My work at Talis is mainly focused on the way innovative technology can help in teaching and learning. This overlaps with my academic role, both because I often use Talis technology in my own teaching, and also because I am engaged in research on teaching and learning. This personal mini-site reports published work and other aspects of this intersection.

Recent Publications and Talks

A. Dix, R. Tamblyn and J.Leavesley (2016). From intertextuality to transphysicality: The changing nature of the book, reader and writer. Future of Books and Reading in HCI. Workshop at NordiCHI 2016 (Oct 2016, Gothenburg Sweden) abstract, links and paper

A. Dix (2016) Connecting: the Semantic HCI Textbook and Cross-Institutional Learning Analytics. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems 16(9): e5.  do: 10.4108/eai.23-8-2016.151640

Alan Dix, Alessio Malizia, and Silvia Gabrielli (2016).  HCI and the Educational Technology Revolution. In Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI ’16), Paolo Buono, Rosa Lanzilotti, and Maristella Matera (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 368-371.  doi: 10.1145/2909132.2927472 || workshop website

A. Dix (2016).  More than one way to flip a class: learning analytics for mixed models of learning. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 8(12). doi: 10.21100/compass.v8i12.275 || full paper and links

A. Dix (2016).  Challenge and Potential of Fine Grain, Cross-Institutional Learning Data. L@S: Third Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, ACM (in press). doi: 10.1145/2876034.2893429 || full paper and links

Dix, A., & Ellis, G. (2015).  The Alan walks Wales dataset: Quantified Self and Open Data. In J. Atenas & L. Havemann (Eds.), Open Data As Open Educational Resources: Case Studies of Emerging Practice. London: Open Knowledge, Open Education Working Group.  doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1590031

A. Dix (2015).  Stories of Flipping: heterogeneous pedagogy, reuse of MOOCs and learning analytics. Talk at Brunel University, 7th October 2015. abstract, links and slides

A. Dix (2015).  Reuse of MOOCs: bringing online content back to the classroom. Alt-C 2015. abstract and links

A. Dix (2015).  More than one way to flip a class: learning analytics for mixed models of learning. APT 2015, Greenwich, 7th July 2015. abstract and links

A. Dix (2015). Five shades of flipping. Talk at Insight 2015, NCC, Birmingham, April 2015. slides and links

A. Dix (2015).Five shades of flipping: using learning analytics in mixed models of learning. Featured Post, ALT Newsletter, 16th March 2015. full post @ ALT

A. Dix and J.Leavesley (2015).  Learning Analytics for the Academic: An Action Perspective. In Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS), 21(1):48-65.  abstract and full paper

A. Dix (2015).  Rich analytics for the “flipped classroom”. Talk at E-Learning Practitioner’s Forum, University of Birmingham, 8th Jan 2015. abstract and slides