LACE organised its second annual meeting at the huge Bett show that took place in London from 20-23 January. All-in-all about 250 people from the school and higher education sectors took part in the different activities organised by the LACE team at Bett. This included 2 seminars led by Doug Clow from the Open University UK on Wednesday 20 January, the first on the Visions of the Future work carried out by the LACE team and the second on scaling up learning analytics. The team hosted a networking reception nearby on Wednesday evening and then on Thursday 21 January it was the turn of Wietse van Bruggen from Kennisnet Foundation, The Netherlands and Jan Hylén from Skolverket, Sweden to lead a seminar on implementing learning analytics in school.
For most of the people taking part this was their first contact with LACE and for some it was their first time to really start thinking about learning analytics so it provided a terrific opportunity to extend the LACE network. About 400 leaflets about the project were distributed and many people asked to be kept up to date about what the team is up to in the coming months.