Penn State Institutional Research Interest Group

Learning Analytics: What is it, why should we care and how do we move forward?

Thursday, April 26, 2012
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
508 Rider

Panelists: Simon Hooper, Associate Professor and Professor-in-Charge of Instructional Systems, College of Education; Chris Millet, Assistant Director, Education Technology Services; Bart Pursel, Research Associate, the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence

Learning analytics deals with the analysis of large data sets to enhance instructional, curricular and support resources designed to assist students in achieving specific learning goals (Barneveld, Arnold & Campbell, 2012). The area of learning analytics is rapidly gaining momentum across Penn State and this panel is designed to provide a broad overview of the topic, illustrate a few examples of learning analytics at Penn State and other institutions, and to look towards the future and how Penn State can continue to use learning analytics in support of our students. 

You are invited to attend, via either Adobe Connect Pro webinar or in person. Adobe Connect Pro is simple to use. Penn State provides the service University-wide, and participants shouldn't need to install or purchase anything. After you've registered, you will receive the information you need to connect.

The Institutional Research Interest Group is a community of practice whose goal is to help strengthen Penn State's capacity to use data for informed planning and decision making. More information is available at ir.psu.edu. Participation in the IR Interest Group by any interested faculty members, staff, administrators, or students is welcome.
To register for this free event, please call the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment at (814) 863-8721, or email psupia@psu.eduPlease indicate whether you plan to attend in person or via Adobe Connect Pro.

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