MEDEAnet webinar “Introduction to Big Data and Learning Analytics”, 5 September 2013, 4-5pm CET

Slide from Presentation Erik Woning

Nowadays more and more people are talking about ‘Big Data’ and ‘Learning Analytics’ and it is clear that digital learning environments do offer terrific opportunities for anyone who wants to measure and analyse how learners behave using objective measures and criteria. But how can you get started and is this the type of work that calls for specialist skills and resources? In this first webinar in the MEDEAnet Autumn – Winter webinar series, Erik Woning from Kennisnet (the Netherlands) gave an introduction to this fascinating and powerful topic. This session lets you understand how observing trends and patterns in learners’ online activities can help you to create more personalised learning environments. It also introduces you to how organisations like Kennisnet in the Netherlands are using ‘Big Data’ and ‘Learning Analytics’ to better support teachers in a practical way.  

This webinar was held on 5 September 2013 at 16:00 CET and was attended by 38 particpants from 14 countries.

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Erik Woning, Kennisnet, the Netherlands


Sally Reynolds (ATiT, Belgium) - Big Data & Learning Analytics Resources




Erik Woning, Kennisnet, the Netherlands

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Since January 2013 I'm working at the Innovation Department of Kennisnet (non-profit). Kennisnet is the Dutch public educational organization which supports and inspires Dutch primary, secondary and vocational institutions in the effective use of ict. Kennisnet ensures that educational institutions are aware and take advantage of the opportunities offered by ict. 

At Kennisnet I'm working on several innovative themes in the area of technology and education: Learning Analytics, Gamification, Applied Gaming and Big Data. As a Project Manager I'm responsible for the supervision of projects, pilot studies and keeping everyone informed, connected and happy. But also building my own expertise and knowledge on these subjects. One of the most interesting aspects of my work is that I learn new things everyday and get to think about what the optimal use of technology in education might look like!




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