[Portfolio] REMINDER: Free Webinar Tomorrow > Open Learning Analytics: A Strategic Imperative

Josh Baron 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

Joshua Baron
Assistant Vice President, Information Technology for Digital Education
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York  12601
(845) 575-3623 (work)
Twitter: JoshBaron
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