Xavier Ochoa: Capturing and Analyzing Multimodal Learning Traces: How to Avoid the Streetlight Effect in Learning Analytics @ Pless Hall, 7th Floor, ALT Conference Room 785

02/07/2018 9:00 am – 02/07/2018 10:00 am
Capturing and Analyzing Multimodal Learning Traces: How to Avoid the Streetlight Effect in Learning Analytics
 
Xavier Ochoa, Professor, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Guayaquil, Ecuador
 
Wednesday, February 7, 9:00AM-10:00AM
Pless Hall, 7th Floor, ALT Conference Room 785
 
The goal of Learning Analytics is to understand and improve learning. However, learning does not always occur mediated by a computational system that can collect digital traces. It also happens in several face-to-face, hands-on, unbounded and analog learning settings such as classrooms and labs. The sub-field of Multimodal Learning Analytics (MMLA) emphasizes the analysis of natural rich modalities of communication and expression during learning activities. This includes students’ actions, speech, writing, and nonverbal interaction (e.g., movements, gestures, facial expressions, gaze, biometrics, etc.). During this talk, we will explore several methodologies and techniques to capture and analyze multimodal learning traces. We will also review several examples on how to use these multimodal analyses to understand the learning process and provide feedback to its participants. The talk will conclude with a discussion on the future of the MMLA sub-field and open research questions.
 
 
Xavier Ochoa currently is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He directs the Information Technology Center (CTI) and the research group on Teaching and Learning Technologies (TEA) at ESPOL. He is currently Vice-president of the Society for the Research in Learning Analytics (SoLAR), member of the coordination team of the Latin American Community on Learning Technologies (LACLO) and is president of the Latin American Open Textbooks Initiative (LATIn). He is editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics and member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. He coordinates several regional and international projects in the field of Learning Technologies. His main research interests revolve around Learning Analytics, Multimodal Learning Analytics and Data Science.