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).

Journal of Learning Analytics

George Siemens

Interest in learning analytics is growing. From my biased view, it is critical that educators are aware of the role of analytics in education because of the heaving influence algorithms, data, and analytics have on teaching, learning, and decision making in schools, colleges/universities, and corporate settings. SoLAR just announced the inaugural issue of Journal of Learning Analytics. It’s a data centric world and will only become more so in the future.

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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.

Handbook of Learning Analytics (open)

George Siemens

When we started the learning analytics conference in 2011 , we aligned with ACM. Some came from our sister organization, IEDMS , that has open proceedings. To ensure broader dissemination, and cope with our guilt, of our research, we set up an open journal: Journal for Learning Analytics. The book, CC-licensed, weighs in at 356 pages and provides a good snapshot of the status of learning analytics as a field.

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.

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. If you’re interested in the topic of learning analytics (or the conference), please join this Google Group. The call for papers was announced yesterday. 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.

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?

Join us: Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute

George Siemens

One of the most significant trends is around learning analytics. Next week, we ( SoLAR , IEDMS and others) are organizing a Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI). In response, LASI is organizing a series of local events and live-streamed keynotes. While MOOCs are sucking all of the oxygen out of the educational technology conversation, significant trends are developing under the radar.

Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR

George Siemens

The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. I have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. Would you be interested in participating in a discussion on educational analytics (process, methods, technologies)? Organization was slow plodding for the first LAK conference.

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.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Business analytics predates the big data era. Beyond business analytics, new data science methods could now be used to extract actionable knowledge from all that data, that is, knowledge to help make better decisions and predictions. A recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator.

Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s the best and worst of times for decision makers,” said McKinsey in a recent article, Untangling your Organization’s Decision Making. “Swelling stockpiles of data, advanced analytics, and intelligent algorithms are providing organizations with powerful new inputs and methods for making all manner of decisions.” Overall, only 20% of respondents said that their organization excelled at decision making. more likely to be found in a winning organization.

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

Neils Pflaeging read my ebook Seeking perpetual beta and said that “after reading the book one yearns for more from you about the right learning architecture, about how to develop organizations applying this thinking, about how to build learning programs and infrastructure.” ” Well I think Niels has answered much of that question himself, in his recent book Organize for Complexity. So what does Organize for Complexity cover?

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The answer, in a nutshell, is analytics. As VP of scouting and player development in St Louis, Luhnow built a strong analytics department and enjoyed great success as one of the top talent producers in baseball, helping the Cardinals win the 2011 World Series as well as reach the playoffs from 2012 to 2015. Luhnow then brought his analytics and management skills to Houston and proceeded to transform the team into a top contender in a short few years.

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The answer, in a nutshell, is analytics. As VP of scouting and player development in St Louis, Luhnow built a strong analytics department and enjoyed great success as one of the top talent producers in baseball, helping the Cardinals win the 2011 World Series as well as reach the playoffs from 2012 to 2015. Luhnow then brought his analytics and management skills to Houston and proceeded to transform the team into a top contender in a short few years.

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

Xyleme

Did you know that, according to Bersin, less than half of the L&D organizations they survey feel they are perceived by their stakeholder leadership as a strategic business partner? Post Type: Blog post. read more. Learning & Development

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization

Xyleme

What should also come as no surprise is that corporate Learning & Development (L&D) organizations have been slow in responding to these changes, with over 80% of training still delivered in a formal manner via ILT, virtual and self-paced eLearning. Gathering intelligence requires tracking and analytics - enter the Tin Can API, or xAPI. By matching these analytics to user profiles, the foundation for personalization is now in place.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The concept of T-shaped skills was first introduced over 20 years ago, but its importance, - to both individuals and organizations, - has continued to rise. 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 rise of the T-shaped organization is not surprising.

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

Xyleme

Did you know that, according to Bersin, less than half of the L&D organizations they survey feel they are perceived by their stakeholder leadership as a strategic business partner? How is it that the Learning & Development organization—the group responsible for developing the company''s greatest asset, human capital—is often considered ''overhead'' ? If L&D took a Google Analytics approach to learning, they could.

Analytics – The Usability Lab of the new decade

Adaptive Path

survey tools for straight-up surveys and concept evaluations public betas, previews, and opt-ins By picking a smart set of these tools, I think an organization can make smarter decisions throughout the design and development process in a live dialog with more users than a traditional usability lab ever could. The gist of the internal response was, “Analytics!&# We’ve known about analytics, multi-variant and A/B testing, and the like for over a decade.

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. It is in our hands and that is up to every organization to create.

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization

Xyleme

What should also come as no surprise is that corporate Learning & Development (L&D) organizations have been slow in responding to these changes, with over 80% of training still delivered in a formal manner via ILT, virtual and self-paced eLearning. Post Type: Blog post. What should come as news to, well, no one, is that in the age of search, social, mobile, and now, wearable technologies, learner expectations have changed dramatically.

The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

Ross Dawson

One of the interesting insights from the study was on what executives believe their organizations can best do to foster innovation. Another question looked at the major technologies that will impact how their organizations function over the next 5-10 years. Big data analytics was probably rightly at the top of the list in terms of potential, though it is probably only a minority of companies that will truly tap that potential.

Johns Hopkins Academic Freedom Statement - An Analytical Representation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

not limited by) research, funding and other partnerships with external public and private entities (not limited by) new roles and relationships with other organizations, many of which involve funding for university research and academic programs Questions : this is probably the most important of the additions to traditional accounts of academic in recent years. Drafted in January and just released, the Johns Hopkins statement on academic freedom will no doubt be widely cited.I

Organizing Big Data Initiatives: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

my fellow guest columnist Tom Davenport reflected on whether institutions should appoint a dedicated executive to oversee their company-wide big data and analytics initiatives, and if so, which C-level senior executives should such a position report to. About 80 percent of the participating companies said that they were already using big data and analytics to a greater or lesser extent. The problem is that many organizations don’t really have someone in charge of these capabilities.

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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. But applying it on your own – unless you are an analytics genius – can be difficult. The instructor is Google Analytics Evangelist Andrew Cutroni.

What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience

Beth Kanter

What is important is that when you look solely at your social media analytics – say for example what content gets the most views or engagement, the data represents only one part of your audience. And while lurkers make up more than half of a company’s social media audience, they only account for 5% of the content captured by social media 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. Organizations must remember that any benefits from lying, cheating, and stealing usually come at the expense of their reputation, brand image, and shareholders.” We apply a broad definition of learning analytics.

Executive Education Workshop: Making the Entire Organization Agile

Steve Denning

Today’s white-water environment requires the entire organization to be agile. With the abrupt, unpredictable and simultaneous shifts in markets, customers, communications, technology, competitors, talent and regulatory frameworks, the entire organization must be nimble to survive, let alone prosper. In this three-day workshop ( May 21-23, 2012 in Washington DC ), you will find out how to accomplish the necessary paradigm shift in your organization.

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. The one I found most useful was #3 because it could be an easy way to compare or benchmark with other organizations. I Love Social Media Measurement.

Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations

Beth Kanter

I now spend more of my time evaluating communications and digital projects so, I read with interest Lean Analytics , the book in the Lean Start up series on measuring what matters. The webinar earlier this week from the Lean Start up team, Lean Impact: Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations, did begin to address this gap with a discussion and examples from Akash Trivedi of Kiva Zip, a pilot program from the nonprofit Kiva and Christie George from New Media Ventures.

How and When Should Your Nonprofit Organization Invest in Mobile

Beth Kanter

Nonprofit organizations are under the gun to keep up with current technology. Analytics. However, many organizations are working with very limited financial resources, particularly when it comes to technology. This requires organizations to set priorities in how they will spend their technology dollars. Often, organizations have a limited understanding of technology, which makes setting priorities more than challenging.

What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?

Beth Kanter

Two new books on measurement and analytics came to my attention this week. Hunter who shares his approach to working with top nonprofits organizations to embrace performance management. His work has sparked transformation for many of the country’s top nonprofit organizations. Very few funders appreciate what outcomes monitoring and management entails, much less how to help the organizations they support develop the competencies and capacities to adopt such practices.

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

Beth Kanter

Because the truth is, it’s a lot easier to declare that one wants to have a “learning organization” than to actually do it. 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. These typically translate into leadership, passion and culture, and analytical capacity and systems.

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth Kanter

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering for Arts Organizations , Guest Post by Mary Trudel and Rory MacPherson. Just over a year ago, we asked ourselves a question: How are arts organizations using digital and social media, and what sorts of results are they getting? We could tell that some of the confusion and resistance we were seeing around adoption was due to organizations’ inability to look past the technological nature of these new channels.

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How Arts Organizations Win Gold Medals in Social Media

Beth Kanter

Not only do choral groups from all of the country gather and perform, they also hold sessions to share best practices about managing the nonprofit organizations that support these community choruses. James Nickerson, who has worked with the SFGMC and was a participant in a peer group learning exchange that I designed and facilitated for two years had the opportunity to share some lessons learned about social media with peer chorus organizations. Here’s his reflection.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

By the organizer? Is the goal of the group in line with your organization? If the group is part of a larger organization, is the purpose consistent with organizational goals and culture? Are you trying to do something new that may or may not be welcomed by the larger organization? The online interaction leader(s), or sponsoring organization(s)?

Evolving an Organization: A Discussion with Steven Keith

Adaptive Path

Guided by a new organization-wide Web strategy, BCBSNC is moving toward greater emphasis on user research to ensure they are delivering better experiences that align with consumers’ needs in an increasingly DIY health care environment. Through the talk, we want people to see that an organization-wide shift like this is possible and specifically share what we learned about enabling a shift like this to take hold.

Ten IT Predictions for the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Sustainability becomes an important factor. “The ability to build and sustain awareness for a company's brand and attract investors and talent for an organization hinges upon the ability to demonstrate progress on environmental sustainability goals.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

While the primary goal is for students to learn about strategic use of networks and social media for international organizations, I will also be covering some practical career skills such as effective networking and self-directed professional learning (also called “Social Learning”). After completing the course, the students will be doing an internship as part of their field work, being placed in international organizations in the US and other places in the world.

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

Xyleme

And despite the fact that organizations continue to invest heavily in digital learning initiatives, the vast majority of respondents — a staggering 88% — don’t believe their current platforms have the ability to effectively track and measure the impact of their learning assets. In order to truly see the value of these digital learning investments, organizations need to upgrade their technology tools.

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 28 2008 Musings on “community management&# Part 1 Published by Nancy White at 6:33 am under Uncategorized , online facilitation photo credit: CaseyLessard Chris Brogan has a great post today on online community management – a must read if you have or are considering an online community in your business or organization.

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

Xyleme

And despite the fact that organizations continue to invest heavily in digital learning initiatives, the vast majority of respondents — a staggering 88% — don’t believe their current platforms have the ability to effectively track and measure the impact of their learning assets. In order to truly see the value of these digital learning investments, organizations need to upgrade their technology tools.

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