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HUDK 4011 Networked and Online Learning
The course explores the social dimensions of online learning. The course begins by reviewing the uniquely social dimensions of learning in general and then turns to an examination of the transition to the information age that has made online or networked learning possible. The course next covers how traditional social forms such as classrooms, schools, professions, and libraries have been represented in online learning venues followed by consideration of new and emerging social forms such as digital publishing, social networks and social media, adaptive learning technologies, and immersive and interactive environments. The course concludes by examining macro level factors that shape the opportunities for online learning.
HUDK 4029 Human cognition and learning
Cognitive and information-processing approaches to attention, learning, language, memory, and reasoning. Fee: $20.
HUDK 4050 Core methods in educational data mining
Prerequisite: HUDM 5122 or equivalent, or approved statistics or computer science data mining course. Methods of educational data mining focused on automated discovery of patterns in large-scale educational data, execution of methods in standard software packages, limitations of existing implementations of methods, and when and why to use these methods. Discussion of how EDM uses some of the same mathematical frameworks as traditional statistics and how their use in EDM differs.
HUDK 4051 Learning analytics: Process and theory
Prerequisite: Course in statistics is recommended. Framework for understanding the emerging field of learning analytics. Examines primary perspectives on what the field should be, including educational data mining, learning analytics and big data perspectives, and relationships to related and existing fields. Includes perspectives on philosophy and theory of design and inquiry, validity of a learning analytics analysis or model, and challenges to its effectiveness and appropriate use.
HUDK 4052 Normative perspectives on the analysis of learning and learners
Introduction to multiple perspectives on activities connected to progress in our capacity to examine learning and learners, represented by the rise of learning analytics. Students develop strategies for framing and responding to the ranges of values-laden opportunities and dilemmas presented to research, policy, and practice communities as a result of the increasing capacity to monitor learning and learners.
HUDK 4054 Managing education data
Attaining, compiling, analyzing, and reporting data for academic research. Includes data definitions, forms, and descriptions; data and the research lifecycle; data and public policies; and data preservation practices, policies, and costs.
HUDK 5030 Visual explanations
Surveys production and comprehension of visualizations ranging from ancient cave paintings and petroglyphs to diagrams, charts, graphs, comics, picture books, photographs, gesture, and film to extract and apply techniques for conveying objects, actions, forces relations, and emotions, meanings that are both inherently visible and non-visible. Implications for education, art, media, and HCI are drawn.
HUDK 5053 Feature engineering studio
Prerequisite: HUDK 4050. Design studio-style course covers the process of feature engineering and distillation, including brainstorming features, deciding what features to create, and criteria for selecting features for data mining. Students learn how to create features in Excel, Java, Google Refine, EDM Workbench, and other relevant tools.