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April 11, 2012 / gbrand

Different Perspectives on Learning Analytics

It’s the first day of the ELI 2012 Online Spring Focus Session. The Full Program Agenda promises several different perspectives:

  • Sensemaking – social cognitive processes (George Siemens, Associate Director, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute)
  • Course Design and Student Support Services (Byron R. Roush, Manager of Instructional Services, The Ohio State University)
  • Student Retention and Success (Russell Little, Manager, Web Systems, Sinclair Community College)
  • Effective Teaching Practices (John Fritz, AVP, Instructional Technology & New Media, University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
  • Strategic Decision-Making (Thomas Cavanagh, Charles D. Dziuban, University of Central Florida)
  • Ethics and Privacy Issues (John P. Campbell, AVP Information Technology Academic Technologies, Purdue University)

As you can see, there’s also a diverse and respected group of presenters … and this is just Day 1! Don’t forget to “drill-down” for the resources for each session. For example, here are the slides for “Sensemaking: Beyond Analytics.”

Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies (DLIT) will be hosting this conference in 316 Main as part of “Learning Analytics @ GRCC.” Remember to use “grccanalytics” as your tag. Our Delicious “stack” of resources is at Finally, some of you may have seen our blogging team featured by Blackboard yesterday. The same team is back to support these sessions – use @grccdlit if you have any questions or comments!

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