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OnTask: Supporting students through tailored messaging and feedback at scale

What’s the challenge? Studying at university requires students to be able to maintain a high degree of control over their learning, by setting goals for study, managing their time to keep up with learning tasks and assessments, and using strategies to prepare for examinations. All the while they need to maintain a sufficient level of motivation to consistently engage with their studies. Students need feedback on their progress, so that they know how to adjust their learning strategies and...
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OnTask/LA-API Hackathon

  The opportunity for technical teams to get their hands dirty with OnTask and the LA-API. Agenda to TBC, emerging from Monday's workshop.
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OnTask & Learning Analytics API Workshop

https://youtu.be/QNEhB2do7V4 This workshop brings together system architects from multiple universities interested in the future of the OnTask architecture, and the Learning Analytics API (LA-API) architecture. Both are open source projects from nationally funded OLT projects, with the LA-API expanding the range of data sources that learning analytics services (such as OnTask) can reason about. Workshop leads: Prof. Abelardo Pardo (Univ. S. Australia; OnTask Project Lead) and Dr Kirsty Kit...
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Piloting personalised feedback at scale with OnTask

The UTS 2027 strategy has a priority to develop a more personalised learning experience, and CIC is leading the way in developing and validating how analytics-powered tools advance this. In March, CIC hosted a workshop bringing together colleagues from across UTS and other institutions, to think deeply about the user experience of such systems. Check out the introductory video on one such system, OnTask, and replay the keynote address about ECoach from Holly Derry to see how University of Michig...
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OnTask/LA-API Hackathon

  The opportunity for technical teams to get their hands dirty with OnTask and the LA-API. Agenda to TBC, emerging from Monday's workshop.
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OnTask & Learning Analytics API Workshop

https://youtu.be/QNEhB2do7V4 This workshop brings together system architects from multiple universities interested in the future of the OnTask architecture, and the Learning Analytics API (LA-API) architecture. Both are open source projects from nationally funded OLT projects, with the LA-API expanding the range of data sources that learning analytics services (such as OnTask) can reason about. Workshop leads: Prof. Abelardo Pardo (Univ. S. Australia; OnTask Project Lead) and Dr Kirsty Kit...
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Training: OnTask OLT Project Workshop for UTS Staff

Ever wondered how to provide your students with individual feedback and recommendations on their learning progress both quickly and easily? On Thursday June 22, the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) hosted a hands-on workshop to demonstrate the potential applications of OnTask software for UTS staff.  OnTask can be used to integrate data on student activity and learning progress, and automate the mailing out of personalised feedback to your students, composed by yourself based on your p...
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OnTask: Scalable, Personalised Feedback to Students

Scaling the Provision of Personalised Learning Support Actions to Large Student Cohorts Mission: to improve the quality of student learning in large cohorts by scaling the deployment of "Personal Learning Support Actions (PLSAs)"... [Project website] Aim This project has two aims. The first is to improve the quality of student learning in large cohorts by scaling the deployment of "Personal Learning Support Actions (PLSAs)" within Australian HE institutions. We defi...
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Welcome Dr Lisa-Angelique Lim, our new Postdoctoral Research Fellow!

We are delighted to announce that Dr Lisa-Angelique Lim has joined CIC as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Welcome! I completed my PhD in education with a focus on learning analytics in early 2021, at the University of South Australia. My dissertation, entitled Examining the impact of feedback based on learning analytics from the perspective of self-regulated learning, explored how students made sense of automated feedback personalised to their own learning data. My dissertation also explored th...
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Using Student Data to Provide Semi-Auto-mated, Personalised Feedback: A Hands-on Tutorial

We know how important quality feedback is to learning, but we also know how time consuming this can be to provide. Moreover, while the quality and quantity of data traces generated from student activity are growing at an astonishing pace, this is useless if educators don’t have the capacity to make sense of this, and take appropriate, timely action to support students. How do we navigate this tension? This tutorial introduces a learning analytics tool called OnTask, which provides some autom...
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