Studentship opportunity: Learning Analytics for Reflective Blogging During Authentic Enquiry

The Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University, UK is currently offering one fully-funded studentship commencing October 2013. Applications are invited from UK, EU and international students for full-time, 3-year study on one of several PhD projects.

One of these projects is especially relevant for this group. It is about Learning Analytics for Reflective Blogging During Authentic Enquiry.

Here is the description of the project:

This PhD project builds on validated pedagogical models for learner-driven enquiry, scaffolded by blogging software and associated learning analytics, to create a reflective, social, learning journal. The research will start by analysing the data already gathered from prior research in schools, design new contexts for studying this phenomenon, and refine the analytics. Experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis required, programming not required but an advantage.

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