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OnTask & Learning Analytics API Workshop

Date: Monday, 18th February 2019
Time: 09:30 AM
Location: CIC Ideation Studio

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 Kitto (UTS:CIC; LA-API).

  • OnTask is building momentum with several institutions looking to mainstream it, following successful pilots (homepage/article).
  • LA-API has emerged from the OLT-funded Beyond the LMS project using xAPI and other technologies to aggregate learner data from diverse sources, and provide ways to interrogate it for learning analytics purposes (homepage/CLA Toolkit)

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Draft Program:

Mon 18 Feb AM — OnTask Architecture (CIC Ideation Studio)

9:30   Welcome

9:45    Current status of OnTask: Architecture, Versions, development cycle, adoption

10:15   Adoption models: current and future initiatives

10:45  Coffee break

11:15   Roadmap design. Next steps, future developments.

12:15   Summarising and TO DO list

12.30  Lunch

Mon 18 Feb PM — LA-API (CIC Ideation Studio)

1:30     Problem: getting data into OnTask

1:45     Demo: LA-API – OnTask (integrates data collection from Canvas, Slack, Twitter, Trello and GitHub)

2:00     Behind the scenes, xAPI, GraphQL and data interoperability

2:30     Design a dashboard/workflow and learning activity to support learning

4:00     Next steps: what would you like us to prioritise?

4.30     Close