Friday, April 8th

Learning Analytics metrics that matter A 360° view of students online behavior in Uruguay

Guest Speaker:  Cristóbal Cobo
12:00-1:15pm
MIT Campus and Hangout
E34-308

Learning Analytics metrics that matter A 360° view of students online behavior in Uruguay

The presentation will offer an overview of the Plan Ceibal in the use of data applied to public education in Uruguay. This presentation is organized in three phases: past, present and future.

Past- In 2007, Plan Ceibal became the first nationwide ubiquitous educational computer program in the world based on the 1:1 model. The goal of Plan Ceibal was to minimize digital divide based upon three pillars: equity, learning and technology. In order to do that all public schools, provided every student and teacher in kindergarten, primary and middle school with a laptop or tablet and internet access in the school. 

Present – Between 2014 and 2015, Plan Ceibal and its independent Center for Research (Ceibal Foundation) elaborated a strategy to better exploit the existing data in order to provide evidence-based information. Can we trace the learning pathway of students when using different online platforms? After scouting the data landscape the work focused on better understanding online patterns of learners (also known as a 360° degrees perspective). 

Future-  From now on, the goal will be to identify to what extent exists correlation between online and face-to-face learning experiences. Future questions to be explored are: Can we predict patterns of students at risk falling? Can we provide relevant and useful information to prevent student’s dropouts?

This is an on-going research and the presentation will share partial findings as well as open questions to be explored.

The Link for the Hangout on Air is: https://plus.google.com/events/cut1t9t095tl4eu13mntjtp5i14.