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Human-Centred Data Science: Principles and Practices from CIC’s Work

This Seminar is part of the UTS Research Hub (RESHub) The session will be led by Simon Buckingham Shum, Professor of Learning Informatics and Director, UTS Connected Intelligence Centre Human-Centred Data Science pays explicit attention to the human factors in the conception, design and delivery of data, analytics and AI. In this talk, Simon will describe how this work is conducted in CIC, as we invent, deploy and evaluate data/AI-intensive analytics tools for teaching and learning in UTS...
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Learning Journeys @CIC

Complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity are the three most important capabilities for thriving in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  These are not traditionally developed through legacy learning and development systems (human or digital) because they require real-world, purposeful problems and contexts, the ability to work across silos, new measurement models and courageous leadership. Learning design for teachers is about creating the conditions where students can take respons...
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Using Student Data to Provide Semi-Auto-mated, Personalised Feedback: A Hands-on Tutorial

We know how important quality feedback is to learning, but we also know how time consuming this can be to provide. Moreover, while the quality and quantity of data traces generated from student activity are growing at an astonishing pace, this is useless if educators don’t have the capacity to make sense of this, and take appropriate, timely action to support students. How do we navigate this tension? This tutorial introduces a learning analytics tool called OnTask, which provides some autom...
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A Brief Introduction to Telling Stories with Data

John Naisbitt said: "We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge". This quote is getting increasingly relevant nowadays when we are literally surrounded by data in our everyday lives. Interpreting and communicating data insights is becoming quite critical in all kind of industries. However, finding the story behind the data and communicating it effectively, is significantly harder than just crunching numbers and plotting data points. This seminar is a brief introduction to ho...
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Where is the teacher? Real-time Feedback to Academics on their use of the Collaborative Learning Spaces

The aim of this talk is to discuss the potential of a new metaphor for bringing Learning Analytics into UTS physical learning spaces that we call Classroom Translucence. A translucent classroom or learning space would be that where activity traces can enhance awareness of teaching and learning practices while ensuring privacy and restricting the use of data for a particular situation. This presentation will showcase an in-house UTS Classroom technology that tracks a teacher’s use of UTS lear...
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Using AcaWriter to help develop student writing

  Presenters: Sophie Abel, Shibani Antonette The Connected Intelligence Centre at UTS has developed a Writing Analytics software called ‘AcaWriter’ that can help develop students’ academic writing by providing automatic feedback on their writing. However, using the software standalone without integrating it in its educational context isn’t enough for students to make the best use of it. For learning analytic tools like AcaWriter to have a meaningful impact on learners, the tools shoul...
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CIC at UTS Postgraduate Expo

CIC will be at the UTS postgraduate expo on Monday 16 April 2018. Come and see us at the Graduate Research School Stand and talk to our academics about our Doctoral Program in Learning Analytics. There will be staff on site who can help you with academic and career advice, as well as advise on course fees. Plus you can sit in on talks by industry leaders. Check out the program and registration details.
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Int. Conf. Learning Analytics

The CIC team is heavily involved in this international conference, coming to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time... THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEARNING ANALYTICS & KNOWLEDGE Towards User-Centred Analytics 5-9 March 2018, Sydney, Australia http://lak18.solaresearch.org | #LAK18 The International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge moves to the southern hemisphere for the first time, convening in the centre of historic, vibrant Sydney. LAK18 is organised by...
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Training: ATN Text Analytics workshop

CIC hosts the kickoff workshop for a new ATN-funded project, 6-7 Feb. The Higher Education Text Analytics project will share expertise, experience and code on the application of natural language processing to student writing, student survey feedback and curriculum materials. Analytics leaders from all five partner institutions will meet: Curtin, Queensland Univ. Technology, Univ. South Australia, RMIT and UTS. News story... https://utscic.edu.au/cic_atn_project/
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Seminar: Cristina Conati – Towards User-Adaptive Visualizations

Professor Cristina Conati (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) REGISTER As digital information continues to accumulate in our lives, information visualizations have become an increasingly relevant tool for discovering trends and shaping stories from this overabundance of data.   Visualizations are typically designed based on the data to be displayed and the tasks to be supported, but they follow a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to user individual differences such as ...
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