As I work on entries for NLT Research Digest, I got this article from Sharon and Hui Soo and found that it provides great insights on learning analytics for online discussion forums. See abstract below for a quick idea about the article.
The attached screenshots from this paper illustrate key data points and classifications of potential rhetorical roles and moves the participants can take in online discussions. We could borrow some ideas from these designs for our development of mSchool discussion tool.
Drawing on socioc...
Norway, Rural Norway, The Simodal (Beautiful Valley) (c.1920)
In the vast world of marketing no opportunity will be as straight forward as it seems and therefore carrying many risks. Before taking on any risk, marketer or not, one needs to identify the effect of taking on the risk, whether it is a reward or benefit or a liability. Many amateur marketers accept any risk or avoid all risks that that comes their way. Both of these are not healthy when marketing/running a business. This is a video showing an example of the thought process when taking a risk in marketing.
One of the recent discussions we've had in my business class concerned employees who are forced to stay in their current occupation even though they do not enjoy the work. This is largely a result of lack of other employment opportunities.
The professor offered some insights and advice on how to avoid been such an employee in the future. First, create a chart with the one side having a what I like to do section, and the other with a what I don't like to do. Also create a different chart to show weaknesses on one side, and strengths on the other. This will eventually determine what kind of ...
It is always amazing when you hear that someone has devoted his or her time and money to help the least fortunate have a better life and obtain a better future. Maryanne Wolf, the director of Tufts University's Center for Reading and Language Research has collaborated with her colleagues to help children in Ethiopia learn the basics of literacy. They began their project in two poor villages in Ethiopia: Wonchi and Wolonchete.
Wolf and her colleagues are hoping to h...
October 25, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Tablets in school: profitable, but problematic.
Full story from Business Week
2. Professional teacher education should start with discipline-specific study.
WINGS For Kids is an after-school program in Charleston, South Carolina. WINGS For Kids is a non profit organization that helps inner city kids have a place to go after school. The program aims to teach students' social, emotional and critical skills. The program also focuses on educational help. The video states that students who attended the program are more likely to finish high school than their peers who do not. Feel free to comment your thoughts about the program and keep the discussion going on Vialogues.
This is a very thorough tutorial about user engagement research.
More detail in my earlier post
Learning Analytics Seminar Series
Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ateneo de Manila University
Monday, October 28, 3pm
Exploring the Relationship Between Novice Programmer Confusion and Achievement
Using a discovery-with-models approach, we study the relationships between novice Java programmers' experiences of confusion and their achievement, as measured through their midterm examination scores. Two coders manually labelled samples of student compilation logs with whether they represents a student who was confused. From the labelled data, we built a model that we us...
Night Music (circa 1970), by Ada Gabriel