- To start the conversations among the groups that could bring the necessary data together
- To determine the problems or challenges that analytics might help solve
- To determine what data we need to address these challenges
- To wrestle with the tough political issues that might prevent movement in this area
If you're getting active on Yammer, please feel encouraged to join the Yammer ComETS Learning Analytics SIG group: https://www.yammer.com/wisc.edu/#/threads/inGroup?type=in_group&feedId=4182211
As part of an outreach initiative stemming from the learning analytics pilot project that UW-Madison is participating in, Kim Arnold and I are putting together a new set of events about learning analytics practices here on campus. I cordially invite you to attend the upcoming event:
Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 12-1 PM, brown bag lunch
Location: Union South (check T.I.T.U the day of), UW-Madison
Title: Learning Analytics from an Institutional Research Perspective at UW-Madison
Presenter: Clare Huhn, from the office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR)
Abstract of the Presentation:
Join us for "Emerging Technologies, Innovation, and Academic Transformation," the ELI 2012 Online Fall Focus Session, October 2–3. We all feel the need to innovate and transform our current practices to keep pace with a landscape that is rapidly evolving. While there is no shortage of innovations in teaching and learning, the process by which we discover them, select them for pilots, and consider them for full-scale implementation can be challenging.
I was shocked at how many people attended the two recent ELI webinars on the topic of analytics. With that kind of energy, it seems natural to form a ComETS group. Especially since doing analytics "right" would involve data from a number of campus sources.
See http://net.educause.edu/ELIWEB111/ for more information. Please log in and sign up below so that I can estimate room size and contact you if there are changes.