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Dr Simon Knight on “fake news”, epistemic cognition & the double-edged sword of data

CIC Lecturer Dr Simon Knight has produced an article for The British Psychological Society addressing the rise of so-called "fake news", and the way we process information online. The piece, entitled "A lens on fake news" begins as follows: Every day we face complex situations in which the information we need, and who we trust to provide that information, has a very real impact on our lives. How do we evaluate the competing claims of politicians on climate change policy, or Brexit; navigate m...
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UTS:CIC celebrates its first MDSI graduates

This month, UTS celebrated its very first Master of Data Science and Innovation graduates – a momentous occasion for the university’s ground-breaking trans-disciplinary postgraduate degree.  The three MDSI graduates - Eduardo Lynch, Pedro Fernandez and William De Azevedo - accepted their certificates in the UTS Great Hall, before returning to the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre in Chippendale to celebrate the occasion with family, academic colleagues and industry peers. The UTS MDSI was...
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Radhika Vijay Mogarkar joins CIC as Web Applications Developer

CIC is delighted to welcome web developer Radhika Vijay Mogarkar to our growing team.  Radhika brings with her a wealth of experience in the field, working most recently as an applications developer for a financial research institute, where she helped to design and develop  analysis tools for fund, equities and property research. Radhika is enjoying her new setting and her work at CIC is already well underway. "It's a totally different experience here at UTS CIC. I'd describe it as no less...
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UTS VCLT Grant 2017: Assessing the impact of automated writing feedback on student revisions in Civil Law

The collaborative project with UTS Law aims to understand the impact of automated feedback (from a Writing Analytics tool) on student writing. We are investigating this, in the context of UTS Civil Law, by setting a pedagogically meaningful activity integrated into the subject, namely, to improve a relatively poor sample essay.  Students’ revisions to this essay will be logged and analysed to see if students who are given access to the Writing Analytics tool perform differently from control cond...
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UTS VCLT Grant 2017: Noisy Sheets – A Practical Approach to Scalable, Authentic Assessment for Quantitative Literacy

      Project: Noisy Sheets: A Practical Approach to Scalable, Authentic Assessment for Quantitative Literacy This collaborative projects with the UTS School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences will develop an application to support authentic data analytics assessment as a flipped-learning activity. We will develop an application that enables us to share an individual copy of a dataset to all students via google sheets. The dataset will be modified such that each s...
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UTS VCLT Grant 2017: Investigating the diagnostic potential of a science benchmarking task

The project will investigate student outcomes of a flipped learning ‘benchmarking’ activity in which students are asked to grade and give feedback on sections of assignment that they subsequently write their own versions of.  Prior investigation highlights the enormous benefits of this kind of task, but rarely are outcomes quantitatively evaluated to inform future practice.  This project aims to use a large dataset from Biocomplexity at UTS to inform ongoing development of this learning stra...
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CIC partners with UTS faculties for analytics innovation projects

The UTS Connected Intelligence Centre continues to play a key role in catalysing and validating the use of analytics by faculties across the university in their learning and teaching programs.  We are delighted to announce that in the most recent round of 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Grants, CIC secured three small grants for collaborative projects with UTS teams from the Faculty of Science; the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and the Faculty of Law.  The projects a...
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CIC welcomes Endeavour Research Fellow Bikalpa Neupane

Last week, UTS: CIC welcomed new Endeavour Research Fellow Bikalpa Neupane to its Blackfriars research hub in Chippendale, Sydney.  Bikalpa will be working  with colleagues on a peer assessment of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the next five months at UTS. We sat down with Bikalpa to learn about his story and his current research work. Tell us a bit about your background - where did you grow up and go to school? My name’s Bikalpa Neupane, but I usually go by 'Bik'. I was born ...
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UTS wins award at International Learning Analytics Conference

A collaborative research paper produced by academics from the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) and UTS Pharmacy has been awarded Best Full Paper at the 7th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in Canada. Dr Andrew Gibson, Dr Simon Knight. Dr Adam Aitken and Professor Simon Buckingham Shum from the UTS CIC along with Dr Agnes Sandor from the Xerox Research Centre in France and UTS Pharmacy academic Dr Cherie Lucas were recognised in Vancouver, BC, at the conference ...
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UTS Connected Intelligence Centre hosts first CIC-Squared event for 2017

5-7:00pm, March 3, 2017 CIC Ideation Studio, 2 Blackfriars St, Chippendale Our first CIC-Squared event for 2017 welcomed representatives from universities and industry interested in the field of Data Science.  The casual event offered attendees and opportunity to meet and connect with the CIC team, our Master of Data Science & Innovation students, Data Science professionals and research partners.  Stay tuned for our next CIC-Squared event in May 2017.  
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