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On 28 October I ran a pre-conference workshop at the 14th European Conference on e-Learning (held at the University of Hertfordshire) on ‘Learning design and learning analytics: building the links with MOOCs’.
To give a focus to the workshop, I aimed to choose a FutureLearn MOOC on a subject that everyone would know a little about and no one would know a lot about. As it was three days after the 600th anniversary of Agincourt (a famous battle in English history that fans of Shakespeare may know of through his play, Henry V) I picked the University of Southampton’s MOOC on the subject, ‘Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality’.
I had reckoned without the international scope of the ECEL conference – I had picked on a subject that most of my audience knew nothing about, and that held little interest for them. Nevertheless, they bravely grappled with issues of learning design related to medieval muster rolls, ancient armour and the issue of whether war crimes existed before they were defined in law.
This hands-on workshop will work with learning design tools and with massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the FutureLearn platform to explore how learning design can be used to influence the choice and design of learning analytics. This workshop will be of interest to people who are involved in the design or presentation of online courses, and to those who want to find out more about learning design, learning analytics or MOOCs.
I was one of the chairs of the Second International Workshop on Discourse-centric Learning Analytics (DCLA14), which ran as part of the Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2014 (LAK14) conference in Indianapolis.
Workshop notes available on Google Docs.
9:00 Chairs’ Welcome & Participant Lightning Intros
9.30 DCLA14: some questions to ponder… Rebecca Ferguson
9.45 DCLA Meet CIDA: Collective Intelligence Deliberation Analytics [pdf]
Simon Buckingham Shum, Anna De Liddo and Mark Klein
10.45 Automated Linguistic Analysis as a Lens for Analysis of Group Learning [pdf]
Carolyn Penstein Rosé
11.30 Designing and Testing Visual Representations of Draft Essays for Higher Education Students [pdf]
Denise Whitelock, Debora Field, John T. E. Richardson, Nicolas Van Labeke and Stephen Pulman