Notes from Moving Class Evaluations Online with Enterprise Survey #BbWorld14

Presented by Jennifer Ivie, Richard Shelton, and Stacy Thompson of Northeastern State University Concerns with online evals Low response rates Low completion of comments **neither proved true in their testing** Timeline Started a task force in July 2013, conducted research on online surveys Educated and advertised in October Tested in November Started with 866 courses, … Continue reading Notes from Moving Class Evaluations Online with Enterprise Survey #BbWorld14

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Notes from Leveraging Learning Analytics to Build a Culture of Evidence-Based Decision Making #BbWorld14

Presented by James Mabry and Sasan Poureetezadi from Mesa Community College. They implemented a culture change to a new approach called Informed Improvement. Five phases of Informed Improvement: Identify a Need > Research and Analyze > Decide & Plan > Take Action > Assess Impact (then rinse and repeat) Initiative Completion vs Culture Change Based … Continue reading Notes from Leveraging Learning Analytics to Build a Culture of Evidence-Based Decision Making #BbWorld14

MOOC History…or Lack Thereof – Excerpts from MOOC Research

Rolin Moe provides an excellent summary of the history of the large-scale MOOC providers like Coursera and edX. Very well synthesized! I will definitely refer to this as inspiration for my own dissertation.

All MOOCs, All The Time

Note: I will use this space over the next month to share excerpts from my dissertation The Evolution & Impact of the Massive Open Online Course. The research was a Delphi study bringing together 20 MOOC experts to discuss the MOOC in educational, political, and sociocultural terms (slides from the oral presentation can be seen here). Upon library clearance, the entire document will be available through a Creative Commons license. The following is from Chapter 2, the literature review. This excerpt looks at the history of the MOOC as defined by MOOC providers and developers such as Coursera, edX and Udacity.

MOOC history and MOOC influences.  The linking of MOOCs to historical precedents and influences is found wonting in both academic and popular literature.  Part of this is due to the relative newness of the MOOC, a phenomenon that caught fire at the end of 2011, but it…

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Learning Analytics and Knowledge #LAK13

I am participating in Canvas Network's Learning Analytics and Knowledge MOOC (#LAK13). The course is delivered via Canvas Network and seems like it will be quite valuable. The objectives for the course are 1. Describe learning analytics and how it differs from related concepts such as educational datamining and academic analytics. 2. Analyze, plan, and … Continue reading Learning Analytics and Knowledge #LAK13