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Learning Analytics: Sensemaking as a foundation for the field

Learning Analytics: Sensemaking as a foundation for the field

This video was recorded at Workshop on Analytics on Video-based Learning (WAVe), Leuven 2013. The Workshop aims to be an interactive, engaging experience that will motivate participants to get involved and start fruitful discussions on the topic of Video-Based Learning and the potential benefits of Analytics. For that, it will combine several activities. On the one hand, a highly recognized keynote speakers will open the workshop. On the other hand, the Workshop would like to give to participants the opportunity to be engaged into creative and motivating discussions about the key issues related to analytics on video-based learning. With the widespread adoption of video-based learning systems such as Khan Academy and edX, new research on the area of Learning Analytics and personalized learning has emerged. Even new for-profit companies, such as Coursera and Udacity, have started offering forms of instruction that are primarily video-based. To date, universities across the globe (Stanford, Oxford, MIT and some 800 other schools) offer video lectures on topics from Algebra to Zoology. Many instructors in higher education are implementing video lectures in a variety of ways, such as broadcasting lectures, augmenting recordings of in-class lectures with face-to-face meetings for review purposes, and delivering lecture recordings before class to "flip the classroom" and provide hands-on activities during class time. Other uses include showing videos that demonstrate course topics and providing supplementary video learning materials for self-study. As such, video has emerged as one of the premier media for learning. To explore the future of video-based technologies for teaching and learning, we aim to build a research community around this topical area, to brainstorm about what the next generation of video-based learning tools might look like and what kind of data they can collect that will help us to better understand the value these technologies. To find out more visit the WAVe 2013 website.


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