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Ph.D Learning Analytics

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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

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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

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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 @ the Australian HCI Conference (OzCHI ’16)

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CIC's Dr. Roberto Martinez-Maldonado attended the 28th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI 2016) in Launceston, Tasmania. The conference theme "Connected Futures" highlighted the importance of connectedness through technology. OzCHI is an annual conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) which is one of the leading forums for the latest in HCI research and practice in the Asia-Pacific area. The conference brought together an international...
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CIC success at LAK 2017 International Conference

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CIC have achieved outstanding success with three papers and three workshops/tutorials accepted at the 7th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK17). LAK17 Conference will be held in Canada from March 13-17, 2017  and is organised by the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SOLAR).  This annual conference brings together a diversity of researchers focused on the many transdisciplinary fields associated with learning analytics and provides a forum to address cr...
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CIC PhD Students

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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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CIC team edits C21 learning analytics journal

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CIC Professors Simon Buckingham Shum and Ruth Deakin Crick have edited a Special Section of the Journal of Learning Analytics, published this week. Simon and Ruth (who is joint with the School of Education & Institute for Sustainable Futures) have curated the world's first collection of researcher and practitioner articles on the challenge of Learning Analytics for 21st Century Competencies. Read their editorial introduction (below) to learn more about why these are so important, and how the...
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National Researcher Level 1 Award

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Congratulations to CIC research fellow, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado who has been awarded a National Researcher Level 1 by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico for the period 2017-2019. This includes the admission to the National Research System (SNI) which facilitates access to further sources of funding and will allow Roberto to be more involved in a number of initiatives. Becoming a member of the SNI is a very competitive endeavour. It requires the researcher t...
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The Heretics Guide to Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity.

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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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