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LAK Failathon

Clow, Doug; Ferguson, Rebecca; Macfadyen, Leah; Prinsloo, Paul and Slade, Sharon (2016). LAK Failathon. In: LAK '16: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, ACM, New York pp. 509–511.

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As in many fields, most papers in the learning analytics literature report success or, at least, read as if they are reporting success. This is almost certainly not because learning analytics research and activity are always successful. Generally, we report our successes widely, but keep our failures to ourselves. As Bismarck is alleged to have said: it is wise to learn from the mistakes of others. This workshop offers an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share their failures in a lower-stakes environment, to help them learn from each other’s mistakes.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-4190-X, 978-1-4503-4190-5
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LACE project619424European Commission Seventh Framework Programme
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Keywords: failure; publication bias; positive results; negative results
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 45316
Depositing User: Rebecca Ferguson
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 06:23
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