Archive - 2011

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Learning to Learn Analytics
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ELLI in Sec Ed…
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ELLI profiles: size matters
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Mapping BLP to ELLI
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Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2012

Learning to Learn Analytics

Learning Analytics is a rapidly emerging field, asking the question: Can we discern meaningful learning from the digital ‘vapour trails’ that learners leave behind them? The million dollar question this begs is, of course, what do we mean by “meaningful” learning, and what kinds of learning are important for the 21st Century landscape, whose contours are shifting faster than theory and practice can keep up with? Here’s the podcast and slides from Learning Analytics: Dream, Nightmare or Fairydust? — my keynote at Ascilite 2011, in which I introduce ELLI as one of the promising signposts to the ways in which we can think about analytics for the new learning paradigms needed to prepare for a complex, uncertain world.

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ELLI profiles: size matters

OK, I want to launch a thread here which sets out an issue I’ve pondered for a while now, as I’ve understood more and more of the approach to learning power that ELLI embodies, but bringing in some thinking on information visualization, and critically, the underlying assumptions on which these depend. After some good email exchanges with Tim Small and Ruth Deakin Crick from the U.Bristol/Vital teams, it’s worth moving this into the blogosphere because some good stuff is coming out, and we welcome wider views. We all know how to read a spider Diagram, right? Spider Diagrams are used widely, providing a visual overview of multidimensional scores, but providing more shape information for the human eye than a simple[…]

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Mapping BLP to ELLI

Here at Bushfield School, we have been using Building Learning Power for several years now (the version of Bristol’s original research popularised by Guy Claxton via TLO). We’ve had some  success at embedding it within the school’s ethos and everyday practices, according to a TLO audit, and reassuringly,  confirmed by Ofsted. In parallel, we subsequently learned about the ongoing research programme at Bristol, around ELLI, led by Ruth Deakin Crick. Now we’re exploring ways to build on the language for learning that is part of the school’s life, and introduce ELLI as a way of opening up conversations around learning power at the individual pupil level. An initial step has been a simple exercise in which we mapped the BLP[…]

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Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2012

Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, April 29-May 2, 2012 http://lak12.sites.olt.ubc.ca Full Paper submission: October 16, 2011 All other submissions: November 13, 2011 Keynotes Katy Börner, George Siemens, Barry Wellman We are experiencing an unprecedented explosion in the quantity and quality of information available not only to us, but about us. We must adapt individually, institutionally and culturally to the transition in technologies and social norms that makes this possible, and question their impacts. What are the implications of such data availability for learning and knowledge building — not only in established contexts, but also in the emerging landscape of free, open, social learning online? This conference will be of interest to Learning Emergence readers since we are unquestionably entering the[…]

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