Interesting new post that provides a way to study a potential placebo effect. The idea is that, if a placebo effect can explain a finding (in this case the effect of exercise on memory), then people need to believe in
My research on predicting outcomes was based on 373 students who graduated from college over the past two years. I had information on two binary variables – whether or not they had received a job offer by the day of
My course asks me to keep track of the software that I am using in my learning analytics activities. I will do so here. My major tool so far is the programming language R. It’s open source and is one
So I’ve been taking this course on Data Analytics and Learning from EdX. It’s taught by a team of researchers from UT Arlington. The course got off to a rocky start for me because they were trying to do too
So we’re analyzing social networks using Gephi in the #dalmooc learning analytics course: If I have this right, Actors (aka nodes) are the people (.e.g. email addresses) Relations (aka edges) are the links among people (they can have signed (e.g.
Here I’ll update you on my experiences with learning analytics at UMD. I’m going to be evaluating the impact of policy and strategic planning on systems-level deployment of learning analytics.
Although it’s been in development for 10 years it seems that Tableau is suddenly making a splash in the education community. It’s a great product — makes it easy to create pretty complex analyses using point and click. The software
This course emphasizes a current focus in learning analytics on the importance of social media and social networking. One hypothesis is that students commit to learning and learn in part through their interactions with other students and with faculty members.
So I’ve become interested in learning analytics – using data to understand and help students learn. Everyone and their brother is doing it now. I don’t expect that it’s going to make a big difference for students, but it can’t