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. A short intro video to the goal of the symposium: From the symposium description: While research in learning analytics has advanced, limited attention has been paid to the larger policy and strategy considerations that influence the adoption and deployment of analytics in educational settings.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education. To become a nurse is, for example, to adopt as a personal code the ethical norms and values that define that particular profession. Which ethical issues from the literature of learning analytics issues do they address? ·

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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. The specific technologies highlighted in the reports are place along a continuum of near-term, mid-term, and far-term field adoption: One year or less to adoption: Cloud Computing (K-12), Mobile Learning (K-12), MOOC (Higher Ed), Tablet Computing (Higher Ed). The State of Learning Analytics in 2012: A Review and Future Challenges.

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

Bob Sutton

Search. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it. Bob Sutton.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, McKinsey published The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world , a comprehensive report on the state of big data, and in particular, on the challenges and opportunities a company faces as it strives to become a data-driven business. Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is

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Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC ) will start. The connection between learning and application is hampered as MOOC resources do not always persist after a course has ended and there is limited search functionality in MOOCs. To address these challenges, we have adopted/developed the following approaches.

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Content as a Service


Tracking of use and analytics. This data set can be used to generate powerful analytic tools that can measure an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and use this information to drive personalization. (In In future blog posts, I’ll elaborate on how analytics can drive personalization.). In conjunction with user tracking data and analytics, the delivery of the content can be personalized to the needs, habits, and preferences of the user.



Faceted, Object Search. •. ?. Analytics and xAPI. •. ?. How NOT to Adopt an LCMS. LMS vs. LCMS: What is the difference and why does it matter? LMS vs. LCMS? While sometimes thought to be interchangeable terms, LMS (Learning Management System) and LCMS (Learning Content Management System) platforms share a few functionalities, but couldn’t be more different.

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. There was a lot of debate about whether education should support federated repositories, like ADL's CORDRA, which would be closed, or would adopt more open repositories along the model of OAI. He finishes the section saying "personalized learning remains one of the dreams of ed tech, with learners enjoying a personalized curriculum, based on analytics."

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Twenty years into the Internet revolution, businesses and consumers have come to expect that information is a Google search away, friends and associates are always available on social networking sites, and goods and services (including public goods such as education and government services) can be had instantly from an online vendor anywhere in the world at any time of the day.”. Until recently, they have been slow to adopt Web-based platforms, big data analytics, and other IT innovations.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. A few weeks ago I discussed whether AI is finally reaching a tipping point, mostly based on a recently published report, - Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030.

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Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Adopt a sceptical attitude from the outset Kerr, along with a number of other writers (most notably Audrey Watters), have argued that ed-tech has been over-hyped, and that we should not unquestioningly accept what we are being told. A wider search may reveal more such articles.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But digitalization , - its companion concept which captures the impact of the digital revolution on the economy and society, - has been in use since computers were widely adopted around 60 years ago. Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including not only the growing volume of online and offline transactions, but also web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of IoT smart sensors. .

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The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most IoT business models also hinge on the use of analytics to sell user data or targeted advertising. In the end, the IoT is expected to make the physical world every bit as easy to search, utilize and engage with as the virtual world. Consumers care most about the primary functional value and user experience… Putting the user first, and designing for user-centric experiences and value will be critical to adoption of the IoT.”. .

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Relationships and Dynamics - Seeing Through New Lenses

John Hagel

  In other words, East Asians tend to adopt more holistic views of the world while Westerners are more oriented to reductionist views.   Many executives, especially in large firms, tend to adopt a static view of the world.    Contemporary economics is largely built around equilibrium models that are essential if the detailed econometric analytics are to work. As we begin this migration, we will need new analytic tools to help us on our way. 

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. The argument for adopting technology and teaching online, for me at least, is based on the reality that businesses and society are moving online and using technology extensively.

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

David Weinberger

Rural students need to learn how to use the Web to search the university library. We can do predictive analytics. [ She goes through some analytics with charts that I cannot capture. ]. The adoption rates are accelerating. We should create Facebook fan pages for our libraries, and we can put our search engines there. Libraries are adopting new, higher-value services where the disruptors are not competing.

Five Myths of Social Learning


Leading social media vendors like Jive Software are integrating with the top ECM platforms to provide unified search, workflow, and storage of enterprise and social content, proving a cohesive environment where formal content is supported by an ecosystem of users that contribute expertise and relevant information. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

New Look L&D It is becoming increasingly clear that L&D departments need to adopt new ways of working and new approaches to learning if they are to position themselves to lead rather than follow.

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2010 - year in review

Martijn Linssen

I didnt enable Google Analytics until somewhere in June / July, so what you get is what you see up there: stats for half the year Disclaimer number three : I have stats from Google Analytics, and Blogger - and they dont look the least alike. Judge for yourself on the following few stats: Google Analytics gives me 4,796 unique visitors for the entire site and 12,741 pageviews, Blogger stats (doesnt do visitors) gives me 27,832 pageviews. Business or Pleasure? -

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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. If these negative trends continue and a new “joint” business model is not adopted wholesale, the promise that sparked IRTPA is in danger of being unrealized. From the perspective of structural analytic transformation, “2.0”

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2000, only one-quarter of the world’s stored information was digital and therefore subject to search and analysis. Their paper, An Analytics Approach to Designing Clinical Trials for Cancer , shows that it’s possible to predict future clinical trial outcomes based on past data, even if the exact combination of drugs being predicted has never been tested in a clinical trial before, and even if the reasons why this particular combination of drugs works is not understood.

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"Social Influence tools" only measure Twitter use

Martijn Linssen

to use Twitalyzer (or Klout for that matter) to make any decision about an individual other than broadly how they use Twitter as a tool is a mistake and does disservice to the individual, Twitter, and our analytics platform There, he said it. application development|data quality|information|maturity|social media|stats|trust|Twitter| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Business or Pleasure? -

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

That search is now over. It’s been a bit hectic with the Christmas holidays, the time off with family and friends, the search for a new work adventure, the rather nasty flu I’ve just recovered from, the time to unlearn and relearn while deciding what I wanted to do next pondering whether it was a good time to go back to basics or not, etc. . On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Would more Influence fix.

Martijn Linssen

Michael Wu, Lithiums Principal Scientist of Analytics, has a really interesting 4-post series on Influence Analytics and thats sure worth a good read How to be influential ? 2010-08-13T18:36:00+02:00 Martijn Linssen always on|growth|trust|Twitter| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? -

[2b2k] Jon Orwant of Google Books

David Weinberger

We used to use the library to search for books and talk about them at home. In the future, we’ll use our computer to search for books, and talk about them at our libraries. This puts domain expertise and search experts together. Maybe libraries should replicate this, adopting information-driven departments. We could each have our own virtual rooms and bookshelves, with books that come through various analytics, including books that people I trust are reading.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

ii) Developing supportive policy: encouraging governments, and education authorities and institutions to adopt regulatory frameworks to support open licensing of publicly funded educational and research materials, develop strategies to enable use and adaptation of OER in support of high quality, inclusive education and lifelong learning for all, supported by relevant research in the area; Agreed.

[hyperpublic] The risks and beauty of hyperpublic life

David Weinberger

FourSquare) is widely adopted. She says she thinks about predictive analytics in two ways. E.g., search, and Adam’s soda machine. Search engines and Japanese soda machines haven’t gotten it right yet. Adam: There are some fine uses of predictive analytics. Jeff Jarvis moderates a discussion. “We need principles to inform the architecture&# for where we want to go, rather than waiting for terms of service from the sites we use.

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Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Universities searching for a new president, 400K salary. This is Tony Bates reporting that adoption by faculty and instructors remains a major challenge. Peter Suber and the aforementioned Steven Harnad have come to argue that institutions need to adopt mandatory open archiving policies. Brest, 2014) We shouldn''t be adopting this world of closed content and copyrights and trademarks and patents as the default.

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) 2) How advocacy orgs have also adapted to mass connectivity and mass participation, largely by using Big Data, analytics, A/B testing, etc., So there’s a lot of soul searching to be done by the tech community.

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. Heck theres not even a nice GUI to do a Twitter Search: command line is the way to go I would qualify this as a Social Customer Support / Service. 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. Business or Pleasure? -

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Corporate Learning’s focus

Harold Jarche

The organization can adopt a performance improvement perspective and ensure that all formal training meets a need. Q3) How can we shift from teaching content to developing search & find skills, critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, analytical skills, networking skills, people skills, and reasoning and argument skills? Tweet Inspired by Jay Cross, Amanda Fenton asks how her Corporate Learning department could better meet the needs of employees.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And let me clear that I totally respect this part of his response , where he says that "in my part of the world and where I am currently in my career/life, this is the most fruitful and potentially influential approach that I can adopt." His part of the world is the dual environments of Athabasca University and the University of Texas at Arlington, and he is attempting to put together major research efforts around MOOCs and learning analytics.

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. Searching for simplicity Besides extreme events, there’s another implication of the shift to a Paretian 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. transportation hubs; web search engines; social network topologies).

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Listen to this, from the 'Context' section: "it it is not technology that drives adoption; it is the institutional strategy, the changing nature of the student population and the decisions of individual instructors and faculty members." Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support. And we don't need predictive analytics, we just need good sensors and good calculation mechanisms - how many calories did my 13 km walk burn?

Social Media and Cute Dogs Go Mobile And Other Cute Animal and Nonprofit Tales

Beth Kanter

Not only did they take repeated photos to see what breed of dog would match their photo, they also started to ask if we could adopt a dog. The App also provides: adoptable dog search by zip code, simple giving to help homeless pets, and their grassroots pledge to start seeing invisible dogs. I asked Best Friends Marketing Coordinator Claudia Perrone how they were measuring success. The ultimate KPI, of course, is dog adoptions.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc. matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

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. Keyword alerts can be set up with a variety of online systems, or regular searches can be conducted on social media platforms.

What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?

Beth Kanter

Two new books on measurement and analytics came to my attention this week. Very few funders appreciate what outcomes monitoring and management entails, much less how to help the organizations they support develop the competencies and capacities to adopt such practices. The book Lean Analytics focuses on the measure stage. Here’s why it is important according to the Lean Analytics: It answers the most important question you have.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''re told there will be analytics and data-driven management. You create standardized descriptions, standardized search mechanisms. I searched yesterday. There''s the concern that widespread adoption of social media brings shared interactional practices that do not match university arrangements for learning. They''re just searching for food and water, and their migration follows the natural patterns of the climate and the environment. I did a search.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Themajor technologies have been commercialized and are moving rapidly towardcommodification and enterprise adoption. The providers of search and document management services - Yahoo,Microsoft, Apple and Google - have their own social networks, but these arealso-rans. Thecontent itself could have been anything - we have since run courses in criticalliteracies, learning analytics, and personal learning environments.

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

Bob Sutton

Search. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow » Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions. Bob Sutton.

The Progress Principle: A Masterpiece Every Manager Should Own.

Bob Sutton

Search. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. 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.