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Saturday, March 12 • 11:45am - 12:15pm
Learning design informed by analytics: Part 1

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Learning design informed by analytics: Part 1
The session presents a new method for integrating real-time Learning Analytics into classroom pedagogy. This innovative system gives teachers feedback on what students are doing on laptop devices including engagement and the nature of their technology usage. Encouraging results from early secondary school trials of innovative SchoolViewer software are presented.

Outline of what will be covered:

Learning Analytics (LA) is a relatively new teaching tool in educational technology. The session presents results from real-time LA software trials in secondary schools in NSW and Singapore. SchoolViewer (SV) software recently developed in Sydney is providing teachers with unprecedented live and summative pedagogical views of students learning on laptops. The software captures a range of data including on/off task data, length of engagement and details the flow of learning resources.

FIC Technology developed SV in consultation with primary and high school teachers, parents, students, school leaders and education academics in universities. Findings from school trials suggest teachers and school leaders find ‘live feedback’ valuable for understanding how students are using their laptops, the resources they access, what students find helpful and how interventions for all students might be more effective in learning design.

Recent national and international reports on technology uptake and success in all levels of schooling suggest more objective analysis of laptop usage is urgently needed. Ongoing development of SV in conjunction with other education research findings in NSW secondary schools (Hunter 2014; Hunter 2015; ICT-NAP 2015 report) may address problems areas for students such as “what it means to effectively search for information” and “how to find good information”.

Participants will consider what the school trials and summative reports reveal about students computer use, how the data can be used in faculty/school PD discussions; it is a provocative session and one not to be missed in the context of Do IT, Got IT, Go for IT.

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Michael Cejnar

Dr Michael Cejnar is a published cardiologist and software entrepreneur. He founded a successful medical software engineering company Micropace Pty in 1995. Three years ago he established FIC Technology Pty Ltd an education software company dedicated to evidence-based use of computers... Read More →
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Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer: Postdoctoral Researcher in STEM Education, School of Education, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Jane Hunter is a senior lecturer conducting postdoctoral research in STEM in schools in NSW. Her framework of High Possibility Classrooms developed from exemplary teachers knowledge of technology-enhanced learning is being used by primary and high schools in NSW and the ACT. Follow... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm AEDT
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