• Wednesday, 23 May 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • LX.lab CB06.04.020

The aim of this talk is to discuss the potential of a new metaphor for bringing Learning Analytics into UTS physical learning spaces that we call Classroom Translucence. A translucent classroom or learning space would be that where activity traces can enhance awareness of teaching and learning practices while ensuring privacy and restricting the use of data for a particular situation. This presentation will showcase an in-house UTS Classroom technology that tracks a teacher’s use of UTS learning spaces, providing dynamic visualisations for instant feedback for post lesson reflection and academic development. This will be a hands-on session aimed at defining the pedagogically and ethically informed best practices for using such technology.


Short bio

Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado is a full-time researcher at the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) and data visualisation lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He has a background in Computing Engineering. His areas of research include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI, CSCW), Learning Analytics, Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED, EDM) and Collaborative Learning (CSCL). In the past years, his research has focused on applying data mining and visualisation techniques to help understand how people learn and collaborate in physical environments, empowering people with emerging technologies such as interactive surfaces, combining available sensors for capturing traces of collaboration and helping teachers to orchestrate their classroom through the use of interactive devices and learning analytics innovations.


Feature image credit: Annie Spratt


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