Learning Analytics Courses

George Siemens

After about a year of planning, we can finally announce the following courses on edX focusing on learning analytics. The intent of these courses is to eventually lead into a MicroMasters and then advance placement in an in-development Masters of Science in Learning Analytics at UTA. Each course runs about three weeks and we’ve tried to settle on prominent analytics tools for educational data so the experience is one where skills can immediately be applied.

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).


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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.

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. About 20 of the conference attendees are regular keynote presenters in mainstream educational conferences and leaders in fields of learning design, openness, semantic web, data analysis, and social network analysis. Are analytics the “universal decoder&# for education reform?

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its prediction algorithms integrate social physics technologies into its data analytic engine, enabling it to efficiently extract the underlying social attributes embedded in the raw data being analyzed. Earlier this year, the startup announced Endor.Coin, an analytics platform designed to reinvent AI predictions by making them easily accessible to companies and individuals with no data science or AI expertise, thus aiming to become a kind of Google for predictive analytics.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new.

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Analytics – The Usability Lab of the new decade

Adaptive Path

Brandon started a discussion on an internal mailing list, asking, “The usability lab is now the __ ?&# , and explaining: 10 to 15 years ago the usability laboratory was the must-have for vetting and testing your design ideas. Some of these are: remote screen sharing and screen recording tools and services voice of the customer feedback systems, like Get Satisfaction and other SaaS tools A/B testing and multi-variant testing remote co-design tools like online card sorting.

Designing Higher Learning

Clark Quinn

Even if you have an instructional designer in the equation, the likelihood that they’re knowledgeable enough and confident enough to work with SMEs to get the real outcomes/objectives is slim. I think that the institution that grasps this, and focused on a killer learning experience, coupled with going the extra mile to learner success (analytics is showing to be a big help here), and developing them as learners (e.g, design meta-learning strategy

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires. I fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. ” So, every once in a while, mix some fiction in with those design books, blogs, and tweets.

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Design principles in DSS software

Dave Snowden

the next generation of Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning system for Singapore and as one of the main designers of 1.0 It is a very different design philosophy and it also means a necessary emphasis on advocacy, and the need for research to persuade decision makeers to act on the basis of coherence rather than proof. Both are important, but there is too great a tendency to want to black box analytics.

Designing future organizations based on ethical foundations for AI

Trends in the Living Networks

We must start by thinking through the ethical issues and potential implications of AI, and from that designing the future organizations that will in turn shape all of society and the role of humans in creating value. That requires designing organizations very different than they are today.

Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council''s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. The program draws on NRC''s research in other fields, such as machine learning and analytics. The NRC-designed MOOC differs significantly from traditional courses.

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When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?


It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. The role of an instructional designer needs to evolve to learning experience designer; someone that facilitates learning and collaboration rather than dictating it. The goal for ID’s becomes designing an entire learning experience, not just a piece of content.

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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. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed). The technology trend that caught my eye was “Learning Analytics,” which is big data applied to the field of education. The State of Learning Analytics in 2012: A Review and Future Challenges.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires. I fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. So, every once in a while, mix some fiction in with those design books, blogs, and tweets.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 3

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The background reading I did for this course looked not only at new e-learning trends but also advances in artificial intelligence and analytics, cloud hosting systems and server virtualization, as well as blockchain and related distributed ledger technologies. [ Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - ] I have the basic structure of the course in place and now I want to fill it out with some content.

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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.

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.

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth Kanter

I tested out the five phases of falling in love with measurement. Given the topic was measurement, I couldn’t help but go a little meta and play with incorporating learning analytics into the instruction. This blog post shares some insights about those two somewhat disconnected ideas. Learning Analytics. Training DesignI Love Social Media Measurement. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On March 11 I participated in a workshop in Washington, - Design Unbound , - organized by The Highlands Forum. The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. Some are starting to turn to design to help us deal with the increasingly complex problems all around us.

Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You need good course design, empathy, competence (which is where professors excel), and the imagination to create context. At AU, we use people who have that expertise help us with course design, so experts don’t have to do this as well as their own discipline. Is there an impact on campus design? Summary notes from the Tony Bates presentation at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto.

5 impacts of Apple’s app store subscription model on experience design

Adaptive Path

But what does the change mean for experiences and experience design? Designing a good trialing experience will be critical. Design services, not apps. But how do you design for loyalty? For experience designers it means delivering something notable in every release , systematically impressing users over time , and paying attention to the moments that matter in an experience. Bottom line: Know what triggers renewal and design experience to engender it.

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Teaching Design to High School Students

Adaptive Path

A couple weeks ago at the AIGA’s D.Talks – The Rise of Service Design , Hugh Dubberly said that one of the best ways to impact the future is through the application of design to education. To which I thought: wouldn’t it be great if designers played a greater role in education policy and programs to address education issues. Why is now the time to be thinking about teaching design to high school students? Is this an interaction design challenge?!

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Pedagogical Principles of Design for Active, Reflective and Self-Regulated Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Session summaries from the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto Maureen Andrade - Self-Regulated Learning, Course Design, and Pedagogy: A Model for Learner Success Practical ideas to help students succeed in an online course. There are three main stages in the diploma: self-reflection workshop, instructional design workshop, and then work in the classroom.

Addressing fear in learning

Clark Quinn

design strategyOne of my mantras in ‘make it meaningful ‘ is that there’re three things to do. And one of those was kind of a toss away, until a comment in a conversation with a colleague brought it home. So here’s a first take at addressing fear in learning.

Excellence by Design

Nigel Paine

Roger Martin is the dean of the Rotman School of Management (at the University of Toronto) and his new book is called: The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage. He wants companies to imagine the future, and use intuition and not rely solely on Management Consultants who push us into analytics. It is design thinking that is critical for the modern world. Fast Company has reviewed a new book by Roger Martin.

What is wrong with (higher) education?

Clark Quinn

The Predictive Analytics work that Ellen Wagner did is the type of opportunity we have here. There’re two elements here: the learning design, and engagement. design meta-learning strategyI was having a conversation with a colleague, sparked by dropping enrollments in unis.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Creativity, Innovation and Design

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Think, Play, Do: Technology, Innovation, and Organization | Main | "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds » July 30, 2007 Creativity, Innovation and Design I spent last week in London at Imperial College where earlier this year I was appointed adjunct professor in the Innovation Group of the Tanaka Business School. Clearly, design and the creative arts in general have long played a big role in initiatives aimed at fostering innovation.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Type of Participant Interactions To achieve your purpose, you generally design a set of activities. 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.

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

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. On the temptation to declare "email bankruptcy" » Do you want to DO design thinking? Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Do you want to DO design thinking?

The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. » The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand. Design is like a sound that only dogs can hear. Good design creates good stories. Bob Sutton.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several years, we have seen a rising emphasis on design, creativity and holistic thinking in business to help us deal with an increasingly volatile, unpredictable complex world. This is reflected not just in studies and articles, but in the growing number of design consulting firms like IDEO , as well as of design centers in universities, such as MIT's Media Lab and the d.school in Stanford. This is where we enter the world of design. .

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource. We are a collection of Editors, Knowledge Workers, Meeting Managers, Trainers, Designers and Facilitators.

Game Learning Analytcs for Evidence=Based Serious Games

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

hindsight – insight – foresight - Needs all the dat - Now being used in MOOCs, because they have so much data Game Learning Analytics (GLA) - Learning analytics applied to serious games - Collect, analyze and visualize Uses of GLA - Game testing – eg., stealth’ student evaluation - Formal game evaluation RAGE – game analytics (using xAPI) Beaconing – game deployment GLA or Informagic?

Ten IT Predictions for the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By 2023, 75% of the global 2000 (G2000) companies will support a workforce that is hybrid by design, enabling them to work together in real time with their preferred device whether local, remote, in the field, or switching between locations.

LINK Research Lab: Fall Speaker Series

George Siemens

At LINK Research Lab, we have a full slate of speakers for fall, including topics on distributed learning, synchronous instruction, success for under represented students, learning analytics, engagement, design based research, openness, flipped classrooms, health and the built environment, mentorship, and wonder.

Learning in 2024 #LRN2024

Clark Quinn

The ExperienceAPI coupled with analytics is a huge opportunity. We need to not design courses until we’ve ascertained that no other approach will work, so we need to get down to the real problems. We should hope that the answer comes from the network when it can, and we should want to design performance support solutions if it can’t, and reserve courses for only when it absolutely has to be in the head. design meta-learning mobile strategy technology

10 years!?!?

Clark Quinn

I do weekly pop by Google Analytics to see what sort of traffic I get (pretty steady), but I haven’t tried to see what might improve it. design games meta-learning mobile social strategy technologyA comment on my earliest blog post (thanks, Henrik), made me realize that this post will mark 10 years of blogging. Yes, my first post came out on January 14th, 2006. This will be my 1,200th post (I forced one in yesterday to be the 1199th so I could say that ;), yow!

Experience, the API

Clark Quinn

It’s a consistent basis for big data and analytics. And designers need to realize, and then take advantage of, a richer suite of options for learning experiences. design meta-learning technologyLast week I was on a panel about the API previously known as Tin Can at #DevLearn, and some thoughts crystallized.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers


Social commenting, ratings, and analytics on the granular bits of content provides the curators of the content (the training development teams) with the business intelligence to drive a continual improvement process. Content Development Industry Talk Instructional Design L&DThis is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12.

Understanding the Learning Technology Ecosystem


Learning Record Stores (LRS): Capture Learner & Content Performance Analytics. What is a Learning Technology Ecosystem?

Emergent & Semantic Learning

Clark Quinn

However, as you track outcomes, e.g. success on practice, and start looking at that by doing data analytics, you can start trolling for emergent patterns (again, made up). Which helps explain the growing interest in analytics. Until the new patterns emerge, I recommend adapting on the basis of what we know, but simultaneously you should be trolling for opportunities to answer questions that emerge as you design, and look for emergent patterns as well.

Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up


Investing in a “next gen” Learning Content Management System (LCMS) can help close the analytics gap and drive actionable business insights. The next gen LCMS bridges the gap between traditional learning management technology and the complex demands of modern learning organizations by bringing together authoring, publishing, delivery and comprehensive learning analytics all in one place, so organizations can truly get the most out of their content. .

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