Author liyuan

Li Yuan works for Cetis, the Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, UK. As a Senior Researcher and Learning Technology Advisor, Li has been involved supporting the UKOER programme and worked on the EU funded “TEL-Map” project. Her main areas of interest involve investigating and understanding emerging technologies and innovative practices in education. In LACE Li facilitates community exchange and conversations to explore shared understanding on the fundamental questions and challenges of using learning analytics in education.

Using learning analytics as a means to engage students was the common theme emerging from a workshop gathering UK higher ed professionals. The Lace project ran a workshop on “Learning Analytics: seeking answers at a time of big questions?” at the ALT conference 2014 on 1st September in Warwick, UK. The workshop was designed to bring together educators, researchers and developers to explore the promises and the pitfalls of using learning analytics in education.  A brief introduction to the workshop is available here. At the workshop, participants were invited to work in groups to develop scenarios around learning analytics in…