New MOOC: Data, Analytics, & Learning

George Siemens

This fall, together with colleagues, I’ll be offering an open course on edX: Data, Analytics, and Learning. From the description: In education, the use of data and analytics to improve learning is referred to as learning analytics. Analytics have not yet made the impact on education that they have made in other fields. The era of data and analytics in learning is just beginning.

Open Learning Analytics: A proposal

George Siemens

Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education. Startups and established software vendors are targeting learning analytics in their product offerings for the education and training and development sector.

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Pentland, along with his graduate students and research associates, partnered with a variety of companies to obtain and analyze real-world data, properly anonymized to protect the privacy of the individuals whose behavior was reflected in the data.

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. And, if your institution/company is interested in sponsoring the conference, please let me know

Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR

George Siemens

The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. I have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. Would you be interested in participating in a discussion on educational analytics (process, methods, technologies)? Not everyone was a fan of the idea of learning analytics.

Training Industry Names Xyleme as a Top Learning Portal/LMS Companies 2018 Company to Watch

Xyleme

September 25th, 2018 (Denver, CO and Raleigh, NC) Training Industry released the 2018 Top Training Companies selections for the learning portal/LMS sector. This allows LMS users to access CDS content using their normal LMS, and get the benefits, including analytics, that CDS provides.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Business analytics predates the big data era. Since the early days of IT, companies have been using their transactional data to improve logistics, inventory management, sales analysis and fraud detection.

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

Ross Dawson

Big data analytics was probably rightly at the top of the list in terms of potential, though it is probably only a minority of companies that will truly tap that potential.

Analytics – The Usability Lab of the new decade

Adaptive Path

The gist of the internal response was, “Analytics!&# Analytics alone isn’t sufficient, so it’s best augmented with live intercepts of actual users engaging in real tasks. We’ve known about analytics, multi-variant and A/B testing, and the like for over a decade. Companies like Amazon have demonstrated just how powerful it is to instrument your site and use that data to drive key decisions. Google Analytics is free.

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

Xyleme

How is it that the Learning & Development organization—the group responsible for developing the company''s greatest asset, human capital—is often considered ''overhead'' ? If L&D took a Google Analytics approach to learning, they could.

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

Beth Kanter

What is important is that when you look solely at your social media analytics – say for example what content gets the most views or engagement, the data represents only one part of your audience.

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Xyleme

. Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? In short, learning and development organizations and departments are suffering from an analytics crisis.

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

Beth Kanter

I’m just back from the SXSW Interactive Festival where I was on a panel called “ What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You ” moderated by Alexandra Samuel of Vision Critical , Jeremiah Owyang , Crowd Companies, and Colby Flint, Discovery Channel.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

11/26/2009 HANH Le # uberVU - social comments on 14 Jan 2010 at 7:02 am Social comments and analytics for this post… This post was mentioned on Twitter by lordorica: Community builders can get a jumpstart using Nancy White’s Online Community Purpose Checklist.

Fast Company Slideshow: A Boss's Guide to Taming Your Inner Jerk.

Bob Sutton

Adam Lashinsky: Inside Apple: How Americas Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works. How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing--and Focus on What Really Matters. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Malone: Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the Worlds Greatest Company. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Million Page Views » Fast Company Slideshow: A Bosss Guide to Taming Your Inner Jerk.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site.

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 ? Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) | Main | Foucault, Control and the LMS » April 21, 2007 Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman A big shout out to DArcy Norman for noticing that Sitemeter (yes, I know Im not linking to it.thats on purpose), a web site analytics tool that I also have been using, has recently begun "inserting cookies for an advertising company.

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

5 Warning Signs to Watch for at Apple - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Adam Lashinsky: Inside Apple: How Americas Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works. How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing--and Focus on What Really Matters. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Malone: Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the Worlds Greatest Company. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Excerpt and Quiz | Fast Company. Fast Company | The Best Business Books of 2007.

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While AI is likely to become one of the most important technologies of our era, we’re still in the early stages of deployment, especially outside leading-edge technology companies. The performance of traditional analytics tends to plateau as the data set size increases.

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.

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

Bob Sutton

Adam Lashinsky: Inside Apple: How Americas Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works. How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing--and Focus on What Really Matters. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Malone: Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the Worlds Greatest Company. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it.

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While AI is likely to become one of the most important technologies of our era, we’re still in the early stages of deployment, especially outside leading-edge technology companies. Two-thirds of the opportunities to use AI are in improving the performance of existing analytical use cases,” is the paper’s overriding finding. And, in the remaining 15% of cases, machine learning provided limited additional performance over existing analytical methods. .

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. Companies are collecting this data and making decisions, on our behalf ( see here ). Connect analytics strategies and tools: APIs.

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

Bob Sutton

Adam Lashinsky: Inside Apple: How Americas Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works. How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing--and Focus on What Really Matters. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Malone: Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the Worlds Greatest Company. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Excerpt and Quiz | Fast Company. Fast Company | The Best Business Books of 2007.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

is driven by three major forces: The full digitization of a company’s operations, including the vertical integration of processes across the entire organization, and the horizontal integration across the entire value chain. Robust, enterprise-wide analytics requires significant change.

democracy and equality

Harold Jarche

Private Algocracy: the power over data, data analytics and decision making are fully moved to multi-national data companies who is taking over the regulation. Large platform companies will continue to harvest data on a global scale and become too-big-to-fail.

Asian Leadership: A New Book With Dave Ulrich - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Adam Lashinsky: Inside Apple: How Americas Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works. How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing--and Focus on What Really Matters. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Malone: Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the Worlds Greatest Company. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Excerpt and Quiz | Fast Company. Fast Company | The Best Business Books of 2007.

Xyleme Named a Top 20 Learning Portal for Sixth Consecutive Year

Xyleme

s 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS Companies. For their 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS list they selected the leading companies that demonstrated excellence in many areas, including the quality of the learning portal and the administrative features and industry innovation and impact.

What Learning & Development can learn from Mad Men

Xyleme

Completion rates don''t help either because there are a lot of smart people in companies that never complete courses. - I''m extremely excited about this event because the title says it all: The Google analytics approach to measuring learning: allowing you to move at the speed of business.

humans working socially

Harold Jarche

to top it off, company lifespans are decreasing. In addition, when we combine the analytical capabilities of machines, we can develop machine-assisted processes and tap into machine expertise in order to do even more complex and creative work.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

Also, the transformation I am seeking is not what most companies today describe as “digital transformation.” When you look more closely at these initiatives, they tend to be applying digital technology in ways that can help the company do what it’s always done, just faster and cheaper. To accelerate learning, companies will need to unbundle. Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning.

Organizing Big Data Initiatives: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

my fellow guest columnist Tom Davenport reflected on whether institutions should appoint a dedicated executive to oversee their company-wide big data and analytics initiatives, and if so, which C-level senior executives should such a position report to.

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The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To counterbalance such potential negative effects, companies should pay just as much attention to a less appreciated source of competitive advantage: resilience , - “the ability to recover from difficulties - to spring back into shape after a shock.”.

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Big Data: Running out of Metric System…

Andy McAfee

The first is the great thirst mainstream organizations have for analytic talent. The company’s name was chosen to convey the massive amounts of data – Terabytes! I recently came across two very different pieces of evidence showing how big a deal big data is.

… and nearer to the Dust

Dave Snowden

One of the drivers was a quote now attributed to Bill Gates “ The inventory, the value of your company, walks out the door every evening. ” Now this was in the early days of data analytics, we were just getting started with key word searches and the like.

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

It shaped me and made me” It reminds me of Peter Thiel’s drop out of school and start a company. Your next faculty meeting will involve a new student success system, a personalized learning system, an analytics system, a new integrated bootcamp model, mew competency software, new cloud-based computing systems, and so on. I was stunned and disappointed at the lack of focus on data, analytics, and evidence.

Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb

Dan Pontefract

Under this program, these employees will spend one day a week developing skills in key growth areas such as cloud, analytics, mobile and social.” Simply put: current role requirements is a company responsibility and next role possibilities is earned.

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Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After analyzing the survey data, - including the use of Watson Analytics to extract inferences from open-ended responses, - IBM published its findings in Redefining Boundaries: Insights from the Global C-suite Study.

Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a first step in understanding decision making, McKinsey categorized the type of decisions being made by most organizations: Big-bet decisions have the potential to shape the future of the company.

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab). A-Lab’s objective is to teach students how to use data sets and analytics to address real-world business problems.

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Meeting of the Minds with Gerd Leonhard: The implications of Big Data

Ross Dawson

There is an increasing divide between the performance of companies and individuals, driven by their ability to tap big data effectively. Companies need to create a sense-making mechanism that is distinctly intuitive. *