Seminar Day: Technology Enhanced Data Collection

The Network on Intrapersonal Research in Education (NIRE) in Oxford University Department of Education is organising a series of day long seminars sponsored by the ESRC.  The second of these focuses on technology enhanced data collection.

The day is free to attend and takes place on Thursday 11th June 2015 (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK.  Details below:


Technology Enhanced Data Collection

We live in a time when technology is part of our daily lives. The devices that we all use make it possible to collect in real-time vast amounts of data about ourselves. This opens up novel opportunities for individuals and organisations, particularly in the field of education: children using digital games for learning, students and teachers monitoring progress, researchers undertaking ambitious data collection. However, a coherent view of how we can utilise these technological advances and complex data sets to understand learning processes in real-time is yet to emerge.

The seminar series aims to bring together experts, researchers and practitioners so we can:
* discuss the ways technology can be best utilised in research and practice
* promote the study of learning in real-time
* provide useful guidelines for collection of real-time data
* integrate real-time cognitions, emotions and behaviour into models of educational processes
* discuss appropriate statistical methods for analysing such data.


Seminar program:

*Thomas Goetz (University of Konstanz, Germany): Assessing academic emotions via experience sampling methods

*Neal Lathia (University of Cambridge, UK), Opportunities and challenges of using smartphones for health/behaviour monitoring and intervention

*Andreas Gegenfurtner (Maastricht University, The Netherlands) Eye Tracking as Online Measure of Visual Expertise

*Anu Karvonen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) Connecting mental states and bodily events: measuring autonomic nervous system activity

* Phil Waters (University of Exeter Medical School, UK) Moving pictures: capturing affect through mobile technology

*Helena Pennings (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) Using Sadler´s joystick method to observe behaviour of teachers and students

* Rob Klassen (University of York, UK) Discussion: Digital data collection in classrooms.



The seminar is funded by the ESRC and is free to attend. Lunch will be provided.

To book a place please e-mail: before 04/06/2015.

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