Learning Analytics, New Technologies, and Improved Learning
Emerging learning technologies hold promise for increasing the quality of learning for all students. Social technologies re-center control and place it increasingly in the hands of learners, requiring faculty to consider new pedagogical practices. These same toolsets also create digital trails that are available for researchers to better understand the factors and conditions that contribute to effective learning. This talk, designed for faculty, advisors and instructional support staff, will address the intersection of technologies, analytics, and increased learning quality with a focus on the teaching implications of this intersection.
Ohio State's College of Medicine is hosting George Siemens for their Fall Celebration of Scholarship. This Innovate 365 event offers another opportunity for faculty and staff across the university to hear insights from a trailblazer in digital learning.
George Siemens researches technology, networks, analytics, and openness in education. He is the Executive Director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab at University of Texas, Arlington and cross-appointed with the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University. Dr. Siemens is a founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research. He has advised government agencies Australia, European Union, Canada and United States, as well as numerous international universities, on digital learning and utilizing learning analytics for assessing and evaluating productivity gains in the education sector and improving learner results. In 2008, he pioneered Massive Open Online Courses. And soon, he'll be visiting Ohio State.