PhD grants: Technology enhanced learning and learning analytics

Get one of the the Grand Union Innovation in Learning Doctoral Training Partnerships PhD Studentships with the the Institute of Educational Technology and the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education, and Language Studies at the Open University of UK. This programme is dedicated to supporting research into innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment. Its focus is […]

Research Evidence on the Use of Learning Analytics: Implications for Education Policy

The EU published our report on ‘Research Evidence on the Use of Learning Analytics: Implications for Education Policy’: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/research-evidence-use-learning-analytics-implications-education-policy From the abstract: Learning analytics is an emergent field of research that is growing fast. It takes advantage of the last decade of e-learning implementations n education and training as well as of research and development […]

ReflectR – a tool to detect reflective thinking in texts

In my PhD I am researching methods to to detect reflection automatically . Based on a large body of sentences, which were manually labelled as either reflective or descriptive, I tested several text classification algorithms. Each classifier generates a model, which can be used to classify unseen text. Based on these models I built ReflectR. […]

KMi runs MOOC Analytics Workshop for Future Learning Academic Network

Last week Simon Buckingham Shum ran the first MOOC Analytics workshop for the Future Learning Academic Network (FLAN), the research network around the OU’s FutureLearn MOOC platform. I also contributed to this workshop with several presentations. Participants from universities across the UK, plus remote participants from New Zealand and Australia, joined a very stimulating event, […]

Co-citation analysis of the topic Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis as a research tool has already a long tradition and many articles have been published. For a recent collaboration with Rory Sie, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Karina Cela, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Peter Sloep, and myself on Social Network Analysis in the area of technology-enhanced learning,  I prepared a co-citation analysis, which gives an overview of […]

The words of Technology Enhanced Learning – a SNA view

Nicolas Balacheff and his team had a dataset about all the terms from the TEL Open Archive (https://telearn.archives-ouvertes.fr/), which is a high quality paper archive of articles in the area of TEL. One of their aims of this excercise has been to find keywords for their TEL thesaurus: http://www.tel-thesaurus.net/wiki/index.php/TEL_Dictionary_entries The dataset consists of a directed […]