Keynote Speaker: Janet Corral
Learning analytics is a relatively recent trend, though little discussion has been devoted to how this development might be good (or bad) for Health Sciences Education. While the concept of analyzing student data for predicting learner progress may at first appear to be straightforward, more complex concerns arise as we critically appraise the technical, analytical, and pedagogical facets of learning analytics implementation.
This seminar will cover the basic definitions and concepts of learning analytics, before moving into analyzing and discussing sample data and examples-in-practice from post-secondary education contexts. This session first aims to educate individuals from all backgrounds in health professions education with the basic definitions and issues of learning analytics. The second aim of this session is to equip attendees to critically appraise yet constructively implement learning analytics where this might show alignment within their field of practice.
Janet Corral, PhD, is a faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine and Academy of Medical Educators at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the effective uses of Educational Technology in the Education and assessment of health care professionals. She is the president-elect of CRIME (Computing Resources in Medical Education) in the WGEA and serves on the AAMC Education in Motion committee. Janet’s years of experience in Education include receiving an ASCD award for her integration of technology into learning. When not tinkering with technology for Education, Janet enjoys good food and being outdoors with her family.