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Category Archives: Learning Analytics

Ten tips for safe and effective learning analytics

A Google search for ‘improving student experience’ brings up around 30,000 hits. When I did one recently, the front page showed items in scholarly journals and national news media, on Jisc’s own website and on those of several UK universities. This is a subject that really matters, especially as competition for students becomes more and […]

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Quick insights into xAPI for Learning and Development

It is about better suiting the needs of the modern learner – who is mobile, flexible, uses different content sources and tools, multiple devices, needs content ‘in the workflow’ and on-demand. Traditional corporate learning usually means one central formal source for staff to access learning resources – the LMS. But in reality, the modern learner […]

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Learning Analytics: The good, the bad, or perhaps ugly?

Learning analytics provide institutions with opportunities to support student progression and to enable personalised, rich learning. With the increased availability of large datasets, powerful analytics engines, and skilfully designed visualisations of analytics results, institutions may be able to use the experience of the past to create supportive, insightful models of primary (and perhaps real-time) learning […]

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Moodle Tin Can Launch Plugin

The Tin Can Launch plugin for Moodle(https://github.com/garemoko/moodle-mo…) allows you to launch Tin Can content and track that content to an external LRS configured in Moodle. The plugin then pulls data from the LRS back into Moodle to feed Moodle’s completion tracking and give the learner that little green tick! This short video gives an overview […]

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics

In data mining and data analytics, tools and techniques once confined to research laboratories are being adopted by forward-looking industries to improve decision making. Higher education institutions are beginning to use analytics for improving the services they provide and for increasing student grades and retention. The U.S. Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan, as […]

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Why Opting Out of Student Data Collection Isn’t the Solution

It’s useful to analyze which purposes of student data collection are primary, for which permission is expected and implied when data is collected. Some “primary use” categories are obvious. In order for schools to function, they need basic information about students and parents. They need to record grades, know who is eligible for subsidized lunch, […]

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The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning

The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning from Epic Epic’s Head of Platforms Mark Aberdour presents ‘The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning’ to a packed seminar at Learning Technologies Summer Forum. Source: www.slideshare.net See on Scoop.it – 21st Century Assessment

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A taxonomy of ethical, legal and logistical issues of learning analytics v1.0

Jisc, Apereo and the Lace Project held a workshop in Paris on 6th February to discuss the ethical and legal issues of learning analytics.  The focus of this meeting was the draft taxonomy of issues that I prepared previously.  It was extremely helpful to have comments from experts in the area to refine the list, which is forming the basis for […]

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Tin Can tracking. Trust me, I’m not Big Brother!

“In the words of the guys at Rustici: “Tin Can API (sometimes known as the Experience API) is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline)”. One of the things this means is that learning professionals could […]

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Web Analytics for your ePortfolio

Web Analytics for your ePortfolio from matthieua Mahara offers basic statistics by default, but advanced reporting functionnality is not available. By using a separate tool that integrates well with Mahara, such as the open source Piwik, Mahara administrators can benefit from a multitude of insightful analytics reports. This presentation will showcase some examples of such […]

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