Monday 3rd June, 2013
4:45pm to 5:30pm
University wide Learning Analytics projects need to be able to get, clean, merge and then analysis various data sources. This can be expensive in time, cross organizational boundaries and you will probably find inconsistencies in quality and coverage of the data you need to get a full picture. You may even miss part of the picture because of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
An emerging standard called the experience API has the potential to alleviate this problem. This API is a standard way of getting information from LMS's, web browsers, mobile apps etc and placing the activity streams into a Learning Record Store for future analysis. The data is clean, communication follows standards and you have the opportunity to keep track of tooling outside your organizational silo's.
This presentation is split into two parts. The first delivers an overview of the experience API and Learning Record Stores. The second drills into Sakai CLE specific details. Outlining a strategy for incorporation.
Alan Berg Bsc. MSc. PGCE, works within the Innovation Work Group at the University of Amsterdam's Informatersingscentruim. He is currently interested in Learning Analytic's and generally getting stuff done. Alan has also been a lead developer at the Central Computer Services at the University of Amsterdam since 1998. He is also a member of the Technical Coordination Council, Sakai fellow and was once a Quality Assurance Director for Sakai.
In his spare time, he is a technical consultant, writes articles, book reviews and has authored three books, two of which were with the Sakai community, the third on Continuous Integration. Alan has a degree, two masters and a teaching qualification. In previous incarnations, he was a technical writer, an Internet/Linux course writer, and a science teacher. He likes to get his hands dirty with the building and gluing of systems. He remains agile by playing computer games with his sons who (sadly) consistently beat him physically, mentally and morally at least twice in any given day.
Aaron Zeckoski is a software architect/engineer and open source software developer primarily specializing in e-learning web applications. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the Sakai open source collaborative learning environment. His experience includes work in university teams, commercial teams, and as an independent consultant. An experienced systems architect, Aaron has demonstrated his programming expertise in all aspects of web application development; he is a major contributor to projects such as the Sakai CLE/OAE, DSpace repository, and Opencast Matterhorn. He is also experienced and interested in technical documentation, development of tools for programmers, and developer training. He is a member of open source developer communities like Sakai, Moodle, Opencast, and DSpace. Aaron is an active member of the Sakai CLE Team and Sakai 2 Technical Coordination Committee (TCC).
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