[Portfolio] REMINDER: Free Webinar Tomorrow > Open Learning Analytics: A Strategic Imperative
Josh.Baron at marist.edu
Tue Feb 17 06:05:06 PST 2015
Please consider participating in this (free) Apereo Foundation webinar
which will discuss the work taking place under the Apereo Learning
Analytics Initiative (LAI) to develop the world's first open-source
learning analytics platform. The webinar will take place TOMORROW on
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 12 Noon (1200) to 1 PM (1300) Eastern
Time (New York).
Learning analytics is at a critical juncture in its lifecycle. To date,
much of the learning analytics-related research, software development, and
standards work that exists has taken place in relative isolation. This
lack of collaboration, openness, and integrated systems greatly limits the
potential of learning analytics. LA initiatives have typically been
dependent upon “closed” systems, proprietary data models and single use
tools – as opposed to an integrated software suite for analyzing and
communicating data on learning processes.
As institutions begin to move past discussion and into implementation of
learning analytics environments, the realization of an open source
platform for learning analytics becomes increasingly important as an
option for institutions to consider alongside commercial offerings. In
this webinar, learning analytics practitioners Josh Baron, Alan Berg, and
Gary Gilbert discuss a strategic vision of an open source platform,
including standards, systems, and tools, that can lower the barrier to
entry for institutions looking to get started with learning analytics.
There will be a short demo of current components of the platform as well
as details on accessing/contributing to the open-source code repository
and how to get more involved in the Apereo LAI.
Additional webinar information at:
Registration is not required but you are encouraged to connect to the
webinar 5 minutes prior to the start time. To connect, simply go to
http://apereo.blindsidenetworks.net/apereo/, selected "Apereo Room 1" and
enter the password "apereo".
Josh Baron, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology for Digital
Education, Marist College
Alan Berg, Community Officer, Apereo Learning Analytics Initiative
(University of Amsterdam)
Gary Gilbert, Technology Lead for Integrations and Analytics, Unicon
Assistant Vice President, Information Technology for Digital Education
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
(845) 575-3623 (work)
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