Together with our project partners, Dr Irina Elgort from Victoria University of Wellington and Associate Professor Cathy Gunn, from the University of Auckland, we were delighted to receive confirmation recently that Ako Aotearoa have generously agreed to co-fund a Quantext pilot study. The funds will allow us to complete case studies, with a range of pedagogical … Continue reading Quantext pilot study
We're just a teeny bit excited about a new Quantext development. Teachers can pose one or more questions in class, ask students to type their responses and Quantext will summarise key concepts from student input. Students and teachers can see the results. So far, we have two tertiary teachers, one in NZ and one in … Continue reading Quantext Live
The following list of links is a tiny sample of writing, presentations and tools that we've found especially thought provoking, engaging or useful. If you're a teacher or educational researcher who wants to explore the links between language, learning and teaching, these links are a good starting point. If you're handy with Python or R, we … Continue reading Handy links
We were very excited to attend the Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) conference, this year held in Sydney, Australia. The conference didn't disappoint. A particular highlight for me was Neil Selwyn's keynote. Great to see critical theorists being invited to speak - long may the tradition continue! There were a huge range of excellent presentations … Continue reading LAK18 Sydney
A highlight, for me, of the Inaugural Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning (SoTEL) symposium last week, was the discussion sparked by Prof. John Clayton's trendsetter address. John's presentation explored the idea that knowledge is shaped by social context and the implications of this for designing a modern curriculum. John argued that the focus should be … Continue reading SoTEL and the meaning of ‘teaching’
We've updated the demonstration Quantext site today. New and updated features include: Interface enhancements to make uploading and managing your files easier Faster analysis Enhanced support for multiple teaching or reference materials Basic reporting functionality to support student feedback Small bug fixes Revised and updated documentation Thanks to Irina Elgort for helpful suggestions and … Continue reading February 2018 Quantext update
We have a number of Quantext presentations and workshops lined up for 2018. I'll be posting the slides to this blog as we have them to hand. To start things off, here are the slides for our short paper presentation at Ascilite towards the end of last year.