Professor Abelardo Pardo, The University of Sydney
12:00 - 2pm
Informatics Forum Room G.07, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Flipped classroom has been described as an effective strategy to promote student engagement in learning experiences. However, for these strategies to be effective, this increase in engagement requires an increase in student support which can pose serious challenges for large cohorts. The increase in technology mediation offers unprecedented opportunities to collect information about how students interact in a learning environment. Can this data be used to provide student support at scale? Is it feasible to blend data management techniques as part of a learning design to provide personalised suggestons to students? This talk will offer various practical examples of personalised student support actions in the context of a large flipped classroom.
Abelardo Pardo is an Associate Professor and Associate Head of Teaching and Learning at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney. He has a PhD in Computer Science by the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the director of the Learning and Affect Technologies Engineering (LATTE) laboratory specialised in educational technology, and co-director of the Learning Analytics Research Group. His areas of research are learning analytics, software for collaborative and personalised learning, and technology to improve the student experience and teaching practice. He is also research fellow at the LINK Research Lab (The University of Texas at Arlington), co-director of the Education Innovation Unit of the Faculty of Engineering and IT (The University of Sydney), and Vice-President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).