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PhD Stage 1 Seminar: Ben Hicks – Participatory Causal Modelling for Learning Analytics

This is a PhD Stage 1 seminar to present and discuss the proposed gap in the literature review, identified research questions, early results and plans for further investigations. All are welcome to attend, and to provide constructive feedback that will assist the student in preparing the future work for thesis submission. Thesis Title: Participatory Causal Modelling for Learning Analytics PhD Candidate: Ben Hicks Supervisors: Kirsty Kitto and Simon Buckingham Shum Delivery Mode/ ...
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Welcome Ben Hicks, our newest PhD candidate!

We are delighted to announce that Ben Hicks has joined CIC as a PhD candidate…Welcome! Ben has always loved patterns. This grew from a childhood growing up around the natural beauty of Norfolk Island, the south coast of NSW and Darwin, to obsessively creating music and a steadily expanding appreciation of the abstract world of mathematics. He spent a decade as a high school teacher across three continents, puzzling over the multitude of ways that minds can learn and how educational systems try t...
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New CIC publication explores the intersection between big data and education

Using causal models to bridge the divide between big data and educational theory By Kirsty Kitto, Ben Hicks and Simon Buckingham Shum.  Available via the British Journal of Educational Technology (https://bera-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.13321) Published: 2023 The following abstract is extracted from the publication. With the proliferation of data in educational settings it is becoming even more important to ensure analytical results are grounded in r...
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ALASI 2022: CIC hosts the 2022 Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute

After a 2-year hiatus, CIC had the pleasure of hosting the annual Australian chapter of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute as an in-person event over 8 and 9 December at UTS. This year’s event was organised by leaders in the learning analytics field from different Australian Universities including UTS, as well as a student representative. Considering how the pandemic had prevented the community – especially PhD students – from gathering together in person, the event was planned to be highl...
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CIC@LAK22: thought leadership and hard evidence

CIC provides UTS with both thought leadership and hard evidence about Learning Analytics. So it’s no surprise that the team will present multiple times at the premier international forum next month... Universities risk implementing data/analytics strategies that make little impact on real practice, if they don’t work closely with the academics, tutors and students who are expected to use those new tools. This human-centred design approach is one of CIC’s hallmarks, so running through our work...
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Browse recent publications and conference presentations from CIC academic staff and PhD students. (Note: In the computing sciences, educational technology and learning analytics, papers accepted in the premier conferences are double-blind reviewed, full length articles, archived in the digital libraries of professional societies such as ACM and IEEE.) Kitto, K. (2022). How can EdTech support graduate employability? Proceedings ASCILITE 2022: 39th International Conference on Innovation,...
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Academic Team Simon Buckingham Shum Director &Professor of Learning Informatics [CIC News] “Liminal Space... when you have left the tried and true but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else. If you are not trained in how to hold anxiety, how to live with ambiguity, how to entrust and wait, you will run… anything to flee this terrible cloud of unknowing.” - Richard Rohr           Ruth Deakin Crick Visiting Professor of Learnin...
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