The emerging discipline of Learning Analytics represents a unique opportunity to build bridges between campus researchers, research computing, and teaching and learning software and practitioners (see https://solaresearch.org/). The Berkeley Learning Analytics Group aims to nurture these connections through discussions, panels, and speakers focused on key issues in the field and the promotion of relevant campus projects.
Learning Analytics is a relatively new field in big data analysis that focuses on the user activities captured in the broader learning environment. Transactional and real time system events, which have usually been recorded for system administration purposes, when combined with traditional business intelligence data, are now being recognized as a major foundational component of various “student success” initiatives and services that aim to promote retention, remediation, and improved learning outcomes. See http://tinyurl.com/z6f75ao for a visual of the intersections between user event and demographic, academic, and financial data.
Tuesday, March 21, 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2016, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, April 18, 2016, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, May 2, 2016, 4:30 - 5:30pm
While some of you have familiarity with the wider definition of Learning Analytics, there are many readily available sources to provide additional background.
We ask that you register for the meeting to ensure that there is adequate space and seating.
Looking forward to seeing you there!