Negin Mirriahi

Negin Mirriahi
University of South Australia | UniSA · Education Futures

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Learning is a social experience and having meaningful connections with peers and instructors is important for student learning. The interpersonal relationships between students and their instructor can positively influence students’ well-being, motivation and self-efficacy (Aguilera-Hermida, 2020; Almendingen et al., 2021; Gillis & Krull, 2020; Kim...
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Video in education has become pervasive. Globally, educators are recording instructional videos to augment their students’ learning and, in many contexts, replace face-to-face lectures. However, the mere act of watching a video is primarily a passive learning experience likely leading to lack of student engagement hindering learning. Active learnin...
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Digital education, now common in higher education, is particularly evident in the expansion of blended and fully online offerings at universities. Central to this expansion are educational developers, staff who support teaching and learning improvement in courses they do not themselves teach. Working closely with staff, students, and the curriculum...
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This project brought together learning analytics experts from across Australia to explore key ethical issues relating to the development and use of learning analytics in higher education. The result of these discussions was a discussion paper that provides an outline of seven ethical principles as well as practical considerations associated with th...
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Flipped classroom (FC) is an active learning design requiring students to complete assigned pre-class learning activities in preparation for face-to-face sessions. Students’ timely, regular, and productive engagement with the pre-class activities is considered critical for the success of the overall FC design, as these activities serve to prepare s...
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The learning analytics community has matured significantly over the past few years as a middle space where technology and pedagogy combine to support learning experiences. To continue to grow and connect these perspectives, research needs to move beyond the level of basic support actions. This means exploring the use of data to prove richer forms o...
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Although self-regulated learning (SRL) is essential part of learning, students often commence studies with poor SRL skills. This places much emphasis on course design to foster SRL. In online education, this is a complex undertaking. The present study examines how online technologies can be harnessed to promote SRL. This study of an online first ye...
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The use of standards-based assessment (SBA) has gained prominence in higher education due to a wide range of research evidence that supports its effectiveness in improving learning and teaching. Although the concept is widely used in academic discourse and practice, it has multiple interpretations which have led to diverse assessment practices to t...
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The success of the flipped classroom (FC) is effectively reliant on the level of student engagement with the preparatory activities prior to attending face-to-face teaching sessions. Information about the nature and level of student engagement with these activities can help instructors make informed decisions regarding how to best support student l...
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This article reports on the findings of a study that investigated the effects of instructional conditions and prior experience on students’ self-reflection. The study was conducted with the use of a video annotation tool that was used by undergraduate performing arts students to reflect on their video-recorded performances. The study shows a consis...
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Reflective writing has been widely recognized as one of the most effective activities for fostering students' reflective and critical thinking. The analysis of students' reflective writings has been the focus of many research studies. However, to date this has been typically a very labor-intensive manual process involving content analysis of studen...
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Video materials have become an integral part of university learning and teaching practice. While empirical research concerning the use of videos for educational purposes has increased, the literature lacks an overview of the specific effects of videos on diverse learning outcomes. To address such a gap, this paper presents preliminary results of a...
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Video-based self-reflection and annotation is receiving increasing attention within the education literature. The importance of such technologies in education relate, in part, to the interactive nature and functionality these tools bring to aid learning engagement. In particular, these tools are well aligned with the need to promote and develop stu...
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There is little debate regarding the importance of student feedback for improving the learning process. However, there remain significant workload barriers for instructors that impede their capacity to provide timely and meaningful feedback. The increasing role technology is playing in the education space may provide novel solutions to this impedim...
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The rapid growth of blended and online learning models in higher education has resulted in a parallel increase in the use of audiovisual resources among students and teachers. Despit e the heavy adoption of video resources, there have been few studies investigating their effect on learning processes and even less so in the context of academic devel...
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This chapter focuses on the design of a flipped learning experience and, in particular, focuses on the types of activities and their scheduling. The problem can be described as how to stratify the type of activities and how they are distributed in time such that students are provided a gradual and engaging approach to achieve the learning outcomes....
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This paper presents the results of a natural experiment investigating the effects of instructional conditions and experience on the adoption and sustained use of a learning tool. The experiment was conducted with undergraduate students, enrolled into four performing art courses (N=77) at a research intensive university in Canada. The students used...
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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become the center of much media hype and have been considered to be disruptive and transformational to traditional education practice. This chapter employs two methods: (i) a clustering technique to characterize users and their behaviors and (ii) a classification model in order to infer participants' goals f...
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This study explores the types of learning profiles that evolve from student use of video annotation software for reflective learning. The data traces from student use of the software were analysed across four undergraduate courses with differing instructional conditions. That is, the use of graded or non-graded self-reflective annotations. Using hi...
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The pervasive collection of data has opened the possibility for educational institutions to use analytics methods to improve the quality of the student experience. However, the adoption of these methods faces multiple challenges particularly at the course level where instructors and students would derive the most benefit from the use of analytics a...
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Practitioners spearhead a significant portion of learning analytics, relying on implementation and experimentation rather than on traditional academic research. The primary goal of the LAK practitioner track is to share thoughts and findings that stem from learning analytics project implementations. The proceedings of the practitioner track from LA...
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Designing, validating and deploying learning analytics tools for instructors or students is a challenge that requires techniques and methods from different disciplines, such as software engineering, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, educational design and psychology. Whilst each of these disciplines has established its own design metho...
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The rapidly changing higher education (HE) environment has transformed the ways academics work to overcome the challenges of ever-evolving imperatives. Changes in public sector funding models, the increase in the number and range of student capabilities, and the raised importance of university status have contributed to increasing accountability me...
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This issue is a call for researchers and practitioners to reflect on progress to date and understand the criticality of theory – how it facilitates interpretation of findings but also how it can also restrict and confine our thinking through the assumptions many theoretical models bring. As education paradigms further shift and juxtapose informal a...
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The need for flexibility in learning and the affordances of technology provided the impetus for the rise of blended learning (BL) globally across higher education institutions. However, the adoption of BL practices continues at a low pace due to academics' low digital fluency, various views and BL definitions, and limited standards-based tools to g...
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The Learning to Teach Online concept focuses on developing capacity amongst teachers in all sectors to design and deliver education using online technologies. The case history follows the iterative development of a series of pedagogically-focused professional development initiatives at UNSW Australia. All are based upon the concept of interdiscipli...
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This editorial discusses events that marked the period since the publication of the previous issue – the 5 th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2015), Learning Analytics Summer Institutes (LASIs 2015), and Learning Analytics Policy Briefing in the European Parliament. This period saw releases of two important publica...
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The higher education sector has seen a shift in teaching approaches over the past decade with an increase in the use of video for delivering lecture content as part of a flipped classroom or blended learning model. Advances in video technologies have provided opportunities for students to now annotate videos as a strategy to support their achieveme...
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Designing, deploying and validating learning analytics tools for instructors or students is a challenge requiring techniques and methods from different disciplines, such as software engineering, human-computer interaction, educational design and psychology. Whilst each of these disciplines has consolidated design methodologies, there is a need for...
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This paper reports on a subset of findings from a larger study investigating resistance from academic staff to the integration of technology with on-campus foreign language teaching at one North American higher education institution. The study revealed that the factors influencing technology adoption paralleled Davis’ Technology Acceptance Model’s...
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This final issue for 2015 includes a special section of invited papers from the recent Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK15). The collected papers connect with the conference theme of “Scaling up: Big data to Big Impact” and reflect the emerging trends and future directions of learning analytics research.
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The Foundations in University Learning and Teaching (FULT) course is a professional development program aimed at developing the foundational knowledge, skills and attitudes of UNSW teaching staff necessary to inform effective and scholarly teaching approaches. Similar introductory teaching development programs are offered by most Australian univers...
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This study built on previous research in 2010 to determine changes to students’ current use of and expectations for future integration of technologies in their learning experience. The findings reveal a continued trend of conservative technology use amongst students but with a growing demand for more integration of technologies for assessment and a...
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This article introduces the special issue from SoLAR’s Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference. Learning analytics is an emerging field incorporating theory and practice from numerous disciplines to investigate how learner interactions in digital environments can provide actionable data about the learning process. As the field continues to expa...
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This article introduces the inaugural issue for the Journal of Learning Analytics. The article outlines the Journal’s aims and scope and summarises the research and Hot Spot papers for the issue.
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Although video annotation software is no longer considered as a new innovation, its application in promoting student self-regulated learning and reflection skills has only begun to emerge in the research literature. Advances in text and video analytics provide the capability of investigating students' use of the tool and the psychometrics and lingu...
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This issue of the Journal of Learning Analytics comprises two special issue sections. The first of which presents five papers from the 4th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference held in Indianapolis. The second showcases the current or recent work of doctoral students who attended the 2nd Learning Analytics Summer Institute at Ha...
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Web technologies, such as lecture recordings, have the capacity to capture and store massive amounts of data from individuals' online behavior. Such data can provide insight into student learning processes and the relationship between online trace data and academic performance alerting educators to when intervention may be required or if their lear...
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With the rapid rise in interest in open and online education and flexible learning initiatives across the higher education sector, senior administrators are establishing strategies and policies concerning technology-enabled learning. However, technology adoption and integration with pedagogical practice is complex and multi-dimensional with the soc...
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Higher education institutions are increasingly implementing strategies and practices aimed towards enhancing learning for the future by integrating educational technologies with classroom instruction. Despite the notable affordances these technologies bring to the learning context, there continues to be some resistance within the academy. Senior hi...

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Australian higher education institutions have been increasing the number of students steadily over the last years. This growth has forced universities to face the challenge of scaling their operations while improving the quality of the student experience. Crucial aspects such as assessment or the provision of personalised feedback pose serious challenges due to the prohibitive amount of resources required. This project explores the use of learning analytics techniques to support instructors to provide personal learning support actions to large student cohorts. The proposed method combines comprehensive data collection, derivation of indicators of learning, and the use of a web application to capture the personalisation of actions and automatically deploy them to large student cohorts.