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Algorithmic Accountability for Learning Analytics

Over recent months, CIC's Simon Buckingham Shum has developed a series of invited seminars at Queensland University of Technology, University of South Australia, University College London and The Open University UK, exploring ethical issues surrounding the application of data science in education — learning analytics. See his blog post for details, replay from UCL below.
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NIC@CIC – Redlands School 8 June 2016

        Following Professor Anthony Bryk’s visit to Sydney and his Master Class in improvement science pursued through networked improvement communities (NIC), the Connected Intelligence Centre hosted three NIC@CIC events in May and June 2016. These seminars highlighted the work of three schools who participated in the Master Class and other projects with UTS, focusing on developing students as ‘resilient agents of their own learning’. The Seminar on 8 J...
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NIC@CIC – Turramurra High School 25 May 2016

Following Professor Anthony Bryk’s visit to Sydney and his Master Class in improvement science pursued through networked improvement communities (NIC), the Connected Intelligence Centre hosted three new NIC@CIC events in May and June 2016. These seminars highlighted the work of three schools who participated in the Master Class and other projects with UTS, focusing on developing students as ‘resilient agents of their own learning’. Professor Ruth Crick (joint CIC, School of Education &...
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NIC@CIC – Ravenswood School for Girls 11 May 2016

Following Professor Anthony Bryk’s visit to Sydney and his Master Class in improvement science pursued through networked improvement communities (NIC), the Connected Intelligence Centre hosted three new NIC@CIC events in May and June 2016. These seminars highlighted the work of three schools who participated in the Master Class and other projects with UTS, focusing on developing students as ‘resilient agents of their own learning’. Professor Ruth Crick (joint CIC, School of Education &...
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Minority Report for Information Seeking: Fixing Things Before They Break in Search

Seminar and Afternoon Tea with Chirag Shah, Rutgers University, USA Wednesday October 21: 1:30pm-3pm CB11.04.202 (For further information please contact theresa.anderson@uts.edu.au)     To assess information seeking/retrieval processes and outcomes, goodness of various objects involved in search such as queries and documents are evaluated. This evaluation could lead to recommendations (e.g., related queries, potentially useful books, interesting movies) to improve succes...
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Cooking data with care in MDSI

“Raw data is both an oxymoron and a bad idea;  to the contrary, data should be cooked with care.” (Bowker, 2005) Inspired by the fantastic opening provided in the public seminar presented by Geof Bowker (University of California at Irvine) about thinking critically and ethically about the intersection of Data Science, Information Infrastructure and Society, MDSI students enrolled in the mid-year intake of the program participated in a ‘serious game’ as part of their Self-tracking Data Project. ...
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Geof Bowker – Values in Information Systems

DATE: Monday, 27 July TIME: 2.00pm - 3.30pm VENUE: CB11.05.101 We are delighted to announce that Geof Bowker will spend 27 July at CIC, including giving this seminar which is open to all staff and students interested in thinking critically and ethically about the intersection of Data Science, Information Infrastructure and Society. Values in Information Systems Abstract: There is no such thing as raw data — by the time it has been suitably cooked into a classification scheme or inform...
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Gardner Campbell – from the Memex to the World Wide Mind

Gardner Campbell
DATE: Friday, 17 July TIME: 2.30pm - 4pm, VENUE: CB08.08.002 Gardner Campbell (Virginia Commonwealth University Vice-Provost for Learning Innovation & Student Success) will be spending the day at CIC on Fri 17th July, with a seminar 2.30-4pm, CB08.08.002. Gardner brings an uncommon depth and breadth of thinking about the future of the university and the role of technology — check out his often provocative blog for a flavour. He will run a seminar which calls us back to the founding vis...
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July 27: Geof Bowker – Big Data . . . Vibrations

We are delighted to announce that Geof Bowker (University of California at Irvine) will spend 27 July at CIC, including giving this seminar which is open to all staff and students interested in thinking critically and ethically about the intersection of Data Science, Information Infrastructure and Society. CIC Seminar, Mon 27 July, 2-3.30pm, UTS Building 11, Broadway: CB11:05:101  Abstract: There is no such thing as raw data — by the time it has been suitably cooked int...
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July 17: Gardner Campbell – From the Memex to the World Wide Mind

Gardner Campbell (Virginia Commonwealth University Vice-Provost for Learning Innovation & Student Success) will be spending the day at CIC on Fri 17th July, with a seminar 2.30-4pm, CB08.08.002. Gardner brings an uncommon depth and breadth of thinking about the future of the university and the role of technology — check out his often provocative blog for a flavour. Following a morning in CIC, Gardner will run a seminar which calls us back to some of the founding vision of com...
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