Author Hendrik Drachsler

Dr. Hendrik Drachsler is Associate Professor for Personalised Learning Technologies at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands. His research interests include Learning Analytics, Personalisation technologies, Recommender Systems, Educational data, mobile devices, and their applications in the fields of Technology-Enhanced Learning and Health 2.0. He is chairing the EATEL SIG dataTEL and the national SIG Learning Analytics of the Dutch umbrella organisation SURF. He is elected member of the Society of Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR). In the past he has been principal investigator and scientific coordinator of various national and EU projects (e.g., FP7 laceproject.eu, patient-project.eu, WP2 lead LinkedUp-project.eu). He has regularly chairing international scientific events and is Associate Editor of IEEE's Transactions on Learning Technologies, and the Journal of Learning Analytics.

*********************************************** 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…

Dear LACE followers, We would like to send a big welcome to our friends from the SHEILA project that decided to join our ‘SIG LACE’ under the umbrella of the Society of Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR). SHEILA (‘Supporting Higher Education to Introduce Learning Analytics’ http://sheilaproject.eu) is partly funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme and is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Brussels Education Services, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Tallinn University, Open University of the Netherlands, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). The project aim is to…

The LACE project has come to an official end of its funding period with “great results” – according to our reviewers! BUT we hope that this website will not become quiet now and have therefore set out a range of exploitation actions to keep the momentum that the LACE project has created. After completing LACE as a funded project, we believe there is a high demand for the European learning analytics community to have a central exploitation and sustainability point as – on the one hand – many learning analytics projects are in their final funding year but – on the other…

Dear LACE community, The Open University NL is looking for enforcement for our Learning Analytics group. Right now we are looking for 1 post-doc and 2 PhDs more infos can be found here: https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/OU/   Please forward the positions to your networks and pinpoint outstanding candidates to these opportunities. Deadline 27.06.2016 Post-doc researcher learning Analytics =============================== (1,0 fte) Temporary position for 4 years. Vacancy number FAC/PenOW/16027 The Open University is offering one Post-doc Position in Learning Analytics. Within our international research projects we conduct research on learning analytics in Higher Education settings. Learning analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about…

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…

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…

The widespread adoption of Learning Analytics (LA) and Educational Data Mining (EDM) has somewhat stagnated recently, and in some prominent cases like the inBloom disaster even been reversed following concerns by governments, stakeholders and civil rights groups. In this ongoing discussion, fears and realities are often indistinguishably mixed up, leading to an atmosphere of uncertainty among potential beneficiaries of Learning Analytics, as well as hesitations among institutional managers who aim to innovate their institution’s learning support by implementing data and analytics with a view on improving student success. The LACE project conducted a series of Expert Workshops on Ethics and Privacy…

LACE organised in collaboration with University of Amsterdam the 1st Institutional Readiness Day for Learning Analytics in Amsterdam to explore the advantages and challenges to implement learning analytics in Higher Education. After a very successful Open Learning Analytics Summit in Amsterdam in 2014, we were this year focusing on institutional readiness for learning analytics. We addressed this in two ways: Envisioning possible futures for learning analytics, in terms of their feasibility and desirability. Examining practical solutions to challenges in implementing open learning analytics tools. A detailed blog post from Tore Hoel, co-orgniaseer of the event can be found in the LACE blog.…

As LACE is entering the last year of its funded period, we therefore developed an updated flyer with a nice overview of all tangible outcomes and potential collaboration possibilities. The Flyer was first distributed at the annual LACE event at BETT 2016. Here the digitale version for all those that did not get a hard copy. We identified 6 tangible outcomes, we are going to promote further in the last year. Those tangible outcomes are: Evaluation Framework for Learning Analytics (EFLA) We develop the EFLA framework to evaluate the effects of Learning Analytics for different stakeholders in a standardised way. The latest…

LACE has been invited to discuss ‘data interoperability’ and ‘learning analytics supported instructional design methods’ at the University of Catalonia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) at an Open Conference with various workshops. With all the fog around questions like ‘What is the right Learning Analytics Infrastructure?’ and  ‘Do we collect the data in the right way and will the approach be stable and scalable towards Big Data?’ it was great to exchange best practices and knowledge about data collection, processing, mining, and interoperability aspects of learning data. The LACE interoperability studies have proven to be very supportive and well appreciated.  The UoC…

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