Monday, April 4, 2016

The Dutch xAPI Specification for Learning Analytics (DSLA)

The Dutch xAPI Specification for Learning Analytics (DSLA)

http://www.laceproject.eu/blog/xapi-dsla/

"Have you ever wanted to store the data collected from any learning environment in a standardised way but did not know how? Look no further, you are in the right place now! After working with xAPI for several years, we have compiled a registry of xAPI specifications for learning activities to support and highlight the consistent usage of xAPI recipes in the educational domain."

by Maren Scheffel on 30 March 2016

(LACE - Learning Analytics Community Exchange)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Concept Paper on Open Learning Analytics

Introduction:
In 2011, several well-known authors wrote a concept paper on Open Learning Analytics (.pdf). Their goal was to create openness as a foundation for the use of data and analytics in education.

Here are some details of this concept paper:

Title:
Open Learning Analytics: an integrated & modularized platform Proposal to design, implement and evaluate an open platform to integrate heterogeneous learning analytics techniques

Authors:
George Siemens & Dragan Gasevic
Athabasca University, Canada

Caroline Haythornthwaite & Shane Dawson
University of British Columbia, Canada

Simon Buckingham Shum & Rebecca Ferguson
Open University, United Kingdom

Erik Duval & Katrien Verbert
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Ryan S. J. d. Baker
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States

Date: July 28, 2011

URL: http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ProposalLearningAnalyticsModel_SoLAR.pdf

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SkillsFuture courses from UniSIM

From the official website of SkillsFuture at https://www.skillsfuture.sg:

"SkillsFuture is a national movement to enable all Singaporeans to develop to their fullest potential throughout life. Whichever stage of life you are in, whether you are in your schooling years, early career, mid-career or silver years, SkillsFuture will enable you to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities – to help you realise your aspirations and attain mastery of skills.

At a national level, SkillsFuture will play an important part in charting Singapore's next phase of development towards an advanced economy and inclusive society. Every individual’s skill, passion and contribution counts.

With the help of the SkillsFuture Council, education and training providers, employers, unions – you can own a better future with skills mastery and lifelong learning. Your skills. Your asset. Your future."

There are 283 Udemy courses listed:

https://portal.wda.gov.sg/content/wda/course-search-directory.html?TrainingProvider=Udemy

(http://www.udemy.com)

From Coursera, we have 297 SkillsFuture courses:

https://portal.wda.gov.sg/content/wda/course-search-directory.html?TrainingProvider=Coursera

SIM University has a total of 634 SkillFuture courses:

https://portal.wda.gov.sg/content/wda/course-search-directory.html?TrainingProvider=%22SIM%20UNiversity%22

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

John Green - The nerd's guide to learning everything online

This is an interesting video about the community of learners as proposed by John Green:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgUeLkNpAfg

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Learning Theories at a glance

The cmap at this location gives an overall picture of the established learning theories:

http://cmapspublic3.ihmc.us/rid=1LGVGJY66-CCD5CZ-12G3/LearningTheory.cmap

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles

"One of the most popular theories that inform pedagogy is Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory. This theory posits the existence of seven different areas of intelligence that characterize the learning style one is more comfortable with. The visual below provides a very great overview of these 7 learning styles. If you want to learn more about Howard's multiple intelligences theory I would highly recommend his seminal work "Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice"."


http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/09/a-handy-visual-featuring-7-learning.html

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Different learning styles are a neuroscience myth

Many of us are very familiar with the visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

However, these different learning styles are now being regarded as a neuroscience myth. You can read what Olivia Goldhill has to say about this neuroscience myth in this article:

http://qz.com/#585143/the-concept-of-different-learning-styles-is-one-of-the-greatest-neuroscience-myths/