Author Tore Hoel

Tore Hoel is affiliated with Learning Centre and Library at HiOA, and has been working within the learning technology standardisation community for more than ten years. He is now working on Learning Analytics Interoperability within the LACE project.

The Learning Analytics and Policy (#LAPolicy) workshop at LAK17 will explore and document the ways in which policies at national and regional level are shaping the development of learning analytics. We welcome you to be part of a network of experts who will investigate the aspirations, achievements and constraints in different countries and regions around the world, and exploring how learning analytics could be applied at scale. The minimum contribution will be to use five minutes to answer this small survey (see below or open in a separate window) Loading…

The Learning Analytics and Policy (#LAPolicy) workshop at LAK17 will explore and document the ways in which policies at national and regional level are shaping the development of learning analytics. We welcome you to be part of a network of experts who will investigate the aspirations, achievements and constraints in different countries and regions around the world, and exploring how learning analytics could be applied at scale. If you would like to join us, please use the Expression of Interest form at the bottom of this page. The sooner you let us know, the sooner we can include you in…

The call for papers for the 2nd workshop on Ethics & Privacy in Learning Analytics @ LAK16 is now ready. You have one month to come up with a research or position paper answering the challenges of designing Learning Analytics Application addressing all the processes of learning analytics (see figure). Read the full call for papers!

Institutional readiness for learning analytics. Is sounds like a dream. And it is a dream.  , it was the title for a conference LACE project organised in collaboration with University of Amsterdam middle of December. Through exploring  a number of pilots organised at UvA, a detour to the swamps of interoperability and standardisation, an introduction to the practice of institutional readiness consultations, the around 40 participants gathered in Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam were eventually invited to develop visions of the future. Judging from the evaluations sheets filled out in the end the experience had been ‘educational’ with enough slides,…

The European ICT community seems to have a not too optimistic, but– at the same time – not too pessimistic view on how learning analytics will transform the way we learn in schools, universities and workplace. That is if we choose to trust the polling done under the ICT15 workshop on 21st October in Lisbon. The workshop titled “Scaling up learning analytics: Innovating European Education” was organised by LACE in cooperation with Pelars, Watchme and iTalk2Learn projects and gathered around 50 participants of the more then 7000 ICT professionals taking part in the mega conference of the European Commission. During the networking session…

IMS Caliper, claimed to be “the world’s first interoperability standard for educational click stream data”, is now publicly available after a long period of testing among the consortium members. A Best Practice Guide, an Implementation Guide, and a Conformance and Certification Guide have been published together with a number of code libraries for Java, Javascript, Ruby, Python, .Net and PHP. There is also a Event Store available only for testing, as Caliper “does not include an open, standard based event store/LRS in its initial scope”. There is no separate document outlining the information model of the new standard, but rather a collection…

This summer the international standards community made important progress in coming up with the basic concepts describing a learning analytics technical framework. The group in question is the ISO subcommittee 36, which is focussing on learning technologies; and the project is Learning Analytics Interoperability – Part 1 Reference model. The LACE project findings of the need to consider privacy requirements have been brought to attention of the new workgroup of SC36, and a follow-up meeting with the project lead editors worked on extending the draft model in Seoul beginning of July. In this blog post we will take a look…

Data sharing is a precondition for being able to scale up learning analytics in schools and universities. LACE project has now published a report on Requirements for Data Sharing, and the first take on a Roadmap of actions necessary to achieve interoperability. The issues for data sharing are identified through case studies and other means, and are analysed from a technical, semantic, organisational, and legal perspective, following the structure of the European Interoperability Framework. The issues are also assessed as to whether they could easily be addressed or would appear as a blocker of progress. Even if the research community…

Both the Finnish and the Norwegian research councils are exploring how learning analytics research should be organised and supported. In end of May a workshop was organised by The Research Council of Norway and Academy of Finland with researchers from the two countries. The LACE project was introduced as an important instrument for community building by Tore Hoel, who gave a presentation on Data security issues, ethical issues and challenges to privacy in knowledge-intensive learning and its evaluation. The presentations are available from the Academy of Finland website. A video of Hoel’s presentation (25 minutes) is available on LACE’s Youtube channel:

Without data, no learning analytics. Data sharing is a precondition for even thinking about the benefits of personalised learning, improved retention, better learning design, and all the other promises of learning analytics. To make data sharing happen, we need to understand the barriers and enablers. This is the aim of a small survey the LACE project is carrying out to prepare a deliverable on Data Sharing Requirements and Roadmap. We would like your input. Please join us in a brainstorming activity, first coming up with issues and concerns that could be seen as enablers and barriers to data sharing. Go…

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