Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In my post referencing the ICDE's Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics yesterday I said: This document summarizes the considerations of an ICDE working group on learning analytics. The presumption throughout is that a global ethic in learning analytics is needed, can be known, and comprehends the issues in this document. Definition and purpose of the use of Learning Analytics Where is data drawn from? What data must be included in learning analytics?

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.


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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. From this I created a set of nine topics that constituted the structure of the course - the course modules. some of the individual modules might also become papers). This takes me to an individual module.

Module 119

Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company


With Xyleme’s analytics dashboards, Ford’s Finance Team now has an accurate and objective picture of content engagement and performance, including insight into data by location, department, and region, allowing them to continue to refine their content and drive ongoing improvement.

Cost 130

New Project: Digitizing Higher Education

George Siemens

The intent is to impact 1 million learners over the next four years through offering innovative teaching and learning opportunities, utilizing effective learning analytics models, integrating learning across all spaces of life, and creating a digital and networked mindset to organization operations. Once this analysis is done, each university will enter one of ten modules based on their current progress.

Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

Online Readiness Modules and Student Success. 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. The conference focused on making sense of higher education. The discussions and prsentations addressed many of the critical challenges faced by learners, educators, administrators, and others. The schedule and archive are available here.

Homo Narrans: archetypes

Dave Snowden

I need to record and link the story, but suffice to say that telling someone they are Doing a Jason is more likely to be effective than saying I think you are being an anal-retentive over-analytical, arrogant bastard.

eBook 211

Content as a Service


Tracking of use and analytics. This data set can be used to generate powerful analytic tools that can measure an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and use this information to drive personalization. (In In future blog posts, I’ll elaborate on how analytics can drive personalization.). In conjunction with user tracking data and analytics, the delivery of the content can be personalized to the needs, habits, and preferences of the user.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These are sites set up using Drupal and then expanded with various modules. There are four newspaper-specific Drupal module packages: * NodeStream - publish content in newspaper style * OpenPublish - OpenPublish is an online news platform that emphasizes visitor engagement and ease of content creation. Modules for facebook like and Disqus comments. Focus on subscription, scheduling, advertising and analytics.

best finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

kyleejohnson — “I’m taking an online data analytics class from the Wharton School of Business. The last module is 4.5 Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Here are some of the best for 2019.

Module 165

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this. He finishes the section saying "personalized learning remains one of the dreams of ed tech, with learners enjoying a personalized curriculum, based on analytics."

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

We produced smarter modules and courses, better learning pathways, or integrated new technologies but the overall outcome was to make the learning landscape more complex and full of ‘busy work’. Increasing complexity and reliance on tacit knowledge means that ‘extracting’ knowledge and codifying it into modules and courses is not only becoming more difficult, but often slows speed to capability. A Revolution or a Slow Demise?

Change 183

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

Charles Jennings

ON THE SURFACE THERE IS GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH EXISTING LEARNING INTERVENTIONS The vast majority of people attending learning events or learning interventions (classroom training, eLearning modules, virtual sessions) reported that they were satisfied with the event or intervention (in the survey 84% declared they were satisfied or very satisfied).

Survey 181

The Big Shift: Challenge and Opportunity for Women

John Hagel

We must be deeply analytical, dispassionately seeking to understand the world around us. This knowledge is usually experienced holistically rather than reducible to abstract categories and isolated modules. How are women affected by the longer-term changes that are transforming our business environment? This issue is rarely explored.    Since I am on the edge anyway, I thought I would venture into this potentially sensitive topic. 

Module 203

Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice


The Bravais Cloud Player provides another major advantage to training organizations: the ability to generate analytics and view comments and ratings across all of the LMSs that your organization supports. In a few minutes, you’ll understand the nuts and bolts behind this breakthrough Bravais module. Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market?

Cost 109

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The LPSS infrastructure includes underlying technologies to support these services, including identity and authentication services, cloud access and storage challenges, personal records and credentials, document analysis and analytics, and interfaces to third-party services such as simulation engines and other advanced training support services.

System 209

Less is more: A different approach to L&D in a world awash with information

Charles Jennings

This is a very different world than one focused on producing modules, courses and curricula full of ephemeral information – detailed content that has a relatively short half-life and is unlikely to be remembered in any detail beyond a post-course assessment, even if to that point. This post appeared on the site last month. I’ve re-posted it here for people who don’t choose to register on the TZ website.

Skills 164

How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

How to have module based schedules. This is an unedited transcript created by the Google Sound Recording on the Pixel 4 (the main reason I bought this phone in fact) of the webinar I gave July 30, 2020. Thank you very much Sarah and I'm still waiting for that invitation to speak in Antarctica.

How To 231

The Rise of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Computer programming lends itself to an online module, with assignments than can be auto-graded. This is the work of a field called 'Learning Analytics' (which should be 'discovered' by the Stanford-MIT nexus any time now). The Learning Analytics and Network Analysis approaches are not mutually exclusive. Responses to interview questions posed by Kevin Charles Redmon, Independent Journalist and Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism 1.

Course 172

performance.learning.productivity: Getting to the Core of Learning Content in the Internet Age

Charles Jennings

Traditional Model – Content-centric learning The standard approach has been to expect people to learn all the content in a structured learning event – whether it’s an ILT or eLearning module, course or programme. Basic conceptual tools such as critical thinking skills , analytics skills , logic , search skills , data validation skills , research methodologies skills and so on fall into the core concepts bucket.

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.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Second, it created the idea that these content modules orchunks were sharable. Thecontent itself could have been anything - we have since run courses in criticalliteracies, learning analytics, and personal learning environments. Consider 'learning analytics', for example, which is anattempt to learn about the learning process by examining a large body of data.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Can architectures be analytically and empirically evaluated before and after development, deployment and systems operation? Protocols define how diverse modules interact, and architecture defines how sets of protocols are organized." Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, she discussed the initiative to bring information analytics into the art of selling, - an excellent concrete example of leveraging technology for business process innovation. I am currently working within Scottish Universities to get a masters course module off the ground and what I read / see here is great. Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

Skills 100

An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water

Beth Kanter

We’re also keeping a close eye on our Google Analytics to ensure that enough people are visiting the campaign page and the conversion rate. Identify the key metrics that matter for you and remember: the greatest analytics engine of all is the human brain! I first came across @paullyoung in September, 2008 when he implemented a birthday campaign as part of charity:water’s September campaign.