Reflections on the Knowledge Society

Wolfgang Greller

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Open Learning Analytics
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society, Mar 07, 2012
This is an interesting proposition from Simon Buckingham-Shum and othersĀ  in the SOLAR group (SOLAR stands for Society for Learning Analytics Research): an open Learning Analytics platform (OLA). The white paper can be found here. The idea of an open shared platform for Learning Analytics recognises that current work in LA is mostly done in [...] Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:09:56 +0000 [Comment]

Privacy versus openness
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society, Feb 22, 2012
Privacy is a daily diet in the news and close to many people’s heart (except Marc Zuckerberg!). This was reflected in an interesting and lively presentation and chat discussion with Eric Duval in LAK12. But what is privacy and where does it sit in an increasingly open digital world? Privacy may not have been recognised [...] Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:32:57 +0000 [Comment]

Data assumptions can be deluding
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society, Feb 06, 2012
Here’s a slightly critical add-on to my previous post about Learning Analytics and EDM. This year’s Learning and Knowledge Analytics course (LAK12), once again, brings up some highly valuable perspectives and opportunities for developing new insights, models, and harvesting possibilities for learning in general. However, this should not stop us from being aware of delusions [...] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 20:19:03 +0000 [Comment]

The twinning of EDM and Learning Analytics
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society, Feb 06, 2012
After listening to Ryan Baker’s presentation on Educational Data Mining (EDM), I am more convinced than ever that EDM and Learning Analytics are actually the same side of the same coin. Despite attempts being made to explain them into different zones of influence or different missions, I fail to see such differences, and from reading [...] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:30:51 +0000 [Comment]

Metacognition and Learning Analytics
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society, Jan 25, 2012
Following the first live session in the latest MOOC on Learning and Knowledge Analytics (LAK12), I did some reflection on the direction that Learning Analytics has taken over the past year or two. As far as I can see, Learning Analytics follows to a large extent the line of web analytics, but with the intention [...] Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:00:03 +0000 [Comment]

Mistaken image of learning and teaching
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society, Jan 24, 2012
Teaching (and learning for that matter) has received much bad press lately. Unfairly, I believe, and based on much unjustified prejudice. In a recent interview leading up to the Dutch National Education Days (Onderwijsdagen 2011), Eric Duval expresses much of the current hope into Learning Analytics as being a remedy for things that are wrong [...] Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:15:32 +0000 [Comment]


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