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Designing an e-portfolio for assurance of learning focusing on adoptability and learning analytics

The Assurance of Learning for Graduate Employability framework is a quality assurance model for curriculum enhancement for graduate employability, enabling graduates to achieve “the skills, understandings and personal attributes that make [them] more likely to secure employment and be successful in their chosen occupations to the benefit of themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy” (Yorke, […]

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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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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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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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What Makes an Online Instructional Video Compelling? EDUCAUSE Review Excerpts

Video has supported education for many years, and instructional videos are often a key component in online courses. Video has the ability to convey material through auditory and visual channels, creating a multi-sensory learning environment. Yet much remains unknown as to what makes compelling instructional video, especially in the online environment. What characteristics do students […]

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