Learning Analytics: Higher Education

George Siemens

Educational datamining and learning analytics are getting substantial attention in education. With learning analytics in particular, the term has come to mean anything and everything that involves data in learning. Learning Analytics: Higher Education

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, as described in a 2013 Harvard Business Review paper , Pentland and his then postdoctoral associate Yaniv Altshuler and graduate student Wei Pan devised a research project based on data from the social trading platform eToro.

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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?

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.

2010 - year in review

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 3 January 2011 2010 - year in review 2010 marked the first full year of blogging for me. Business or Pleasure? -

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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.

Salon's Review Today

Steven Berlin Johnson

So Andrew O'Hehir's review of Invention in Salon today is one of those responses that you dream about having as an author. It isn't a work of conventional history or biography, though it contains snippets of both, but more like a case study in the history of ideas that hints at a grander analytical theory. Not just because it says a lot of nice things, but also because it really gets exactly what I was trying to do with the book, and puts it in the larger context of my other books.

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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). Learning and Knowledge Analytics.

A Concise and Brilliant Peer-Reviewed Article on Writer's Block.

Bob Sutton

The Layoff: Harvard Business Review Case and Comments. Review and Comment | Peter Sims | Reuters.com. Culbert: Get Rid of the Performance Review!: Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Building a Better Boss: A Webinar With Polly LaBarre and Me » A Concise and Brilliant Peer-Reviewed Article on Writers Block. Below you can see an entire article (including a reviewer's comment) that may look fake, but is legitimate.

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.

A Cheeky Review in the Financial Times - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The Layoff: Harvard Business Review Case and Comments. Review and Comment | Peter Sims | Reuters.com. Culbert: Get Rid of the Performance Review!: Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Lessons from Nightmare Bosses and a Blurb for "High-Performance Teaming for Douche Bags" » A Cheeky Review in the Financial Times. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A Cheeky Review in the Financial Times : Comments.

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

Xyleme

Investing in a “next gen” Learning Content Management System (LCMS) can help close the analytics gap and drive actionable business insights. In fact, a next gen LCMS incorporates each of the top areas of growth in digital learning platforms identified by Fosway Group: Analytics.

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Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two-thirds of the opportunities to use AI are in improving the performance of existing analytical use cases,” is the paper’s overriding finding. And, in the remaining 15% of cases, machine learning provided limited additional performance over existing analytical methods. .

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

Xyleme

Investing in a “next gen” Learning Content Management System (LCMS) can help close the analytics gap and drive actionable business insights. In fact, a next gen LCMS incorporates each of the top areas of growth in digital learning platforms identified by Fosway Group: Analytics.

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Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two-thirds of the opportunities to use AI are in improving the performance of existing analytical use cases,” is the paper’s overriding finding. For the vast majority of the use cases, 69%, the key value of machine learning is to improve performance beyond that provided by traditional analytic techniques. And, in the remaining 15% of cases, machine learning provided limited additional performance over existing analytical methods. .

Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

In the evening, she responds to an email and reviews her meeting schedule for the next day.

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

She has a meeting at noon, a performance review to start, and a remaining portion of a compliance course to take. She searches for the company’s latest performance review procedures and begins taking notes on action items.

An Amazing Story About a Certified Asshole on This American Life.

Bob Sutton

The Layoff: Harvard Business Review Case and Comments. Review and Comment | Peter Sims | Reuters.com. Culbert: Get Rid of the Performance Review!: Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. 12 Things Good Bosses Believe | At Harvard Business Review. Reviews and Comments: The No Asshole Rule. Sutton review. Book Review: The No Asshole Rule by Robert I. Training Media Review: No Asshole Rule. Bob Sutton.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

Also, LMSs do not provide IDs with the deep analytics required to understand what content is working and what content is not. . Top-notch LCMS solutions can even provide detailed analytics that identify the most effective content. Workflow Management/Review Tool. . ?.

Time for advertising to call off the dogs

Doc Searls

See this in Harvard Business Review : Here’s another fact: the browser makers actually care about their users, some of whom are paying customers (for example with Apple and Microsoft). Is this the way you want your brand to look?

Berkman Buzz

David Weinberger

Betsy Masiello considers privacy and advanced data analytics: link. The Citizen Media Law Project reviews Twitter’s role in Gilbert Arenas’ lawsuit against VH1: link. This week’s Berkman Buzz : Andrés Monroy-Hernández writes about joining the Berkman Center as a fellow: link. Fernando Bermejo explores “anonymous reading&# : link. Dan Gillmor debates trust and TechCrunch: link.

Can AI Help Develop and Execute a Competitive Business Strategy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, while being a very powerful tool, machine learning, and AI in general, lack all-important human qualities like common sense and empathy , so their decisions and suggestions should be carefully reviewed by humans.

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab). A-Lab’s objective is to teach students how to use data sets and analytics to address real-world business problems.

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Post popularity?

Clark Quinn

For complicated reasons, I don’t have Google Analytics running. Interestingly, I won an award last year for my post on AR (yes, I was on the committee, but we didn’t review our own).

Blog Post: Career, Community and Cause - the three things people want out of work

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review based on some people analytics research at Facebook, people want three things out of work. Career is about work: having a job that provides autonomy, allows you to use your strengths, and promotes your learning and development. It's at the heart of intrinsic motivation. Community is about people: feeling respected, cared about, and recognized by others.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

Workflow management/review tool. Social Learning (Wikis, Blogs, Reviews, Comments, Mentoring/Coaching). •. ?. Workflow Management/Review Tool. ?. Analytics and xAPI. •. ?. LMS vs. LCMS: What is the difference and why does it matter? LMS vs. LCMS?

Learning Styles, ha, ha, ha, ha

Jay Cross

We have, in this review, for instance, referred to: convergers versus divergers. imaginative versus analytic learners. lefts/analytics/inductives/successive processors.

What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?

Xyleme

How your content is currently reviewed and how edits are handled. Whether you want to see analytics. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding Learning Content Management Systems.

Moving from openness advocacy to research

George Siemens

Openness in education – including content, teaching, pedagogy, analytics, or any other flavours – is a 15+ year trend that is starting to cross over into the main stream. I can’t think of a trend in education that is as substantive as openness that has less of a peer reviewed research base.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review , MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage proposed a provocative and counterintuitive approach for enhancing innovation and productivity through man-machine collaborations.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Artificial intelligence is reshaping business - though not at the blistering pace many assume,” notes Building the AI-Powered Organization , an article in Harvard Business Review by McKinsey partners Tim Fountaine , Brian McCarthy , and Tamim Saleh in its opening sentence.

The social enterprise?

George Siemens

After reviewing the speaker list and general details of the conference, I’m afraid I’ll be the black sheep (or idiot) of the conference. We need better analytics that can reveal patterns and connections in information abundance that we may have missed. It’s in the human/computer sensemaking and analytics systems that allow people (and organizations) to orient themselves to complexity and gain coherence in fragmented information settings

Building success in the future of work: T-shaped, Pi-shaped, and Comb-shaped skills

Trends in the Living Networks

In her presentation Prof Mather discussed the skills required for data analytics, in the context of a new Master of Business Analytics program the University is launching this year. In business analytics the two domains are technology and data analysis.

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent Harvard Business Review article, - Artificial Intelligence for the Real Wold , by Tom Davenport and Rajeev Ronanki , - offers advice on how companies should begin building their AI capabilities.

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Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in technology , big data and analytics hold the promise to significantly augment our judgement and expertise and help us make smarter, more effective decisions. However, due to their huge stores of data and powerful analytics, the machines can provide System 2-like results. .

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Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought

Andy McAfee

But as a great story by Travis Sawchik in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review makes clear, the Pirates’ successful season was not built around long balls and thrilling plays. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in baseball’s playoffs for the first time since 1992.

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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 ). It’s well worth taking a few hours to review.

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

However, the focus of this research chair on learning innovation and analytics captured my interest and I decided to apply (obviously informing my colleagues at Athabasca University of my intent. I was, in the language of an interviewing panel (who were excellent hosts and extremely courteous) not “SSHRC-able” because my profile doesn’t include sufficient traditional peer-review journal publications.

Infrastructure and integration

Clark Quinn

I realize, as I review the chart for my upcoming strategy workshop at DevLearn, that I focused too narrowly. Infrastructure is really about the technical sophistication (which includes content models & semantics, but also tracking and analytics) and integration of elements to create a true ecosystem. When I wrote the L&D Revolution book, I created a chart that documented the different stages that L&D could go through on the way.

The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Strategy is inherently complex,” said Turning Strategy into Results , a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article by Sull and collaborators. The 2018 MIT CIO Symposium will take place on May 23.

Flows, Fragility and Friction

John Hagel

I wrote a review of Bejan's seminal book on this topic - Design in Nature - that can be accessed here. For example, in the case of trading markets, it might take the form of buffers that require some reflection or more analytics before acting upon information. I’ve long been a fan of flows but, in the spirit of paradox, I’ve also been a fan of friction. But, wait a minute, friction slows down flows – how could I possibly favor both flows and friction?

The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution was “as much about process innovations that reduced waste and increased productivity as it was about the application of new technologies,” wrote Roger Martin in a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, - The High Price of Efficiency.

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Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Kerr begins with a discussion of systematic reviews of research and comments that they "did not paint a very pretty picture of the current state of AIEd research." I'll return to the subject of systematic reviews at the end of this post. This is a common pattern for systematic reviews.