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Learning Analytics 2012 Daily Newsletter

February 7, 2012

Presentation today: John Campbell

John Campbell from Purdue will be our guest presenter this morning at 3:00 pm EST (Time zone conversions). The session will be held here in Blackboard Collaborate. John developed Purdue Signals, one of the earliest and most frequently cited learning analytics tools focusing on learner success by identification of at risk learners.

Facilitator Posts

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Participants' Blog Posts

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Data assumptions can be deluding
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society
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 [...] [Link] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 20:19:03 +0000 [Comment]

The twinning of EDM and Learning Analytics
wgreller, Reflections on the Knowledge Society
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 [...] [Link] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:30:51 +0000 [Comment]

#LAK12 Week 2 – Artificial Stupidity
david, businesscriticallearning
We’ve all heard about Artificial Intelligence, but less commonly mentioned is Artificial Stupidity. The first I heard the term was during the Learning Analytics webinar featuring¬†Ryan S.J.d. Baker from the International Educational Data Mining Society. After several minutes of participants providing feedback to Ryan of poor audio quality, Ryan checked his settings. The mic was... Read [Link] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 17:12:22 +0000 [Comment]

Gartner article on Predictive Analytics
davidjbean, Dave's eLearning Blog
http://blogs.gartner.com/rob-addy/2012/02/06/prediction-provides-questions-not-answers/ Second half of the article on preventing “incidents” (after the interesting infoGraphic on analytics) is worth reading.¬† I particularly like the concept of scaling back on data over-consuption once we’ve determined what we actually need, but I have to … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:42:55 +0000 [Comment]

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Diigo Posts

Contributions to the LAK 12 Diigo Group.

The Promise and Peril of Big Data
Diijo, Best content in LAK2012 | Diigo - Groups

Tags: analytics

by: gsiemens

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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: Maklum msh ABG saya, jd agak2 labil biar dikata gaol hahahahaRT @fivit_nindya: Hmmmm noi labil nehhhh td ikutan ... http://t.co/npUyV2q8 2012-02-07T07:32:11Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: #LAK12 Just signed up for the Learning Analytics and Knowledge MOOC. The list of course tools alone is mind-blowing. Looking forward to it. 2012-02-06T20:47:14Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: RT @evrimb: Bollier, D. (2010) ‘The Promise and Peril of Big Data’, http://t.co/EErYynpH #lak12 2012-02-07T04:31:46Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Yaahhh Maya nya lg kerja ntar d klo udah pulang dikenalin :D RT @irzal_iruzaru: Kenalin sama maya donk .. :)) RT ... http://t.co/FOZx8CR4 2012-02-07T03:06:17Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: RT @languages_web2: Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2012 http://t.co/8m9FKX1h #Education #elearning #analytics 2012-02-06T12:13:15Z