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Big Data is not in the definition of Learning Analytics
Xiaobao, Baodan's Blog, Feb 02, 2012
There is a definition of the Leanring Analytics Learning analytics: The measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs. (SoLAR: However, it is the 'data', instead of the 'big data', in this definition.   'Big Data' is one key background of the emergence of Learning Analytics. If ... Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:32:15 +0800 [Comment]

behavior, cognition, metacognition and MOOCs
Xiaobao, Baodan's Blog, Jan 28, 2012
There is a blog talking about the metacognition and learning analytics by Wolfgang Greller. This blog aroused the question: what do we analyze in learning anlytics? for example, when you analyze the MOOCs. The answer to this might be: behaviour pattern cognition devlopment or something else metacognition Then, Are they separate to each other, or they are linked closely to each other?  It is relativley easy to get data for the behaviour analysis? If it is&... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 15:56:13 +0800 [Comment]

Reading for week one
Xiaobao, baodan的博客, Jan 24, 2012
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 EDM. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:28:01 +0800 [Comment]

Exciting to learn tools for learning analysis
Xiaobao, baodan的博客, Jan 24, 2012
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:, Guardian data etc Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:58:15 +0800 [Comment]

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

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