The rise and rise of learning analytics

Learning analytics is the study of student behaviour through patterns in their digital world: how often, when and where they log on; the digital resources that they use; the web sites they visit; the social media platforms that they use. At the present time, this is a nascent field of interest in most colleges and […]

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Learning Analytics: Threats and opportunities

Learning analytics: Threats and oppourtunities from Martin Hawksey As institutional managers, administrators and researchers are well aware, any practice involving data collection and reuse has inherent legal and ethical implications. Most institutions have clear guidelines and policies in place governing the collection and use of research data; however it is less common for institutions to […]

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Tin Can in Moodle

Tin Can expert Andrew Downes presented a webinar at iMoot in May 2014 about the way Tin Can interacts with Moodle.  Source: www.slideshare.net See on Scoop.it – Moodlicious

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Digging into Data: It’s Not Just for Math Class

“Our lives are governed by numbers,” according to a landmark report published by the American Statistical Association. Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education, commonly known as the GAISE Report, is worth a read by any teachers who wonder why data analysis deserves a place outside of math classes. The GAISE Report argues that […]

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Ten Steps to Plan & Communicate Your xAPI Design to a Web Developer

If you are an instructional designer beginning to work with the Experience API (xAPI), you may be wondering how to go about designing and developing an xAPI solution. Some of the authoringtools you use may support the xAPI. But the only activities some of these tools track are the same bookmarking, scoring, and completion data that SCORM handles.   To […]

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Scitent Blog – The Promise and Realities of Tin Can

Share this post Have you heard about Tin Can? As you know, the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products, and it governs how online learning content and learning management systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. The Tin Can API (sometimes known as the Experience API or xAPI) […]

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The 4 Levels Of Learning Analytics

Using data to drive learning outcomes isn’t a new concept, really. For as long as teachers have been giving students assessments, the assessments and results have been used by both students and teachers (even if only loosely) to determine how to move forward. What needs to be reviewed more? What was covered/studied well? Learning analytics takes this concept and kicks it up a notch. Well, more like a thousand notches, especially if you’re considering things like adaptive computer based testing that changes as students use it.

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Benefits of Tin-Can API | LearnDash

For years, any legitimate learning management system adhered to the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (or SCORM), which is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based learning. Nerd-talk aside, it was the “stuff” that recorded when someone took an e-learning course and recorded quiz results. If you created an e-learning course using software like […]

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5 Reasons to use Piwik with Moodle

See on Scoop.it – Moodlicious Are you using Google Analytics for compiling useful Moodle data? Have you considered using Piwik?   Piwik is an Open Source (self-hosted) alternative to Google Analytics, and it’s pretty awesome. The feature list speaks for itself, but why would we want to go through the hassle of installing it on […]

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