Learning should be inspiring, engaging and of practical relevance, and foremost be a most enjoyable experience.
Scaling the Provision of Personalised Learning Support Actions to Large Student Cohorts
This project received an Australian Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT) grant award (2016-2018). Our aspirations for this project are to improve the quality of student learning in large cohorts by scaling the deployment of Personal Learning Support Actions to large student cohorts within Australian Higher Education institutions. Here, Personal Learning Support Actions are any instructor led intervention that is designed to help students in their learning journey by recognising and acknowledging their strengths and weaknesses, and suggesting steps or mentorship interventions that are relevant to their particular situation. In a Higher Education context Personal Learning Support Actions encompasses a wide scope of situations including conventional actions such as the provision of feedback as well as content personalisation, advice on learning strategies, content recommendations, and visualisations.
The first taste of its functionality, richness and power to reach out to students has been presented at an international learning analytics workshop at LAK17 (Canada) , Connecting Data with Student Support Actions – A hands-on Tutorial.
Visit the project’s own web site (OnTask) for more in-depth details and case studies.
This is a mutli-center multidisciplinary project spearheaded by Abelardo Pardo (USyd) with project teams at USyd (Abelardo Pardo, Kathryn Bartimote-Aufflick), UniSA (Shane Dawson, Dragan Gasevic), UNSW (Simon McIntyre, Negin Mirriahi, Lorenzo Vigentini), UTS (Jurgen Schulte, Simon Buckingham Shum, Roberto Martinez Maldonado) and UTexas (George Siemens).