Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM)

Sponsored by the Provost's Task Force on Learning Analytics, Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM) is a speaker series. Presenters will focus on the analysis and use of data about students, courses and academic programs-- for the purposes of improving teaching and learning.

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SLAM 2014-2015
Presenter(s) Title Materials
James Hilton, Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation Learning Analytics, Digital Education, and Innovation at U-M Video
Brenda Gunderson, U-M Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Omar Chavez, University of Texas - Austin
The Stats 250 E2Coach Project: What did we do? What did we learn? Video
Perry Samson, U-M Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, College of Engineering Evidence that Class Participation Affects Student Outcomes Video
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, U-M School of Information
Adam Levick, U-M School of Information
Tell Us How You Really Feel: Insights from Large-Scale Text Analysis of Student Survey Responses Video
Mitchell Stevens, Stanford University Education without States Video
Tawanna Dillahunt, School of Information, U-M Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Cassandra Volpe Horii, California Institute of Technology
Julius Su, California Institute of Technology
Quantitative Insights on In-Class Creation and Sharing of Knowledge Video
Benjamin Koester, Physics
Renee Ismail, School of Dentistry
Multi-Institutional Explorations of Grade Penalties, An Interactive Approach Video
Christopher Brooks, School of Information
Stephanie Teasley, School of Information
Two Years of Michigan MOOCs: What Analytics Tell us About Learning in these Environments Video
Rebecca Matz, Michigan State University Characterizing Instruction in Introductory Science Courses at Michigan State University Video
Tim McKay, Physics Learning Analytics Task Force: 2012-2015 Video
Steven Mintz, University of Texas The Texas Vision: A Cross-institutional Strategy for Access, Affordability, and Student Success Video
Renee Ismail, School of Dentistry Case Of The Month: An Interactive Approach to Case Based Learning in Oral Pathology Video
SLAM 2013-2014
Presenter(s) Title Materials
Tim McKay, U-M Physics and Chair of the Learning Analytics Task Force Learning Analytics at U-M: 2013-15 Video
Mika LaVaque-Manty & David Cottrell, U-M Political Science Evaluation of Teaching at U-M Video
Dan Russell, Google Teaching 150K+ Students at a Time: The Story Video
Steve Lonn, Stephanie Teasley & Eric Koo, U-M USE Lab Massive Michigan: A First Look at the Analytics of UM's 2012-13 MOOC Courses Video
Virginia Kuhn, University of Southern California Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes Video
Christine Modey, Sweetland Center for Writing, U-M
Robin Fowler, Technical Communications, U-M
Online Learning Resources in the Humanities and Engineering: Making and Measuring Video
Dan Hickey, Indiana University Digital Badges Video
Daniel Johnson, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University Artisan Analytics: eBook Lessons From Small Datasets Video
Justin Foley, Shanna Daly, Catie Lenaway, and Jamie Phillips; College of Engineering
Tatiana Calixto, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Using Analytics to Coach Students and Using Podcasts to Tailor Elementary Spanish Students Video
Alyssa Wise, Simon Fraser University Embedded Learning Analytics: Integrating Tools and Pedagogy Video
Eric Mazur, Harvard Catalyzing Learning Using Learning Catalytics Video
Jennifer Maltby, Michigan Research Community, U-M
Michael Hortsch, Medical School, U-M
Using Learning Analytics to Measure Out-of-Class Learning Video
Learning Analytics Fellows Projects at U-M, 2013-2014 Resources/Video
SLAM 2012-2013
Presenter(s) Title Materials
Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics and Chair of the Provost's Learning Analytics Task Force An Introduction to Student Learning and Analytics (SLAM) at U-M Video
George Siemens, Associate Director, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, Athabasca University, Edmonton, Canada Multi-Dimensional Learning Analytics Video
Krishna Madhavan, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University Interactive Large-Scale Data Analyses and Visualization for Learning N/A
Learning Analytics Task Force members U-M Resources for Learning Analytics Projects: Grants and Fellows Program Video
Marsha Lovett, Director of Carnegie Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology Next-Generation Analytics with the Learning Dashboard Video
Bill Gehring, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology Lessons Learned from Course-Level Analytics in Psychology and the Bridge Program Video
Dr. Tristan Denley, Provost, Austin Peay State University Degree Compass: A Course Recommendation System Video
Dr. Joanna Mirecki Millunchick, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, U-M College of Engineering High Return on Faculty Investment: Addressing Diverse Student Needs in Large Lectures Through Screencasting
Dr. David Niemi, Vice President of Measurement and Evaluation, Kaplan, Inc. Learning Analytics, Learning Metrics, and Learning Science Video
Nancy Kerner, Lecturer in Chemistry
Brenda Gunderson, Lecturer in Statistics
Ginger Shultz, Lecturer in Chemistry
Online Learning Resources in Chemistry and Statistics Video
Vince Kellen, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies, University of Kentucky OMG! The Future of Teaching Video
Dr. Mika LaVaque-Manty, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Political Science and Philosophy;
Dr. Barry Fishman, Associate Professor of Education and of Information;
Stephen Aguilar, Ph.D. student in the School of Education;
Caitlin Holman, Ph.D. student in the School of Information
GradeCraft: Exploring Online Use Data to Uncover Student Engagement Video
SLAM 2011-2012
Presenter(s) Title Materials
Tim McKay, UM Physics and the LSA Honors Program Introducing SLAM and a report on 49,000 Physics Students Video
Rebecca Matz, UM - Chemistry
Mark Banaszak Holl, UM - Chemistry
Concurrent Enrollment in Lecture and Laboratory Video
Stephen DesJardins, UM Professor of Education, Director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, and colleagues The Application of Quasi-Experimental Methods in Education Research Video
John Campbell, Associate Vice President for IT, Purdue University Signals: A Past, Current, and Future Application of Analytics Video
Anne Gere, UM Education and English Quantitative Measures of Writing Ability Video
David Pritchard, MIT Physics and PI of the Relate project What are students learning, from what activity, and is that OK? Video
Dan Kiskis, Business Systems Analyst Senior, Teaching & Learning, ITS Developing CTools Academic Analytics: Possibilities and Challenges Video
Meg Noori, UM Comprehensive Studies Program, and colleagues Encouraging Success in Summer Bridge Students Video
John Fritz, Assistant VP for Instructional Tech and New Media, UMBC Raising Awareness of Underperforming Students Video
Andrew Krumm
Steven Lonn
R. Joseph Waddington
Stephanie Teasley
Leveraging Learning Analytics for Undergraduate Engineering Education and Beyond Video
Tim McKay, UM Physics and the LSA Honors Program Update on ECoach Video
Bill Gehring, UM Professor of Psychology Correlates of student success in intro cognitive psychology courses Video
Denise Sekaquaptewa, UM Professor of Psychology The effect of skewed gender composition on student participation in undergraduate engineering project teams Video
Perry Samson, UM Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Damn these data! The More I Know About Student Effort, the Less I Understand Student Outcomes. Video
Brian Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Education Policy Research in Michigan Video
Jeff Ringenberg, UM Computer Science and Engineering Optimizing placement in introductory programming courses Video