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UTS ViTaL: Ideation & Visual Thinking

“Seeing between the lines”: ideation and thinking visually for learning and teaching Theresa Anderson (CIC), Andrew Francois (IML), Katrina Waite (IML), Kelly Tall (CIC) CIC plays host to a learning community exploring ways ideation (processes for generating ideas) and visual techniques can support the design and delivery of teaching material and help students effectively think through and communicate their work. ViTaL (Visuality in Teaching and Learning) emerged as the outcome of a 2015 U...
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A3R: Authentic Assessment Analytics for Reflective Writing

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A3R: Authentic Assessment Analytics for Reflective Writing Authentic Assessment Analytics for Reflection (A3R) is an exciting new project that DVC(ES) (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Students Prof. Shirley Alexander) is funding over the coming year, jointly led by the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) and Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML), as part of the UTS priority to transition towards increasingly authentic assessment practices. Authentic assessment is concerned ...
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Multi-modal Sequence Mining & Analytics

Learning to collaborate is important. But how does one learn to collaborate face-to-face? What are the actions and strategies to follow for a group of students who start a task? We are interested in analysing aspects of students’ activity when working in digital ecologies enriched with sensors for identifying users, and also at  multi-display settings. This project is seeking out to automatically  distinguish, discover and distil salient common patterns of interaction within groups, by mining...
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Course Pathways: Making the right choices for the right reasons

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Teaching & Learning Grant, 2016: PI: Jurgen Schulte (Lecturer: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences), with: Roberto Martinez-Maldonado (Research Fellow: Connected Intelligence Centre); Simon Buckingham Shum (Professor: Connected Intelligence Centre); Pedro Fernandez de Mendonca (Student, Master of Data Science & Innovation) This project aims to uncover statistically significant and meaningful patterns in students’ course pathway choices and to derive individual student course-...
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Flipping the Textbook: Student-created textbook for students

Flipping the textbook: Student-created textbook for students Teaching & Learning Grant, 2016: PI: Janet Chelliah (Scholarly Information Manager: UTS Library), with: Theresa Anderson (Senior lecturer & MDSI course coordinator: Connected Intelligence Centre); Peter Kandlbinder (Senior Lecturer: IML); Julie-Anne Marshall (Manager: eResearch, UTSeScholarship, UTS Library); and Simon Knight (Research Fellow: Connected Intelligence Centre). The aim of this proejct is to investigate the pr...
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CIC-around: A co-designed learning and analytics community for postgraduates

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CIC-Around: A co-designed learning and analytics community for postgraduates Teaching & Learning Grant, 2016: PI: Simon Knight (Research fellow: Connected Intelligence Centre) & Theresa Anderson (Senior lecturer & MDSI course coordinator: Connected Intelligence Centre); with Ollie Coady (Learning technologist: IML); Shawn Wang (Web developer: Connected Intelligence Centre). Using a participatory design process postgraduate MDSI students and UTS staff will collaboratively dev...
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Writing Analytics for Management Decisions & Control

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Improving written communication skills in an accounting subject through the use of writing analytics Teaching & Learning Grant, 2016: PI: Amanda White (Lecturer: Business) & Nicole Sutton (Lecturer: Business); with David Brown (Professor: Business); Rachael Lewis (PhD candidate: Business); Adam Aitken (Academic Language Liason: IML); Simon Buckingham Shum (Professor: Connected Intelligence Centre); and Simon Knight (Research fellow: Connected Intelligence Centre). When studying ...
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Analytics for Collaboration and Creativity

Learning Analytics for understanding small-group collaborative processes in multi-device spaces Roberto Martinez-Maldonado (CIC), Simon BuckinghamShum (CIC) Communicating and articulating thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication channels, in a variety of forms and contexts, are critical 21st century skills for lifelong learning. Part of the work that some of the members of CIC have previously done consisted in supporting collaboration of groups using e...
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Learning Analytics for Business Graduate Attributes

Learning Analytics for Graduate Attributes: Business School Masters Research Project (capstone) Teaching & Learning Grant, 2015: PI: Deborah Edwards (Assoc. Professor: Business), Carmel Foley (Assoc. Professor: Business), Kerry Hunter (Senior Lecturer: IML), Ruth Crick and Simon Buckingham Shum (CIC). UTS graduates need the disposition to embrace opportunities to learn, and the knowledge to engage with ill-structured, contested, socio-technical problems. It is also imperative that g...
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Crick Learning for Resilient Agency (CLARA)

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Now that the "the only constant is change" in society, our capacity to engage with novel challenges is of first order importance. What are the personal dispositions that authentic learning needs to cultivate, and can we make these assessable and visible to learners and educators? Learning Dispositions are attracting significant attention within educational research, and refer to the habits of mind that shape a learner's response to challenge. The CLARA tool is a research validated survey ins...
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