Visualising Social Learning in the SocialLearn Environment
Bieke Schreurs, prof. dr. Maarten de Laat, Chris Teplovs

This event took place on 25th October 2012 at 1:25pm (12:25 GMT)
Knowledge Media Institute, Berrill Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK7 6AA

Replay includes introduction to symposium by Simon Buckingham Shum.

Bieke, Maarten and Chris will talk about work in progress on developing social network analytics for the SocialLearn project and applying the Network Awareness Tool (NAT) to the SocialLearn platform.

Biographies:

Bieke Schreurs is an intern on the SocialLearn project, working on the development of social network analytics. Since 2010, she has worked at the Ruud de Moor Centre as a researcher and project manager. She is involved in projects to support primary and secondary schools in their professionalisation process, both in the Netherlands and internationally. Her research focus is on networked learning, and on ways to support and encourage this process.

Maarten de Laat is a full professor at the Open University of The Netherlands, and is director of the social learning research programme. His research concentrates on teacher professional development, knowledge creation through (online) social networks and the impact the technology and social design has on the way these networks work and learn. He has published and presented his work extensively in research journals, books and conferences.

Chris Teplovs is Chief Research Scientist at Problemshift, Inc.  He specialises in the design and implementation of interactive analytics representations of complex data with particular emphasis on network learning, learning analytics, and formative e-assessment.  He is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor, Canada.

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