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CIC co-chairs Collaboration Analytics workshop

The International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is the premier research conference in the field of Collaborative Learning from a Learning Sciences perspective. This is a bi-annual event that brings together computer scientists, learning scientists, education expets and practitioners to present cutting edge work applied to understanding and supporting the very complex phenomena of collaboration. This year, CSCL was held in Lyon, France from 17 to 21st of June, 2...
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Can a computer be trained to recognise a reflective pharmacy student?

CIC researchers Ming Liu and Simon Buckingham Shum have continued their longstanding collaboration with Cherie Lucas (UTS School of Pharmacy) and a new collaborator, Efi Mantzourani (U. Cardiff). The team has already accomplished a world first for UTS — providing instant feedback to students on their reflective writing. Building on their grammar-based approach, they have now reported the first steps towards training their text analysis infrastructure to classify student writing purely by analy...
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Connecting the dots between LA infrastructure, ethics and lifelong learning

How will we personalise learning over a lifetime? Can LA play a role in modelling the evolution of a student’s knowledge, skills and dispositions as they move from school, to higher education, the workforce, and perhaps back for further study? We could only do so if we are able to somehow share data across a wide range of LA systems, so moving beyond the “learning system wall” identified by Ryan Baker in his keynote address this year to the International Learning Analytics Conference. UTS:CIC i...
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CIC leads on Human-Centred Learning Analytics

Simon Buckingham Shum and Roberto Martinez-Maldonado from CIC, with long-standing colleague Rebecca Ferguson (UK Open University), have just edited Human-Centred Learning Analytics as a special issue of the Journal of Learning Analytics. For the first time, this brings together exemplars of how the rich expertise that now exists in human-centred design communities can be brought to bear in learning analytics, so that diverse stakeholders can be given a voice to shape the design of the tools they...
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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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