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Rutgers workshop on social and collaborative information seeking

PhD student Simon Knight has just returned from a week at the School of Communications and Information at Rutgers University where he was an invited attendee of the DIMACS (Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science) funded Workshop on Social and Collaborative Information Seeking (SCIS) held under the auspices of the Special Focus on Information…

KMi at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences

This week 2nd year PhD student Simon Knight‘s been attending the 2014 International Conference of the Learning Sciences, in Boulder Colorado. In addition to co-chairing a workshop on learning analytics, and productive dialogue with the international community, Simon also presented a paper (slides, video) on a developing ‘epistemic network analysis‘ approach to learning analytics around…

Bridging Learning Analytics and Learning Sciences – ICLS Workshop

On Monday this week 2nd year PhD student Simon Knight co-chaired a full day workshop at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) in Boulder, on Learning Analytics for Learning and Becoming in Practice. The workshop website (including all accepted papers) is available hosted by KMi here and provides further information regarding the themes…

Simon Knight joins Wikimedia UK Board

KMi PhD student Simon Knight was recently appointed to the Wikimedia UK (WMUK) board of trustees as a replacement trustee to serve until the next AGM. WMUK is the UK chapter of Wikimedia which organises Wikimedia activities (including Wikipedia editathons for example) in the UK.  He recently attended his first board meeting in Edinburgh where…

Society of the Query: Talk on Search in Assessment

Second year PhD student Simon Knight is currently at the 2nd Society of the Query conference in Amsterdam at which he will give an invited talk on the epistemic implications of search engines in education. The conference is organised by the Institute of Network Cultures and builds on their wider work which takes social science,…

Wikimedia UK Conference – Mediawiki for OER and Learning Analytics

PhD student Simon Knight was in Lincoln this weekend talking about Mediawiki for OER and Learning Analtics and the 2013 Wikimedia UK conference and AGM.  In addition to the AGM function, the conference is a chance to catch up with what Wikimedia UK are helping organise with the Wikimedia community in the UK including their…

Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing CSCW 2013 – San Antonio, Texas

I recently returned from Texas, San Antonio where I was in attendance at the 16th ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) conference. While there I gave Two workshop papers: W8: Collaborative Information Seeking: Tracking Epistemic Beliefs and Sensemaking in Collaborative Information Retrieval, Knight, Buckingham Shum and Littleton (2013) W10: CSCW and education: Collaborative Sensemaking in…

First UK Flare for Society for Learning Analytics Research

On Monday the UK’s first SoLAR (Society for Learning Analytics Research) Flare was held at the OU’s Jennie Lee building, jointly organised by colleagues in KMi and IET, and JISC CETIS.  The Flare was an opportunity for a diverse set of stakeholders to meet up, discuss current activity in learning analytics research and practice, probe…


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