Learning Analytics

Helping Learners Sense Factors Influencing Their Success

Berlin / Saarbrücken (GER), December 2017 - LISA, short for Learning Analytics for Sensor-Based Adaptive Learning, is a project whose focus is delivering learning analytics for the benefit of the individual learner, not - as in previous approaches - for the educational organisation. The idea is that when individuals can see the role of their own behaviour plays in the learning process and receive personalized recommendations about it, they will be in a position to organize their personal learning processes better and improve their success. 

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King’s Business School

Students Must Be Prepared to Deal with Uncertain Times

Professor Stephen BachLondon (UK), November 2017 - Graduates need to be better equipped to deal with a volatile and rapidly changing world, says the dean of London’s newest business school. At the official launch of the King’s Business School, Executive Dean Professor Stephen Bach said the new school aims to meet employers’ demand for younger, more agile, and innovative graduates in such unpredictable times.

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Speaking Exchange

Intergenerational and Intercultural Knowledge Sharing

Luciana LocksRio de Janeiro (BR), November 2017 - Luciana Locks works at the CNA Language School headquarters in Brazil. She holds a BA in Languages and various specialization certificates and is a teacher trainer and manages a group of consultants. One of the projects she is most proud of is the "Speaking Exchange" in which CNA students in Brazil have conversation sessions via the internet with elderly people in the United States and Canada. She will participate in the session about video communities, Session VID 42, 07 December from 16.30 to 17:30.

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Empirical Database

Which Path Will Learning Analytics Take?

Henrik Køhler SimonsenCopenhagen (DK), November 2017 - Learning analytics is about collecting, measuring, analysing, and using data related to students’ online behaviour. The focus in conventional learning analytics is often on the "what" - a quantitative measurement of learner performance. Session DAT40, 07 December from 16.30 to 17:30, will make the case for an alternative, supplementary method that focuses on the "how" - a more qualitative measurement of the learning process of the student. Henrik Køhler Simonsen, PhD, MA, MBA, and Senior Consultant at Smartlearning, Denmark will take part in the discussion.

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Changing Technology

Staying on Track and Maximizing the Technology

Zac WoolfittAmsterdam (NL), November 2017 - Zac Woolfitt is a lecturer and researcher at Inholland University in The Netherlands. With a background in tourism, in which he worked in the US and Canada for ten years, he is now based near Amsterdam. Since 2010 he has been conducting research into the effective use of video in higher education. In Session ENG 63, 08 December from 12.00 to 13:00, he will explain the "Sweet Spot of Maximum Technology Impact".

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Strategies

The More Diverse Potential Student Market

Dr Kay LipsonMelbourne (AU), November 2017 – Dr Kay Lipson is currently the Executive Director at Growth Initiatives for Online Education Services (OES).  Founded in 2010, OES is a public-private partnership with SEEK, who have matched over 150,000 students with their ideal course, and Swinburne University of Technology, a pioneer in online education with over 20 years’ experience. In Session IMP 33, 07 December from 16.15 to 17.30, she will debate the question of "Higher Education Strategy: Putting Learners First?"

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Explosive Learning Solutions

A Three-Module Programme for NHS Improvement Staff

Marc WatermanOxfordshire (UK), November 2017 - Learning and development specialist Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) is working with the NHS Improvement to deliver training to 400 people across England. The programme aims to provide these students with the skills to enable them to train their NHS colleagues in the operation and implementation of Demand and Capacity (D&C) models. 

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Day Webinar

Unicheck Launches Deep Integration with Canvas LMS

Houston, TX (USA), October 2017 - Unicheck plagiarism detection tool has announced news about its deep integration with Canvas LMS. The integration, which is a smart mixture of LTI and API, now allows for a faster and seamless workflow between Unicheck and Canvas. For educators and educational institutions using Canvas, this translates into unlimited use of Unicheck’s plagiarism-detection capacity for all written assignments, including using Rubrics and Peer Review.

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Globalisation

WHSmith Launches New "Global Challenges" Business Course

Edinburgh (UK), October 2017 - Stephen Clarke, CEO of WHSmith, recently launched the new "Global Challenges" course at the University of Edinburgh Business School. In celebration of the retailer’s 225 year anniversary, Clarke delivered a lecture about the changing nature of business in an uncertain and globalised world on 06 October.

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Explosive Learning Solutions

Defence Specialists Explore Contract Liability

Cath ConveryOxfordshire (UK), October 2017 - The learning and development consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) is conducting a contract liability course as one of the The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom’s range of business skills offerings. Covering contractors’ liability and risk transfer issues, it is intended for Commercial Officers or their equivalents who are in posts that require the ability to review, analyse, negotiate, or accept requests to limit a contractor’s liability on contracts.

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Non-Profit Youth Organisation

CM4K: a Community-University Learning Partnership

Peter DayBrighton (UK) / Mauritius, September 2017 - Community Media 4 Kenya is an active learning partnership with community at the centre of the curriculum. The training-the-trainer approach employs participatory learning workshops to consider issues of sustainable community development through community media tools, processes, and spaces. CM4K focuses on participatory communication and development for social change and currently comprises the Universities of Brighton and Rongo, as well as youth and civil-society organisations interested in empowering marginalised and disenfranchised communities through knowledge sharing and capacity building. Peter Day will introduce the work of CM4K at eLearning Africa and has kindly contributed the information below for CHECK.point eLearning.

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Special Education 801

360-Degree Videos in Online Courses

University Park, PA (USA), September 2017 — (by Mike Dawson) Penn State World Campus is using 360-degree videos and virtual reality for the first time with the goal of improving the educational experience for online learners. The technology was implemented in the curriculum of a graduate-level special-education course in Penn State’s summer semester. Students can use a VR headset to watch 360-degree videos on a device such as a smartphone.

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Rocking the Boat

Digital Natives Don’t Exist - Learners Can’t Multitask

Heerlen (NL), September 2017 - Paul A. Kirschner, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Educational Psychology in the Welten Institute of the Open University in the Netherlands has raised a lot of eyebrows in the international press in recent weeks with his argument that digital natives simply don’t exist and that learners, in fact, aren’t able to effectively do more than one thing at a time. 

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Personalized Learning Options

ASU EdPlus Chooses Learning Objects as Development Partner

Boston, MA (USA), September 2017 - Learning Objects, a Cengage company, has been selected by Arizona State University (ASU) as the program-development partner for ASU’s Continuing and Professional Education, which serves over 12,000 students each year. Together, Learning Objects and ASU EdPlus, the institution’s innovation-oriented arm, will rapidly develop new professional and continuing-education programs on the Learning Objects platform, featuring a modern online environment.

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