On Learning Analytics & Assessment
Fri, Apr 13 2012 05:11 | #change11, Analytics, assessment, Educause, ELI, LAK, LAK11, Learning Analytics
Yesterday and the day before, the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) was hosting a spring focus session on learning analytics. I have to admit that drew me to this talk (in addition to being interested in analytics of course!) was the talk that George Siemens presented at this ELI to kick things off. The first day was quite productive, but the second day I had too many other commitments to
Letting the inmates run the asylum...or not?
On of the themes that has come up time and again in MOOCs is the nature of openness. It's also come up in my twitter stream these past couple of days with Educause 11 underway, and Blackboard announcing that they are now open (I will reserve my cynicism and scoffing for other media ;-) ).One of the ways in which MOOCs are reported to be open is that MOOCs allow the participants (learners) to
Higher Ed sponsored PLEs...an oxymoron?
I was reading one of the items for this week's CCK11 session, which happens to be on PLEs. The readings was an Educause "7 things you should know about..." type of document. If you don't know what a PLE (personal learning environment) is, the abstract gives a good succinct overview:The term personal learning environment (PLE) describes the tools, communities, and services that constitute the individual