Lifelong Learning

Eilis Hartnett

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Dream but no motivation
Eilis Hartnett, Lifelong Learning, Mar 13, 2012
Yesterday evening I had an email from a student six weeks into the course, saying that he’s not motivated and it’ll take five years to get the degree and he wants to drop out now.  How could I have predicted this?  Could my university, the OU, have predicted this? This final week of the LAK12 MOOC involves [...] Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:22:07 +0000 [Comment]

Self analysis
Eilis Hartnett, Lifelong Learning, Mar 10, 2012
I spent this week catching up on last week.  Struggling along behind others on this MOOC, missing all the online sessions and following them later, what keeps me going are the blogs, the blogs that other participants write. When I read Sharon Slade’s comments on a difficult paper, I breathe a sigh of relief  that’s [...] Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:02:51 +0000 [Comment]

Analytical fog
LifeLongStudent, Lifelong Learning, Feb 15, 2012
Penetrating the Fog (Long & Siemens) describes how medical decisions are becoming more evidence-based,  looking to use analytics to answer questions about who’ll get sick, then acting on the predictions.    I find that interesting because in the UK there is such an analytic diagnostic available for breast cancer sufferers called PREDICT, that takes just [...] Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:02:13 +0000 [Comment]

Learning analytics techniques
LifeLongStudent, Lifelong Learning, Feb 05, 2012
This week is the first week of a new distance learning course at my university, the first time I’ve tutored it, and the first university course for most of the twenty or so students in my tutor group.  So I’d like to check that they have started, have got their software to work, know their [...] Sun, 05 Feb 2012 11:16:42 +0000 [Comment]

Ethical analysis
LifeLongStudent, Lifelong Learning, Jan 27, 2012
A couple of people on the LAK12 MOOC (massive open online course) have commented on the ethical avenues opening with access to so much data that Higher Education establishments can now collect about their students.    At the moment, I can’t think what analysis would be unethical behaviour, but suppose another organisation asked us for the [...] Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:36:55 +0000 [Comment]

Life long learning
LifeLongStudent, Lifelong Learning, Jan 24, 2012
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 me? Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:57:08 +0000 [Comment]

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