I’ve just returned from the US where for the last 10 days I’ve been attending the 5th Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) conference, followed by a short trip to visit colleagues at Rutgers University School of Communications and Information. At LAK, I was co-organising a workshop on Temporal analyses of data – [It’s About Time]1 – you can checkout the website and [Twitter hashtag]2 for that.

We’re busy looking at data &tools at LAK15Time, LAK with @HeyltsGol and Wes Collier from the Epistemic Games Group. pic.twitter.com/UNfwdcfnk7

— Eni Mustafaraj (@enimust) March 16, 2015

Then later in the week I presented [a paper on the conceptual grounding for my empirical work]3 in a session on ‘Text and Discourse Analytics’ – a really strong theme throughout this year’s LAK. I got to give a longer reprisal of that paper at Rutgers the following week, to a small informal group from the [School of Communications and Information]4.

@sjgknight giving a talk @RutgersCommInfo on collab info seeking cis in educational assessment DigitalLiteracypic.twitter.com/7nrY2oCrn3

— Chirag Shah (@chirag_shah) March 24, 2015

There I also spent some time talking to the [infoseeking group]5 about our collaborative work together, and particularly some ideas around analysis of [etherpad-collaboration]6 and sequence analysis. I also got to catch up with Randi Zimmerman (see e.g. [this presentation]7) from the Graduate School of Education, who has very similar research interests to me and it’s always a pleasure to exchange (and build!) ideas with. The talk there can be viewed:


  1. http://lak15time.github.io/

  2. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23lak15time&src=typd

  3. http://oro.open.ac.uk/41711/

  4. http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/events/lis-speaker-series-simon-knight.html

  5. http://infoseeking.org/

  6. http://sjgknight.com/finding-knowledge/2014/12/etherpad-for-co-operationcollaboration-learning-analytics/ “Etherpad for co-operation/collaboration learning analytics”

  7. https://prezi.com/otaoqmp6hkuu/how-students-evaluate-evidence/