Evaluation Design & Analysis News

Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard Available for Fall

Fri September 4, 2020

The Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard or “LEAD” is a course-level dashboard that consists of three different visualizations with numerous filters. After piloting LEAD for 3 semesters, the dashboard is now available to all principal instructors at go.wisc.edu/lead and displays data from Canvas, Kaltura and/or Unizin Engage e-text.  With the plethora of tools and options available for…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Learning Analytics

Thu February 13, 2020

On February 13, 2020, participants in the Active Teaching Lab met to discuss current learning analytics initiatives, definitions, and practices of collecting data about student learning. Takeaways Learning analytics (LA) “is the undertaking of activities that generate actionable data from the learning environment intended to improve student outcomes by informing structure, content, delivery or support…

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Learning Analytics Event Focused on Ethically Leveraging Data to Help Students

Thu November 14, 2019

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Beth Martin and Brian Yandell presented on Learning Analytics Guiding Principles: Supporting Students While Ethically Leveraging Data as part of the learning analytics speaker series, co-sponsored by DoIT Academic Technology and the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative. Beth and Brian were members of the Learning Analytics Data Use Subcommittee (LADUS), which…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Learning Analytics

Wed October 30, 2019

On October 30, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab continued the discussion on learning analytics (LA). The focus was on tips and strategies for using Canvas Analytics and other analytics options to improve your teaching and course design. Takeaways Course Design: LA can inform instructional design decisions with data on how students interact with…

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Game-Based Learning & Data Analytics Event Recap

Thu October 3, 2019

On September 18, 2019, Mike Beall and Greg Vaughan from Gear Learning at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) presented on game-based learning to kick off this semester’s learning analytics speaker series, co-sponsored by DoIT Academic Technology and the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative. The presentation focused on the videogame “At Play in the Cosmos”…

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