Learning Analytics appears to be increasingly an emerging area of interest for institutions and I’m aware of a number of staff being asked to contribute on this area in their teaching and learning strategies. I thought it would be useful to spotlight some resources produced by Cetis and Jisc in this area that might help.
I’ve written a very long blog post which I’ll publish soon on text-mining public JISCMail (Listerv) lists using OpenRefine. It concludes with displaying list activity, posts over time and individual […]
The JISC OER Rapid Innovation programme is coming to a close and as the 15 projects do their final tiding up it’s time to start thinking about the programme as a whole, emerging trends, lesson learned and help projects disseminate their outputs. One of the discussions we’ve started with Amber Thomas, the programme manager, is how best to go about this. One idea was see if there were any technology or standards themes we could use to illustrate what has been done in these areas. Here are a couple of ways to look at this data.
Tools and recipes I use for monitoring and reporting impact. All of the tools use Google Spreadsheets/Apps Script which is free for anyone to use with a Google account, and all the recipes use free tools (the exception being owning a copy of Excel).
Jorum (an OER repository) are undertaking a ‘summer of enhancements’. Having just contributed a chapter on OER Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Discoverability I have a look at part of this work through that lense.
Jorum has a Dashboard Beta (for exposing usage and other stats about OER in Jorum) up for the community to have a play with: we would like to get your feedback! Here are two possible usecases I can think of, what do you think?
Demonstrating the importHtml formula in post that revisits Tony Hirst’s Creating a Winter Olympics 2010 Medal Map In Google Spreadsheets
Next week I’ll be presenting at Dev8eD (A free event for building, sharing and learning cool stuff in educational technology for learning and teaching!!) doing a session on ‘Hacking stuff together with Google Spreadsheets’. As part of this session I’ll be rolling out some new examples. Here’s one I’ve quickly thrown together to demonstrate UNIQUE and FILTER spreadsheet formula. It’s yet another example of me visiting the topic of electronic voting systems (clickers).
In this post I’ll show I’ve create a quick dashboard in Google Spreadsheets which takes a list of blog RSS feeds and filters for specific tags/categories. Whilst demonstrated this with the JISC OERRI projects the same technique could be used in other scenarios, such as, as a way to track student blogs.
Selected notes from the Eduserv Symposium 2012: Big Data, Big Deal on the abundance of open source solutions and services in this area