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October 29, 2012

Week 4: Analytics and Big Data in Education

Introduction - Week Four

Capturing and analyzing data has changed how decisions are made and resources are allocated in businesses, journalism, government, and military and intelligence fields. Through better use of data, leaders are able to plan and enact strategies with greater clarity and confidence. Data is a value point that drives increased organizational efficiency and a competitive advantage. Simply, analytics provide new insight and actionable intelligence. Companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Amazon are investing heavily in technologies and techniques in helping individuals and organizations makes sense of, and unlock the value within, big data. 

In education, the use of data and analytics to improve learning is referred to as learning analytics. Analytics have not yet made the impact on education that they have made in other fields. That’s changing. Software companies, researchers, educators, and university leaders are starting to recognize the value of data in improving not only teaching and learning, but the entire education industry.

Readings & Resources - Week Four

Angela van BarneveldKimberly Arnold, and John P. Campbell, “Analytics in Higher Education: Establishing a Common Language,” EDUCAUSE White Paper, January 2012.

Philip Long and George Siemens, “Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education,” Educause Review, September 2011. Overview of analytics and its potential to provide data and evidence for the development of particular practices and interactions in course design and interaction design.

Eric Kunnen and John Fritz, “Using Analytics to Intervene with Underperforming College Students,” EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, January 2010.

Open learning analytics: http://solaresearch.org/OpenLearningAnalytics.pdf 

State of Learning Analytics: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/publications/techreport/kmi-12-01

Activities - Week Four

Use your blog or the Week Four Discussion Forum to share your thoughts about the impact of data analytics on education: is it a fad? What are the consequences of data-driven education? How does (or should) this drive change in higher education?

Join us for a Twitter chat on #cfhe12 on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 pm Mountain time (9 PM Eastern)


All speaker sessions will be held here: http://bit.ly/CFHE12Live

Tues, Oct 30, 11 am Eastern: John Baker, D2L. The Desire2Learn Story: Problem Finding, Passion, Perseverance (See time conversions: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20121030T11&p1=250)

Wed, Oct 31: 12:00 pm Eastern, Erik Duval (See time zone conversions: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20121031T17&p1=48)

Thurs, Nov 1: 12:00 pm Eastern, Simon Buckingham Shum (see time zone conversions: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20121101T16&p1=136

Thurs, Nov 1: 5 pm Eastern, Caroline Haythornthwaite (see time zone conversions: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20121101T14&p1=256)  [Comment]

Participants' Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the 'CFHE12' keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.

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Possibility of Higher Education Cafeteria Model Creates Opportunities Du'Jour
Laura Zavelson, ZEntrepreneurship
My brain has been running on overload these last weeks as I’ve been participating in CFHE12 and edstartup101. And I think I’ve had a glimpse of a future . Not THE future. But… Read More → [Link] Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:53:49 +0000 [Comment]

#CFHE12 Week 3: Commerce, Collaboration and Disintermediation
Allyn J Radford, www.learnilities.com.au
The Underlying Theme The content collection for Week 3 was very thought provoking in a variety of ways. While the obvious overtone was that of renewed investment into educational innovation by venture capital sources, the undertone was really about sorting … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 29 Oct 2012 23:42:21 +0000 [Comment]

Why Higher Education Should Embrace Education Entrepreneurs
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights
“Udacity nabs $15M to make online education less boring“, Venture Beat “Start-ups try to Crack Education Market“, Wall Street Journal “A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups“, The Chronicle These headlines are enough to make some educators cringe, given that many in … Continue reading → [Link] Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:02:34 +0000 [Comment]

#OT12 Alcune considerazioni
serenaturri, serenaturri's Blog
Alla conclusione della seconda settimana di OT12 e strumenti di traduzione desidero esporre alcune osservazioni. La prima riguarda la soddisfazione diretta conseguenza dell’atto di impudenza che ho praticato quando mi sono iscritta al corso, pur sapendo di non avere le competenze di lingua per potermi confrontare con le attività (di traduzione) proposte. Mi riferisco a [...] [Link] Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:25:42 +0000 [Comment]

What I've starred this month: October 28, 2012
Martin Hawksey, JISC CETIS MASHe
Here's some posts which have caught my attention this month: Finding Knowledge – Linking Open Educational Resources | Nominet Trust – October 24, 2012 Eventbrite Releases its Second Social Commerce Report – October 23, 2012 Dropbox Offers Up To 25 GB Free Storage Space To Students And Schools [Updates] – October 17, 2012 Social Media [...] [Link] Mon, 29 Oct 2012 08:58:51 +0000 [Comment]

Last Post
Scott, Notes from #CFHE12
I'm bailing on #CFHE12. This is my 4th MOOC. It is not what I had hoped for. I really did give it a shot, but the content just wasn't there for me. The discussion seems to be about learning and teaching styles of 2012, just done online. Far from revolutionary.To end on a positive note. A colleague sent me the "The 'Cost Disease' in Higher Education: Is Technology the Answer?" "The 'Cost Disease' i... [Link] 2012-10-28T12:42:00.003-07:00 [Comment]

The everlasting fear of new
Maja, Professor DI Dr. Maja Pivec
Enjoying the “hospitality” of half an hour free internet access of the Munich airport, I came across the tweet of my fellow #CFHE12 MOOC participant Apostolos K. ‏@koutropoulos Why is there fear and angst that MOOCs will replace traditional higher Ed? referring with this question to the blog post http://bit.ly/SqzDj9 Might [...] [Link] Sun, 28 Oct 2012 19:09:29 +0000 [Comment]

CFHE12 Week 3 Analysis: Exploring the Twitter network through tweets
Martin Hawksey, JISC CETIS MASHe
Taking an ego-centric approach to Twitter contributions to CFHE12 looking at how activity data can be extracted and used [Link] Sun, 28 Oct 2012 15:35:17 +0000 [Comment]

Infamous cloud for #cfhe12
markwashere, something found or shared
Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education "A hallway conversation essentially vaporizes as soon as it is concluded. However, every click, every Tweet or Facebook status update, every social interaction, and every page read online can leave a digital footprint. Additionally, online learning, digital student records, student cards, sensors, and mobile devices now capture rich data trails and activity streams." This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attri... [Link] 2012-10-28T12:40:00.001+11:00 [Comment]

F3.3 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots
Two gems for this week: feel free to share with others who are outside of #oped12 and #cfhe12 as you wish. What’s working and what’s not in online training (Harold Jarche) – ‘knowledge artisans’ seek and share information in ‘guilds’.  I had previously enjoyed the term ‘knowmad’ and am adopting knowledge artisan now. Enterprise learners [...] [Link] Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:13:00 +0000 [Comment]

#CFHE12 #Oped12 The emergence of MOOCs – Part 1
suifaijohnmak, Learner Weblog
The current popularity of MOOCs is like the running of Olympic Games, where different MOOCs are competing with each others in a global arena of education. What is MOOC? The emergence of MOOCs has touched the nerves of many college and educational leaders. To some educators, professionals and learners, MOOCs seem to have become the … Continue reading → [Link] Sat, 27 Oct 2012 05:22:10 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter Posts

If you use the 'CFHE12' tag on Twitter, your Twitter posts will be collected and listed here.

@rwpickard tweeted: @Celtique @LeachWriter Yes, I've been pondering it: though I started the #CFHE12 mooc before mediation, and have failed at it. TIME! TIME! 2012-10-30T02:39:52Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: The Future of Higher Education: Massive Online Open Disruption | Collective Intelligence | Big Think | #CFHE12 @scoopit http://t.co/ZExfdAgi 2012-10-30T01:29:59Z

@allynr tweeted: RT @mark_mcguire: "University of the Future: ... profound change" (Ernst & Young, Australia) Article: http://t.co/mexd3yJO #CFHE12 2012-10-30T00:00:15Z

@allynr tweeted: Thoughts on Week 3: Commerce, Collaboration and Disintermediation http://t.co/3FN675Qr #cfhe12 2012-10-29T23:45:38Z

@BarnetteAndrew tweeted: Ss who get Ds/Fs do abt 39% less coursework than classmates who get C or up. An obvious solution to improved grades in that stat. #CFHE12 2012-10-30T00:25:56Z

@CommOER tweeted: Know of #OER resources that can help improve Wikipedia content about openness in education? Add to http://t.co/cIPnteO0 #highered #cfhe12 2012-10-29T20:08:56Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Dataset-driven research to support learning and knowledge analytics #CFHE12 | @scoopit http://t.co/dZq0OnGy 2012-10-29T19:05:31Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: RT@sbskmi UNESCO Policy Brief on #LearningAnalytics: feedback invited on draft http://t.co/ynZKuhHT #CFHE12 2012-10-29T18:41:26Z

@veecam tweeted: #CFHE12 MOOC's and the Widening Gap Between the Haves and the Have-Nots http://t.co/471yU6wa via @GreggGraham 2012-10-29T18:18:15Z

@ErikDuval tweeted: Thinking abt talk tmrw at TUDelft and Wed at #CFHE12 on dashboards for learning analytics & my growing concerns #LAK13 Suggestions welcome! 2012-10-29T17:29:44Z

@gsiemens tweeted: reading "bailing on #cfhe12" http://t.co/XkLhUMw0 2012-10-29T15:13:35Z

@BryanAlexander tweeted: Coursera and Antioch U pilot for-pay #MOOCs for campus credit, http://t.co/6uRTj2zt #CFHE12 2012-10-29T15:10:06Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Georgia DOE Provides Early Interventn, Assessment Software to all via GA Virtual Sch inc ePortfolio #CFHE12 | @scoopit http://t.co/wBlEmoOn 2012-10-29T15:35:45Z

@mhawksey tweeted: By me: @jisccetis: CFHE12 Week 3 Analysis: Exploring the Twitter network through tweets http://t.co/sNkrwkOy #cfhe12 2012-10-29T15:33:35Z

@ricetopher tweeted: RT @BryanAlexander: RT @BryanAlexander: Coursera and Antioch U pilot for-pay #MOOCs for campus credit, http://t.co/6uRTj2zt #CFHE12 2012-10-29T15:27:53Z

@johnpmayer tweeted: RT @gsiemens: reading "bailing on #cfhe12" http://t.co/O0d0ipIL - actually quite insightful. 2012-10-29T15:17:12Z

@suchprettyeyes tweeted: RT @mhawksey: RT @mhawksey: By me: @jisccetis: CFHE12 Week 3 Analysis: Exploring the Twitter network through tweets http://t.co/sNkrwkOy #cfhe12 2012-10-29T15:47:04Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Networked Student (VIDEO) by Wendy Drexler's students, 2008 Connectivism MOOC by Siemens & Downes #CFHE12 | @scoopit http://t.co/Iz7C8ClK 2012-10-29T13:34:04Z

@gsiemens tweeted: RT @barrydahl: RT @barrydahl: Four guest speakers this week in #CFHE12 - info added at https://t.co/J0tIV2TV First is @JohnBakerD2L as an addendum to ... 2012-10-29T13:41:29Z

@gsiemens tweeted: The start of a MOOC economic layer? http://t.co/6A7TuZL3 #cfhe12 #oped12 2012-10-29T13:37:12Z

@BarnetteAndrew tweeted: And just like that, #MOOCs get monetized. Didn't take long. #CFHE12 http://t.co/Bo2AAmqu 2012-10-29T13:36:30Z

@geekmarcus tweeted: RT @gsiemens: RT @gsiemens: The start of a MOOC economic layer? http://t.co/6A7TuZL3 #cfhe12 #oped12 2012-10-29T14:06:31Z

@wfvanvalkenburg tweeted: RT @gsiemens: The start of a MOOC economic layer? http://t.co/OgE1VwxS #cfhe12 #oped12 2012-10-29T14:01:20Z

@injenuity tweeted: Is there free OER content schools could use instead of paying for MOOC content? If so, help crowdsource this. https://t.co/jZXbB6OG #CFHE12 2012-10-29T13:57:19Z

@gsiemens tweeted: Week 4 #cfhe12 readings (Big Data and Analytics) are now open: http://t.co/klUXqTLb note 4 guest speakers this week. 2012-10-29T13:43:04Z

@jasongreen tweeted: To what extent does learning analytics encourage walled gardens? (We must keep everything in the LMS so we can query it.) #CFHE12 2012-10-29T14:46:43Z

@larrylugo tweeted: Mooc #CFHE12, semana 4: Grandes datos y Analítica en Educación Superior. Conferencistas invitados #BigData #Analytics https://t.co/7lvkldBb 2012-10-29T14:34:56Z

@larrylugo tweeted: #CFHE12 Mooc, Week 4: Big Data and Analytics, Guest Speakers https://t.co/7lvkldBb 2012-10-29T14:31:21Z

@ajsmiddleton tweeted: Coursera strikes MOOC licensing deal with Antioch University | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/yopW9Su8 #CFHE12 2012-10-29T12:27:16Z

@outonalim tweeted: Thinking of cheating in xMOOCs. Is it even possible to cheat in a cMOOC? If so, how? #cfhe12 2012-10-29T12:19:55Z

@outonalim tweeted: instructional design and connectivism: thoughtful reflections http://t.co/RNSrROyg #mooc #cfhe12 2012-10-29T12:07:57Z

@fagottissimo tweeted: RT @PaulMBaker: RT @PaulMBaker: #CFHE12 #Oped12 The emergence of MOOCs – Part 1: http://t.co/yCEKKJGw via @juandoming 2012-10-29T12:05:46Z

@veecam tweeted: 3rd Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Leuven, Belgium - CFP open http://t.co/yHMwoDJn #CFHE12 2012-10-29T11:55:27Z

@barrydahl tweeted: Four guest speakers this week in #CFHE12 - info added at https://t.co/J0tIV2TV First is @JohnBakerD2L as an addendum to Entrepreneur week 2012-10-29T13:14:02Z

@PaulMBaker tweeted: #CFHE12 #Oped12 The emergence of MOOCs – Part 1: http://t.co/yCEKKJGw via @juandoming 2012-10-29T09:00:37Z

@veecam tweeted: #CFHE12 The History Of Online Education http://t.co/xfm8GoAn via @edudemic 2012-10-29T08:21:12Z

@veecam tweeted: #CFHE12 - Week3 ... Of Literacies and more http://t.co/rpfqn9EK 2012-10-29T08:17:56Z

@rmit_csit tweeted: A MOOC on how MOOCs will affect HE and social media http://t.co/K1qDudLf #CFHE12 #HigherEd #edtech #ictev #edchat #teaching #learning 2012-10-29T08:25:06Z

@rmit_csit tweeted: A MOOC on how MOOCs will affect HE and social media http://t.co/gYOT26kq #CFHE12 #HigherEd #edtech #ictev #edchat #teaching #learning 2012-10-29T06:10:42Z

@clairebrooks tweeted: TheCostDiseaseinHigherEducation.pdf (application/pdf Object) http://t.co/OFd5EzxW #highered #CFHE12 2012-10-29T04:34:46Z

@Markfchris tweeted: What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning http://t.co/kqOO0gwr via @teachthought #oped12 #cfhe12 a lot in one blog 2012-10-29T03:38:12Z

@BryanAlexander tweeted: Looking forward to #CFHE12 week 4. Hope #Sandy doesn't keep me away. 2012-10-29T02:34:47Z

@MKaulbach tweeted: @APCommons #eTOP12 Mini-MOOC with Brian Mull from November Learning - sign up to receive information #CFHE12 2012-10-29T01:47:45Z

@valibrarian tweeted: RT @robinwb: RT @robinwb: RT @martinlugton: Neat overview of one teacher's experience with connectivist MOOCs http://t.co/JAXlwbqj #mooc #cfhe12 2012-10-29T02:38:12Z

@larrylugo tweeted: @carmenbeatrizhl Bienvenida! Esta semana trataremos la Analítica del Aprendizaje en el MOOC #CFHE12 https://t.co/yLpI8fXQ Te esperamos! 2012-10-29T01:40:40Z

@ravsirius tweeted: #CFHE12 #Oped12 The emergence of MOOCs – Part 1 | Learner Weblog http://t.co/x1iQsAfA 2012-10-29T00:25:24Z

@robinwb tweeted: #CFHE12 Week 3 Analysis: Exploring the Twitter network through tweets JISC CETIS MASHe http://t.co/CBwJhvDE VERY interesting 2012-10-28T23:40:41Z

@Tercumanm tweeted: RT @ClaudioDarin: RT @ClaudioDarin: #CFHE12 Universities and HEI mus embrace hybrid and blended approaches, students want it, the world needs it only facu ... 2012-10-28T23:28:22Z

@robinwb tweeted: The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson - YouTube - http://t.co/xBtZMbcO #cfhe12 2012-10-28T23:50:29Z

@robinwb tweeted: RT @martinlugton: Neat overview of one teacher's experience with connectivist MOOCs http://t.co/JAXlwbqj #mooc #cfhe12 2012-10-28T23:46:57Z

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