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January 25, 2012

Facilitator Posts

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Recording: Jan 24 (Course overview and Week 1)
recording, , January 24, 2012.

We had good turn out for our first live session (about 95 showed up). Some great discussion/questions! The recording can be viewed by clicking the link in the title of this post. [Comment]

Participants' Blog Posts

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Reading for week one
Xiaobao, baodan的博客
I have read most readings listed in the week1 page. Among these readings, I'm intrested in the one titled "Untangling the social web" most. I hope I have the ability to get valuble and intresting information through analyzing the social web. And, of course, the firt article in the list is one important paper, which give me lots of information about the educational data mining, the methods used and the main apllications of [Link] Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:28:01 +0800 [Comment]

Exciting to learn tools for learning analysis
Xiaobao, baodan的博客
In the syllabus of LAK2012, the following tools were mentioned. It's exciting to learn these tools in this course. Tools for analysis: SNAPP CMAP or VUE or Cohere Many Eyes NodeXL R Gephi Gapminder etc Data sources: OECD FactBook Open data sources: data.gov, Guardian data [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:58:15 +0800 [Comment]

Learning Analytics 2012
Xiaobao, baodan的博客
I would like to take this MOOC the next several months. The main website of this course is http://lak12.mooc.ca/ The contents of this course is at http://lak12.wikispaces.com/ However, due to the block, I could not access the following services: Youtube diigo blip.tv [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:24:02 +0800 [Comment]

Minería de datos en educación
Bianka Hajdu, Vapor de hojalata
Diferenciar entre minería de datos en educación y analítica del aprendizaje es uno de los propósitos del curso del que hablé ayer y que ha recibido el bonito código de LAK12. Una definición de analítica del aprendizaje con la que me he encontrado en LAK12 es la siguiente: La medición, recogida, análisis y presentación de [...] [Link] Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:27:56 +0000 [Comment]

Analítica web en el ámbito del aprendizaje: un curso abierto en la Red
Bianka Hajdu, Vapor de hojalata
Me he apuntado a tres cursos abiertos en la Red que empezarán en los próximos meses. La primera es sobre analítica web aplicada al aprendizaje, es de una gente que se agrupa bajo el codename SOLAR (Society for Learning Analytics Research) y ha comenzado hoy. La analítica necesariamente incluye el trabajo con big data. Por [...] [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:03:18 +0000 [Comment]

Teresa Hardy’s #lak12 blog
tjhardylak2, tjhardylak12
So, I’ve begun a new blog, a new Twitter account, a new Delicious account and petitioned to join the course’s Diigo. I have a feeling I will mostly use the blog, but I have the other stuff at hand now … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:47:17 +0000 [Comment]

Jim, Tailor Made Learning
Just starting a course in Learning Analytics offered by SOLAR.  It looks to be really interesting.  I’ll be posting more as we proceed.  I’m also supposed to be using hashtags for content related to the course, so this is a … Continue reading → [Link] Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:24:36 +0000 [Comment]

Mistaken image of learning and teaching
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society
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 [...] [Link] Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:15:32 +0000 [Comment]

My interest in learning analytics #LAK12
davidjennings, Quickened with the Firewater
This blog has been in hibernation since I got about two thirds of the way through the CCK11 course last year. It’s the natural place for me to pick things up again on the Learning Analytics course, though. My interest in the course stems from two sources. First, I’m online educator and have been since [...] [Link] Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:50:04 +0000 [Comment]

pdm, Phelim's Learning Analytics Blog
New Blog.  Just opened for the LAK12 MOOC.One bit of news.  I have just finished a training course in a data mining software package; SPSS Modeller.  Interesting stuff, but I do not see it (SPSS) in the list of tool's mentioned on the course description ... [Link] 2012-01-24T06:19:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Big data, stupid decisions #LAK12
sharonslade, odlsharonslade
Just listening to Panagiotis Ipeirotis talking about how data is used to influence buying choices http://www.youtube.com/user/OreillyMedia#p/c/25/LXDFwphuwCs. A really interesting talk which explores how ratings and seller reputation weigh more heavily in the buying decision than price. But more interestingly, it’s … Continue reading → [Link] Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:03:26 +0000 [Comment]

The ethics of learning analytics #LAK12
sharonslade, odlsharonslade
A colleague and I have decided to explore the area of the ethics of learning analytics in the field of Higher education. Is it necessarily a ‘good thing’ to know more about our students than the face that they choose … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:34:42 +0000 [Comment]

Learning Analytics Course Starting #lak12
nancyrubin, nancyrubin
I am really excited that the Learning Analytics #MOOC course just started. This course focuses on learning analytics and knowledge. You can read more about it online here – http://lak12.wikispaces.com/ Here is a post that I wrote recently on my interest in learning analytics – http://nancy-rubin.com/tag/learning-analytics/ [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:45:36 +0000 [Comment]

Steve, m-Ako
Proud and excited to be starting on LAK12 MOOC. Completed ML-Class from Stanford under Andrew Ng last year, think I could be getting addicted to MOOCs. Take Park’s 4-types model… ML-Class was like a Type 2 (High Transactional Distance, low Socialization… but not fully Individualized either) and Socialization was really left to the individual to (Read More...) [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:53:14 +0000 [Comment]

Life long learning
LifeLongStudent, Lifelong Learning
It is learning analytics that interests me as the topic of this blog, at least to start with.  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging on learning analytics and the Learning Analytics 2012 online course, #LAK12. After that, who knows where life long learning will take [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:57:08 +0000 [Comment]

LAK12: A Poem to Begin
Nancy, Libraries and Analytics
I can't help but recall a piece by one of my favorite poets which keeps me grounded in the technology and information onslaught. T.S. Eliot published this in 1934. "Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? "Opening Stanza from Choruses from "The Rock"The Eagle soars in the summit of Heaven,The Hunter with his dogs pursues his circuit.O perpetual revolution of configured stars,O perpetual recurrence of determined seasons,O world of .... [Link] Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

cbasbuga, Learning Analytics 2012
#lak12For Learning Analytics 2012 course I will use this blog. And if I should tell about myself I can say that I am really glad to take this course. I am a master student at Anadolu University and of course I am studying Distance Education. And my lecturer let me know about this course, with my lecturer we will study together for my thesis and I think this course will really help me to find new ideas for my study.  [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:16:00 +0000 [Comment]

Interesting Resource for further review #lak12
ar, Learning Analytics Winter 2012
___________________________________________________Learning Analytics and Linked Data (LALD2012)located here ##### [Link] 2012-01-24T10:06:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Promoting Learning Analytics Course #lak12
ar, Learning Analytics Winter 2012
According to Wikipedia, Analytics is the application of computer technology, operational research, and statistics to solve problems in business and industry.The Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) (http://www.solaresearch.org/) is currently (starting the week of January 23, 2012) promoting an online "Learning Analytics" course. The course registration and course introductory information can be accessed at http://lak12.wikispaces.com/I received an e-mail invitation to participate in .... [Link] 2012-01-24T09:17:00.001-08:00 [Comment]

Learning Analytics - Introduction: #lak12
ar, Learning Analytics Winter 2012
________________________________________________________Opening video by George Siemens:http://learninganalytics.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a4ec1ac8f3a7bdd588aa1ebf1&id=5afcab363f&e=dd73527070- this was informative and provided an acceptable introduction and overview to the coursePer George, here were some of the notes I captured from his introduction, for class reference:This will be an Open Online Course for the next 8 weeks, which will lead up to the Learning .... [Link] 2012-01-24T06:48:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Starting an online course in Learning Analytics this week
jblochwitz, Learning about Learning Analytics
I’m starting an online course (lak12) this week and this blog will help me collect my learnings.   [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:55:51 +0000 [Comment]

LAK - what do academic libraries do?
Jane Foo, Learning Analytics 2012
A quick web search on libraries and LA yields this:The Library Impact Data Project http://library.hud.ac.uk/blogs/projects/lidp/about/and this article"Looking for the Link between Library Usage and Student Attainment" http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/stone-et-al/and these slides"The Library Impact Data Project" http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/11659/ No search results for "Learning Analytics" in the Library Literature & .... [Link] 2012-01-24T16:56:35-05:00 [Comment]

Rstiles, LAK2012 Blog
This is a new blog for LAK12.Just reviewed this week's readings - many very interesting and valuable ideas needing translation in the higher education environment. # [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:19:00 +0000 [Comment]

Starting with my first MOOC #LAK12
Jeroen Donkers, Jeroen's Course blog Learning Analytics #LAK12
My name is Jeroen Donkers.  I am assistant professor at the department of educational development and research of the faculty of health, medicine and life sciences of Maastricht University in the Netherlands. My interest is the application of computers to improve learning - in a very broad sense. I am trained in Knowledge Engineering (applied mathematics and computer science) and wrote my PhD thesis on artificial intelligence.I created this blog because I participate .... [Link] Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:09:00 +0000 [Comment]

Learning Analytics Tools that fit in Elgg
koulocheri, koulocheri
This is my first post that aims to be published in LAK12 MOOC. So, it aims a. to test that this blog has been sucessfully included into the aforementioned online course and b. to ask for ideas regarding a tool that can track Elgg analytics in terms of members connenctions and members activity. In other words, I look for a SNAPP-like tool that works with Elgg. Any [Link] Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:51:00 +0000 [Comment]

My 1st MOOC! Learning Analytics 2012
claude, claudeonthe.net
Today was the kick-off of the Learning Analytics Massive Open Online Course 2012 (http://lak12.mooc.ca/). I feel that is going to be a great experience on 2 accounts at least: last semester I took the Stanford Machine Learning class (I highly recommend it btw!), so I see that now that I got acquainted with the tools, [...] [Link] Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:01:12 +0000 [Comment]

Learning Analytics and #LAK2012, My Inspirations and Aspirations
Prof. No Time, Prof. No Time's Blog
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My interest in learning analytics #LAK12
Bianka Hajdu, 672 - Quickened with the Firewater, January 25, 2012.

Hi David! Very good reflection. I hope to encounter in this course a use of analytics that empowers the learner. For big data to empower the learner and not (only) the "educator" a big dose of transparency seems necessary. Your example of Last.fm is illustrative of [Comment]


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Twitter Posts

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@DeyaniraS tweeted: RT @ThomasUllmann: RT @stefandietze: CfP: 1st International Workshop on #LearningAnalytics and #LinkedData http://t.co/wei8BRQE #LALD2012 #LAK12 #icalt12 2012-01-24T21:09:26Z

@DeyaniraS tweeted: RT @JDoove: 1st Dutch blog for LA MOOC: Jeroen's Course blog Learning Analytics #LAK12: Starting with my first MOOC #LAK12 http://t.co/kW5I9XUL #SURF_LA 2012-01-24T21:09:03Z

@DeyaniraS tweeted: RT @kimberlyarnold: another gem from @gsiemens "data is an economic asset" #LAK12 I'm gonna love this class. It's free, you should join! http://t.co/NQ5RzvBa 2012-01-24T21:08:34Z

@profnotime tweeted: #LAK12, interesting discussion tonight on Learning Analytics. Thanks once again George Siemens. 2012-01-24T21:04:04Z

@evrimb tweeted: "How Much Information" shared by @gsiemens in today's #lak12 session: http://t.co/HRW2simP. Any similar report on European consumers? 2012-01-24T21:00:53Z

@kimberlyarnold tweeted: another gem from @gsiemens "data is an economic asset" #LAK12 I'm gonna love this class. It's free, you should join! http://t.co/NQ5RzvBa 2012-01-24T21:00:42Z

@wilkoffnetwork tweeted: OPENBLOCKfrom edtechtalkCLOSEBLOCK Welcome to Learning Analytics ~ Learning Analytics: LAK12 Home Page http://t.co/fQWGPBxm 2012-01-24T20:49:30Z

@gsiemens tweeted: Recording from our #LAK12 session today: bit.ly/zeCsyn (just under 100 attendees - great to see the interest!) 2012-01-24T21:52:02Z

@poellhub tweeted: Tout juste inscrit dans un cours de type Open Course sur le thème du "Learning Analytics" avec Georges Siemens. D'autres francoa ? #lak12 2012-01-24T21:30:51Z

@mdpistilli tweeted: RT @kimberlyarnold: "any good analytic question should be a portal to more questions" @gsiemens #LAK12 2012-01-24T21:30:09Z

@antoesp tweeted: RT @evrimb: Learning Analytics related resources in Mendeley: http://t.co/P1ww3mBE #lak12 2012-01-24T21:16:33Z