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Building data and analytics literacy

CIC has created engaging online modules and runs regular workshops to help diverse learners get hands-on with data and analytics. Engaging online modules  Building data literacy is now one of the most important qualities in today’s degree programs, and the workplace. CIC has published several engaging, short modules that help learners get hands-on with analysing data, and thinking about the ethical dimensions. These modules, on UTS Open, are being used by the public for free, by UTS students a...
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Summer@UTS – Building your resilience for complexity

A WORKSHOP FOR UTS STUDENTS Coaches: Simon Buckingham Shum & Ruth Deakin Crick This half-day workshop will provide hands-on experience for you to take the CLARA survey and reflect on how you can get better at grappling with complex learning that takes you out of your comfort zone.   Learn more about the UTS:CIC research and evaluation program into CLARA. Summer@UTS: Building your resilience for complexity from Simon Buckingham Shum
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ALASI2019: Panel debate – the validity of using student evaluation surveys for performance based funding at Australian universities

Leonie Payne1, Kirsty Kitto1, Michael Pracy1, Jason Lodge2, Abelardo Pardo3 Abstract The Australian Federal Government announced in August 2019 that aspects of the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience and Graduate Outcomes surveys will form two of the four key metrics for performance based funding of Australian Universities from 2020. Given the lack of consensus on the validity and appropriate use of student evaluations of teaching, it is time to explore t...
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PhD Seminar: Gloria Fernandez Nieto- Providing guidance in Multimodal Learning Analytics visual feedback interfaces for Collaborative Classrooms

PhD Candidate: Gloria Milena Fernandez Nieto Abstract: Feedback is a crucial aspect of classroom-based learning. Delivering high-quality feedback can help students to make well-informed decisions by understanding their learning goals, teacher’s pedagogical intentions, and their actual performance. However, providing actionable feedback is challenging, especially in large classes with many students or groups to follow up. One way to provide automated feedback is through learning analytics (LA...
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Building staff resilient agency to cope with disruption

National bushfires. A global pandemic. Global social unrest. The disruption of higher education. And 2020 hasn't even reached half-time. When the only constant is change, we need a distinctive set of personal qualities to adapt and thrive. But how do we talk about those qualities? Can we meaningfully assess them? And what does it look like when leadership values these qualities? A long-standing stream of research has studied the dispositions, or 'habits of mind', that equip us with an openness t...
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Decoding Big Data

Check out this story from the UTS news room, featuring some of our UTS data scientists, including CIC Director, Simon Buckingham Shum. Key points: Humans have been surrounded by data since the beginning of history, but what’s different today is that the rate at which data is now being created and stored is exponential Experts say a re-imagining of data could see societies move away from one-size-fits-all approaches and towards more tailored solutions for education, finance, sustainab...
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CIC leading ATN Text Analytics Project

CIC leading ATN Text Analytics Project   UTS and its sister universities of technology in the other states form the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN), to advance our common missions through collaboration. We are delighted to say that the ATN’s Learning and Teaching Grants Scheme, which promotes joint innovation across the ATN, has just awarded CIC $100,000 to lead a project focusing on the promise and practicalities of Text Analytics. CIC has been focusing on text analytics i...
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TRACK Skills Analytics

What's the challenge? The TRACK (Tailored Recruitment Analytics & Curriculum Knowl​​​​​​​edge) project is tackling several challenges — for UTS students, academics, learners outside UTS, and companies looking to upskill their staff. Learners UTS students are often uncertain about what career path they should choose. Many students select their degree based on subjects they enjoyed in high school but are uncertain about what career they can pursue upon graduation. Other students start a d...
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PhD Stage 1 Seminar: Ben Hicks – Participatory Causal Modelling for Learning Analytics

This is a PhD Stage 1 seminar to present and discuss the proposed gap in the literature review, identified research questions, early results and plans for further investigations. All are welcome to attend, and to provide constructive feedback that will assist the student in preparing the future work for thesis submission. Thesis Title: Participatory Causal Modelling for Learning Analytics PhD Candidate: Ben Hicks Supervisors: Kirsty Kitto and Simon Buckingham Shum Delivery Mode/ ...
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