Panel Presentation DAT229
Requirements and Impact of Adaptive Learning and Learning Analytics Strategies
This panel offers an outlook on both the technical requirements of multi-modal learning analytics for creative, adaptive learning spaces, as well as insights into important strategic issues. What can - or should - we do with learning analytics?
Pieter de Vries
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
My expertise is in the field of learning innovation in the industry and in Higher Engineering Education with the focus on technology enhanced learning and capacity building. The emphasis is on using new insights, theoretical findings and technologies for learning with a design-based research approach to involve and allow stakeholders to (in-) directly improve their teaching and learning skills and amplify their capacity for innovative educational practices.
I have an interdisciplinary background in Human Geography, Mass Communication, Learning Sciences and in particular Online Learning and Learning Technologies (PhD). I worked in various occupations as teacher, developer, coordinator, researcher and manager. My experiences range from secondary education to higher education and a variety of public and private organizations, industries and national and international projects. These comprise the service industry, transport, do-it-yourself, energy, the EU, higher engineering education and others.
I am associated with the Delft University of Technology and the 4TU Centre of Engineering Education, an association of the 4 technical universities in the Netherlands and operate as an independent adviser.
An overview of publications can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pieter_Vries
The ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Adaptive Learning Experiences across Devices: Leveraging Multi-Modal Learning Analytics with XAPI
Dr. Christian Glahn is an expert for mobile seamless learning, educational technologies, adaptive educational orchestration, and the digital transformation. His research on seamless learning integrates educational design and smart technologies into existing digital infrastructures and organisational practices. He has co-edited the latest book on seamless learning: perspectives, challenges and opportunities. He is a senior lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland, a research fellow at the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning, and the education chair of the European Association for Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL). Dr. Glahn is the co-inventor of the micro learning concept and was leading many projects and actions on technology-enhanced learning in Austria, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.
Thor Ellegaard Hansen
EdTech Denmark and UCL University of Applied Sciences, Denmark
Learning Analytics in Higher Education – Getting Started
A self-proclaimed geek, with a passion for future learning. Thor is a consultant and project manager at one of the biggest University Colleges in Denmark. His passion for future learning, defines the projects he is involved in.
Digitalization of the educational sector
Digitalization of education is a process of ensuring quality and differentiation for all learning. Access to great teachers, a passionate community, and all the knowledge in the world. These are some of the professional goals, that define Thor’s work within the Danish educational sector.
Learning Analytics in the Danish higher education sector
Thor is currently working with teacher, students and data-analysts. On a Learning Analytics project, concerning student behavior and activity online. This project started as a strategic milestone, on a cross-organizational level. But has now, fertilized a new way of talking about the praxis of learning.
Thor is also the Vice Chairman, of EdTech-Denmark. EdTech-Denmark is a union for learning and technology. With a vision of fostering collaboration and engagement among stakeholders within education, EdTech companies, startups, Corporates, Research and NGO's. EdTech-Denmark strives to be a clear voice in shaping the society of tomorrow and make Denmark an international frontrunner within the fields of lifelong learning and human learning technologies.
Plan B Learning, UK
Learning Analytics – Oil or Snakeoil?
Donald is an entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, speaker and blogger. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he now the CEO of an AI learning company WildFire, investor and Board member of PlanB learning, LearningPool and Cogbooks. He has been involved in consulting and implementing online learning in schools, FE, HE, corporate and government.
Donald has been involved in film, games, web, mobile, MOOCs, Oculus Rift and won many awards for the design and implementation of online learning. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, having delivered talks in the US, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Africa, and won several ‘Best speaker’ awards … also a regular (and controversial) blogger on online learning!