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Learning Analytics – Harness the Power of Data Data analysis in education has finally come of age and is ready to go beyond simply exam scores and grades. What sort of Business Intelligence tools are emerging as appropriate for Education? While most schools use reporting systems already embedded in their school management systems, there is a growing trend toward the use of specific learning analytics tools. This workshop will take you through examples where Learning Analytic tools such as Microsoft’s Excel PowerView and PowerPivot, and Power BI can help schools make sense of ever-growing student data. Discover how schools are aiming to use learning analytics to leverages student data to build better pedagogies, target at-risk student populations and assess program effectiveness.
Connecting at School with Skype for Business School communication strategies are now beginning to incorporate the ability to send and receive instant messages and video collaboration. LaSalle College saw potential of this technology to aid in staff communication and collaboration for learning. Find out about the strategy and implementation path of enabling Skype for Business (formerly Lync) for schools.
Creating and Innovating with 3D Printing With the trend of Maker Spaces, the inclusion of 3D printing capabilities has become a reality for schools. Join us to learn some tips and tricks in all the things you will need to implement 3D printing in your school – from PD for the teachers to tips for choosing the right hardware, easy to use software and simple, sustainable set up of a print station.
BYOD – Making it Manageable Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Choose Your Own Device (CYOD), Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) are just some of the many models of BYOD/BYOT in schools around Australia. Initially a strategy motivated by funding, now BYOD has developed into a strategy for enabling personalised learning. A successful BYOD implementation needs tools and strategies for appropriate management, accessing learning materials, sharing and storing work and on-line collaboration. Join the Datacom team to learn how other schools are meeting these needs, and find out the common features and technologies used in the best BYOD implementations.