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Micro Projects 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Automated System for Cognitive Presence Coding

By Vitomir Kovanović, Srećko Joksimović and Dragan Gašević
Schools of Informatics and Education, The University of Edinburgh


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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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The call of duty visualised - Workload Planning Tool

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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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