Research is fuelled by academics connecting through high quality, peer reviewed conferences — all of which had to shift online this year due to the pandemic. CIC was out in force, albeit into the small hours on some occasions!…
For CIC, the International Conference on Learning Analytics is a primary venue — and notably, No.6 and the only conference in Google Scholar’s impact rankings for Educational Technology. As usual, CIC had a strong presence with our academics and students contributing papers, workshops and the Doctoral Consortium.
Prieto-Alvarez, C.G., Martinez-Maldonado, R. and Buckingham Shum, S. 2020. LA-DECK: A Card-Based Learning Analytics Co-Design Tool. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK ’20), Frankfurt, Germany, March 2020 (LAK’20), ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3375462.3375476
Kirsty Kitto, Nikhil Sarathy, Aleksandr Gromov, Ming Liu, Katarzyna Musial, and Simon Buckingham Shum. 2020. Towards Skills-based Curriculum Analytics: Can we automate the recognition of prior learning?. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK ’20), March 23–27, 2020, Frankfurt, Germany. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3375462.3375526
Kirsty Kitto (Workshop) The 6th LAKathon: Accelerating Development by Learning from the Past
Antonette Shibani (Workshop) Bringing together writing tool design, writing analytics and writing pedagogy
Simon Buckingham Shum: Doctoral Consortium
CIC was also online at Computer-Human Interaction 2020 (CHI), a huge conference bringing together the top people in the field (CIC story).
Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Vanessa Echeverria, Gloria Fernandez Nieto, and Simon Buckingham Shum. 2020. From Data to Insights: A Layered Storytelling Approach for Multimodal Learning Analytics. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376148
Interactive, Mobile, Wearable Ubiquitous Technology is a sub-field of CHI, where we reported on the new capabilities we have been piloting to give feedback to educators on their usage of learning spaces (CIC story):
Martinez-Maldonado, R., Mangaroska, K., Schulte, J., Elliott, D., Axisa, C. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2020). Teacher Tracking with Integrity: What Indoor Positioning Can Reveal About Instructional Proxemics. Proc. ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable Ubiquitous Technology, 4, 1 (2020), Article 22, pp.1-27. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3381017
Buckingham Shum, S. and Lucas, C. (2020). Learning to Reflect on Challenging Experiences: An AI Mirroring Approach. Proceedings of the CHI 2020 Workshop on Detection and Design for Cognitive Biases in People and Computing Systems, April 25, 2020.