flow of posts in a bit, but in the meantime Dron has responded to my last four, and there are some things worth addressing.

Knowledge as Recognition

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Logical positivism depends, he writes, on two principles that turn out to be false: the analytic-synthetic distinction, which distinguishes between observation statements and and pure logic the principle of reduction, which argues that all knowledge can be reduced to observation and perception Our observation of the world, our perceptions, our experiences - these are all theory laden. References Ayer, A.J. This is an assignment for a grade 12 philosophy course.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here I refer not only to the inherent conservatism in society, but also in the infallible human inclination to use new things in new and unexpected ways. So I'm going to work through the Contact North predictions (note that I refer to the 'Contact North Author' throughout because the author is not named). Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support.

Consciousness

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I might, perhaps, refer to a city of Paris as part of an explanation of consciousness, but that reference, and that explanation, are constituted entirely of consciousness. Consciousness seems to be mysterious to most people. How does subjective experience arise?

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Standard document management methods have been shown to fail over the years, as most workers do not personally adopt them. There are also tools that use mechanical filters, such as search engines or analytical engines that show trending topics. REFERENCES.

Growing Up in a Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On June 14, IBM released a companion to the CEO study, this time focusing on the views of young people, members of what is often referred to as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y. Increasingly, organizations will have to adopt a more environmental and socially acceptable way of doing business to attract top talent and perhaps even to survive the fierce competition around the world. Several weeks ago IBM released its 2010 Global CEO Study.

Engagement and Motivation in MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

From Col - see also Beer, Clark, Jones, Indicators of Engagement , which has much of the same content Most of the research into measuring student engagement prior to the widespread adoption of online, or web based classes, has concentrated on the simple measure of attendance (Douglas & Alemanne, 2007). Colin Beer, Ken Clark and David Jones, The Indicators Project "It has given early indication that a different LMS or different social system can influence the level of feature adoption.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''re told there will be analytics and data-driven management. Best practices for typical learning tasks: this is a reference to a paper that talks about the conditional release of materials , what we used to call back in the day programmed learning.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change.

Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions - Bob.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow » Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions : Comments. And I think he was referring to an individual researcher. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Whenever considering adopting a solution consider asking the following three questions. (1) 3) What new problems are likely to arise by adopting it? Track how many times a blog post has been viewed (using your blog software or a tool like Google Analytics ).

The Progress Principle: A Masterpiece Every Manager Should Own.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Progress Principle: A Masterpiece Every Manager Should Own : Comments. I blogged about this a couple of weeks ago trying to apply their distinctions to the encourage adoption of internal social tools.thanks for good information.keep sending like this. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech.

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. « Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow | Main. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm!

My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior : Comments. The first thing that popped into my mind reading this was work on goal contagion - how just observing another person pursuing a goal leads you to non-consciously adopt it, under the right circumstances. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech.

Team Guidelines From A New Boss: How Can He Make Sure.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Team Guidelines From A New Boss: How Can He Make Sure People Live Them? : In order to encourage others to adopt the rules I offline will call on the more senior leaders of the team to call me out when i am not getting straight to the point or am not prepared for a meeting. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters.

Critical Thinking for Educators

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Over time we would develop and grow our toolbox of analytical methods, evaluative devices, and argumentation strategies. The first set refers to the sample that is being used as evidence in the premise. The second refers to things being discussed in the conclusion.

Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Readings

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Primary reference: Kirschner, P.A., Long-term memory refers to the enormous pool of knowledge stored over the years and accessible as required. In recent years, many groups of international researchers located primarily in Europe and the United States have adopted CLT as a theoretical paradigm. Social cognitive theory posits proactive discrepancy production by adoption of goal challenges working in concert with reactive discrepancy reduction in realizing them.

Open Content, Enclosure and Conversion

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The designation of 'commercial' must refer to a type of activity. So, they would have to view the Google ads and subject their browsing to Google analytics, after being required to log in using their Google IDs. And the licensing condition he adopts for Flat World Knowledge - the CC By-NC-SA Plus license - also recognizes these concerns.