Learning Analytics SoLAR Flare Event in UK

On Friday 24th October the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) and the LACE project will hold a SoLAR Flare  event at the Open University in Milton Keynes as part of an international series of SoLAR Flares which provide opportunities to learn what’s going in learning analytics research and practice, to share resources and experience, and to forge valuable new connections. The updated programme is now available.


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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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