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.

Analytics Training Isn’t Enough, Skill, re-skill and re-skill again, Hone Your Data B t Detector, and more

Jane Hart

MWL Newsletter No 25: News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 30 July – 5 August 2017. Social learning

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Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

71% of Americans with a college education or more said that they have the right skills to succeed in the 21st century, compared to 42% of those with a high school education or less. A few numbers illustrate this skills and education premium.

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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.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How will these relentless advances in technology and automation affect the balance between humans and machines in the workplace, and the skill composition of future jobs? . Complementarity across skills has increased, boosting the need for worker flexibility.

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Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

71% of Americans with a college education or more said that they have the right skills to succeed in the 21st century, compared to 42% of those with a high school education or less. It found that employment growth was highest in occupations requiring higher social or analytical skills, - those skills we most associate with a college education. A few numbers illustrate this skills and education premium.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The answer, in a nutshell, is analytics. 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. For certain elements of the analytics, we had to wait and be patient.

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. I see LA as a bricolage of skills, techniques, and academic/practitioner domains. We set up a Google group at the end of March on Education Analytics.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

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.

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

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.

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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.

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.

Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb

Dan Pontefract

I read with disdain about IBM’s dubious plan to reduce the pay of some of its workers by 10 percent in order for them to improve their skills. He asked IBM spokeswoman Trink Guarino about the initiative: “IBM is implementing a skills development program for a small number of U.S.

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An open university prep course – MOOC for basic skills

David Weinberger

I’ve been interested in the potential of running a massive open online course for basic skills for a while now. Overview of the MOOC for basic skills plan. Free online course teaching basic skills for success at university.

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

Ross Dawson

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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Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. Robin Good curated this article about research on future workplace skills. The skills are: Sense-making: ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed. [link].

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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.

Education for Misfits and Neurodiversity

Eide Neurolearning

Smith: "The qualities which make for greatness in scientists and engineers are of a different kind; ability to think abstractly and analytically together with a skill visualizing spatial relations in two and three dimensions."

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Finally, in the LPSS, or Learning in Performance Support System, is analytics, competence and assessment , and this is essentially the application of artificial intelligence, and the pattern recognition to identify the ways in which a person can become competent at some skill or task, and the gap between where they are, and becoming competent. based analytics, is that a personal learning record, can extend beyond the limits of the platform.

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Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What is the expected level of comfort and skill of the participants in using a web browser?

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

Nancy White

Skills, Experience and Qualities of a “community manager&# 1. Fast, accurate and quality reading/writing skills - I always recommend a timed reading/writing test that involves looking at multiple bits of information (posts, etc.), Community requires the emotional intelligence from the heart side and the analytical/strategic and content skills from the head side. Social network mapping and analysis skills. These are skills that people can acquire.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past decade, several studies have considered how to restructure engineering education and other technical educational programs to better equip students with the skills required for 21st century careers.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds | Main | A Kind of Cambrian Explosion » August 13, 2007 Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy I am getting ready to teach a new graduate seminar at MIT this fall - Technology-based Business Transformation. Rubin and Dierdorff concluded that there was a significant gap between the skills that businesses are looking for, and the skills being taught in business schools.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Leadership and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At our first meeting, I told the students that the overriding objective of this course is to develop or enhance their leadership skills so they can better deal with complex systems, complex markets and complex organizations. If they can be acquired, how do you develop such skills?

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. .

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. .

The State of American Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, the Pew Research Center , - in association with the Markle Foundation , - conducted a survey about the state of American jobs to shed light on how people think about work and about the skills and training needed to get ahead in our fast changing digital economy.

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Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me attempt to explore these questions based on relatively recent academic research in three key areas: gender-based behavioral differences; how to create smarter working groups; and the changing skills requirements in the digital economy.

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. T-shaped skills are increasingly valued in the marketplace. What’s wrong with I-shaped people with strong individual skills?

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Universities generally do a pretty good job when it comes to teaching hard skills, - engineering methods, technology, analytical tools, finance, marketing, and so on. Empathy : “Demonstrate strong emotional intelligence as well as effective listening and collaboration skills.

humans working socially

Harold Jarche

In addition, when we combine the analytical capabilities of machines, we can develop machine-assisted processes and tap into machine expertise in order to do even more complex and creative work. A lot of traditional human work is getting automated , by machines or software.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The digitization of product and service offerings by adding smart sensors, communication devices, and data analytics tools to create smart digital products and smart services. Data analytics and digital trust are the foundations. “Data fuels Industry 4.0

The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey identified four specific technology advances that are set to dominate business growth over the next five years: ubiquitous, high speed mobile Internet; widespread adoption of big data analytics; artificial intelligence; and cloud computing.

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Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After analyzing the survey data, - including the use of Watson Analytics to extract inferences from open-ended responses, - IBM published its findings in Redefining Boundaries: Insights from the Global C-suite Study.

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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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. No specialized dexterity, physical skills, or mobility required.

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Will real-time big data feedback transform sports?

Ross Dawson

SAP worked with the WTA in order to identify what information was essential to create an analytics solution using SAP Hana that would benefit all coaches and players.” Coaches are of course critical in enabling that, but it also speaks to individuals’ skills.

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Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me attempt to explore these questions based on relatively recent academic research in three key areas: gender-based behavioral differences; how to create smarter working groups; and the changing skills requirements in the digital economy. And, just like in the earlier studies, the best performing teams were better at communicating with each other, participating equally in the process and exhibiting higher emotion-reading skills.

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Xyleme

In one of our recent posts, " Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning ," we lay the foundation of our perspective regarding L&D''s constant battle for greater relevance in business strategy and planning. alone to shrink the existing skills gap.

Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, less than 20% of such decisions are based on labor costs, with over 80% of decisions based on other considerations including access to skilled labor, natural resources, and proximity to consumers.

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As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere. Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened. Organizations must have a data-analytics strategy that cuts across internal informational silos and properly incorporates external information sources like social media. .

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This requires employees with the proper skills, including data analysis and cognitive algorithms. After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence has finally reached a tipping point of market acceptance. AI is seemingly everywhere.

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Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

The hot button issue was capacity, skills, and lack of resources. It was articulated as: “We don’t have the skills to analyze, slice and dice, and make sense of our data, so it is hard to do it well.” I hear this too often from nonprofits. The people with skills are out there.

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