All posts tagged: lak11

Reflecting on Lift France 2011: Key Themes

Innovation / Learning / Open

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Lift France 2011 conference. For me this was different than my usual conference experience. I have written before how Anglo-Saxon my perspective is, so to be at a conference where the majority of the audience is French was refreshing. Although there was a track about learning, most of the conference approached the effects of digital technology on society from angles that were relatively new to me. In […]

Lak11 Week 3 and 4 (and 5): Semantic Web, Tools and Corporate Use of Analytics

Innovation / Learning

Two weeks ago I visited Learning Technologies 2011 in London (blog post forthcoming). This meant I had less time to write down some thoughts on Lak11. I did manage to read most of the reading materials from the syllabus and did some experimenting with the different tools that are out there. Here are my reflections on week 3 and 4 (and a little bit of 5) of the course. The Semantic Web and Linked Data […]

Lak11 Week 2: Rise of “Big Data” and Data Scientists


These are my reflection and thoughts on the second week of Learning and Knowledge analytics (Lak11). These notes are first an foremost to cement my own learning experience, so for everybody but me they might feel a bit disjointed. What was week 2 about? This week was an introduction to the topic of “big data”. As a result of all the exponential laws in computing, the amount of data that gets generated every single day […]

Lak11 Week 1: Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics

Learning / Moodle

Every week I will try and write down some reflections on the Open Online Course: Learning and Knowledge Analytics. These will by written for myself as much as for anybody else, so I have to apologise in advance about the fact that there will be nearly no narrative and a mix between thoughts on the contents of the course and on the process of the course. So what do I have to write about this […]

Learning and Knowledge Analytics 2011: I Will Participate

Learning / Open

George Siemens has written about the upcoming Learning and Knowledge Analytics 2011 course (#lak11). After reading the very interesting draft syllabus I have decided to actively participate. This means you should be seeing reflections about the course in this very blog soon. The dedicated Moodle site for the course asks participants to introduce themselves and write about their course expectations. I have posted the following: I am a 34 year old guy from Amsterdam in […]