Author Peter Karlberg

During the next couple of days a number of policymakers and experts are gathered in Zurich for the annual Eminent conference (by invitation only). This year meeting on Learning analytics in education is organised as a joint meeting of the EUN Policy and Innovation Committee (PIC), the Digital Competence Working Group (DCWG) and Research Track with some assistance from the LACE project. The agenda for the meeting covers the following: What is learning analytics? Pierre Dillenbourg, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne/EPFL (CH), Real-Time Analytics in the classroom Doug Clow, The Open University (UK) and LACE Project member What is learning analytics? Yngve Lindvig,…

Last week (on October 9th) LACE and Skolverket arranged, together with the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education, a one-day seminar on learning analytics in schools. Some 45 people from the two countries attended the seminar which was held in three languages: English, Norwegian and Swedish. On top of introducing the concept of learning analytics to the Scandinavian audience, the idea was to try out if the seminar format worked and whether it can be duplicated elsewhere. In short the format was the following: we started with two general introductions which gave an overview of the state of art in…

Morten Søby, from the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education, recently publish an article about learning analytics in the Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. In this article he argues that the challenges for learning analytics will be to build links between data and learning and maintaining focus on the skills and competence we value as a society. Norway will, according to the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research Røe Isaksen, “discuss alternative for an initiative on inter-disciplinary research in the fields of learning science and learning analytics”.