News Story

Congratulations Dr Farrell!

Alexander Mikroyannidis, Monday 06 August 2018 | Annotate
KMi News Image

Tracie Farrell successfully passed her PhD viva on Friday August 3rd. Her PhD thesis investigates the affordances of learning analytics for mediating learning. Tracie has conducted a series of in-depth interviews and focus groups with Open University students and educators. Her findings suggest that domain-related epistemological assumptions and previous experience influence how and why an individual could make use of learning analytics insights. Her findings also indicate that learning analytics has the strongest mediatory effect for learners when the technology is capable of exposing them to other learners’ strategies, or when it assists them personally, and continually in goal orientation adoption. The implications of this study are important for higher education institutions looking to implement large-scale learning analytics initiatives, in particular, those with a diverse student body.

Tracie has been supervised by Alexander Mikroyannidis and Harith Alani. The exam panel consisted of Trevor Collins (panel chair), Allison Littlejohn (internal examiner) and Denis Gillet (external examiner). Both examiners praised Tracie’s work and pointed out its importance for informing the teaching and learning practices of the Open University.

Tracie is continuing her research work in KMi, currently working on Harith’s project Co-inform. We wish her all the best in her career!

 

Connected

Tracie Farrell Photograph

Tracie Farrell

Research Associate

Telephone Icon Email Icon RDF Icon

Twitter Icon LinkedIn Icon

Alexander Mikroyannidis Photograph

Alexander Mikroyannidis

Research Fellow

Telephone Icon Email Icon Website Icon RDF Icon

Twitter Icon LinkedIn Icon SlideShare Icon

Harith Alani Photograph

Harith Alani

Professor of Web Science

Telephone Icon Email Icon Website Icon RDF Icon

Twitter Icon LinkedIn Icon SlideShare Icon

Latest News

 

View by

CONTACT US

Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1908 653800

Fax: +44 (0)1908 653169

Email: KMi Support

COMMENT

If you have any comments, suggestions or general feedback regarding our website, please email us at the address below.

Email: KMi Development Team