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January 30, 2012

Week 2: Defining learning analytics

Readings for week 2 are now available: http://lak12.wikispaces.com/Week2_Defining_Analytics.

We will be focusing on defining learning analytics...and how LA are related to other terms of educational data mining and academic analytics.

Please note the two lives sessions this week:

1. Ryan S.J.d. Baker from the International Educational Data Mining Society will be joining us on Tuesday, January 31 at 1 pm mountain time (time zone conversions). The session will be held here in Blackboard Collaborate.

2. George Siemens will be presenting an online session on Wednesday, February 1 at 11 am mountain time (Time zone conversions here for EDUCAUSE “Leaping the Chasm: Moving from buzzwords to implementation of analytics”

Facilitator Posts

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Participants' Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the LAK12 keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.
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Defining Learning Analytics
davidjbean, Dave's eLearning Blog
After reading the Definitions section and related papers on LAK12 site for week two I’m still not entirely clear on the distinct between Learning and Academic Analytics. Here is a chart modeling the relationships between EDM, Learning and Academic Analytics … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:40:42 +0000 [Comment]

#LAK12: Week 1
david, businesscriticallearning
I just wrapped up week 1 of the Learning Analytics and Knowledge MOOC. The focus of week 1 were the key questions “Why Learning Analytics?” and “Why Now?” My experience with this MOOC illustrates the key drivers at a micro level. A MOOC, or Massive Online Open Course, is designed to have no true center... Read [Link] Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:02:53 +0000 [Comment]

Invasion of the body hackers
Bianka Hajdu, Marcadores de Cartograf: bianka
Today in Silicon Valley, the engineers who have developed devices for tracking their own habits are modifying them into consumer-friendly ­versions and preparing to launch them on a largely unsuspecting public. The implications for privacy are [Link] Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:20:45 +0000 [Comment]

Striptease of the LMS
Bianka Hajdu, Marcadores de Cartograf: bianka
Over the next years, the LMS will undergo a striptease to its bare essentials: a backend service to handle the typical 'learning' information [Link] Mon, 30 Jan 2012 03:01:04 +0000 [Comment]

Five Good Reasons to Champion Auto-Analytics in Your Organization
Bianka Hajdu, Marcadores de Cartograf: bianka
Article about (learning) analytics at the workplace: many self-tracking applications that are sold today started out as prototypes that workers developed for personal [Link] Mon, 30 Jan 2012 02:58:50 +0000 [Comment]

First week of LAK12: trends and context of analytics in learning
Bianka Hajdu, Vapor de hojalata
After reading some of the great first blog posts from participants in the LAK12 course, I’ve decided that I’ll try to write one post a week in English. Although I do feel compelled to blog in English —I’ve never done it before— I just can’t help to feel strange by doing it. I’m happy with [...] [Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:58:14 +0000 [Comment]

academic analytics – a snapshot #LAK12
sharonslade, odlsharonslade
Have skim read a paper on the state of academic analytics in the US and Canada in 2005 http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ecar_so/ers/ers0508/EKF0508.pdf and found it mostly interesting and thought provoking. I guess it’s a shortcoming of my professional background, but I struggled with … Continue reading → [Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:28:24 +0000 [Comment]

data, data everywhere #LAK12
sharonslade, odlsharonslade
Just watched the video lecture of Marisa Mayer (Google) on The Physics of Data:http://www.parc.com/event/936/innovation-at-google.html talking about the explosion of data posted to the web in recent years. Some interesting issues are flagged – how quickly we can upload and access … Continue reading → [Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 15:58:31 +0000 [Comment]

Learning Analytics getting increasing library press...LAK12
Nancy, Libraries and Analytics
I've been Googling "learn* analyt*" and "librar*" from time to time for about a year now. A year ago, the only things that I could find were reports, not written by librarians, that mentioned academic library data as possible fodder for learning analytics and, of course, instances wherein "library" was used in a mere data sort of way, i.e. "data library." That's starting to change. Today I found:The Library Impact Data Project, a JISC-funded project in the UK in which systems .... [Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 01:12:00 +0000 [Comment]

Connecting Learning Analytics to Student Success #LAK12
nancyrubin, nancyrubin
I am participating in the #MOOC Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2012 #LAK12. I had a chance to read some of the articles from the course bibliography today. I found this article, “Academic Analytics” by John Campbell and Diana G. Oblinger (2007) very helpful in determining what predictors of student success could be useful in higher [...] [Link] Sat, 28 Jan 2012 22:35:06 +0000 [Comment]

Peak Attention and the Colonization of Subcultures
Bianka Hajdu, Marcadores de Cartograf: bianka
Facebook is to marketers and politicians what Google Maps is to travelers. The day is not far off when Amazon will be able to predict, based on book-sales correlations in a given geography, the formation of a new subculture before the first defining event (say a party where an origin-myth is created) ever takes place. It won't be long before influence mechanisms emerge, to complement the detection [Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:27:54 +0000 [Comment]

behavior, cognition, metacognition and MOOCs
Xiaobao, Baodan's Blog
There is a blog talking about the metacognition and learning analytics by Wolfgang Greller. This blog aroused the question: what do we analyze in learning anlytics? for example, when you analyze the MOOCs. The answer to this might be: behaviour pattern cognition devlopment or something else metacognition Then, Are they separate to each other, or they are linked closely to each other?  It is relativley easy to get data for the behaviour analysis? If it is .... [Link] Sat, 28 Jan 2012 15:56:13 +0800 [Comment]

Why I joined a Learning Analytics MOOC
Steven, Steven J. Zuiker
This post serves as an first contribution to the Learning Analytics Massively Open Online Course (LAK12 MOOC) convened between January and March, 2012. Please visit the LAK12 MOOC to join us or to simply learn more about its facilitators conceive of the idea of learning analytics. You can also scour the web for LAK12 tags. The boundaries of [...] [Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:52:56 +0000 [Comment]

Could you have formative and reflexive analytics? #LAK12
davidjennings, Quickened with the Firewater
Staggered by the story that “In India, IBM is working with faculty members from 500 universities to help more than 30,000 students develop skills in predictive analytics” conjured an image of massive call-centre-style locations with people hunched over terminals monitoring the micro-behaviour of other people on the opposite side of the planet. It feels remote, [...] [Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:56:41 +0000 [Comment]

Analítica y textos en la web
Bianka Hajdu, Vapor de hojalata
Es divertido ver a Panagoitis Ipeirotis presentar su experimento sobre el valor de la reputación en la web. Se le nota que disfruta respondiendo a preguntas del tipo ¿qué efecto tienen los textos, en concreto los comentarios de los usuarios sobre los productos en Amazon y Zappos, en la reputación de los distribuidores? Podríamos pensar [...] [Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:03:08 +0000 [Comment]

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Comments

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Diigo Posts

Contributions to the LAK 12 Diigo Group.

Home | Data Quality Campaign
Diijo, Best content in LAK2012 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: analytics, data

by: gsiemens

[Link] Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:28:29 -0000 [Comment]

Google ad preferences manager: Does it accurately guess your age and gender?
Diijo, Best content in LAK2012 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: analytics

by: gsiemens

[Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:27:13 -0000 [Comment]

The Pitfalls of Prediction | Digital Tonto
Diijo, Best content in LAK2012 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: analytics, prediction

by: gsiemens

[Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:06:02 -0000 [Comment]

Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm OPENBLOCKTCTVCLOSEBLOCK | TechCrunch
Diijo, Best content in LAK2012 | Diigo - Groups

Comments:

Tags: analytics, personalization

by: gsiemens

[Link] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:26:41 -0000 [Comment]

Twitter Posts

If you use the LAK12 tag on Twitter, your Twitter posts will be collected and listed here (note that harvesting only started Friday morning).

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: "The slightest move in the virtual landscape has to be paid for in lines of code" Latour http://t.co/8CB8QlqI #lak12 2012-01-30T09:05:24Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: One place that I hold out hope that HE will change from within is via Learning Analytics... http://t.co/IT7kaggY http://t.co/ZLJHwvIx 2012-01-30T06:30:51Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Mining social networks: Untangling the social web | The Economist http://t.co/G91RCVrP wow, this stuff is starting to get full on #LAK12 2012-01-30T09:52:38Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Know thyself | http://t.co/NXuGaO0j 2012-01-29T21:27:53Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: #Change11 #CCK12 #LAK12 Know thyself | http://t.co/FQKOcvXa 2012-01-29T21:27:52Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @analyticsdennis: Reading: Welcome to Learning Analytics ~ Learning Analytics: http://t.co/FdkHLbQI 2012-01-29T18:53:15Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Reading: Welcome to Learning Analytics ~ Learning Analytics: http://t.co/FdkHLbQI 2012-01-29T18:52:22Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Me too! RT @nancyrubin: Plan to spend today catching up on reading for #LAK12. If you are interested in Learning Analytics you should, too!! 2012-01-30T02:31:52Z

@clairebrooks (Claire Brooks) tweeted: RT @nancyrubin: Plan to spend some time today catching up on reading for #LAK12. If you are interested in Learning Analytics you should, too!! 2012-01-30T00:29:23Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Passwords on gRSShopper. http://t.co/aPPabP85 #cck12 or #lak12 or #change11 2012-01-30T00:14:14Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: #LAK12 Learning Analytics | @scoopit http://t.co/apXLCJT2 thanks to Ana @AnaCristinaPrts 2012-01-29T10:46:23Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: L0 kayak lak12 kuran9 belai4nRT @dlwnsghekID: Sekarang Junho merasa disayangi demi apapun 2012-01-29T12:28:24Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @JaapSoft: learning analytics nieuwe onlline kursus http://t.co/VX4OIujG Gebruiken van data van leerlingen om ze beter te laten leren. #lak12 2012-01-29T09:04:33Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: learning analytics nieuwe onlline kursus http://t.co/VX4OIujG Gebruiken van data van leerlingen om ze beter te laten leren. #lak12 2012-01-29T08:33:47Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: “@nancyrubin: Connecting Learning Analytics to Student Success #LAK12 http://t.co/RwxjtA9V” 2012-01-29T00:01:15Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: #lak12 Primo contatto http://t.co/EIQbshAT 2012-01-28T22:40:52Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Spannende Online-Kurse via @jrobes: Open Online Courses: #CCK12 #lak12 #CS101 http://t.co/wsKIIyUt 2012-01-28T10:54:41Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Several MOOCs as seen from the air (Photo): http://t.co/wlp41kaO #CCK12 #change11 #ds106 #LAK12 #cmc11 #eci831 2012-01-28T07:33:31Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Just registered for #lak12 http://t.co/PFlmlzI4 Hoping my participation reaches higher levels than previous MOOC attempts 2012-01-28T02:53:40Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Tuh le yen ndk da bukti bh mw nganok dye RT @Yenni_Niszhia: Buat dia jera la ed , *eh* RT @eedprimadi: Emosi aku ... http://t.co/IEBMVgE8 2012-01-28T02:31:07Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @jrobes: wer viel Zeit hat, hat die Qual der Wahl - drei Open Online Courses zur Auswahl: #CCK12 #lak12 #CS101 http://t.co/wv9HMzyu 2012-01-27T23:01:11Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: lak12 - home http://t.co/dO1AeO3a via @addthis #UkrEl11 2012-01-27T22:42:54Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: wer viel Zeit hat, hat die Qual der Wahl - drei Open Online Courses zur Auswahl: #CCK12 #lak12 #CS101 http://t.co/wv9HMzyu 2012-01-27T22:30:02Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: #LAK12 Learning Analytics http://t.co/mdiRjYIG 2012-01-28T03:20:34Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: New Playlist! Take a look at 'Trends And Context In Learning Analytics #LAK12' courtesy of @bdeanbrown http://t.co/tTlE0AKa cc: @MentorMob 2012-01-27T17:35:30Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: My playlist on background for learning analytics created using @mentormob http://t.co/Zcobii9I. #education #lak12 #in 2012-01-27T17:19:56Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Learning Analytics MOOC - Darren Learning in Public http://t.co/oILWw41S via @addthis #ukrel11 #lak12 2012-01-27T17:03:58Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @PinknBlack_Ent: #FF @Liana_Wall @LilzOfficial @Linda_e1 @LionessOfficial @LipglossLu @LittleDonatella ... http://t.co/cHBQtdBI 2012-01-27T20:45:34Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @bdeanbrown: My playlist on background for learning analytics created using @mentormob http://t.co/Zcobii9I. #education #lak12 #in 2012-01-27T19:14:43Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @VanessaVaile: Why the era of big #data is just beginning via gigaom http://t.co/X2l4bHaw #analytics #lak12 #change11 #mooc #datascientists 2012-01-27T18:36:23Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: great - our full paper at this year #LAK12 is accepted - vancouver we are coming http://t.co/kT5NDrAE 2012-01-27T20:53:03Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @chrisaballard: Looking at ways of predicting student retention - this summary compares data mining with other approaches http://t.co/fGnNp7Iz #lak12 2012-01-27T20:50:08Z