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Towards Contested Collective Intelligence

As society's problems get only more complex (not just more complicated), there is growing interest in how we can blend "the cloud with the crowd" — the best of machine intelligence and human intelligence. Specifically, complex, wicked problems are never resolvable by individuals analysing a problem and announcing the solution. Multiple perspectives are needed, and engaging stakeholders in helping to define the problem, never mind deciding what might count as an acceptable solution, is critical. ...
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Reflections on 2015

Tomorrow it's Christmas Eve, and CIC will fall silent as midday strikes! It's a good moment to reflect on a dynamic year. . . If you're seeing this via our newsletter, then welcome to the first of the new updates in which we aggregate from the CIC website the month's activities for you to stay in touch with everything that the CIC team is up to. To kick things off, we have a bumper issue pulling in the last two months' news, plus this end of year retrospective. An innovation lab is only as g...
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Running an internal Data Challenge

The irony we need to iron out One of the ironies in universities the world over is that academics secure external funding to analyse diverse organisations with their dilemmas, but more rarely tackle their own institutional challenges. Consider computer science, statistics, management, economics: often they are focused on analysing data from other organisations. This is typically due to a mix of funding incentives, professional identity/career development, and organisational politics (it ca...
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Partnering with a future-focused school

CIC's primary audiences for our Learning Analytics work are our UTS academic and other staff colleagues, and our students. However, CIC was also created to advance the work of researchers in other faculties through the use of analytics. Our colleagues in the School of Education are partnering with Turramurra High School (THS), which has been recognised by the NSW Department of Education as a leading school in the state. We are adding additional dimensions to this: through the work of Ruth...
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CIC playing a ViTal role in supporting visual learning

“Seeing between the lines”: ideation and thinking visually for learning and teaching As part of a 2015 Deputy Vice Chancellor's Learning & Teaching Grant, CIC has been heavily involved in the creation of 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. This project builds on the research and teaching expertise...
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Creative contemplation meets data science in CICcalm

As we settled into our new home on the UTS Blackfriars campus, the team discovered a shared desire to make space for contemplation and calm in the midst of very busy lives.  And so CICcalm was born: a room set aside for quick creative and contemplative breaks from set work routines. It has become our go-to space for individual and collective meditation Inspiration for the current layout of CICcalm was drawn from Theresa Anderson's ongoing installation work at overseas conferences where part...
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