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Addressing educators’ concerns about Learning Analytics

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It was a pleasure to spend Tuesday afternoon in Melbourne at the Assessment Research Centre (Director, Sandra Milligan) and Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Director, Gregor Kennedy). There is such a breadth and depth of work in these centres, and I met an extraordinary range of researchers. They invited me to address the concerns that many educators have around "Learning Analytics" — the application of data science to educational data, so here goes... Teaching, Assessment and Learn...
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Michael Pracy joins CIC as Data Scientist

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CIC is delighted to announce that astrophysicist Michael Pracy has joined the team in a Data Scientist role. We'll let Mike introduce himself! My new role at CIC is as a Data Scientist. It is a service position, tasked with providing analytic support, data analysis and modelling to other UTS business units. I will also provide advice or collaborate with research students and academic staff at CIC involved with data analytics and machine learning applications. My background is in physi...
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Theresa Anderson on the “slow information” movement

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Associate Professor Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson was recently interviewed by Alexandra Cain from the Sydney Morning Herald's MySmallBusiness publication on the topic of "slow information". An extract from the article: "...we all grapple with the pace of commercial life. At the same time, we have more information at our fingertips than ever before.This is great in lots of ways as it gives us plenty of real data on which to base business decisions. But we're bombarded by information and it's ...
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Dr Simon Knight on “fake news”, epistemic cognition & the double-edged sword of data

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CIC Lecturer Dr Simon Knight has produced an article for The British Psychological Society addressing the rise of so-called "fake news", and the way we process information online. The piece, entitled "A lens on fake news" begins as follows: Every day we face complex situations in which the information we need, and who we trust to provide that information, has a very real impact on our lives. How do we evaluate the competing claims of politicians on climate change policy, or Brexit; navigate m...
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UTS:CIC celebrates its first MDSI graduates

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This month, UTS celebrated its very first Master of Data Science and Innovation graduates – a momentous occasion for the university’s ground-breaking trans-disciplinary postgraduate degree.  The three MDSI graduates - Eduardo Lynch, Pedro Fernandez and William De Azevedo - accepted their certificates in the UTS Great Hall, before returning to the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre in Chippendale to celebrate the occasion with family, academic colleagues and industry peers. The UTS MDSI was...
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