TAP/AWA tutorial (Sydney, 5 March)

The team will be running a half-day tutorial on 5 March in Sydney, as part of the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge.

Turning the TAP  on Writing Analytics

Organisers: Antonette Shibani, Sophie Abel, Andrew Gibson and Simon Knight

Writing analytics is seen as a potentially useful technique that uses textual features to provide formative feedback on students’ writing. However, for this feedback to be effective, it is important that it is aligned to pedagogic contexts. Such efficient integration of technology in pedagogy could be supported by developing writing analytics literacy. The proposed workshop aims to build this capacity by mapping technical constructs to a broader educational sense for pragmatic applications. It provides a hands-on experience for participants to work with text analytics and discuss its implications for writing feedback. Participants will work with a set of text analysis code to extract features and map them to writing feedback. They will also be given the opportunity to develop rules based on extracted text features to write feedback for their own pedagogic contexts.