Author Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is the Innovation Advocate at Cetis (Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards). Brian has an interest in helping to embed innovative technologies and practices in higher education. Brian embraces open practices in his work, in particular through his UK Web Focus blog and his @briankelly Twitter account. Brian is managing the LACE WP2 on user engagement and outreach.

Later today Doug Clow will give a talk on Learning Analytics: Making learning better at the BETT 2015 event. The talk will take place in the Learn Live: HE Learning Value and the Future Workforce FE As described on the BETT web site: Learning analytics has great potential. By using data more effectively, we can understand and improve learning and the learning environment. Trail-blazing projects, exciting demonstrations and earnest strategy papers set out a compelling vision for data in HE. That vision can sometimes seem far from institutional reality. How can we get some of those benefits for our learners?…

The First LACE Project Webinar The first LACE project webinar took place yesterday. This title of the launch online event was the “Big Picture of Learning Analytics Interoperability”. The event aimed at raising a number of key questions for those with interests in learning analytics and their interoperability such as “What are the dimensions of  learning analytics?”, “Where do we find the low hanging fruit?” and “Where do we start promoting data sharing and interoperability related to learning analytics?” How the Webinar was Provided The webinar  was hosted as a Google Hangout on Air. An advantage of this platform is that clients are available…

About this Post This post summarises the potential value of ‘event amplification’ for enhancing awareness of ideas described at events and enabling discussions and sharing of resources to include people who may not be physically present as well as facilitating networking for participants at events, especially large events. The post is based on experiences from the recent LAK14 conference and is aimed at those who make use of event amplification technologies, such as Twitter, and who may be interested in emerging best practices as well as those who may be sceptical of the benefits of such approaches who would like…