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Dr Kirsty Kitto to keynote at e-learning Korea 2018 Expo

Dr Kirsty Kitto from CIC has been invited to present a keynote session at on using xAPI in Learning Analytics at the e-Learning Korea 2018 International Conference and Edtech Fair which will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on the dates of September 13-15.   e-Learning Expo Korea is a 3 day event being held from 13th to 15th Sept 2018 at the COEX Korea Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea. This event showcases products like e-Publishing Contents, Digital Textbook, Educational Applicatio...
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Kirsty Kitto joins CIC

We are delighted to announce that Kirsty Kitto has joined CIC as a Senior Lecturer in Data Science. Kirsty brings a transdisciplinary approach to the challenge of modelling, and deploying data science applications in complex social systems (such as learning), and is respected internationally within the Complex Systems,  Learning Analytics, and ExperienceAPI (xAPI) communities. We’ll let her introduce herself! I create novel computational and mathematical approaches to the modelling of cogniti...
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PhD Stage 3 Seminar: Sophie Abel – Towards Automated Feedback on Students’ Research Writing: Theory, Design and Evaluation

Thesis Title: Towards Automated Feedback on Students’ Research Writing: Theory, Design and Evaluation PhD candidate: Sophie Abel Abstract Please note that this is an open Stage 3 PhD seminar, in which the candidate will summarise her research, prior to a viva with reviewers. Your support and constructive feedback are most welcome!  Effective research writing skills are essential for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students. Research funding restructures and new university policy d...
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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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Tools for threading WIL into your whole of course design: Careers Canvas modules and the TRACK-Learner tool | 12 October

Hot Topic Theme: Work Integrated Learning and External Partnerships UTS has a number of tools starting to emerge that can support course teams to help students think about their long term career goals and graduate employability: The UTS Careers service has developed a set of Canvas Modules that can be embedded in a course to support students at various stages of their journey through UTS. The TRACK suite of tools use labour market data to help students think about what their skills are, how...
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CIC@LAK 2021: International Learning Analytics Conference

The International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge next week is the premier gathering in the field, with double-blind peer review of full papers, and the proceedings archived in the ACM Digital Library, the leading repository for peer reviewed research in the computing sciences. As usual, CIC will be very active this year, contributing to diverse events. Here’s your one-stop-shop to track down the team, who will welcome a chat with you about their work!... The pre-conference ...
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LAK21 Workshop: Engineering Learning Analytics Technology Environments (ELATE): Understanding iteration between data and theory, and design and deployment

Date April 13, 2021 - 4PM to 7 PM PST (according to LAK pre-conference schedule) Abstract Learning analytics (LA) researchers often fail to collect the necessary data to answer research questions due to a lack of understanding of what types of data they need. This workshop aims to advance understanding of the necessities of iterative processes in data collection and analysis to address the issue. The workshop includes panel talks by the organizers, who have experience in data collec...
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LAKathon 2021: Is Learning in Isolation a Mission Impossible?

Date April 13, 2021 - 9 AM to 12 PM PST (according to LAK pre-conference schedule) Abstract Welcome to the seventh Learning Analytics Hackathon (LAKathon). The LAKhathon 2021 will become an online laboratory to envisage future Learning Analytics (LA) applications with an emphasis on supporting Learning and mental health through online strategies. Do you have a research question, a dataset or online support orientated idea you would like to explore? Bring it to the LAKathon! We encou...
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LAK21 Workshop: Responsible Learning Analytics: Creating just, ethical, and caring LA systems

Date April 12, 2021 - 1 PM to 4 PM PST (according to LAK pre-conference schedule) Abstract Ethical considerations and the values embedded in the design and use of Learning Analytics (LA) systems have received considerable attention. However, little is known about how conceptual understandings of ethics work in practice and what tensions practitioners (e.g., researchers, teachers, learners) experience when designing or using LA with care. This interactive workshop will provide partic...
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Analytics for face-to-face learning

Despite the online revolution, many forms of learning require collocated, embodied expertise. CIC is at the forefront of techniques to provide automated feedback on collocated teamwork. While the pandemic has driven a lot of teaching online, certain forms of learning are impossible to replicate virtually. Hopefully, as we gradually return to campus, students and teachers will once again enjoy the unique energy and experience of being together, working as a team, and using our bodies as well as ...
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