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[SCoPE] LAK11 -> Week 6: What’s next for Learning & Knowledge Analytics? -> Wrapping up - your final thoughts -> Re: Wrapping up - your final thoughts
by Hans de Zwart - Friday, 18 February 2011, 10:00 AM
 
I will be on vacation for the next week or so, but promise to write one more reflection and give a decent here, when I come back.

@George: Thank you very much for getting this course together.

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[SCoPE] LAK11 -> Week 4: Visualization: Tools for, and examples of, Analytics -> My thoughts and reflections after playing with some of the tools...
by Hans de Zwart - Monday, 14 February 2011, 5:32 AM

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[SCoPE] LAK11 -> Week 1: Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics -> Use cases for learning analytics in the corporate world -> "Train me now!"
by Hans de Zwart - Sunday, 13 February 2011, 9:14 AM
 
You are in the lobby of the head office waiting for your appointment to arrive. She has just texted you that she will be 10 minutes late as she has been delayed by the traffic. You open the "Train me now!" app and tell it you have 8 minutes to spare. The app looks at the required training that is coming up for you, at the expiration dates of your certificates and at your current projects and interests. It also looks at the most popular pieces of learning content in the company and checks to see if any of your peers have recommended something to you (actually it also sees if they have recommended it to somebody else, because the algorithm has learned that this is a useful signal too), it eliminates anything that is longer than 8 minutes, anything that you have looked at before (and haven't marked as something that could be shown again to you) and anything from a content provider that is on your blacklist. This all happens in a fraction of a second after which it presents you with a shortlist of videos for you to watch. The fact that you chose the second pick instead of the first is of course something that will get fed back into the system to make an even better recommendation next time.

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[SCoPE] LAK11 -> Week 1: Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics -> Use cases for learning analytics in the corporate world -> Automatic "getting-to-know-yous"
by Hans de Zwart - Sunday, 13 February 2011, 9:11 AM
 
About once a week you get an invite created by "The Connector". It invites you to get to know a person that you haven't met before and always picks a convenient time to do it. Each time you and the other invitee accept one of these invites you are both surprised that you have never met before as you operate with similar stakeholders, work in similar topics or have similar challenges. In your settings you have given your preference for face to face meetings, so "The Connector" does not bother you with those video-conferencing sessions that other people seem to like so much.

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[SCoPE] LAK11 -> Week 1: Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics -> Use cases for learning analytics in the corporate world -> Data enabled meetings
by Hans de Zwart - Sunday, 13 February 2011, 9:10 AM
 
Just before you go into a meeting you open the invite. Below the title of the meeting and the location you see the list of participants of the meeting. Next to each participant you see which other people in your network they have met with before and which people in your network they have emailed with and how recent those engagements have been. This gives you more context for the meeting. You don't have to ask the vendor anymore whether your company is already using their product in some other part of the business. The list also jogs your memory: often you vaguely remember speaking to somebody but cannot seem to remember when you spoke and what you spoke about. This tools also gives you easy access to notes on and recordings of past conversations.