How To Customize Online Learning For Your Students

Dr. Matt Crosslin of the LINK Research Lab was interviewed recently by Dr. LeighHall of Teaching Academia: "Want to make the online learning experience more customized for our students? You can! Dr. Matt Crosslin from the Univ. of Texas, Arlington shares how you can incorporate customizable pathways into your courses and give students freedom to engage…

New Research Work with Chatbots, Artificial Intelligence, and Game Theory

Researchers at the LINK Research Lab have initiated a new research project that will look to combine chatbot technology with game theory to improve educational options for learners in online courses. The first stage will begin by looking at finding ways to help learners get answers to frequently asked questions in our Learning Analytics courses.…

Knowledge Inference and Structure Discovery for Education MOOC Launches Today

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The Knowledge Inference and Structure Discovery for Education MOOC launches today! It is still not too late to sign up to learn about this important topic in the growing field of learning analytics. In this course, you will learn key methods for discovering how content can be divided into skills and concepts and how to measure…

“Creating Online Learning Experiences” OER Now Available in Print Version

The LINK Lab sponsored open educational resource Creating Online Learning Experiences: A Brief Guide to Online Courses, from Small and Private to Massive and Open is now available as an affordable print version from Lulu. You can order a softcover version for cost as a print-on-demand option. The digital version is still available for free…

Feature Engineering for Improving Learning Environments MOOC Launches Next Week

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The Feature Engineering for Improving Learning Environments MOOC is launching September 2, 2018. It is still not too late to sign up to learn about this important topic in the growing field of learning analytics. How can data-intensive research methods be used to create more equitable and effective learning environments? In this course, you will learn how data…

Natural Language Processing MOOC Launches Next Week

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The Natural Language Processing and Language Understanding in Educational Research MOOC is launching September 2, 2018. It is still not too late to sign up to learn about this important topic in the growing field of learning analytics. This course offers an overview of natural language processing (NLP) and natural language understanding (NLU) for educational practitioners, leaders, and…

LINK Lab Research Spotlight: Justin T. Dellinger

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Justin T. Dellinger recently celebrated his fourth anniversary with the LINK Research Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he currently serves as Associate Director and project lead for a new series of learning analytics courses in edX. Prior to his time in LINK, Justin worked in the Division of Digital Teaching and…

Using Data to Provide Personalized Student Support MOOC Launches Next Week

The Using Data to Provide Personalized Student Support MOOC is launching August 13, 2018. It is still not too late to sign up to learn about this important topic in the growing field of learning analytics. This course will benefit educational designers, learning technology managers, and academics that are interested in how to use data to guide the…

LINK Lab Research Spotlight: Dr. Heather Burte

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Dr. Heather Burte joined the LINK Research Lab in June 2018 after a post-doctoral position at Tufts University’s Spatial Cognition Lab. Her research interests include educational interventions and assessments, STEM education, spatial thinking, and individual differences: “Spatial thinking is a fascinating topic because, while it often goes unnoticed, you can find it everywhere. I like…