News

learning with insight

Big Data in Education

Big Data in Education, the MOOC on methods for educational data mining, is re-launching on EdX starting July 1st. Learn how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics on large-scale educational data. Education is increasingly occurring online or in educational software, resulting in an explosion of data that can…
Read more

We Know How You Feel

Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can’t wait. Three years ago, archivists at A.T. & T. stumbled upon a rare fragment of computer history: a short film that Jim Henson produced for Ma Bell, in 1963. Henson had been hired to make the film for a conference that the company was…
Read more

Education Technology and the 21st Century Skills Gap

Today’s fast-changing world requires students who not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, math, and science but must also be adept at skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and curiosity. The requisite twenty-first-century skills fall into three broad categories: foundational literacies, competencies, and character qualities. (See the exhibit…
Read more

Presentation on Learning Analytics

Our new presentation on Learning Analytics is now available! Please click on the PDF below to open it.

JetBrains intelligent IDEs now free for students!

JetBrains has made its suite of intelligent IDEs freely available for students. This means that JetBrains IDEs will be more easily accessible for all students, like it is with NetBeans. They will have more flexibility on which IDE to choose. Only, JetBrains IDEs are intelligent and more advanced than NetBeans, which may be of interest…
Read more

Learning Analytics 101

When you hear “analytics”, you might think of webmasters tracking visits to their site (whether it’s e-commerce, a personal blog or otherwise). But learning analytics combines this sort of data analysis with student interaction in online education tools, aiming to create a more integrated and customized learning experience. It uses intelligent data, student performance and…
Read more

AU and Troglo announce industry partnership

News AU and Troglo announce industry partnership Troglo and Athabasca University have joined forces in an exciting analytics project aiming to enhance in-store customer experiences for retail and restaurant businesses. Athabasca University researchers and graduate students will work under the supervision of Dr. Vive Kumar, Associate Professor at Athabasca University, and Cameron Schaus, Chief Technology…
Read more

Interview of Dr. Vive Kumar at The Voice Magazine

Dr. Vive S. Kumar has been tutoring Computing Science courses at AU since July of 2008. Tutoring Comp 268, 272, 347, and 494 at the undergraduate level, he’s responsible for the education of approximately 270 students. Dr. Kumar kindly consented to be interviewed by The Voice Magazine, and here is the gist of that interview.…
Read more

The PIE

A gathering of intellectuals that strives to sustain learning with educational technology.