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CIC @ 2018 UTS Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Showcase

The showcase was a celebration for work done by 2017 UTS Vice Chancellor's Learning and Teaching Award and Citation recipients. This event celebrates the many ways teaching and professional staff at UTS are creating the best possible learning experiences and learning outcomes for our students. It showcases projects that some of these recipients have worked on, such as ‘Developing scientists for the modern laboratory’ and ‘The Justice Brennan Project: Empowering students as change-agents’. See ...
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CIC Farewells Staff

At the end of 2017, we said goodbye to six of the team! Theresa Anderson, Simon Knight, Jack Schmidt and Kailash Awati moved with the Master of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) to the new Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation (FTI), with Simon securing a new Lectureship (congrats!). With the subsequent reduction in student related activity, we also farewelled our Course Manager, Georgia Markakis, who is now the Program and Events Manager at Chief Executive Women. And last but not least, ...
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Quarterly Highlights (Jan-Mar 2016)

The year has been very busy on both the teaching and research fronts, below you will find all the headlines! For more information read our latest UTS CIC Quarterly Newsletter Students studying the Master of Data Science & Innovation (MDSI) have once again emerged victorious in the second NSW government’s Data Analytics Centre invitational hackathon (having won the inaugural one). We have launched our Learning Analytics PhD program with three $35K Scholarships, and are appointing student...
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NSW Learning Analytics meetup

The NSW Learning Analytics working group will hold its first meetup of 2016 here at UTS. We warmly invite colleagues from across state to join us on Wed 3rd Feb in the stunning new Frank Gehry-designed Chau Chak Wing building in the Level 3 collaborative lecture theatre (CB08.03.005). This is not a formal conference, but the chance to connect with peers to discuss work-in-progress. To register (free!) please email Georgia.Markakis@uts.edu.au with [NSWLAWG] in the subject line to assist, and an...
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Declara social learning pilot kickoff

We've just spent a stimulating two days with James Stanbridge from Declara, exploring the opportunities for UTS to support different kinds of learning community with social curation tools, as well as next generation learning analytics research possibilities. Here I am with James and CIC's Theresa Anderson, recording this moment for posterity!   Declara provides many of the tools common in social networking and bookmarking, with a recommendation engine that seeks to personalise the user experie...
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Geof Bowker – Values in Information Systems

DATE: Monday, 27 July TIME: 2.00pm - 3.30pm VENUE: CB11.05.101 We are delighted to announce that Geof Bowker will spend 27 July at CIC, including giving this seminar which is open to all staff and students interested in thinking critically and ethically about the intersection of Data Science, Information Infrastructure and Society. Values in Information Systems Abstract: There is no such thing as raw data — by the time it has been suitably cooked into a classification scheme or information sy...
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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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