Events

Talks and Workshops

Innovative Teacher Nominee for 2016
The Innovative Teacher Award recognises faculty members who make significant contributions to promoting new ways of teaching that have an impact on enhancing learning. The candidate would be a faculty member who introduces, develops, and/or promotes creative approaches to teaching and learning.

SMU Innovation Week | Sep 2016
Talk
Experiential Learning in Data Warehousing and Business Analytics Course
The speaker shares the experiences of UNI-X course from School of Information Systems, Data Warehousing and Business Analytics, offered to IS year 3 and year 4 undergraduates. She addresses the content and pedagogy aspects converting an existing data warehousing course into a university experiential learning course. Finally, share she lessons learnt and experiences in executing the course.
Speaker: Dr Swapna Gottipati, Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University

ICCE Tutorial | Dec 2016
Tutorial
Curriculum Analytics: Concepts, Techniques and Tools
Gain insights into the curriculum

The tutorial will introduce the concept of curriculum analysis and curriculum analytics, key components of a curriculum analytics framework, and application of curriculum analytics at the individual course or program level. The tutorial will also cover analytics techniques and tools relevant to curriculum analytics such as clustering, data visualization, and text analytics. Additionally, we will look at emerging and likely future trends in this field. The tutorial will include examples and exercises for participants' practice and discussion.
Organisers:Dr Venky Shankararaman Professor of Information Systems (Education), Dr Swapna Gottipati, Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University

Professional Development Workshop | Aug 2016
Workshop
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Business Analytics - Making Sense of Big Data for Accounting Professionals
The two-day workshop focuses on how an organisation can leverage information through business analytics to achieve its goals. Participants will learn how to identify the information needs of an organisation as well as information that would drive competitive advantage.
Speakers: Dr Gary Pan, CA Singapore, FCPA Australia, Dr Venky Shankararaman, Dr Swapna Gottipati

MyCompetencies: Competency tracking mobile application for is students| April 2016
Talk
MyCompetencies: Competency tracking mobile application for is students
Speakers: Dr Swapna Gottipati, Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University

The overall aim of learning outcomes and competency based education is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of higher education. It's important to track regularly student's competency acquisition so that the faculty can improve the teaching delivery and adapt the content accordingly. Student based self-assessment of competency tracking on a weekly basis aids faculty to intervene in course delivery process for effective teaching and learning experience. It also helps students to have a better understanding of their competency levels and accordingly prepare for weekly sessions. To enable students to self-assess the competencies in more structured format, there is a need for a systematic tracking tool. Additionally, it is also important for this tool to leverage on the latest technology for enhancing user friendliness and provide pervasive access through mobile technology. In this paper, we present a mobile web application, MyCompetencies, which enables faculty and students to track competencies on a weekly basis.

ITHET Conference | June 2015

Talk
Verifying Alignment of Information Systems Curriculum with Industry Skills Managing and developing competencies or skills are vital to professional development of an individual. Many tertiary education institutions are therefore focused on developing curriculum that will help the graduating students acquire skills that are aligned with industry practice. Industry skills frameworks such as Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) define the professionals required for an IT professional. Therefore, mapping the curriculum competencies to the industry skills framework has a dual purpose of aiding the educationists to improve the curriculum, and the students to plan the courses according to their career plan. Existing mapping methods are manual and painstaking processes. In this paper, we present an automated solution based on text analytics techniques to map the curriculum to industry framework and provide a visual based analysis to discover the strengths and weakness of the curriculum. We evaluated our solution model on an undergraduate core curriculum; Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management) degree program BSc (ISM), offered by the School of Information Systems (SIS), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).
Speaker: Dr Swapna Gottipati, Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University

Professional Development Workshop | Feb 2015

Workshop
Business Analytics - Making Sense of Big Data for Accounting Professionals
The two-day workshop focuses on how an organisation can leverage information through business analytics to achieve its goals. Participants will learn how to identify the information needs of an organisation as well as information that would drive competitive advantage.
Speakers: Dr Gary Pan, CA Singapore, FCPA Australia, Dr Venky Shankararaman, Dr Swapna Gottipati

International Conference on Computers in Education | Dec 2014

Talk
Analyzing Course Competencies: What can Competencies Reveal about the Curriculum?
Speaker: Dr Swapna Gottipati, Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University

Teaching Innovation Interest Group | Oct 2014

Talk
Aligning Course Objectives using Text Analytics slides
Speaker: Dr Swapna Gottipati, Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University

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SAS Bites | August 2014

Talk
Text Analytics: Decoding 90% Unstructured Data
Swapna will speak on the importance of text analytics in interpreting unstructured data and share examples of the use of text analytics across industries.
Speaker: Swapna Gottipati, Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University

Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare | Jul 2014

Workshop
Predictive and Decision Analytics for proactive business processes in Emergency Room and Outpatient Clinic Services
Speakers: Kar Way Tan, Swapna Gottipati and Lian Chee Koh
Singapore Management University

LARC Workshop on Business, Consumer, Social Analytics using Web and Social Media | Jun 2014

Talk
An Integrated Model for User Attribute Discovery: A Case Study on Political Affiliation Identification
Speaker: Swapna Gottipati, Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Education)
Singapore Management University

Professional Development Workshop | Aug 2014

Workshop
Business Analytics - Making Sense of Big Data for Accounting Professionals
The two-day workshop focuses on how an organisation can leverage information through business analytics to achieve its goals. Participants will learn how to identify the information needs of an organisation as well as information that would drive competitive advantage.
Speakers: Dr Gary Pan, CA Singapore, FCPA Australia, Dr Venky Shankararaman, Dr Swapna Gottipati