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…

LINK Lab Research Spotlight: Dr. Matt Crosslin

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Dr. Matt Crosslin came to the LINK Research lab after several years of experience as an instructional designer and adjunct faculty member. His current research interests include instructional design, learning pathways, game theory, sociocultural theory, heutagogy, virtual reality, and open networked learning: “If you look at the current state of educational research, there is a…