Call for Ethical & Privacy Issues in the Application of Learning Analytics

On the 28 of October SURF SIG LA and the FP7 EU LACE project will organize a first Ethics & Privacy session with international experts. We therefore ask for short descriptions of the issues you face in your initiatives. For more information and examples of questions please read our call.

Submission Deadline: 15.10.2014,  Workshop will take place 28.10.2014

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Learning Analytics dilemmas: What are the ethics of trusting Google apps for teaching?

The Belgrade consortium meeting of the Open Discovery Space project was a good opportunity for LACE to test the idea of organising workshops on ethical questions and dilemmas of learning analytics. ODS is the biggest European schools project to date

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MOOCs and Learning Analytics

On Wednesday September 24 Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, organized a one-day conference on MOOCs and Learning Analytics. About 80 people from all over Sweden attended. MOOCs have had a slow start in Sweden and the idea was

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Seminar on Learning Analytics in schools 9 October in Stockholm

It is still possible to sign up for the 9 october seminar on Learning Analytics in schools organized in cooperation with the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education and Skolverket. The seminar will give an introduction to the concept of

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Learning Analytics Watchdog – a job description of the future for effective transparency?

We should all be worried when data about us is used, but when the purpose for which it is used and the methods employed are opaque. Credit ratings and car insurance are long-standing examples we have got used to, and

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Learning Analytics SoLAR Flare Event in UK: 24 October 2014

The LACE project invites everyone interested in the research and use of learning analytics to this one day networking gathering event in October at the Open University in Milton Keynes (UK). Under the auspices of the Society for Learning Analytics

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Learning analytics: asking the right questions

The ECTEL / iKNOW conferences are just coming to an end in Austria and both learning analytics and big data have been high on the agenda. There was the Big Data day, the big data keynotes, the learning analytics strand

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Apereo Webinar: OAAI Open Source Academic Early Alert System

Our friends at the Apereo Learning Analytics Initiative – the Apereo Foundation is a membership organisation acting as a home for several Open Source Software development projects and incubators  – have just announced a webinar, being delivered by four of

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Live from Boston’s Performance Support Summit’s opening keynote on The Decoded Company: using data as a 6th sense and technology as a coach to experiment new workforce training & performance support ecosystems

Last week’s Performance Support Summit’s keynote in Boston by Rahaf Harfoush was the perfect opening for the event. Based on the speaker’s co-authoring experience first in WIkinomics and now in the latest NYT bestseller, The Decoded Company, the speech was a

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Learning Analytics can bring about a sea change in education

A report, conducted under the auspices of the Learning Analytics Workgroup under the leadership of Roy Pea, describes how education data could transform how students are taught; how teachers are prepared and further developed; how education research is conducted; how

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Learning Analytics: Not just about measuring but engaging students!

Using learning analytics as a means to engage students was the common theme emerging from a workshop gathering UK higher ed professionals. The Lace project ran a workshop on “Learning Analytics: seeking answers at a time of big questions?” at

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