Notes from the Learning Analytics and Knowledge (#LAK16) Conference

My colleague at LSBM Karen Stepanyan, and I spent the week (April 25-29) at LAK 16 in Edinburgh.  Also taking in the ending Key note for Learning@Scale.  Here I record a few notes under three headers, and re-present slides that resonated with me.  As part of the week I participated in these workshops: Learning Analytics Across […]

Proposing some standard parts in all online evironments to support learning

A primary interest of mine is supporting students development, & an important aspect of this is facilitating communication.  @Stanmore college we have implemented what could be called an online “Personalised Learning Environment” (PLE) .  This YouTube screen-cast should give you some insight.  However in my experience it would do no harm if all maintained schools […]

ServingAndIncludingYourCommunites – Slides:1-3

The following 6 posts on this blog are slides which accompanied a presentation I gave at Moodle Moot UK 2011 at Senate House. The slides are a little cluttered but this helped condense all into 20 minutes. Please  click the slides to see larger versions. At the end of last year I explored ways Stanmore College might […]

ServingAndIncludingYourCommunites – Slide:7

These are examples of technologies (available to most UK schools colleges & universities) which allow the sharing of learning resources and increase ease of access to content (USO) I doubt we are taking full advantage of these technologies yet, but they are on a path where teachers don’t have to create as many resources/activities from […]

ServingAndIncludingYourCommunites Slides: 11-14

Towards an intelligent question & feedback learning service: larger version at: here If, in future we (governments) are going to spend less on education & charge higher education students more, this might be a good reason to exploit computing (machine learning), by developing services such as above that give suggestions & more intelligent feedback. If […]

ServingAndIncludingYourCommunites Slide: 15

We have seen how with collective intelligence (user generated content) contributes to build very useful services such as Wikipedia, Amazon book-reviews, Google maps data layers…  It was also intelligent to standardize railway track gauge.  This allowed trains to travel all over a country which allowed for social and industrial development.  Similarly  standardizing on 240 volts for the consumers’ mains […]