SoLAR Spotlight - Conversations on Learning Analytics

SoLAR Spotlight–Conversations on LearningAnalytics

Podcast by SoLAR Spotlight–Conversations on LearningAnalytics

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This episode of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast series features Leah Macfadyen and Danny Liu as guests, hosted by Shibani Antonette. They converse about the importance of learning analytics practitioners and the pragmatisms in translating learning analytics research into real classroom practice. What is your takeaway of this podcast? What is the lie that Leah and Danny tell in the 'two truths and a lie' game? Let us know on twitter using the hashtag #SoLARspotlight on Twittter. If you want to know more about SoLAR, get in touch via solaresearch.org or tweet us @SoLAResearch.

Jul 14

34 min 44 sec

In this episode, we discussed the role of feedback in learning and how learning analytics can help scaffolding a feedback process. What is feedback to learners? What role can learning analytics play in feedback processes? Listen to Professor David Carless (University of Hong Kong) and Dr Lisa Lim (University of Technology Sydney) sharing their thoughts on this topic and some interesting information about themselves. What's your takeaway? What are the lies told at the 2 Truths and 1 Lie game. Please Tweeting us using #SoLARspotlight. Specific feedback may be sent to solar.spotlight.podcast@gmail.com.

May 12

31 min 45 sec

This episode is all about SoLAR’s doctoral consortium. Or actually about three former DC attendees who talk about their DC experience: Andrew Gibson, Angelique Kritzinger, and Scott Harrison. The episode is hosted by Maren Scheffel and she asks the question: Where are they now? What is your takeaway of this podcast? Have you already participated in the DC? Or are you interested to apply yourself or to send your students? Who told the lie in the 'two truths and a lie' game? Andrew, Angelique, or Scott? Let us know on twitter using the hashtag #SoLARspotlight. If you want to know more about SoLAR, get in touch via solaresearch.org or tweet us @SoLAResearch. Specific feedback may be sent to solar.spotlight.podcast@gmail.com.

Mar 17

30 min 20 sec

This episode of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast series features Ruth Crick and Elizabeth Koh as guests, hosted by Shibani Antonette. They talk about key skills to nurture among 21st century learners and how learning analytics can play a part. What is your takeaway of this podcast? What is the lie that Ruth and Elizabeth tell in the 'two truths and a lie' game? Let us know on twitter using the hashtag #SoLARspotlight on Twittter. If you want to know more about SoLAR, get in touch via solaresearch.org or tweet us @SoLAResearch. Specific feedback may be sent to solar.spotlight.podcast@gmail.com.

Nov 2020

30 min 42 sec

In this episode, we discuss the rise of EdTech, its influence on education, and implications for learning analytics. This podcast is hosted by Yi-Shan Tsai in conversation with Allison Littlejohn (University College London)and Mike Sharkey (Arizona State University)

Sep 2020

30 min 12 sec

This episode of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast series features Angela Stewart from the University of Colorado Boulder as guest and is hosted by Maren Scheffel. They talk about aspects of diversity and inclusion when it comes to learning analytics research, e.g. diversity in teams, biased algorithms and resources to educate oneself with regards to diversity in academia and the BLM movement. The resources Angela shared and also others are listed on SoLAR's "Statement of Support and Call for Action" page: https://www.solaresearch.org/2020/06/statement-of-support-and-call-for-action/ Do you have any resources to share? And what do you think is the lie that Angela tells in the 'two truths and a lie' game? Let us know on twitter using the hashtag #SoLARspotlight. If you want to know more about SoLAR, get in touch via solaresearch.org or tweet us @SoLAResearch. If you have any success or cautionary stories to share about using learning analytics to support students during the pandemic to please get in touch with us by sending an email to: solar.spotlight.podcast@gmail.com

Jul 2020

31 min 36 sec

This episode of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast series features Paul Prinsloo and Kirsty Kitto as guests, hosted by Shibani Antonette. They talk about privacy and ethical concerns in learning analytics and ways to overcome them. What is your takeaway of this podcast? What is the lie that Paul and Kirsty tell in the 'two truths and a lie' game? Let us know on twitter using the hashtag #SoLARspotlight. If you want to know more about SoLAR, get in touch via solaresearch.org or tweet us @SoLAResearch. Specific feedback may be sent to solar.spotlight.podcast@gmail.com.

May 2020

33 min 6 sec

LA is a young but fast growing field. As we are about to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the field next month in Frankfurt, it’s important that we take some time to think about what we have achieved with LA and where the evidence of impact is. In this episode, we discuss the topic of measuring impact with Dr Linda Corrin from Swinburne University in Australia and Prof Bart Rienties from Open University in the UK

Mar 2020

30 min 4 sec

This episode of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast series features Grace Lynch, Nicole Hoover, Vitomir Kovanovic, and Hendrik Drachsler (four members of the LAK20 organising team) as guests and is hosted by Maren Scheffel. They talk about what it is like to organise the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference and provide some insights into what will happen at this year’s edition of LAK - the 10th anniversary of the conference! Have you already been to a LAK conference? Are you attending it this year? And what do you think is the lie that Hendrik tells in the 'two truths and a lie' game? Let us know on twitter using the hashtag #SoLARspotlight. If you want to know more about SoLAR, get in touch via solaresearch.org or tweet us @SoLAResearch.

Jan 2020

35 min 32 sec

This episode of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast series features Ed de Quincey and Kenneth Holstein as guests, hosted by Shibani Antonette. They talk about involving stakeholders such as students and teachers in the design of learning analytics using participatory design approaches. What is your takeaway of this podcast? What is the lie that Ed and Ken tell in the 'two truths and a lie' game? Let us know on twitter using the hashtag #SoLARspotlight. If you want to know more about SoLAR, get in touch via solaresearch.org or tweet us @SoLAResearch.

Nov 2019

26 min 36 sec

This podcast features a conversation on the topic of institutional readiness for learning analytics with Prof Tinne De Laet (KU Leuven in Belgium) and Dr Julio Guerra Hollstein(Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile). Tinne and Julio share with us their experience in preparing higher education institutions to adopt learning analytics, including research activities, stakeholder engagement, and policy development.

Sep 2019

23 min 45 sec

In this very first episode of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast, our three hosts Shibani Antonette, Maren Scheffel and Yi-Shan Tsai talk with Abelardo Pardo, the current president of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR), about past, present and future of learning analytics. What is your takeaway of this podcast? What is the lie that Abelardo tells in the "two truths and a lie" game? Let us know on twitter using the hashtag #SoLARspotlight. If you want to know more about SoLAR, get in touch via solaresearch.org or tweet us @SoLAResearch.

Jul 2019

23 min 44 sec