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Beyond failure: the 2nd LAK Failathon

Clow, Doug; Ferguson, Rebecca; Kitto, Kirsty; Cho, Yong-Sang; Sharkey, Mike and Aguerrebere, Cecilia (2017). Beyond failure: the 2nd LAK Failathon. In: LAK '17 Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM, New York, USA, pp. 504–505.

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Abstract

Failure in research is an increasingly hot topic, with high-profile crises of confidence in the published research literature in medicine and psychology. Among the major factors in this research crisis are the many incentives to report and publish only positive findings. These incentives prevent the field in general from learning from negative findings, and almost entirely preclude the publication of mistakes and errors. Thus providing an alternative forum for practitioners and researchers to learn from each other's failures can be very productive. The first LAK Failathon, held in 2016, provided just such an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share their failures and negative findings in a lower-stakes environment, to help participants learn from each other's mistakes. It was very successful, and there was strong support for running it as an annual event. This workshop will build on that success, with twin objectives to provide an environment for individuals to learn from each other's failures, and also to co-develop plans for how we as a field can better build and deploy our evidence base.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Author(s)
ISBN: 1-4503-4870-X, 978-1-4503-4870-6
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Learning Analytics Community Exchange (H-13-001-DC)619424European Union FP7
Keywords: Learning analytics; analytics; evidence; learning from failure; LACE
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 48993
Depositing User: Rebecca Ferguson
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 15:55
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 02:37
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48993
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