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October 31, 2012

Speakers: November 2

We have two speakers for today, Thurs, Nov 1. Both sessions will be held here: http://bit.ly/CFHE12Live

12:00 PM EDT:
Simon Buckingham Shum, Associate Director (Technology), Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK
Simon Buckingham Shum is Associate Director (Technology) of the Open University's Knowledge Media Institute, and a Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Media. He is a co-founder of the Society for Learning Analytics Research, is active in building the LAK conference and PhD programmes, and is a regular invited speaker on the topic. He co-founded LearningEmergence.net (a learning futures network), Compendium Institute (visual hypermedia for sensemaking), and the Journal of Interactive Media in Education (an early pioneer of open access, web media and conversational peer review for scholarship).


5:00 PM EDT:
Caroline Haythornthwaite, Professor and Director, SLAIS: The iSchool at UBC Faculty
Caroline Haythornthwaite is Director and Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The iSchool at the University of British Columbia. She has an international reputation in research on information and knowledge sharing through social networks, and the impact of computer media and the Internet on work, learning and social interaction. Her research includes empirical and theoretical work on social networks of learning and media use, the development and nature of online community, motivations for participation in online crowds and communities, and the development of automated processes for analysis of online learning activity. She is a founding member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR), an organization focused on bringing big data applications to learning and academic achievement. Her major publications include The Internet in Everyday Life (2002, with Barry Wellman); Learning, Culture and Community in Online Education (2004, with Michelle M. Kazmer), The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research (2007, with Richard Andrews), and E-learning Research and Practice (2011, with Richard Andrews). In progress are two special issues on learning: a special issue on ‘New Media, New Literacies and New Forms of Learning’ for the International Journal of Learning and Media; and a special issue on ‘Learning Analytics’ for the American Behavioral Scientist. [Comment]

Participants' Blog Posts

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Learning Analytics, Peer Review, and Pedagogy for Sustainable Ethical Communication
Cultivating Change Community, Cultivating Change Community » #CFHE12
Apropos this week’s #CFHE12 theme of analytics, here is my recent presentation on learning analytics in support of ethical communication. Anders, Abram. “Learning Analytics, Peer Review, and Pedagogy for Sustainable Ethical Communication.” 77th Annual Association of Business Communication Convention. Honolulu, … Continue reading → [Link] Thu, 01 Nov 2012 02:33:33 +0000 [Comment]

some notes from talk by John Baker #CFHE12
markwashere, something found or shared
English: John Baker, CEO of Desire2Learn (Photo credit: Wikipedia JohnBaker, Desire2LearnFounder, President, and CEO, John Baker RecordingTuesday, October 30, 11:00 AM EDT (Current offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours) Presentation Title: The Desire2Learn Story: Problem Finding, Passion, Perseverance (Note: this was rescheduled from week 3)* 80% of Students doing online courses are on campus.* John is a keen on Problem Finding and finding solutions.Innovation 40% team is R&D.* All work areas have w... [Link] 2012-11-01T07:45:00.003+11:00 [Comment]

The five big trends shaping higher education – background for MOOC #CFHE12
LouisMMCoiffait, LouisMMCoiffait
(This blog was originally posted through my day-job in May 2012 but I am re-posting it here as background to the #CFHE12 MOOC course) Now and again it can be useful to lift your gaze from the latest news story, … Continue reading → [Link] Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:50:35 +0000 [Comment]

Is learning analytics helping us to develop “learning to learn” competence
Maja, Professor DI Dr. Maja Pivec
– everything I see my students see – is the philosophy of Erik Duval, speaker of the CFHE12 webinar on learning analytics. Here is a short synopsis of his talk. What is Learning Analytics? Learning analytics is collecting traces that learners leave behind and using those traces to improve learning, like digital footprints, that can [...] [Link] Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:25:32 +0000 [Comment]

Coursera Peer Assessment - Writing in the Sciences
AJC, Science of the Invisible
I finally got a chance to experience the Coursera peer assessment model on the Writing in the Sciences course. It works like this: 1. Each student has 7 days to submit a piece of writing (300-500 words in this case) via the website. 2. During the following 7 days, each student must grade 5 (or more) pieces of work from other students. This is done on a 0-3 mark scheme driven by criterion-referenced rubrics covering Clarity and Concision, Language and Style, Focus and Organization, e.g. for Cl... [Link] Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:01:00 +0000 [Comment]

The Ni-Ni generation: thoughts on the purpose of higher education (#CFHE12)
opendistanceteachingandlearning, opendistanceteachingandlearning
Can higher education change the future social stratification of society or will higher education continue to duplicate and perpetuate inequality? Should we hold higher education accountable for decreasing existing and future inequalities? With increasing numbers of graduates finding themselves joining … Continue reading → [Link] Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:55:13 +0000 [Comment]

Twitter Posts

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

@marksmithers tweeted: @SAlexander_UTS on a similar note, this was interesting http://t.co/vdPa0D40 #peergrading #cfhe12 2012-10-31T23:01:00Z

@SAlexander_UTS tweeted: Interesting blog post about Coursera's peer assessment guidelines http://t.co/AHG48ped would benefit from SOLO taxonomy imho #cfhe12 2012-10-31T22:50:37Z

@SAlexander_UTS tweeted: Yes - good feedback is criticalRT @marksmithers: on a similar note, this was interesting http://t.co/owfS2Sz7 #peergrading #cfhe12 2012-10-31T23:22:48Z

@Markfchris tweeted: something found or shared: some notes from talk by John Baker #CFHE12 http://t.co/FDCmsDc0 2012-10-31T23:10:28Z

@larrylugo tweeted: Join #CFHE12 Webinars here http://t.co/jSMqgD1M. No registration required 2012-10-31T23:07:12Z

@BarnetteAndrew tweeted: I haven't done the readings yet this week #CFHE12 but I am certain that data analytics #ForBetterOrWorse isn't just a fad in #highered 2012-10-31T21:08:47Z

@LouisMMCoiffait tweeted: The five big trends shaping higher education - background for MOOC #CFHE12 http://t.co/Jepf7Qgt 2012-10-31T19:50:36Z

@larrylugo tweeted: How Learning Analytics Are Changing The Teacher’s Role http://t.co/GDwCWp1n #CFHE12 2012-10-31T16:52:35Z

@larrylugo tweeted: Join #CFHE12 Webinars here Join the webinars here. No registration required. http://t.co/jSMqgD1M. No login required 2012-10-31T16:18:23Z

@SharonSlade tweeted: The Ni-Ni generation: thoughts on the purpose of higher education (#CFHE12) http://t.co/JtWUxGop via @wordpressdotcom 2012-10-31T16:11:50Z

@larrylugo tweeted: Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics: An Issue Brief OPENBLOCKeBookCLOSEBLOCK http://t.co/jfWbf9Hq #CFHE12 2012-10-31T16:54:46Z

@jonbecker tweeted: @JessieNYC see e.g. the #cfhe12 "course" and other stuff by the awesome Canadians (@davecormier, @gsiemens, @Downes, @bonstewart et al.) 2012-10-31T14:47:53Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Kimberly Tanner, "Promoting Student Metacognition" shows us that learning analytics starts with good pedagogy #cfhe12 http://t.co/LLKvKqs4 2012-10-31T14:40:59Z

@ifrank tweeted: "I do not believe teaching is a profession" - a charter schools person quoted in Moe's post http://t.co/6j7E1HIE #mooc #cfhe12 2012-10-31T14:14:40Z

@meg_stewart tweeted: 50,000 words!? Great! "@BryanAlexander Another #MOOC mutation: http://t.co/4c6ZRDsH #CFHE12 One-month NaNoWriMo remix" 2012-10-31T12:28:03Z

@allynr tweeted: Purpose of higher education http://t.co/f9mMJP31 -needs to be read to the end... #cfhe12 #equity (via @mnolasz) 2012-10-31T10:26:20Z

@larrylugo tweeted: Natalie Lundgren @natlund: "What type of expertise can the private sector bring to #education?" #edchat #CFHE12 2012-10-31T11:45:04Z

@larrylugo tweeted: The Future of Higher Education: Massive Online Open Disruption! http://t.co/ZqSapcJL #CFHE12 2012-10-31T11:17:53Z

@larrylugo tweeted: The #MOOC Guide: an online history of the development of the Massive Open Online Course https://t.co/bXMMlZ5E #CFHE12 2012-10-31T11:16:01Z

@larrylugo tweeted: xED Book, a book about education stuff, moocs, etc. http://t.co/BRNx0x34 #CFHE12 #eBook #MOOC 2012-10-31T11:13:46Z

@larrylugo tweeted: #CFHE12 Mooc, today: Erik Duval (Katholieke Univ. Leuven), 12 noon EDT (UTC/GMT -4 hours) Presentation Title: TBA https://t.co/7lvkldBb 2012-10-31T11:11:13Z

@mnolasz tweeted: The Ni-Ni generation: thoughts on the purpose of higher education (#CFHE12) http://t.co/iiY8e480 via @wordpressdotcom 2012-10-31T09:17:35Z

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