On 5th June 2018 the Conference on Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics (SHEILA) will be held in Brussels, Belgium. The conference is organised by the team of the EU-funded SHEILA project (http://sheilaproject.eu) that has developed a policy and strategy framework to support higher education institutions to integrate learning analytics. The conference is intended for a broad spectrum of stakeholders including but not limited to senior institutional managers, government representatives and officials, policy and decision makers, students, teachers, researchers, technology vendors, and non-for-profit organisations. The conference program will feature a keynote by Prof. Dr. Blazenka Divjak, Minister of Science…

Since the LACE Visions of the Future report was published, we have heard of a number of people who have made use of the visions in one way or another (see here for a brief summary of the visions). The LACE team are delighted to see that they are now feeding in to a workshop to be held at ASCILITE 2017 in December Australia. The session is entitled Are learning Analytics leading us towards a Utopian or Dystopian future, and what can we as practitioners do to influence this? It will be facilitated by Cassandra Colvin, from the Learning Analytics…

Workshop collocated with the 12th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2017 Tallinn (Estonia) 12-15 September  (hashtag: EP4LA)  (Extended deadline: 8 July) The workshop will take place on 12 September, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Call for Papers Since the last Ethics & Privacy for Learning Analytics (EP4LA) workshops (http://www.laceproject.eu/ethics-privacy-learning-analytics/) it has become increasingly clear that ethics and privacy issues play a major role in preparing for large-scale adoption of learning analytics. Cases of ‘moral panics’ are still used to create attention about these important issues — the infamous inBloom case in the USA and the lesser known Stichting Snapped…

Successful large-scale implementations of learning analytics in schools, higher education and training are depending upon policy developments that are still not in place. To create a “policy network” sparked by cross-national studies makes it possible to learn best policy practices from others, speed up developing local policies, and to adapt policies that make services more interoperable and easier to use across policy contexts. The workshop gathered participants from all parts of the world. The LA Policy workshop organised during the last Learning Analytics & Knowledge conference (LAK17) in Vancouver, Canada, in March this year demonstrated that there already is a…

*********************************************** CALL FOR JOURNAL PAPERS Special Issue on MMDL (Multimodal Data for Learning) Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL) Impact factor: 1.679 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2729 Deadline of submissions: 08 May 2017 ************************************************ SCOPE ********* The transition of our world from an analog to a digital one affects all aspects of the society and also the educational sector. In recent years we have gained insights into the learning behaviour by investigating existing data sources such as learning management systems, mobile applications, and social media environments with analytic methods. While these data sources can still provide a rich ground for research, a new wave of…