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February 8, 2012

Recording: John Campbell

The recording from John Campbell's presentation is now available:


Facilitator Posts

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Course Signals’ potential to help faculty to improve instructional strategy: opinion on LAK12 John Cambell
leiamjackson, lmjislearninglak12
  In chemistry and chemical engineering there has been mismatch in learners' style to instructional strategies.  Signals can be used as a tool for faculty professional development. For example, the signal indicates most are red and yellow with less than five percent green.  Would this result indicate a possible mismatch in instructional strategy and learning style? Of [...] [Link] Wed, 08 Feb 2012 03:53:59 +0000 [Comment]

#LAK12 What teaching/learning and technical skillsets does LA require?
Nancy, Libraries and Analytics
In today's LAK12 MOOC presentation, John Campbell of Purdue's Signals Project stated that there are actually two important skills domains in learning analytics: technical AND teaching/learning. In fact, the teaching and learning skillset is what makes the technical skillset effective for designing and building tools in learning analytics. He stated that both of these sets are very difficult to find in one person, and at Purdue, they have had the most luck in looking for people with .... [Link] Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:21:00 +0000 [Comment]

#LAK12 Recap of "Purdue Signals" presentation by John Campbell
Nancy, Libraries and Analytics
Great presentation by John Campbell of Purdue! If you didn't participate live, you'll want to watch the recording. Highlights for me were:1) Hearing from a creator about the nuts and bolts of design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance and improvement of an analytics tool that is currently used by students in 80 introductory courses, with the goal of use by 20,000 unique student users.2) Students have lodged no complaints about privacy issues and are positive about its use; .... [Link] Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:05:00 +0000 [Comment]

#LAK12 Is LA strictly behaviorist?
Nancy, Libraries and Analytics
I thank Bianka Hadju for calling my attention to this statement about behaviorism in Siemens' and Long's Penetrating the Fog piece:Since we risk a return to behaviorism as a learning theory if we confine analytics to behavioral data, how can we account for more than behavioral data?Behaviorism is a psychological and educational theory which, as alluded to in the statement, is no longer in favor in most educational circles. The primary criticism of behaviorism in plain terms is that .... [Link] Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:25:00 +0000 [Comment]

Where has all the IT gone?
wkim83, Learning about Learning Analytics
I was both encouraged and discouraged from reading about Purdue’s and Rio Salado’s programs.  At my institution, we have enough issues trying to properly staff our help desk and other IT folks to meet relatively basic tech needs.  In addition, … Continue reading → [Link] Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:28:07 +0000 [Comment]

Talking of big data
Steve, m-Ako
In week one there has been quite a bit of talk around big data, but my experience is being built far more around small data. Ours is a small provincial polytechnic, and class sizes can be counted on your fingers… perhaps on fingers and toes. This is not the 70K enrolments enjoyed by Stanford ML-Class, (Read More...) [Link] Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:16:07 +0000 [Comment]

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Diigo Posts

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Nightly News: Keeping college kids on track
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Twitter Posts

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@mdpistilli (Matthew D. Pistilli) tweeted: RT @gsiemens: Recording from John Campbell's presentation today: http://t.co/YAzO27Oq #lak12 2012-02-08T01:01:53Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: Just a short call out to the Dutch people in the(still small,but growing)community on #LearningAnalytics.Join: http://t.co/UtIEcGMi #SURF_LA 2012-02-07T21:10:20Z

@poellhub (poellhub) tweeted: Interesting presentation by John Campbell from Purdue University lak12 2012-02-07T20:40:17Z

@wilkoffnetwork (Ben Wilkoff Network) tweeted: We’ve all heard about Artificial Intelligence, but less commonly mentioned is Artificial Stupidity! - http://t.co/HnRE6eUV (by david) 2012-02-07T20:31:59Z