Micro Projects 2015

Automated System for Cognitive Presence Coding

By Vitomir Kovanović, Srećko Joksimović and Dragan Gašević Schools of Informatics and Education, The University of Edinburgh 1 Problem statement One of the widely used theoretical models that describes different dimensions of online learning is Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 1999). In short, CoI framework defines three important presences that shape online learning experience: i)... more »

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Putting the learning analytics in the hands of the students

Putting the learning analytics in the hands of the students: what actually helps them learn? At Leeds Beckett University, we propose to use learning analytics to engage students in academic self-efficacy around their online learning experience. Hodges (2013), supporting Bandura’s (1997) original work, has emphasised the value of creating online learning environments which promote positive self-efficacy beliefs in students.... more »

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Transparent analytics to support co-creation

This project will use learning analytics to aid students in understanding the impact of co-created resources. It is hoped that this will encourage greater engagement with learning resources, and in doing so also support student retention. We frequently work with both academic staff and students to enable co-creation of resources. Currently we advise on tools that can be used, pedagogical approaches and integration with... more »

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Prozone for the classroom

Much of the current state on learning analytics is based upon existing data. Data that has been discovered rather than generated with the specific purpose of analysis. This necessarily means that we can only ever analyse those digital interactions gathered, often somewhat by accident. This proposal addresses some of that problem. By capturing physical interactions we can begin to understand much more about where and... more »

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Learner-led curriculum development

In Adult Education, institutions such as Morley College continually develop large numbers of new courses each year to meet the needs of our potential learners. However, development takes time and resources which are in scarce supply. Additionally there is limited local market information available so often courses are developed with uncertainty as to the demand available. Consistently, cancellation rates for new courses... more »

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The call of duty visualised - Workload Planning Tool

Key concept This tool will help teams view student activity and workload in an online graphical format, supporting curriculum planning and analysis. By categorising student activity following the Learning Design taxonomy, teams are prompted to consider different types of student activity, which results in more conscious design decisions. As the data is stored in the database, rather than Ms Word documents, it can be analysed... more »

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Revolutionising teaching and learning

We have the data - we collect it from many sources and it tells us lots of different things. But what about if we were to provide innovative teaching and learning, and a classroom space that incorporates new technologies at its very heart, to track the impact on our students? Flipped learning excites and engages people, and builds learning communities. Our project will use learning analytics to follow our students progress... more »

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Presentation is everything

We've got lots of data, we've got lots of correlations, heaven knows we've got a lot of students. The problem is bringing these things together in a way that doesn't seem scary in a big brother/panopticon sort of way... or that doesn't create more work for the hard pressed academics and admins, who are already busy busy busy. ESPECIALLY for those students who are most likley to benefit from the feedback, those that perhaps... more »

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Assessment is time important

We have a significant number of online marking of essays which also have set due dates so are looking at Assignment timings and feedback access. Relationship between time submitted (in relation to deadline) and grade given Hypothesis - students that submit early get better marks Relationship between time feedback accessed (in relation to release date) number of times feedback access and grades on subsequent grades Hypothesis... more »

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Can survey data be used as an indicator of learning outcomes?

The University of Greenwich currently collects a large volume of survey data from a number of different sources; as well as the National Student Survey the university also runs many other surveys of different groups of students – postgraduates, new entrants, overseas students etc. Some of these surveys are also conducted by other institutions which means that it is possible to make comparisons and perform benchmarking... more »

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Synthetic Data for Testing, Demos, Benchmarking

There are many occasions when using real data is not feasible, either 1) because doing so would violate privacy or ethical considerations, or 2) because real data is not available (this is likely to apply while people take early steps with learning analytics). Simply obfuscating obviously personal data is not sufficient; there are both examples and theoretical studies that show this kind of attempt at anonymisation can... more »

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What is the role of emotions in learning analytics?

What is the role of emotions in learning analytics? Dr Bart Rienties & Prof Denise Whitelock (Open University), Prof Steven Warburton (University of Surrey) With the increased availability of large datasets, powerful analytics engines, and visualisations of analytics results, educational institutions may be able to monitor, unpack and understand the learning processes of their learners. A recent Learning Analytics... more »

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Lightweight Library Lover

A simple induction week game -

-surfaced in Blackboard New Student Area as a module on the Home tab.

-setting simple challenges each day of induction week, Lightweight harvesting and analysis of basic library data -loans, reservations, EZ proxy log activity.

-feedback in the form of a school based leaderboard. -think Hogwarts House points.

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Support: Actionable steps

A network and guide to support approaches used by institutions to a) support learners identified as at risk b) to modify the institutional behaviour to improve learning attainment. This could be a blog/online resource and series of workshops/network meetings (which could be led by membership bodies?)

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