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Harnessing Data Science to Protect Women’s Rights

When a woman is leading the country, do they pass more pro-women laws? Can we say that one country has a better law for women than another, when it comes to domestic violence, tax or some other piece of legislation? Until now, there was no way to answer such questions in a rigorous way. But Ramona Vijeyarasa (UTS Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law) found that CIC could help, and working with CIC Data Scientist Mike Pracy, has invented a new way to assess legislative...
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Job: Research Assistant/ Research Fellow Learning Analytics

The Connected Intelligence Centre is looking for a Research Associate/Research Fellow. Are you passionate about opening up opportunities for high school students from challenging backgrounds? Do you believe we can equip a resilient, innovative student for university, even if their high school ATAR is too low? If so, how do we evidence this? Led by the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion, this project will use new forms of technology-enabled evidence to help students demonstrate their readine...
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Bon Voyage Zhenzhen!

Last year CIC had the pleasure of welcoming on board not one but two visiting PhD students from China. We said goodbye to Xizhe earlier in May then too soon after, Zhenzhen early June. Over six months, Zhenzhen made significant contributions in analysing textual features  of reflective writing, design feedback and created an online reflective writing tutorial. CIC would like to thank Zhenzhen for her hard work and hopes that she gained many positive learning experiences during her time here...
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Farewell Xizhe!

Last week we said goodbye to Xizhe Wang, our visiting PhD student from South China Normal University. During his time with us, Xizhe has contributed to advancing our writing analytics research and become a valuable member of the CIC Team. He played a major role in the development of an online writing tutorial and text annotation tool for machine learning. It has been a pleasure to have Xizhe join CIC over the past 6 months. It is always sad to say goodbye, but we are confident that he will go...
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CIC @ LAK 2019

CIC was one of the most visible Learning Analytics centres at this year's international conference. Learn more about our diverse contributions. UTS was again contributing strongly at the annual International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK). This year's LAK was distinctive for CIC, with one of the invited keynotes being delivered by our very own  Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education & Students), who told the story of the UTS journey towards ...
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We welcome our newest PhD candidate Gloria from Colombia!

Gloria Fernandez Nieto Gloria, welcome to CIC! Can you tell us a bit about yourself – where did you grow up, and how did you get interested in computing? Hi, my name is Gloria Milena Fernandez Nieto I am from Bogotá, Colombia. When I was at middle school I emphasize my training in Science and Maths, since then I identify the variety of fields in science chemistry, biology, physics and maths. Because of that, I decided to study computer science at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Ca...
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Introducing two visiting PhD students from South China Normal University

I am a Ph.D. student majoring in Educational Technology.Since September 2017, I have been studying in South China Normal University.My research during this period has involved in a funded project (Evaluation and problemdiagnosis of computational thinking in cloud space based on adaptive Q&A).This project aims to evaluate students' computational thinking through human-computer interaction and provide actionable and tailored feedback for further lea...
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Welcome Nikhil!

CIC warmly welcomes Nikhil Sarathy who came on board the team last month.  Nikhil is a doctoral student in Learning analytics at CIC, with a keen focus on ‘Adaptive Learning Eco-System’ and its associated challenges of learner’s data interoperability. In this context, his research aims to explore the application and extended usage of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in Education, involving students, instructors, organization, learning systems and other potential use cases in a peer to peer...
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Dr Kirsty Kitto to keynote at e-learning Korea 2018 Expo

Dr Kirsty Kitto from CIC has been invited to present a keynote session at on using xAPI in Learning Analytics at the e-Learning Korea 2018 International Conference and Edtech Fair which will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on the dates of September 13-15.   e-Learning Expo Korea is a 3 day event being held from 13th to 15th Sept 2018 at the COEX Korea Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea. This event showcases products like e-Publishing Contents, Digital Textbook, Educational Appl...
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Creating the Translucent Classroom

UTS, through its Learning.Futures initiative and its strong investment in innovative learning spaces and classroom technologies, is empowering teaching staff and students to integrate and embrace the best of online and face-to-face experiences. But in this blended learning model, how do you make visible the ‘teaching and learning’ in the physical classroom? To address this question, Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado and his team have developed the ‘Translucent Classroom’ project, which provides a...
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