Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via the ‘Outcomes’ tab at the top of this page. The evidence of the month for April 2016 {posted here slightly late because the LACE team were busy at LAK16) is a report from Jisc, ‘Learning Analytics in Higher Education: A Review of UK and International Practice’. This report documents the emerging uses of learning analytics in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Through…

After a lighting keynote from Mireille Hildebrandt on legal aspects of data analytics, it was a full house during our presentation of the DELICATE checklist at #LAK16. People where sitting on the floor or standing around and the 50 Checklists we printed have been sold out in 2 min. Who did not get a checklist, just download it and print it yourself [here]. The DELICATE checklist has been developed over 18 months intensive studies of EU law and various expert workshops on Ethics and Privacy for Learning Analytics (EP4LA). From those workshops we wrote a LACE Review about this pressing topic and…

Is privacy a showstopper for learning analytics? That is the question asked in a new LACE review paper (neatly aligned with the upcoming LACE workshop on Ethical and Privacy Issues in the Design of Learning Analytics Applications at LAK 16). The review considers the dangers that might be raised by learning analytics, explores the ethical perspectives on privacy and data which are relevant to these dangers, and then discusses a number of current proposals from institutions which propose avoid these difficulties. The paper is available here: http://bit.ly/lace-privacy.

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via a tab at the top of this page. The evidence of the month for March 2016 is a paper by Kovanović, Gašević, Dawson, Joksimović, Baker & Hatala in the special edition of the Journal of Learning Analytics containing invited extended versions of papers presented at LAK15. The original paper at LAK15 won best paper, and this extended version adds an extra dataset. Learning analytics makes extensive…

Have you ever wanted to store the data collected from any learning environment in a standardised way but did not know how? Look no further, you are in the right place now! After working with xAPI for several years, we have compiled a registry of xAPI specifications for learning activities to support and highlight the consistent usage of xAPI recipes in the educational domain. But first things first. What is xAPI? The Experience API (xAPI) – formerly known as TinCan API – is a specification that captures data about learning events from all sorts of sources in a consistent format,…

The LACE project would like to remember Erik Duval and highlight how important he has been for the LACE project and for the Learning Analytics Community in general and especially in Europe. Erik was one of the leading researchers in the field of Learning Analytics in Europe and the first to bring the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference to Europe, i.e. Leuven, Belgium in 2013. He supported LACE from the very first moment by providing critical feedback and an inspiring talk at the initial LACE kickoff meeting in January 2014 in Brussels. Since then LACE has been involved in several events together with Erik. Almost one year…