Learning Analytics

In its relative infancy, the learning analytics movement has focused mainly on scraping data from online interactions in course management systems, or on aggregating databases of grades stored electronically. This talk will focus on ways of improving teaching and learning by using video technologies to analyze lecture materials as well as to provide a means for reflective practice that can more fully capture an educational experience.

Virginia Kuhn is the Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, a research unit in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, and she directs the Institute for Multimedia Literacy's Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program.

The Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM) Seminar series features both U-M faculty and visitors from other campuses, focusing on the use of data about students, courses and academic programs -- for the purposes of improving teaching and learning. For more information about learning analytics at U-M and to view videos and slides from past SLAM presentations, click here.

Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Presenter(s): 
Virginia Kuhn, University of Southern California
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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In this session, Stephanie Teasley, Steve Lonn, and Eric Koo (U-M USE Lab) will be presenting on their analysis of U-M's Coursera data.

The Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM) Seminar series features both U-M faculty and visitors from other campuses, focusing on the use of data about students, courses and academic programs -- for the purposes of improving teaching and learning. For more information about learning analytics at U-M and to view videos and slides from past SLAM presentations, click here.

Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location (Room): 
Michigan League - Henderson Room
Presenter(s): 
Steve Lonn, Stephanie Teasley & Eric Koo, U-M USE Lab
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have become incredibly popular in just the past 12 months.  Many MOOCs have had more that 100K students register for their courses.  Is this the future of online education?  Or is it yet-another passing fancy in the educational technology parade?  In the past 12 months, Google has run three MOOCs with more than 280K registrants.  Dan Russell, of Google, will talk about what MOOCs are, how they're actually run, the social community of learners that are essential for making MOOCs succeed, and what seems to work (and not work) in MOOCs. Along the way, he will also discuss how people actually learn how to search... and do sensemaking as a task. He will also show evidence that behaviors learned in the MOOC persist after the end of class.

Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. in 337 West Hall. The presentation will start at 12:10 p.m. in 340 West Hall (no food is allowed in 340 W. Hall).

Dan Russell will be giving an additional talk on October 4 from 10-11 a.m. on "Mindtools: What does it mean to be literate in the age of Google?" This talk will be held in the Koessler Room, Michigan League. Read more »

Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:45am - 1:15pm
Location (Room): 
340 West Hall
Presenter(s): 
Dan Russell, Google
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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Mika LaVaque-Manty and David Cottrell, U-M Political Science, analyzed quantitative data from University of Michigan teaching evaluation questionnaires from 2005 to 2013 and report on some of their more significant findings, in particular with regard to widespread perceptions and concerns about them. These concerns include the relationship between course grades and evaluations, the move in fall 2008 to electronic collection of the forms, course size and response rates. They also report on the relationship between the popular commercial service Ratemyprofessors.com and Michigan evaluations.

The Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM) Seminar series features both U-M faculty and visitors from other campuses, focusing on the use of data about students, courses and academic programs -- for the purposes of improving teaching and learning. For more information about learning analytics at U-M and to view videos and slides from past SLAM presentations, click here.

Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 09/27/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location (Room): 
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Presenter(s): 
Mika LaVaque-Manty & David Cottrell, U-M Political Science
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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The Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM) Seminar series features both U-M faculty and visitors from other campuses, focusing on the use of data about students, courses and academic programs -- for the purposes of improving teaching and learning. In this session, Professor Tim McKay, Chair of the Provost's Learning Analytics Task Force, will present on U-M's learning analytics activities over the past year and put forward an agenda for the remaining two years of the three-year initiative (2012-15).

For more information about learning analytics at U-M and to view videos and slides from past SLAM presentations, click here.

Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Presenter(s): 
Tim McKay, U-M Physics and Chair of the Learning Analytics Task Force
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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