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Monthly Archives: December 2016

LAK 2017: Discourse Analysis to Improve the Effective Engagement of MOOC Videos

Early results from our new project exploring discourse analysis in MOOC videos with the aim of improving learner engagement has been accepted for the upcoming LAK conference. This is a great result and one that reflects some of the new directions in learning analytics based on MOOC-level data analysis. Thushari Atapattu and Katrina Falkner, Discourse Analysis […]

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Research Contract: Understanding Australia’s Teaching Culture with Respect to Gender Diversity, Google Australia, $26,764 (2017)

Our collaborative research project with the Department of Gender Studies and Social Sciences explores how we can better understand the issue of gender diversity in Computer Science, and how we can make changes in our educational environments to approach more equal representation.  In our work so far, we have explored perceptions of academic staff in terms of their […]

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L@S 2017: Formal Forum Triage: Towards the Strategic Selection of Responses to Student Discussion Forums

We have commenced a new project in the area of learning analytics exploring how we can better understand how students engage in student discussion forums, with the aim of building models that describe and inform educator interventions. Early work in this new project has been accepted as a Work in Progress paper for the upcoming […]

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Research Contract: Understanding the relationship between social community formation and progression within MOOC environments, Google Australia, $37,697 (2017)

We are continuing our collaborative research relationship with Google Australia through a new research contract supporting us in a deep data analysis of our community-based MOOCs, designed to further our analysis into successful MOOC models for professional learning within Computer Science. K. Falkner, R. Vivian and T. Atapattu, Understanding the relationship between social community formation and […]

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