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On 5th June 2018 the Conference on Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics (SHEILA) will be held in Brussels, Belgium. The conference is organised by the team of the EU-funded SHEILA project (http://sheilaproject.eu) that has developed a policy and strategy framework to support higher education institutions to integrate learning analytics. The conference is intended for a broad spectrum of stakeholders including but not limited to senior institutional managers, government representatives and officials, policy and decision makers, students, teachers, researchers, technology vendors, and non-for-profit organisations. The conference program will feature a keynote by Prof. Dr. Blazenka Divjak, Minister of Science…

The LACE project will be supporting the following events at LAK16. We are looking forward to talk with you on various occasions. The LACE team is marked in bold letters. Sunday, April 24, 2016 The working group on learning analytics of the International Standards Organization, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC36, has a full day meeting working on a multipart standard on Learning Analytics Interoperability, – Framework Model, Systems Requirements, and Guidelines for Data Interoperability. This is work is supported by LACE, however, participation should be cleared by the national standards body. For more information, contact LACE consortium member and Norwegian delegate Tore Hoel (tore.hoel [at] hioa.no). Monday,…

At the BETT 2016 show Jan Hylén and myself shared some of our insights with implementing LA in a schools, on local level and national level. What have we learned that is important when doing implementations? We tackled issues like tool selection, privacy and privacy agreements, and a model/procedure to support the usage of data for decision making in a school. The slides we used can be found here. Tool selection Concerning tool selection its important to look at whether a tool supports the vision of the school on personalised learning. Labeling a tool as supporting personalised learning does not…

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…

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.…

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…

LACE has been invited to contribute to the French Conference on the State-Of-The-Art of Learning Analytics and actions points for a national research agenda for Learning Analytics. The conference has been held in Paris at the French Ministry of Education (07.12.2015). Over 60 people have joined the event from various fields such as legal aspects, educational researchers, computer scientists, and plenty of political people. Among the LACE team (Dai Griffiths and myself), Michael Webb from JISC, Ian Dolphin form the Apereo Foundation and Josh Baron from Marist College, US has been present. Below you can see the time schedule of…

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,…

I have been asked to give an introductory keynote to Learning Analytics at the Dutch Onderwijsdagen (Teaching days). The Onderwijsdagem are a huge conference that attracts over 700 people every year, it is comparable to BETT in the UK, or OnlineEduca in Germany. It attracts especially teachers, companies and managers of K12 schools, HEI teaching orgnisations that spend less time on research. I first was wondering if there is still an introduction to Learning Analytics needed but that was the typical misinterpretation when you talk LA all day long. You believe the core concepts are already common sense but in…

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…

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