AERA-ICPSR-NSF PEERS to Hold Workshop on STEM Education Learning Analytics, August 11—Register Now
AERA-ICPSR-NSF PEERS to Hold Workshop on STEM Education Learning Analytics, August 11—Register Now

July 2021

The AERA-ICPSR-NSF PEERS Data Hub will hold a no-fee workshop, “A LASER Focus on Understanding and Improving STEM Education,” on August 11, 1:00–4:00 p.m. ET. The workshop will broadcast live on Zoom. ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided. Attendees can register here.

Taught by experts Shaun B. Kellogg (North Carolina State University​), Shiyan Jiang (North Carolina State University), Hollylynne S. Lee (North Carolina State University), Rob Moore (University of Florida), and Joshua M. Rosenberg (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), the workshop will introduce participants to Learning Analytics (LA), an emerging research and teaching field sitting at the intersection of learning (e.g., educational technology, learning, and assessment sciences), analytics (e.g., visualization, computer/data sciences), and human-centered design (e.g., usability, participatory design).

LA is proving to be a powerful approach for understanding and improving the digital learning contexts highlighted in the national STEM education plan, while also examining persistent problems in STEM education from new angles.

The instructors will provide a brief overview of LA methodologies, literature, applications, and ethical issues as they relate to STEM education, with an emphasis on digital learning environments and broadening participation in STEM programs.

Participants will be introduced to open-access curriculum materials developed as part of the Learning Analytics in STEM Education Research (LASER) Institute to gain hands-on experience with computational analysis techniques (e.g., network analysis, text mining, machine learning) using R and RStudio. 

This PEERS workshop is the sixth webinar in the 11-part PEERS Research Methods Series. The series is held in collaboration with the Institutes in Research Methods (IRM), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (BCSER) program.

The PEERS Data Hub is a joint effort of AERA and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which is NSF funded (Awards ECR 1937612 [AERA] and ECR 1937509 [ICPSR]). It provides collaborative space for STEM education research communities to build and advance knowledge by sharing innovative ideas, methods, and tools. Further information about the PEERS Data Hub is available here.

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