PhD Update

The latest synopsis of my research is this short paper entitled: ‘Ways of Seeing – Student Learning & Metacognition using Machine Learning and Learning Models‘. It’s still relatively early in the PhD process and many theoretical and methodological details remain to be finalised. But some of the values driving this research include:

  • Prioritisation of the student perspective and the student voice
  • The use of data to shine a light into student experience and provide alternative ways of seeing student activity
  • Promotion and capacity building around data literacy for students
  • Application of Machine Learning techniques to help students identify their own learning path

Right now, I am looking at processes and data in a classroom at IT Sligo on our ‘Internet of Things’ module and will be looking at how we can present this data to students so they can make inferences about their own learning process.