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? All educators need to be familiar with data and analytics approaches, including machine and deep learning models. Open Learning Analytics. Learning Analytics Masters Program (LAMP).

Learning Analytics

George Siemens

Have I mentioned we’re hosting a conference in beautiful Banff on Learning Analytics in February 2011? Facebook/linkedin/TEL Europe group info supporting the conference can be found here. 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. All social makes Jack frustrated because he is unable to take advantage of technology affordances.


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Handbook of Learning Analytics (open)

George Siemens

When we started the learning analytics conference in 2011 , we aligned with ACM. To ensure broader dissemination, and cope with our guilt, of our research, we set up an open journal: Journal for Learning Analytics. I’m very excited about a new project that started as an idea during LAK13 in Leuven and is another commitment to openness by the Society for Learning Analytics Research : The Handbook of Learning Analytics.

Learning Analytics 2011: Reflections

George Siemens

On Feb 28-Mar 1 a group of 100 researchers, administrators, and academics (from 12 countries) converged in Banff, Alberta for the 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. It was one of the most enjoyable conferences I’ve ever attended. We had an outstanding conference program (.pdf). Small conferences are great for conversations. I’ve tagged a few of the conference resources on Diigo.

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. Through SoLAR , we have been active in setting up a journal in learning analytics, hosting regional events , starting a distributed research lab , and our annual conference. One project that I’m quite excited about is our learning analytics summer institute at Stanford July 1-5, 2013.

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. Many of the companies that serve the higher education market– including Sungard, Blackboard, and Pearson – are already heavily committed to analytics. In education, everything is becoming “data” and “analytics”).

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. A huge thanks to the steering committee for their work and assistance over the last few months in pulling together the theme/focus of the conference. The conference will be held in Banff, Alberta from Feb 27-Mar 1, 2011. And, if your institution/company is interested in sponsoring the conference, please let me kno

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.

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.

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). A number of open courses will be offered early 2011 (CCK11, PLEs, Digital Storytelling). Which is great!

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

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. As always, please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this free conference list.

Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

As part of the Digital Learning Research Network, we held our first conference at Stanford last year. The conference focused on making sense of higher education. This year, we are hosting the 2nd dLRN conference in downtown Fort Worth, October 21-22 The conference call for papers is now open. Using Learning Analytics to Design Tools for Supporting Academic Success in Higher Education

What’s wrong with the Canadian conference circuit?

George Siemens

Conferences are the lifeblood of knowledge exchange in academic disciplines, business, and government. While I generally have more conference options than I can attend (and certainly more than I can afford to attend), my colleagues informed me that in a continent such as Africa, academics look with envy at the rich conference options available in other regions (notably Europe and US). I’ve been reflecting on my experience with conferences in Canada.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this conference list. analytics/ February 27-March 1, 2011 BrainStorm 12.0:

World Conference in Online Learning - Opening Plenary

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This conference is a platform for all of us to come up with ideas and better solutions. They’re pushing assessment on us, both tests, also learning analytics are pushing us this way. Some to do with analytics, but we’re also seeing unbundling going on. There’s lots more use of analytics to help students progress and the use of AI for student support services. In this conference there are sessions about the future, which I encourage you to attend.

Learning and eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2018


2018 is upon us, and with the learning and eLearning conferences you will attend to further your education, evaluate products, and find out what will change in the coming year. We update this list as new conference dates and details are released, so check back for updates! Here is our list of learning, eLearning, and training conferences to attend in 2018: ATD TechKnowledge. Training Magazine’s 41st Annual Training 2018 Conference & Expo. Conference 2018.

Disruptive Educational Research Conference in India

Jay Cross

Learning Analytics, Ubiquitous learning. Next month at this time, I’ll be boarding a plane for Delhi. In the sixties I dreamed of visiting India but never made it. Finally fulfilling the dream has me totally jazzed. I’ll be taking part in EdgeX , an event that covers two important themes for education – Learning X.O (the

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

In early February, I attended the Strata Conference in Santa Clara. I’ve had a bit of trouble carving out time to write concluding thoughts about the event (time deficiency is mainly due to last minutes activities related to our Learning and Knowledge Analytics Conference ). It’s difficult to escape the growing attention being paid to data and analytics. Conference themes. On to the Stata Conference.

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Strata Conference: a few reflections on Day 1

George Siemens

I’m at the Strata Conference this week. It’s the first conference I’ve intended in years where I don’t have to speak or do anything except listen and learn. My main disappointment with the workshop (aside from a few concerns about conference organization – the session started late, audio problems, screen locations for room layout) was that it didn’t fully address the topics in the outline.

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.

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

Beth Kanter

What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You. Here’s the description: Social media analytics can help you understand the active members of your social media audience, but what about the people who aren’t posting? How do you fill in the gaps in your analytics with insights into your customers’ purchases, your fans’ offline interests, or your users’ reasons for liking what they like? Conferences

Wrap Up of the Australasian Talent Conference

Kevin Wheeler

Australasian Talent Conference. Just back from our 5 th Talent Management Conference in Sydney. Emerging topics that will be featured next year include a more complete integration of workforce planning, recruiting, learning, and performance management into talent management as well as new approaches to workforce planning, better and more useful analytics, and the application of quality standards and measures to talent management.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth Kanter

We talk about finding the right tool for the data collection job and tools come in three different categories: analytics tools, content analysis, and surveys. Analytics tools like the ones described below are good for measuring actions and engagement. Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s PulseGuest Blog by Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

John Kelly, Morningside Analytics Cores, Bridges and Global Structure The relation of perrs in peer media has structure and form, related to what they're iterested in. David P. Reed - The Power of Peer The technology seems to create phenomena in the people who surround it, or live in it. The hypothesis is that there's something about the scale, reach and openness that unlocks new power and potential in human organizational forms.

Join Me at SXSW, 14NTC, and Other March Conferences

Beth Kanter

There are many nonprofit, social media, and technology conferences all year long. March is a particularly busy conference month. I’ll be attending and speaking a number of conferences and workshops this month. What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You I’m thrilled to be on a panel organized by Alexandra Samuel, Vision Critical , along with Jeremiah Owyang and Colby Flint. NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Conference: March 12-15th. Conferences

The 2011 Tapia Conference Celebrating Diversity in Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I participated in the 2011 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference which took place in San Francisco, where I had the honor to give the Ken Kennedy Distinguished Lecture. The Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing conference is quite unique. It is aptly named, being the most diverse conference in computing anywhere. The conference was first organized by Richard Tapia in 2001, and has been taking place every two years since.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. I’m here at the 2012 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) conference in Seattle – which is aptly nicknamed “The Emerald City.” Participants at this conference are talking about a “paradigm shift” from evaluation to learning.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Addendum: Online Meeting Logistics For Time Delimited Events (like online e-conferences or meetings) here are a few more questions. 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.

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth Kanter

But it is also theme of a panel that I’m moderating at the Innogive Conference on Monday, April 2 that will focus on how this trend is and will continue to impact nonprofits’ communication strategies. Each year the report is released at 30+ news conferences with significant print/TV/online coverage. Conferences MobileMobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Online Facilitation Course Curriculum Rev Aug 2002 Share and Enjoy: 13 responses so far 13 Responses to “My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials&# # uberVU - social comments on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:24 am Social comments and analytics for this post… This post was mentioned on Twitter by NancyWhite: Setting my old online facilitation curriculum into the wild [link]. #

Safety zero?

Dave Snowden

An interesting day at the Summer Institute which ended gloriously with a long evening of discussion and story telling with Vernon Cronen and John Shotter at the conference dinner. The day started with my rushing over to do a camera interview on Cognitive Edge and Cynefin then I had a chance to hear Barbara Czarniawska talking about Negotiating Selves which was an interesting take on identity discussed mainly in the context of gender but with an interesting analytical framework.

Design principles in DSS software

Dave Snowden

Thursday and Friday is a mixture of a foresight event and a complexity conference and I then return home on Saturday. That means any system must be designed to enable the rapid deployment not just of data analytics, but also of mass human sensors who see things from different perspectives and who in aggregate will scan more. Both are important, but there is too great a tendency to want to black box analytics. Conference blogs Reflections

Just remember, I think I thought of it first.the Intact Cohort Conference

Mark Oehlert

So I was giving a presentation yesterday at the e-Gov conference on KM. and at one point my co-presenter, Tip Clifton of Eastpoint Analytics , asked the audience if any of their organizations aggressively supported the use of Web 2.0 These are issue that we have all heard at any number of conferences right? And yet, we all continue to go to conferences that are focused on our domain and out niche. The presentation was on Web 2.0

IntraTeam – Mastering the Art of Persuasion through Stories

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

Last year I was invited to speak at one of my favourite European conference events around the Digital Workplace. People keep asking me why I heart IntraTeam so much as one of my favourite conference events in Europe.

Management Education

Dave Snowden

The net effect of cases and statistics is to create a cadre of anally retentive analytical types with no practical wisdom. Tags: Musings conference blogs Sunday was Henry Mintzburg day at the AoM with two sessions involving the master. The AoM organising committee really deserve a slating for the location of the sessions. People were sat on the floor and in the corridor outside the room.

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – 10 Reasons Why I Enjoyed the Event

Luis Suarez

conference that took place in Boston, MA, a few days back, by yours truly, but the truth is that in the last couple of days I have been distracted by what seems to be raving the Social Web as of late: Google’s attempt to get social with Google Plus. The purpose of this entry is to capture all of those loose ends about the conference, before I go ahead and dive into the actual content of keynotes and breakout sessions, which is what the next series of articles would be about.

The Current State of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In June, 2008 I gave a talk at a conference on The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing. In his closing remarks , the conference organizer noted that most everyone had agreed that something big and profound was going on, but they weren’t quite sure what it was they were excited about.

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The Right and Left Brain of Customer Experience

Adaptive Path

At this conference, customer experience was seen primarily as the evolution of customer service, the majority of attendees had call center backgrounds, and the conversation was very “business-y&# in tone, dominated by discussion of metrics, customer satisfaction surveys, and Six Sigma “Voice of the Customer&#. Tags: Conference Commentary Experience Design Experience Strategy

Henley: A modest Heresy

Dave Snowden

Now saying that thinking is either analytical (conscious) or intuition (adaptive unconscious). Example here is risk assessment to simplify analytic tasks, enhancing intuition through collaborative discourse. Tags: conference blogs Richard McDermott in a track session now and I plan to be good (if you understand this you understand it, if you don't you don't). Starts by asking how technology changes the world?

Lots of free learnin’ going on

George Siemens

Learning Analytics Open Course ( sign up here ) – Starts January 23. I’m helping to organize an online conference – Follow the Sun – a multi-day, 24 hour per day, online conference with keynotes addressing various aspects of how technology is influencing various knowledge domains

The Future of Learning: Digital, Distributed, Data-Driven

George Siemens

Yesterday as I was traveling (with free wifi from the good folks at Norwegian Air, I might add), I caught this tweet from Jim Groom: @dkernohan @cogdog @mweller A worthwhile think piece for sure, almost up there with "China is My Analytics Co-Pilot" — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 11, 2016. The comment was in response to my previous post where I detailed my interest in understanding how learning analytics were progressing in Chinese education.

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