Learning Analytics 2012 Daily Newsletter
February 3, 2012
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Miners or analysts: What's in a Name?
650 - Diving for Pearls, February 2, 2012.
While I'm reading papers about Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining, I am wondering why there are no cross-references between the two disciplines despite there are more similarities than differences. I also wonder what are the differences that lead them to different paths.
Rastros significativos de aprendizaje
652 - Vapor de hojalata, February 2, 2012.
A propósito de la conferencia que el pasado martes se presentó sobre Educational Data Mining, Rebecca Fergurson publicó en su blog:
algunas interesantes cuestiones en relación con ambas disciplinas. También Erick Duval opinó en su blog al respecto:
" Learning Analytics is about collecting traces that learners leave behind and using those traces to improve learning. Educational Data Minging can process the traces algorithmically and point out patterns or compute indicators..."
Las definiciones publicadas en el sitio web de sus respectivas sociedades mencionan:
"Educational Data Mining is an emerging discipline, concerned with developing methods for exploring the unique types of data that come from educational settings, and using those methods to better understand students, and the settings which they learn in"
International Educational Data Mining Society
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