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Learning Analytics Summer Institute '15 Boston - Day 2

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9:00 am - Introduction to Day 2

9:15 am - Google Tools technical workshop - Padmaja Surendranath ( BI Instructor, Logi Analytics

Tired of sharing your google docs on google spreadsheets. Come learn how to build a simple dashboard using Google. Along the way you will learn how to create charts using your data, how merge different datasets and in general, make your data analysis easier - all using Google tools.

Padmaja offers professional development courses/workshops on data management and leads the design and implementation of Learning Analytics projects Through her consulting agency, Edventor ( Inc.

Required: A laptop that can run Google Drive & a Google account ( No prior programming skills needed. Basic Excel skills might be helpful

10:15 am - Emotional Measurement Lab - Garron (

In this lab we will review the state of research and technology for emotional measurement in learning analytics. 1) Briefly discuss the Measuring and Understanding Learner Emotions: Evidence and Prospects ( produced by the Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE ( 2)Briefly talk about The neurobiology of emotion–cognition interactions: fundamental questions and strategies for future research from the open journal Frontiers ( 3) Review a variety of technologies for measuring emotion and discuss the various strengths and challenges providing code snippets to interface with APIs and conduct sentiment analysis referencing challenges in measure non-cognitive skills outlined in Measurement Matters: Assessing Personal Qualities Other Than Cognitive Ability for Educational Purposes (

Looking at Eyeris -

Example of NLP used from -

resources about cross validation

For Scikit learn cross validation documentation see

See pages[masked] to understand more about cross validating the data

11:00 am - Lightning Talks (unconference style - attendees can share out what they are doing here. Just talk to Garron on Day 1 or at the beginning of Day 2 to participate)

11:15 am - Python for Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics - Al Essa & Shirin Mojarad

12:15 pm - Break for Lunch

1:15 pm - BYOS/R - Bring Your Own Simulation and Rubric - Rapid development of auto-scored authentic performance tasks - Doug Stein CTO, metacog

2:00 pm - Panel discussion on Learning Analytics in the wild! - Chair Skip Stahl, Michael Connell