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

Xyleme

If L&D took a Google Analytics approach to learning, they could. I''ve pulled together some of the most important Web analytics metrics that we regularly review and report to the business here at Xyleme, along with the reasons why they matter.

Researching open online courses

George Siemens

In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course. The course will run for about 35 weeks and credit options will be available for students in the Athabasca University MDE program and with Georgia Tech. It’s fairly easy to take online courses or interact with your favorite academic these days. Since 2007, numerous people have offered some version of open online courses.

Trending Sources

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.

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

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.   Of course, this one of the broadest and most confusing topics on earth.    This is, of course, just a simulation of reality.  A randomly selected leader may have a very different effect over the course of a year or with a group of people who know each other very well. Bob Sutton.

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Last year, I wrote about the first Bootcamp Bootleg here, a compilation of materials and methods assembled by the team that teaches our introductory course on design thinking at the Stanford d.school , which we call Bootcamp. Error type: Your comment has been saved. Bob Sutton.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recent studies have shown that, given our complex business world , companies are increasingly searching for talented individuals that are strong in quantitative, analytical, technical and similar hard skills, as well as in strategic thinking, teamwork, communications and related soft competencies.

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

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. " I am, of course, a big fan of this idea. But I think they were a bit taken aback by how vehement I was about the dangers of just plastering the words everywhere, and not following it with the real work of implementing The No Asshole Rule (and, of course, this applies to any other norm in the organization.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

I experimented with various blended and online courses (I remember, in early 2000, running a course in Groove – a P2P system since purchased by Microsoft – because I didn’t like the limited functionality of the web-based instructional systems we had access to at that time) and different types of media, video, and simulations. I find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Predictive Analytics. That’s why I turned to Beth Kanter during the course of writing the book to get a better understanding of the importance and power of culture. Steve MacLaughlin is a Director of Analytics at Blackbaud and is considered an expert on the nonprofit sector.

Data 41

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration. An LMS does not create content, but rather helps learners access it, and it also tracks course access, completion, and test scores. Online Content Repository (Courses). ?. ?.

What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Albums, books, and courses, for example, have a hard time existing as coherent wholes in a network. This has been a core argument that Stephen and I have been making since our first open online course, CCK08. Instead of creating central spaces of learning, our focus (and reflected in Stephen’s grsshopper software) in subsequent courses turned to encouraging students to own their own learning spaces. If you are interested in joining the course, please register here.

MOOCs for Credit: Current State of the Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Some courses had tens of thousands, others hundreds of thousands of enrollment. But the question was, how we could get real academic credit for these courses. We examine the course, and make a recommendation about the type and level of credit that the course is equivalent to.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16 , 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post. In 2008, together with Stephen Downes, I offered an open online course on Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (CCK08). CCK08 was a fully online course.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Sarah Stewart on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:35 am Thank you, Nancy, this will be invaluable for me as I reflect on the ‘Facilitating Online’ course that Leigh Blackall and I have been working on: [link] # Alan Lutz on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:37 am Nancy, Thank you for sharing this with the world.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. Rather, we encouraged people to create course content and to contribute to the course through their own websites, through discussion groups, communities, and and other forum they chose. We had about 170 blogs created to support the course, and we aggregated these using RSS – content syndication supporting online learning. It led to our first web-based course a year later.

Multiple Lessons Learned from Implementing MOOC Environments at San Jose State University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Survey mof the major MOOC providers: What we wanted to do is survey different types, first with EdX and then with Udacity. In the spring of 2012 EdX launched its first MOOC course. The Gates money wasn’t to offset the cost of creating the course, it was to offset tuition costs.

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using

Beth Kanter

So for instance, I could type idealware.org?fb If you want more power, check out the Google URL Builder: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033867?hl=en. If you’re tracking website analytics with Google Analytics, you can easily use it to see the traffic to each different URL.

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

George Siemens

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. Or the type of market in which it operates. Disclaimer: They have been generous in allowing us to continue using their Collaborate tool (formerly Elluminate) for open online courses). Does Bb want to play a consultancy role of this type?

The Cloud Warning

Andy McAfee

Of course, Google employees all over the world are talking up the Cloud, but I think Anandan’s on to something. Established companies in the developing world don’t have much in common with startups in the West, except that neither type has much legacy IT — a large existing base of on-premise computing and all the people, practices, and philosophies that go along with it.

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

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 ). Blackboard Analytics : “Transforming data into actionable information.

Data 52

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Sarah Stewart on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:35 am Thank you, Nancy, this will be invaluable for me as I reflect on the ‘Facilitating Online’ course that Leigh Blackall and I have been working on: [link] # Alan Lutz on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:37 am Nancy, Thank you for sharing this with the world.

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

We''ve discovered in recent offerings of online courses, people started out enthusiastically, but are unable to finish the course because they''ve run out of time. This is something that does not come from the online course, or even the online environment. Learning looks at the online course, as a course. What I mean by that is the traditional college/university course. learning in many respects begins as a set of course tools for web support.

What I've Learned From Philosophy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

x 11 memo with typed text. There are three major types of interpretations of this statement: the logical interpretation, from Rudolf Carnap - for every possible state of affairs in which P could be true or false, in n of them, P is true. And that there are different types of things, and different types of types of things. So much of what we do today involves either working with certain types of things, or understanding that we are defining new types of things.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support. I did a double take when I read this, since I thought we were done with analytics, but the author assumed (I guess) that we need a whole second class of analytics, this time to predict what students will do. Where analytics will be really useful in learning is in the as-yet largely unremarked environment of personal knowledge networks and feedback mechanisms.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You may in certain sense think of this talk, together with the other talks, as a rebuttal to the way institutions are approaching Massive Open Online Courses and open learning generally today. Because the problem isn''t the way we design our courses.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

Facebook analytics programs like Insights , Edgerank Checker , and Simply Measured free reports give you tons of data points. I also pay attention to and test these variables: Time of Day, Day of Week, Content Type. Source: Uploaded by user via Beth on Pinterest.

Challenge the Status Quo

Xyleme

This gives designers, trainers, and managers a clear view of what types of problems the organization will solve, how they will solve them, what tools they need, and which approaches the organization will take. How does your company plan learning and development initiatives?

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

Charles Jennings

Respondents represented a range of sectors and organisation types – financial services, oil and gas, healthcare, business services, industry, government and third sector were all included.

Survey 118

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses ( MOOCs ). We can officially declare massive open online courses ( MOOCs ) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. The 6.002x Course Team. Page 1 of 2.

eLgg 76

#OEB14 - Does Data Corrupt Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That''s point 1 - analytics as a cognitive extension: like the plough, we use tech to become more productive - if we were still planting by hand we could support 7 billion people - in 1550 there was already an overabundance of ideas, so we created classification systems, encyclopedias, etc - we have always used methods to make data more manageable - that''s what we are doing with data - through the effective use of data we can manage what was unmanageable.

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. But the Chronicle (of course) makes no such distinction.

Mark Surman on Open Eduction and the Open Internet

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They may shift from selling textbooks to capturing analytics and selling data, but they're still winning. That is then cloaked ina positive aspect of creating a new type of work. Of course we're against that. talking with Cable (Green) about getting a course on web literacy.

The Unmet Need for Trusted Talent Advisors

John Hagel

And there’s a growing amount of technology, loosely grouped into the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and data analytics categories, that provide an opportunity for trusted talent advisors to gain growing insight into who we are, what we’re doing and what we’re accomplishing. Of course, acquiring such deep and broad knowledge about you will require deep trust. the type of car we drive, the size of our home, etc.)

The importance of faculty in the higher education experience

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If we look at the organization of learning in our own community, we can see the continued focus courses, programs, and disciplines, like biology, engineering, literature, and the like. On the one hand, we’re looking at microcredentials, tiny fragments of learning to small even for a course. In Canada, for example, the process of ‘articulation’ remains a challenge; moving course credits from one institution to another is complex, and there are limits to what you can transfer.

Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

We have updated our dLRN research website with the current projects and related partners …in case you’d like an overview of the type of research being conducted and that will be presented at #dLRN16. Mindset and Affect in Statistical Courses. Using Learning Analytics to Design Tools for Supporting Academic Success in Higher Education As part of the Digital Learning Research Network, we held our first conference at Stanford last year.

Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and what we can do to make it better

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I raise these considerations because the idea of the Massive Open Online Course, and the theory of connectivism that George coined the title for and that George and I and Dave (Cormier) and a whole pile of other people have worked together to create, is largely about self-education, is largely about how we create our own learning. George talked about learning analytics. Learning analytics is using machines to count numbers instead of using people as we used to. Of course not.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Sarah Stewart on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:35 am Thank you, Nancy, this will be invaluable for me as I reflect on the ‘Facilitating Online’ course that Leigh Blackall and I have been working on: [link] # Alan Lutz on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:37 am Nancy, Thank you for sharing this with the world.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Sarah Stewart on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:35 am Thank you, Nancy, this will be invaluable for me as I reflect on the ‘Facilitating Online’ course that Leigh Blackall and I have been working on: [link] # Alan Lutz on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:37 am Nancy, Thank you for sharing this with the world.

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

write metacognitive questions to be answered each week - identify misunderstandings and confusions - based on data from online course - students responses result in just-in-time changes - start small pilot projects, see how it works in your ecosystem, and evaluate outcomes - collqborate with faculty and staff - strategic coordination - teaching is teaching; learning is learning Q: should we be building one platform for the whole country, o multiple platforms?

The Big Shift: Challenge and Opportunity for Women

John Hagel

In a time of war, a certain type of approach tends to become more dominant – let me call it the “masculine archetype”.  We must be deeply analytical, dispassionately seeking to understand the world around us. Now, of course, it is ultimately not an either/or choice.  How are women affected by the longer-term changes that are transforming our business environment? This issue is rarely explored.