Education is one of the most important aspect of a society and learning is a life long process. Having personal insights into what is being learn and how it is learnt would be a good way to appreciate this process and eventually influence it to make it more efficient. Yet education is most often conducted in a uniform way because of the lack of data needed to get to such insights. The resulting policies are thus non-informed and may not be as fit to the learners as they could, and should, be. This workshop organised at the intersection of the topics of education, data and visualisation will look into getting those important insights into education process through different research questions: What kind of data can be collected as traces of an education process ? Does self-learning (constructivism, Montessori, MOOC, …) produces different type of data than “traditional” teaching performed in a didactic unidirectional way teacher->students ? Can we get comparable data out of different education software and practices ? How can the collected data be anonymized to protect learner’s privacy ? How data be collected when connectivity is an issue ? How can visualisation be used to inform decision makers about the efficiency of education ? How we make these data and visualizations available to the learner ? Can visualization be used as a way to inform non literate learners who could not read tables of data ? A specific attention will be given to young learners (around 6-12 years old) being educated in challenging context (rural, remote education because of limited access to school, few teaching material, limited access to ICT, …). Attention will also be given for self-learning processes giving more freedom to the learners into their own education.
More information about the event can be found on the website: http://lanyrd.com/2015/making-sense-of-education-indicators/schedule/
Organiser Christophe Gueret
see also Christophe’s blog http://worldwidesemanticweb.org/events/making-sense-of-education-indicators/