Thank you to all participants of Week 8’s Big Data & Learning Analytics!
As a group, we learned a lot about the topic to put this OER together, and we learned even more from all of you who provided solid feedback on what worked and what didn’t work. Thanks to your input, we modified some parts of the OER and fixed some technical issues.
We have made the pre- and post- survey results live on our website: https://etec522bigdatalearninganalytics.weebly.com/survey-results-and-reflection.html
There were many thoughtful and insightful responses to our three activities. Here are a few participant responses we chose to highlight:
|Activity #1: Make a Data-Driven Decision!||Activity #2: Learning Analytic Tools||Activity #3: Transformation in Education|
|Kirsten mentioned the importance of data perception – sometimes vast amounts of data can feel overwhelming or irrelevant, and this can impact how people use this data to make decisions.
Carla was very proactive and did her own internet searches to find out what certain data sets meant (e.g., point earnings).
Many participants had issues with the Tableau interface, which reminds us that usability and reliability of technology (to work when it’s supposed to) is an important issue to address when considering what kinds of activities to implement with technology.
|Miguel made a concise and organized comparison between IXL and Khan Academy analytic tools.
Jessica, Ram, Carlo, and others viewed the Khan Academy platform as more student self-directed, whereas the IXL platform offered more data for teachers to use in modifying and adjusting their lessons.
|Mel found a new research interest: data-driven design!
Paul appreciated the presenter’s insistence on combining theory with data-based approaches.
Manize felt the points on access, convenience, and interactivity resonate in her field of work.
Due to some technical issues, many participants had difficulty accessing Activity #3. A solution was posted up Saturday, and the OER hosts will ensure participation efforts are awarded appropriately for those who had issues.
Thank you again for your contributions, and we hope you can use some of these resources in your work!