Regular readers will be aware of my ambivalence about MOOCs – I don’t see them as the avalanche that will totally transform or disrupt higher education, although I can recognise there are some useful things we can learn from them.
They do however provide a great opportunity for self-directed personal learning and development, with no financial cost – but a significant time commitment.
The recent NMC Horizon report identified that Learning Analytics will be a key development in the coming years, hence I am now enroled for Coursera’s new course on Big Data in Education which starts in August and runs for 10 weeks.
Through this I’ll be studying:
- Prediction Modeling
- Behavior Detection
- Behavior Detector Validation
- Relationship Mining
- Discovery with Models
- Visualization of Educational Data
- Knowledge Inference
- Structure Discovery: Knowledge Structures
- Structure Discovery: Clustering and Factor Analysis
- Educational Databases
Come and join me!