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Ph.D Learning Analytics

Ph.D learning analytics
We are delighted to announce that CIC’s doctoral program in Learning Analytics is offering three UTS Scholarships for 2017. CIC’s mission is to invent, evaluate and theorise the design of human-centered data science and learning analytics. As you will see from our work, and the three PhD topics advertised, a core theme is analytics techniques to nurture in learners the creative, critical, sensemaking qualities needed for lifelong learning, employment and citizenship in a complex, data-saturat...
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CIC welcomes directors of the first Learning Analytics Centres in both China and Japan

Jingjing Hiroaki
CIC hosted a remarkable convergence today, as the Directors of the first Learning Analytics Centres in both China and Japan visited to see how we operate as an innovation centre for applied, human-centred data science in UTS learning and teaching. Jingjing Zhang is Director of the Big Data Centre for Technology-mediated Education in Beijing Normal University, and Hiroaki Ogata is Director of the Center for Learning Analytics at Kyushu University. Jingjing and Hiroaki shared their centre’s vis...
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European Commission report on the use of Learning Analytics: Implications for Education Policy

European Commission report
We are very honoured to announce that our work at the Connected Intelligence Centre has been included in the Joint Research Centre's (JRC) European Commission report on the use of Learning Analytics: Implications for Education Policy. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to the European policy-making process. This report, by the ...
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CIC PhD Students

In September we appointed three PhD students who have become an integral part of the team, working alongside our staff to make an impact in the university and tackle data-driven problems. All their work have a strong transdisciplinary flavour, investigating the interplay between algorithms, ethics, user experience, participatory design and educational theory and practice. Read below to find about their work.   Antonette Shibani Shibani is a PhD student in Learning Analytics at the C...
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The Heretics Guide to Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity.

UTS Senior Lecturer in Data Science, Kailash Awati has jointly released his second “Heretics Guide” management book called The Heretics Guide to Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity. Which looks at how ambiguity affects human behaviour and how managers can harness it in positive ways. Management techniques such as strategic planning, project management or operational budgeting, attempt to reduce ambiguity and provide clarity, however they often end up missing the point. So why d...
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MDSI Students take out ALL Awards in the latest Hackathon Challenge

Students studying the UTS Master of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) degree have once again achieved amazing success with their latest hackathon challenge at Unearthed Sydney over the weekend. Over 30 MDSI students in 8 different teams competed against other universities and professional companies and after five challenges took out ALL three cash awards! This included first prize, tied second, as well as the Young Innovators Award. The team who were awarded first prize of $2000 as well as c...
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Kailash Awati

Kailash Awati
CIC continues to grow as we welcome our new Senior Lecturer Data Science - Kailash Awati. Kailash is co-founder of Sensanalytics, a consultancy specialising in sensemaking and analytics. Prior to this, he worked for a pharmaceutical multinational where he set up a global IT service center specialising in business intelligence and analytics. Over the last several years, he has worked as a data and analytics geek; facilitator and sensemaker; data / information architect; project manager and ...
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Bridget Payne

For the month of June, CIC's admin assistant, Bridget travelled to Bangalore, India to take part in a volunteering internship program with 40K Globe. 40K Globe carries out programs in rural India where Australian university students work on hands-on programs, creating entrepreneurial solutions to issues such as access to education, waste and employment for women. UTS has partnered with 40K Globe to provide grants to UTS students wishing to participate in the 40K Globe program. As part of her ...
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Ecopolicy – a simulation game for students

CIC have recently submitted a grant application for the use of a simulation game (called Ecopolicy®) in sustainability and management subjects in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB). This project is aimed at developing the pedagogical strategies and exploring the learning analytics requirements using Ecopolicy® to teach about sustainability, complexity and systems thinking as an active learning experience. It will help to develop ‘blended’ learning approaches in undergraduate ...
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Key Technology Partner Visiting Fellowship Program

Mykola Pechenizkiy
Key Technology Partner (KTP) Visiting Fellowship Program awarded one of CIC’s research fellows, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado with a grant to fund, Mykola Pechenizkiy a Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology to travel to UTS and CIC in February 2017. Mykola is one of the leading researchers in Educational Data Mining (President of the International EDM Society).This funding seeks to develop long-term collaboration with UTS and CIC and Eindhoven University and to explore opportunities fo...
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