LAK16 Weds pm 3C MOOC discussion analysis

Liveblog notes from Wednesday afternoon at LAK16 [full list of blogging]: Session 1C MOOC discussion analysis.

Dashboard. Love it, hate it

Alyssa chairing. Says first paper might be really awesome, no bias. [laughter]

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LAK16 Weds pm 2B LA Challenges, accessibility and ethics

Liveblog notes from Wednesday afternoon at LAK16 [full list of blogging]: Session 2B LA Challenges, accessibility and ethics.
Le Jour ni l’Heure 0467 : Forth Rail Bridge, 1890, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Écosse, Royaume-Uni, samedi 14 avril 2012, 13:

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LAK16: Guideline guidelines

There was a joke in discussion at LAK16 that you can easily repurpose evidence-based medicine literature in to learning analytics or educational technology by a simple replacement process: doctor or clinician > teacher, patient > student or learner, clinical > educational or pedagogical.

So here’s a guideline about guidelines,  originally developed for evidence-based medicine, but repurposed for learning analytics by simple replacement, with changed words underlined:

  • Pedagogical guidelines are systematically developed statements designed to help teachers and learners decide on appropriate learning activities for specific educational situations and/or circumstances.
  • Good guidelines can change pedagogical practice and influence learner outcome.
  • The way in which guidelines are developed, implemented and monitored, influences the likelihood that they will be followed. [No changes!]
  • Guidelines should provide extensive, critical and well-balanced information on the benefits and limitations of various diagnostic and educational interventions so that the teacher can carefully judge individual cases.
  • Applying guidelines to individual learners is always likely to require judgement, even when recommendations are properly linked to evidence.

ECTEL2015 Thu pm (3): Mark Brown Keynote

Liveblog notes from EC-TEL2015 (#ectel2015) in Toledo, Spain, 16-19 September 2015.

[posted late and with no photo because of problems with wifi in the hotel]

Slides are on slideshare.

Keynote: Reframing the Network World: Transformative Life-long Learning for All

Prof Mark Brown, Director, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University

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