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PhD Stage 3 Seminar: Carlos Gerardo Prieto Alvarez – Engaging stakeholders in the learning analytics design process

This is a PhD Stage 3 seminar to present and discuss the overall research project’s goals, findings and contributions. All are welcome to attend, and to provide constructive feedback that will assist the student in preparing the thesis for submission. Thesis Title: Engaging stakeholders in the learning analytics design process PhD candidate: Carlos Gerardo Prieto Alvarez Postgraduate students designing their own mobile analytics dashboard Abstract Learning Analytics (LA) is a new...
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Seminar: Elle Yuan Wang – ASU EdPlus Action Lab

Exploring Non-Cognitive Reasons behind Success after Failure The availability of large-scale online courses enabled assessment of academic performances at scale. Equally important is the opportunity to investigate the state of non-cognitive or soft skills of online learners to inform design of interventions to improve learning outcomes. The present analysis looked learners who successfully passed the course, either passed at their first attempts or passed after failed attempts, and compared how ...
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CIC celebrates 3 PhD graduates

Last week, CIC celebrated 3 of our students as they graduate with their PhD.  Dr. Vanessa Echeverria Barzola Year of completion: 2020 (commenced 2016) Thesis title: 'Designing Feedback for Collocated Teams using Multimodal Learning Analytics' Supervisor/s: Prof. Simon Buckingham Shum & Dr. Roberto Maldonado Martinez Thesis access link: https://opus.lib.uts.edu.au/handle/10453/140936 Dr. Vanessa Echeverria Barzola is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Monash University, Austra...
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Congratulations Leonie Payne! How does bias impact student evaluations of teaching?

The goal of Leonie Payne’s PhD thesis — “Bringing Rigour to the Evaluation of Higher Education” — is to provide a sounder theoretical and statistical foundation for the analysis of student evaluations of teaching, gathered the world-over from student surveys. She’s developing a mathematical and conceptual model of bias that will assist those designing and analysing surveys to understand where and how bias may creep into the survey methodology used. Leonie has demonstrated how Monte Carlo resampl...
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A Brief Introduction to Telling Stories with Data

John Naisbitt said: "We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge". This quote is getting increasingly relevant nowadays when we are literally surrounded by data in our everyday lives. Interpreting and communicating data insights is becoming quite critical in all kind of industries. However, finding the story behind the data and communicating it effectively, is significantly harder than just crunching numbers and plotting data points. This seminar is a brief introduction to how to...
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Human-Centred Data Science: Principles and Practices from CIC’s Work

This Seminar is part of the UTS Research Hub (RESHub) The session will be led by Simon Buckingham Shum, Professor of Learning Informatics and Director, UTS Connected Intelligence Centre Human-Centred Data Science pays explicit attention to the human factors in the conception, design and delivery of data, analytics and AI. In this talk, Simon will describe how this work is conducted in CIC, as we invent, deploy and evaluate data/AI-intensive analytics tools for teaching and learning in UTS. K...
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Sasha Gromov: Towards Personalised Learning Pathways

My name is Aleksandr, but you are more than welcome to call me Sasha. I am from Moscow, Russia, but the last three years I spent in Sydney. I just finished a Master of IT at UTS and decided to carry out research. I am interested in Learning Analytics and graduate employability in particular. My aim is helping graduates to find a perfect learning path for their desired careers. I think I have a unique experience as a PhD student. I have been living in Sydney for three years, so it is not a new su...
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UTS In-House

CIC runs a variety of professional development activities throughout the year. These include... LX.Lab briefings for UTS staff on the learning analytics capabilities CIC is developing Summer@UTS workshops for students to upskill themselves In-house and guest seminars Conversations to open up topical debates for UTS and the public Training with analytics tools To see details about past programs, browse through our event archive. For information about upcoming events, keep an eye on ...
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UTS:CIC Research Community

CIC researchers engage in a number of research and teaching community activities externally, as well as Learning Analytics Reading Group (LARG) - Open to External Participants Our LARG meetings will be held fortnightly on Tuesdays, lasting ~ 1.5 hours, and led by UTS:CIC PhD candidate interests. The format will typically involve: Individuals selecting a paper they want to discuss/present Papers should be targeted at a problem (theoretical, methodological, analytical, etc.) in their own res...
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