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.

More Reasons Creativity Sucks: Creative People Seen as Having.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Ever since the days when I was writing Weird Ideas That Work , I have been careful to point out various ways that creative people suffer in comparison to their less imaginative counterparts.  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.

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Andy Hargadon's Brilliant Post On Jobs Versus Edison - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.   Although there are many shallow comparisons of this kind coming out in the press, none are written by anyone who spent years studying Edison as Andy has done.  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!

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

In this article, we deep-dive into the definitions of each, key differences in capability, and provide a platform comparison. LMS vs. LCMS: A Side-By-Side Comparison. Analytics and xAPI. •. ?. How does Xyleme fit into the LMS and LCMS comparison?

What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?

Xyleme

Whether you want to see analytics. LMS vs. LCMS Comparison. 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.”

The State of American Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

workplaces as the economy moves deeper into the knowledge-focused age,” said the report in its opening paragraph. “These changes are affecting the very nature of jobs by rewarding social, communications and analytical skills.

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Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A key finding was that between 1980 and 2015, jobs in occupations requiring high social and analytical skills had the highest growth. Employment in occupations requiring higher levels of analytical skills, - e.g., quantitative, computer usage, - increased by 77%.

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC https://www.edx.org/course/utarlingtonx/utarlingtonx-link5-10x-data-analytics-2186 ) will start. In terms of content presentation, DALMOOC will pale in comparison to existing well-funded courses. Adapting a course on learning analytics is more challenging as the problems are much less well-formed.

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The Public Face of Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey found sizable opinion differences between the general public and scientists on all 13 issues where a direct comparison was possible, some rather large, others much smaller.

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IntraTeam – Mastering the Art of Persuasion through Stories

Luis Suarez

That blog post would pale in comparison to what we are currently going through. It has been a short while since I last had a chance to create a new blog post over here.

The Guru Problem

Martijn Linssen

IBM’s Watson is an example of a higher order system for NLP analysis, by comparison, understanding concepts beyond noun-phrase matching but short of discourse. that mattered more than any of the tools or analytics.

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

This comparison is particularly silly because IBM was heavily invested in a hardware field that was being commoditized, whereas Blackboard is a software company (i.e. And the LMS is not being commoditized – it’s being integrated with new value adds including curriculum, eportfolios, analytics, learner relationship management, advising, mobile, etc. Last week, I visited D2L’s main offices in Kitchener as part of a possible research project in analytics.

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A key finding was that between 1980 and 2015, jobs in occupations requiring high social and analytical skills had the highest growth. Employment in occupations requiring higher levels of analytical skills, - e.g., quantitative, computer usage, - increased by 77%. And jobs in occupations requiring both high social and analytical skills, - e.g., managerial, teaching, - grew the fastest at 94%. What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines?

Rebels on the edges

Harold Jarche

In comparison, computer hardware maker, and iTunes master, Apple has about 80,000 employees, while the search/advertising giant Google has 46,000. Networked computer systems will continue to rapidly replace human thinking for logical and analytical processes.What is left is creativity.

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. Business or Pleasure? -

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How Do I Say It With Charts?

Beth Kanter

For step 1, she suggested using Juice Analytics chart chooser tool. I wanted to learn more about what particular chart format is better suited to visualize a particular comparison or insight from social media data. Time Series Comparisons. Source: Juice Lab Chart Chooser.

The Co-Evolution of Humans and our Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Nowhere does this comparison of machines to humans generate more interest than in matters relating to artificial intelligence , perhaps because we are seeing our tools begin to approach, and perhaps some day surpass, our most distinguished human capability. Watson is but the latest example of tools like the World Wide Web, search technologies and advanced analytics that are helping us cope with and take advantage of the explosion of information all around us.

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Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. I'm not the first to make this comparison.)

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Finally, in the LPSS, or Learning in Performance Support System, is analytics, competence and assessment , and this is essentially the application of artificial intelligence, and the pattern recognition to identify the ways in which a person can become competent at some skill or task, and the gap between where they are, and becoming competent. based analytics, is that a personal learning record, can extend beyond the limits of the platform.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning Analytics 6. Analytics will be the buzzphrase of the year. Prediction #9 => Learning Analytics Hype Learning analytics, data mining came up several times in other predictions. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

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. I am wondering why you took Jive into the comparison. Business or Pleasure? -

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ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology: Formalizing and Investing in Informal Learning eLearning Technology: State of Assessment by E-Learning Developers Additional Articles Added April 28, 2008 · Cost Comparison: Instructor-Led Vs. E-Learning · ROI and Metrics in eLearning : eLearning Technology · e-Learning Centre by Learning Light - Costs, benefits and ROI of e-learning · Tips to ensure that your investment in e-learning is effective. · ROI and Analytics · Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast.

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Notes from: MOOCs for Development

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Welcoming Intro Ezekiel Emmanue l - MOOCs ''democratizing'' education? (vs? socializing'') - but - access, language, etc - MOOCs - equalize opportunity for elites in developing countries - may widen inequality in developing countries - more for elites, nothing for the rest - issues of quality - eg. issue of keeping them engaged etc - how do get the value to people in the bottom third? -

Liberating Nonprofit Data for Greater Impact

Beth Kanter

In the long run, as a condition of being a nonprofit, organizations should be required to file the Form 990 electronically, rather than on paper, and the IRS should publish those returns in formats that lend themselves to doing aggregate analytics, creating visualizations and building analytic tools.

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Theoretical Synergies

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Hence we expect any given theory to provide a given 'stance', provide analytical 'tools', and beyond certain constraints (such as non-contradiction) no one theory is assumed to constitute a privileged stance. A reader asked: I read an article that was published in March 2011 edition of IRRODL: “ Proposing na Integral Research Framework for Connectivism: utilising Theoretical Synergies”, from B. Boitshwarelo ( Botswana ). I founded it very interesting.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

I first took what I was getting from Google Analytics to see what was viewed over the past six months (approximately 125,000 page views in total). Presentation - ASTD OC 972 1 6 Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging 46 4 6 Time Spent on Blogging 16 2 6 Video Format Comparison - Flash - WMV - Quicktime - Real 880 2 5 Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations 814 8 5 DevLearn - Ken Robinson Keynote 276 5 5 eLearning 2.0

The psychology of being scammed

Mind Hacks

Scam victims are led to focus on the alleged big prize or reward in comparison to the relatively small amount of money they have to send in order to obtain their windfall. We like to think that only other people fall for scams, but as I'm working my way through the report it's becoming clear that those things that we think make us resistant to scams (a keen analytical mind) are not what help us avoid being a victim.

CN1376 AcadMOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

8:22 pm Javier Benítez Do you foresee learning analytics becoming more robust in assessing the learners in courses online? 8:26 pm Stephen Downes @Javier - learning analytics will be useful, to a degree, but run squarely into privacy and security problems (eg.,

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The Tech, the Cream, and the Clear…

Andy McAfee

As he wrote, “Given the advances in baseball statistics, one might hope it would be possible to deploy modern analytical tools to adjust today’s chemically enhanced stats and put them on a level playing field with those of yesteryear. One of the themes of my research and this blog is that advent of modern corporate technologies like enterprise systems , analytics , and Enterprise 2.0

Send The No Asshole Rule as a "Secret Gift" - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. The first season of The Office on DVD draws a comparison between the manager in question and the notoriously inept Michael Scott. 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! Indifference is as important as passion.

Horrible Bosses and Revenge: The Uncut Version - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Another cliche is for senior managers to promote less competent people to the spots bellow them so that they look good by comparison. 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! Indifference is as important as passion.

The "Rotten Apple" Effect Happens in Herds of Cows Too - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Who would want to work in a place that even considers, even tongue-in-cheek, the comparison? 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! Indifference is as important as passion.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote

Luis Suarez

to Quantum Orgs ( Slide #13 displays a beautiful comparison chart that is worth while every single word!). Once again, I am on the road on to another business trip. This time around to Boston, MA, to attend and present at *the* Enterprise 2.0 event of events.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

The Global Pulse initiative is exploring how new, digital data sources and real-time analytics technologies can help policymakers understand human well-being and emerging vulnerabilities in real-time, in order to better protect populations from shocks.

Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Readings

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One of the main problems with the authors' argument is, to my mind at least, their failure to acknowledge much by way of a social dimension to learning - their comparison seems largely to be between content delivery led by a teacher and alternative approaches in which learners work things out for themselves. We taught a comparison group to do the same but using pencil and paper. Note: I'm posting this as an example of the reading I have done while reviewing an academic paper.