EI Brown Bag - Linking Learning Data to Course Outcomes to Promote Student Success

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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How do you know if your students are learning what you think they’re learning? What assignments, class discussions or assessments are most effective? How can you provide more useful feedback to individual students and yet have time for responses to many?

Join us as we discuss these questions and provide a hands-on demonstration on how faculty and instructors can digitally connect ...

Course-Level Dashboard and Canvas Analytics Beta

Noon-1pm, Union South (TITU)

A Course-Level Dashboard is currently being developed by DoIT Academic Technology to help instructors learn more about their courses and their students. The project began last spring by working with instructors to identify their needs through  interviews and design prototype reviews. The dashboard is scheduled to launch in spring semester and provides several visualizations that can help instructors see how students are interacting with course materials, ...

The Importance of Meaning: Going Beyond Mixed Methods to Turn Big Data into Real Understanding

Noon-1pm, Union South (TITU)

In this age of Big Data, how do we keep from being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of traditional qualitative and quantitative data? How can we use statistical methods to support grounded inquiry into human behavior?

This session will focus on how to take a critical step in the field of learning analytics; moving beyond looking for patterns in mountains of data, and instead, telling textured ...

6 Ways to Use Learning Analytics: A Functional Taxonomy

Noon-1pm, Union South (TITU)

Why are people using learning analytics? What questions can learning analytics answer to help improve teaching and learning? What does learning analytics look like in actual courses?

Join us for an interactive session with Sara Hagen from the Collaborative for Engineering Education & Training (CEETE) and Sarah Traynor, from the School of Medicine and Public Health to discuss six learning analytics approaches. Hagen and Traynor will ...

Learning Analytics: Instructor Perspectives on Course-Level Canvas Analytics

10-11am, Union South (TITU)

Are you wondering what data you can see about your students in Canvas? Do you know where to view course-level analytics in Canvas? Have you found Canvas Context Cards where you can view a snapshot of a student’s recent activity? Are you wondering how you can use analytics in Canvas?

Join us for a discussion with three instructors as they share ideas and perspectives ...

EI Brown Bag - Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Personalization

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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What does learning science research tell us about personalized learning? How can emerging learning technology (e.g., learning analytics) enhance instruction and help students manage their own learning? This session will highlight current findings from two UW-Madison projects – one doing research on the regional and national movement toward personalized learning, the other focused on learning analytics – and ...

Learning Analytics: Using Pattern to Log Course Activities

Noon-1:15pm, Union South (TITU)

Do you wonder how much time students invest in various course activities? If they are focusing on the most important activities to help them succeed in your course? Or, how you can encourage students to be more reflective about their learning.

Pattern is a tool that has been used by students and instructors to help answer these questions and more. Join us for a ...

EI Brown Bag - Creating and Sustaining High-Demand, Revenue-Generating (131) Programs

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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Learn how to identify, create and sustain successful, high-demand programs for new student audiences at UW-Madison. Growth of high-demand programs designed for non-traditional audiences allows you to:

  • diversify your department’s academic program portfolio
  • attract and serve new audiences of students
  • strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce in a knowledge economy
  • experiment with alternative teaching and learning approaches
  • diversify revenue streams in an ...

EI Brown Bag - Engage eText Pilot to Explore More Affordable Option for Course Materials

Noon-1:15pm, Union South
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eTexts and other digital course materials are becoming more and more available to students at a fraction of the cost of printed materials. With endorsement from Associated Students of Madison (ASM), the EI Initiative, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, Office of the Registrar and DoIT AT, will lead an eTexts pilot starting in spring 2018 and likely ...