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.

3 LMS Integration Features to Improve eLearning


LMS integration features are critical to the long-term success of a corporate eLearning plan. However, it is common to overlook integration features during the LMS selection process. Organizations surveyed found that lack of integration features was a greater problem with their LMS than either poor user experience and poor analytics capabilities.

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


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.

Secret Features of Apple's Proposed New Campus - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Indira Gandhi on Doing Work Versus Taking Credit For It » Secret Features of Apples Proposed New Campus. The folks as joyoftech.com had good fun imagining the "hidden features."

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.

Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere


Thanks to Xyleme’s LCMS, our users successfully reduce content development and maintenance time, easily reuse content and publish to multiple output types, effectively personalize content at scale, and objectively assess content and learner performance with robust, built-in analytics dashboards.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The theme of this years Institute was Navigating Complexity: Doing More with Less , and featured a number of talks and panels on a variety of themes relating to complex systems.

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


Xyleme is a leading Learning Content Management System (LCMS) and is recognized as a company to watch based on the quality of platform and administrative features provided, in addition to the level of innovation brought to the industry.

Announcing Bravais 1.2!


Users that have both Xyleme LCMS and Bravais have a huge advantage- consolidated analytics. Furthermore, because Xyleme follows an Agile Development process, analytics will soon be enhanced with new features such as social comments and ratings on a continuous basis. Bravais 1.2

Xyleme Named a Top 20 Learning Portal for Sixth Consecutive Year


Another new feature added to CDS is a key integration between courses and the LMS. These organizations are striving to improve the user and administrative experience through advancements in reporting and analytics and are focused on modernizing the individual learner experience.”.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

Commenting features of most. analytics techniques to visualize and. Google Analytics, Klout What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new.

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How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many of these established companies have already deployed mobile apps, cloud computing and data analytics, and have brought to market a variety of digital products and services.



Also, LMSs do not provide IDs with the deep analytics required to understand what content is working and what content is not. . Features of an LCMS. Top-notch LCMS solutions can even provide detailed analytics that identify the most effective content. Analytics API.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Skype eventually discontinued its Skypecast feature, but you could see the future through that crack in the door. He finishes the section saying "personalized learning remains one of the dreams of ed tech, with learners enjoying a personalized curriculum, based on analytics."

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to E-S theory, a person, whether male or female, has a particular brain type. “A key feature of this theory is that your sex cannot tell you which type of brain you have. What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines?

Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in an industry panel on Redefining BI & Analytics in the Cloud at a conference in New York. In my opinion, data science should be viewed as a multidisciplinary evolution from business intelligence and analytics.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. The auto industry has been adding L1 features to cars for over 40 years, and more advanced L2 features for the past two decades.

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Do you really need all this personal information, @RollingStone?

Doc Searls

Create profiles about you, including adding and combining information we obtain from third parties, which may be used for analytics, marketing, and advertising.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But over time the LMS companies began adding features, sometimes of questionable value. But these are features that are ‘bolted on’. Feldstein’s law: over time any ed tech application adds features and looks like a poorly designed LMS. Comment: has there been less feature bloat?

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A successful program requires firms to address many elements of a digital and analytics transformation: identify the business case, set up the right data ecosystem, build or buy appropriate AI tools, and adapt workflow processes, capabilities, and culture.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A growing number of articles have been extolling the value of T-shaped professionals , that is, individuals who combine deep cognitive, analytical, and/or technical skills in a specific discipline, with broad multidisciplinary, social skills.

The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Resilient systems are typically characterized by the very features - diversity and redundancy, or slack - that efficiency seeks to destroy.”.

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What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the key features of deep learning algorithms is that, unlike classic analytic methods, there’s no asymptotic data size limit beyond which they stop improving. Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was featured in the September, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review with several articles on the subject. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

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


The camera, voice recorder, and collaboration features of the devices drive user-generated content that enable every user to be both teacher and student, and the device the collaboration space. Needs analysis that was the purview of the ISD, can be replaced by social commenting, ratings and analytics. Analytics will tell you what’s being used, and how effective it is. It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer.

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Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my opinion, the most important part of the announcement is LinuxONE’s support of the advanced encryption features that have been built into the latest mainframes models, enabling them to support up to 8,000 highly secure Linux systems in one machine. .

This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix

George Siemens

This is what I imagine the experience would be like if one dropped hallucinogenics and browsed the web – a feeling of incredulity and weird confusion that can only come from time and reality being featured in a will it blend video. What about Bb Analytics? Learning analytics are currently a buzz-wordy concept.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

scenarioDNA collaborated with Amherst, MA-based Texifter using DiscoverText on the data analytics and Waltham, MA-based Advanced Visual Systems (AVS) using OpenViz software for the data visualization.

2 Secrets for Promoting Learning Transfer in LMS-Based Corporate Training


For example, a full-featured learning management system …. While many LMSs offer these features and more, their primary function is to train and teach people. Does your company offer its employees LMS-based corporate training? If so, it is one of many.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Product strategy : Which set of smart, connected product capabilities and features should the company pursue?; .

A simple market-based solution to Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

Doc Searls

Noting that Google’s Maps app on iPhone lacked at least two features found on Android versions of the app — adaptive turn-by-turn directions and vocalization — I wondered out loud if Google was playing a passive-aggressive game with Apple by crippling the iOS version of the app. First, why Apple dropped the old version: Google, it says, was saving all the best features for phones that run its Android software. Charge for them.

Learning and eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2018


Whatever is changing the way work and HR gets done is what is featured. 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.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most IoT business models also hinge on the use of analytics to sell user data or targeted advertising. To most users of these devices though, networking and remote usage are only secondary features.

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Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The program draws on NRC''s research in other fields, such as machine learning and analytics. This in turn suggests a simplified design that supports this student-centered approach with connections to learning support applications, and in particular, to resource repositories, to external cloud media storage, to learning applications and APIs, and to external graph-based analytics.

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What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

Beth Kanter

Measurement tools or perhaps more accurately, social analytics tools collect that data. If you are measuring reach, engagement or action, you’ll need an analytics tool. My second favorite is Google Analytics because that’s how you track actions.” Analytics Tools.

Social Media Is About Engagement With A Purpose and How To Measure It

Beth Kanter

To measure conversion using your analytics programs, it generally requires submitting an online form. They measure conversions in Google Analytics using three techniques: traffic sources, advanced segments, and custom link tracking.

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Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to E-S theory, a person, whether male or female, has a particular brain type. “A key feature of this theory is that your sex cannot tell you which type of brain you have. 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%.

Ritual and the Service Experience

Adaptive Path

Most organizations lean heavily on analytical methods to define rigid processes and procedures that are designed to reduce waste and increase predictability in service delivery.

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Digital Transformation – It’s Just The Beginning

Luis Suarez

The video clip features a short interview from my good friend Andy McAfee who tells a very inspiring, insightful and powerful story about the inventor of chess and how that correlates to our very own digital transformation that we have been experiencing for a little while now.

Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only are we now able to collect huge amounts of real-time data about people, places and things, but far greater amounts can be derived from the original data through feature extraction and contextual analysis.

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Developmental Variations Of Middle Primary And Students

Adaptive Path

The introduction is among the chief elements of an analytic essay. By way of example, Still Another crucial feature of an outstanding thesis assertion is that it really should have the capability to activate a quarrel.

Judgement & statistics

Dave Snowden

The interesting feature is that on all the statistical evidence Ireland should have had a walk over, but they lost. That fell on stony grounds, or rather it was a little to challenging an idea for the people who supply the highly analytical software. Watching the rugby match between Scotland and Ireland today was interesting for a neutral.

Current Business Forecast: Cloudy

Andy McAfee

Silicon Valley’s largest venture capital firms are raising their stakes in so-called enterprise companies, which provide software, analytics and other services to business customers. Enterprise services have commonly featured costly, multiyear licensing agreements, installed proprietary software and in-house solutions.