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aWEAR The aWEAR conference was the first international wearables in learning and education conference. The conference examined the promise that wearables hold to greatly improve personal learning and the performance of teams and collaborative knowledge building through advanced data collection.
BCC The BCC Program of the National Science Foundation: Community and Capacity for Educational Discourse Research proposal built a community to address three important areas: ethics in data sharing; technical issues in data sharing; and, plans for an infrastructure to support and develop capabilities in both of these.
InSpark The InSpark Smart Science Network Project, funded by a $5.2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was a collaboration between world-leading universities, community colleges, ed-tech companies, and learning experts to develop and deliver next-generation undergraduate science courseware.
MOOC Research Initiative The MOOC Research Initiative was funded by an $840,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by Athabasca University. The purpose of the initiative was to address the pressing gap of peer-reviewed research that was created by the dramatic proliferation of MOOCs in higher education.
K-12 Analytics The PK-12 Analytics Research Consortium (PARC) brought together schools worldwide to participate in a research agenda to maximize the effectiveness of technology, and to develop data modeling algorithms to increase achievement, well-being, and academic performance.
PLC Faculty and staff of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) are selected to work together in themed Professional Learning Communities under the guidance of a facilitator to explore and implement strategies, activities, and projects that improve the learning experience at UTA. Beginning Fall 2017, the PLC program is now facilitated by Collaborate UTA with the LINK Lab serving in an advisory role. More information is available at http://www.uta.edu/qep/about/index.php.
Museum The purpose of the Self-Regulation Study was to understand how the body reacts when a person needs to focus attention and self-regulate. Self-regulation is a process that requires attention to the task at hand and the ability to override an automatic response when a different response is required.
The LINK Research Lab teamed up with European and Australian partners to develop a long-term policy agenda and framework for the adoption of learning analytics at higher education institutions (SHEILA). Researchers conducted studies in the European Union and Australia, and the LINK Lab contributed research from United States higher education perspectives.