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My work is inspired by the vision and >40 years’ work of pioneer Doug Engelbart: to develop technologies which “augment human intellect”, our “collective capability for coping with complex, urgent problems.”

My current work revolves around these separate but also intersecting fields:

* Collective Intelligence infrastructure (technologies and ways of working that pool what is known) for contested knowledge (these days most claims are contestable, and in any serious dilemmas, there is disagreement about the way forward).

* Learning Analytics (how do you know if someone is learning from the digital traces they leave behind?), in particular, for 21st century qualities (the personal skills and dispositions that citizens need to thrive in an age of turbulence and complexity — starting at primary school).

Keys: Learning Analytics, Collective Intelligence, Argument Visualization

Team: Michelle Bachler, Anna De Liddo, Simon Knight, Brian Pluss, Duygu Bektik

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Okada, A., Buckingham Shum, S. and Sherborne, T. (eds.) (2014) Knowledge Cartography: Software tools and mapping techniques - Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing, 2nd edition, ISBN 9781447164692, pp. 540, London: Springer-Verlag

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De Liddo, A. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2014) New Ways of Deliberating Online: An Empirical Comparison of Network and Threaded Interfaces for Online Discussion, Electronic Participation - 6th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2014, Dublin, Ireland, eds. Efthimios Tambouris, Ann Macintosh, Frank Bannister, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8654, pp. 90-101, Springer

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Okada, A., Buckingham Shum, S., Sherborne, T. and , . (2014) Knowledge Cartography: Software tools and mapping techniques,, eds. Springer Verlag, 2nd edition

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Knight, S., Buckingham Shum, S. and Littleton, K. (2014) Epistemology, assessment, pedagogy: where learning meets analytics in the middle space, Journal of Learning Analytics, UTS ePress

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Knight, S., Arastoopour, G., Shaffer, D., Buckingham Shum, S. and Littleton, K. (2014) Epistemic networks for epistemic commitments, International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Boulder, Colarado, USA

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Epistemic Networks for Epistemic Commitments
Techreport ID: kmi-13-03
Date: 2013
Author(s): Simon Knight, Golnaz Arastoopour, David Williamson Shaffer, Simon Buckingham Shum, Karen Littleton

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Social Learning Analytics
Techreport ID: kmi-11-01
Date: 2011
Author(s): Simon Buckingham Shum,Rebecca Ferguson

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Designing the Ontological Foundations for Knowledge Domain Analysis Technology: An Interim Report
Techreport ID: kmi-08-02
Date: 2008
Author(s): Neil Benn, Simon Buckingham Shum, John Domingue, Clara Mancini

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