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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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Immediate, personalised feedback on reflective writing

https://youtu.be/vl9fpKtbLfY The start of the new year is a good moment to distill the key ingredients of the 2 year collaboration around writing analytics (automated feedback to students on their reflective writing), that CIC has built with UTS academic Cherie Lucas from our School of Pharmacy. As with other collaborations (such as with Pip Ryan on her students' legal writing), it exemplifies the co-design process that we initiate with aca...
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Latest advances in personalised feedback to nursing teams

In an exciting new paper from the Health Simulation Analytics project, we document our approach to give meaning to multimodal group activity data, in order to give personalised feedback to teams as quickly as possible. Inspired by the metaphor of social translucence, we are proposing a vision to make evidence of collaboration translucent. In doing so, we emphasise that besides the obvious social dimension, collaboration also involves epistemic (the task at hand), physical (the use of tools, d...
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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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Change Your Mind with UTS Open Modules

Have you ever wondered what Facebook knows about you? (If you haven’t, you should...) Would you like to improve your data and digital literacy, as well as your critical thinking skills? Then head to UTS Open.   Kirsty Kitto from CIC has been collaborating with the Postgraduate Futures team and Simon Knight to create two online modules for UTS Open: A Journey Through Data shows you how to engage with data systematically and strategically, as well as learn how to tell a data st...
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