Data Use as an E-Learning Competency

Data Use as an E-Learning Competency

calendar_today Date: 22 March 2023 (Wednesday)
schedule Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
location_on Venue: Online Mode through Zoom
record_voice_over Speaker: Dr.Barbara MEANS
Executive Director,
Learning Sciences Research,
Digital Promise
class Moderator: Professor KONG Siu-Cheung
Research Chair Professor of Department of Mathematics & Information Technology,
Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology,
The Education University of Hong Kong
person Target: All staff
language Language: English

Participation in this seminar can be counted towards the Certificate Course “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education” under the theme, “Seminars/Workshops in Learning and Teaching”.


The complexities of implementing technology-supported learning limit our ability to know in advance what will help a particular set of students reach their learning goals. This complexity and unpredictability mean that new approaches to teaching with technology should be tried out and studied with the expectation of undergoing multiple cycles of refinement and measurement. Dr. Means will describe Digital Promise’s approach to bringing data collection and analysis capabilities to such efforts through collaborative data-intensive research-practice partnerships. Examples of the interplay between data use and technology integration will come from the recently completed Equity and Digital Learning research-practice partnership.


Dr. Barbara MEANS’s bio

Dr. Barbara Means, co-lead for Learning Sciences Research at the nonprofit Digital Promise, studies innovative education approaches supported by digital technology. Her current work focuses on equity-minded teaching practices within blended learning college courses. Dr. Means has authored, co-authored or edited seven books on learning and technology, including Learning Analytics Goes to School. Dr. Means earned a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.