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Monday, March 12

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    With this backdrop, a group of researchers and academics formed the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) to promote a research-oriented approach to LA adoption and use.
    SoLAR has the following priorities to advance the field of learning analytics globally:
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    More information is available here:
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    Week 8: Society for Learning Analytics Research
    Date: March 12 - March 18
    ContentShortly following the Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2011 conference, a small group of attendees initiated a discussion on the needs around analytics in education. It was obvious, based on the number of startups, re-positioning existing vendors, increased consultant offerings, and growing attention to analytics in conference and publications, that LA was gaining traction.
    Many of these developments, however, were disconcerting. The solutions seemed simplistic and focused on the short term. Learning is a complex social process. Analytics
    will be posted atalways fail to capture the endbreadth of week 7education. LA can provide insight into learner performance, needed support, pedagogical intervention, and learning design needs. However, LA are not a cure-all for what ails education. Too many of the conversations around analytics overstate the potential impact of LA and suggest unrealistic improvements to learner success.
    With this backdrop, a group of researchers and academics formed the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) to promote a research-oriented approach to LA adoption and use.
    SoLAR has the following priorities to advance the field of learning analytics globally:
    • Foster the highest standards of academic research into learning analytics
    • Promote the development of open educational resources in learning analytics
    • Raise awareness of learning analytics amongst policy and decision-makers in educational institutions and governments
    • Create opportunities for the diverse stakeholders in learning analytics to communicate, collaborate and debate, e.g. academic researchers, product developers, educators, students, institutional administrators, government policy analysts
    More information is available here:
    http://www.solaresearch.org/about/
    We are still working on SoLAR’s structure and the role it plays in the broader transition to data and analytics-focused education systems. We invite comments and suggestions on SoLAR from interested persons.
    What we want to achieve over the next year:
    1. Create governance structure for SoLAR
    2. Detail benefits of joining SoLAR
    3. Transition conference to partner model (i.e. SoLAR co-hosting conferences with local organizing committee).
    4. Online and ongoing professional opportunities
    5. Collaborative research projects (Open Learning Analytics)
    6. Micro/regional conferences (SoLARx ?)
    Getting involved:
    1. Founding universities
    2. Join in discussions: http://www.solaresearch.org/stay-in-touch/ and the Google Group: join this Google Group
    3. Attend online events
    4. Research discussions/forums (more soon)

    Live Session:
    A final course wrap up and discussion around SoLAR, opportunities to join, and what we envision it will achieve, will held Tues, Mar 13 at 9 am Mountain time (NOTE the changed time from other course live sessions) (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20120221T13&p1=80 to different timezones). The session will be held here in Blackboard Collaborate: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008104&password=M.13942243B0B58B854EE5D590716D09
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    Date: March 12 - March 18
    Content will be posted at the end of week 7
    Live Session:
    A final course wrap up and discussion around SoLAR, opportunities to join, and what we envision it will achieve, will held Tues, Mar 13 at 9 am Mountain time (NOTE the changed time from other course live sessions) (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20120221T13&p1=80 to different timezones). The session will be held here in Blackboard Collaborate: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008104&password=M.13942243B0B58B854EE5D590716D09

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Friday, March 9

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Wednesday, March 7

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Monday, March 5

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    Open Learning Analytics concept paper: http://solaresearch.org/OpenLearningAnalytics.pdf
    Slideshare presentation on open analytics: http://www.slideshare.net/gsiemens/iadis-shanghai
    Openness: Why Learners should know about and influence how decisions are made about their learning:
    http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2012/02/10/openness-why-learners-should-know-about-and-influence-how-decisions-are-made-about-their-learning/

    Live Sessions
    A discussion with Simon Buckingham Shum on open learning analytics will be held Tues, Mar 6 at 1 pm Mountain time (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20120221T13&p1=80 to different timezones). The session will be held here in Blackboard Collaborate: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008104&password=M.13942243B0B58B854EE5D590716D09
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    cultural context.
    Readings
    The Filter Bubble: http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html
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    Week 7: Open Learning Analytics
    Date: March 5 - March 11
    Content will be postedOver the past six weeks, we've looked at the end oftrends that drive learning analytics, cases and examples, concerns around privacy, and tools and techniques practitioners use. Given how quickly analytics are developing in education, this course is at best an introduction to the topic. This week we'll turn our attention to a practical vision held by SoLAR members for open analytics. The concept paper is linked in the readings below. In few areas of life would we allow significant decisions to be made on our behalf without knowing the criteria driving those decisions. Can you imagine visiting a doctors office and being given medication without any explanation of why? or what it's supposed to do? Unfortunately, much of what happens online in recommendations and personalization happens behind a curtain: we don't know how or why we are receiving the content or the recommendations that we encounter. This is a concern, particularly evident in learning. Algorithms should be transparent so learners know how decisions are being made on their behalf. Institutions should be able to adjust weighting schemes to reflect their unique cultural context.
    Readings
    The Filter Bubble: http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html
    Open Learning Analytics concept paper: http://solaresearch.org/OpenLearningAnalytics.pdf
    Slideshare presentation on open analytics: http://www.slideshare.net/gsiemens/iadis-shanghai
    Live Sessions
    A discussion with Simon Buckingham Shum on open learning analytics will be held Tues, Mar
    6 at 1 pm Mountain time (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20120221T13&p1=80 to different timezones). The session will be held here in Blackboard Collaborate: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008104&password=M.13942243B0B58B854EE5D590716D09
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Thursday, March 1

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Tuesday, February 28

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