Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2017 Archive

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Reflective writing analytics at the Connected Intelligence Centre

10 May 2017

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation seminar.

"Reflective writing analytics" can be thought of as simultaneously working across two epistemic domains: the psychosocial domain that encompasses aspects such as personal disposition, cognition and the pedagogical context; and the computational domain, which includes machine representation, analysis and feedback of analytics to the user. How educators can work effectively across these two domains for the benefit of learning and teaching is a core question underpinning the research undertaken by the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) at the University of Technology Sydney, where the presenter of this seminar, Dr Andrew Gibson, works. In this first half of the seminar, Dr Gibson will present some of the methods used by the CIC in approaching reflective writing analytics. He will highlight some key characteristics of the psychosocial and computational epistemic domains and outline some of the challenges involved in bringing them together. To illustrate these ideas, Dr Gibson will draw on examples from the recent work of the CIC in analysing reflective writing for the purpose of providing actionable feedback to students. In the second half, participants will have the opportunity to discuss how similar approaches to those used at CIC might be able to assist their own work as educators.

Event details

  • When: 11.30am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

  • Contact: Ling Wu
    T: +61 8627 5770
    E: ling.wu@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the event.

  • Speaker: Andrew Gibson is a research fellow in writing analytics at the Connected Intelligence Centre, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). His primary research focus is on reflective writing analytics for psychosocial meaning. He also investigates: abductive reasoning in human computer interaction; the relationship between representation and meaning and implications for system design; and transdisciplinary approaches to human-centred data analytics. Originally a secondary school music teacher, Dr Gibson now works across both educational and computational domains, combining an understanding of pedagogy with software-development experience to design and develop software that supports teaching and learning with text. At UTS he has designed and developed a writing-analytics infrastructure to serve the needs multiple writing analytics projects.

Reflective writing analytics at the Connected Intelligence Centre

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

10 May 2017


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