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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…

Join the LACE team online as we replay our very successful SoLAR Flare networking event on Friday 23 October from 10am to 1pm (BST). Network problems meant people were unable to join the event on the day via the livestream. Instead, join us on Friday to watch the recordings and share opinions via the #LACEflare hashtag. We shall be starting at 10am (BST), watching this link, with an introduction by Patrick McAndrew, who talks about measuring what matters because what we measure changes what we do. After this introduction, the recording includes brief introductions from all participants, giving an insight…

Your LACE reporter Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO Skillaware, live from DevLearn 2015, MGM Grand Las Vegas Don’t worry…be XAPI ! That was the tune this year at DevLearn Conference & Expo, a learning technologies event held annually at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. DevLearn is known to draw the leading learning technologies vendors, developers and technical opinion-makers from all around the world to celebrate innovation in learning technologies. In that respect, this year’s event was no different. I will note, however, that amongst the 1000+ attendees, you could spot only a few belonging to the always-experimenting EU research…

The Almedalen Week (Almedalsveckan) is an annual event taking place in early July in the city of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland. With speeches, seminars and other political activities, it is considered to be the most important forum in Swedish politics. During the week, representatives from the major political parties in Sweden take turns to make speeches in Almedalen. It also brings together NGOs, companies, governmental agencies and the public at large all coming to Visby to meet, discuss politics and socialize. In recent years, the event has grown larger. As of 2015, it is the biggest and most important forum in Sweden for seminars, debates and political speeches…

In September 2015 the LACE project will begin a consultative study on Visions of the Future of learning analytics and educational data mining. This study will inform a report on the future of learning analytics and educational data mining which we will publish in December 2015. To gather a range of views, we are developing a survey to draw out differences of perception and vision from experts. We want to include researchers, teachers and practitioners across the areas of learning in schools, universities and the workplace. We will draw these experts from our Associate Partners and from people who have participated in activities run…

LACE project was present at the Social Business Forum, held in Marriott Hotel, in the centre of Milan the last 7th-8th July 2015, both as event sponsor and as organizer of one of the thematic lunch events dedicated to Next Generation Workplaces and the use of disruptive learning technologies for user engagement and on boarding. This thematic lunch have represented a unique possibility to expose the relevance of Learning Analytics and Performance Support at the workplace in the times of digital disruption with a great variety of attendees, coming from both different industrial sectors (e.g. ICT, Banking, Communication & Media,…

This week (15-20 June), LACE is supporting the SoLAR Learning Analytics Summer Institutes (LASI) around the world with a series of resources to support LASI Locals. We have videos you can use as part of your programme, as preparatory viewing, or just to keep yourself informed about the field. And we’ll be hosting a live learning analytics discussion on Friday 20 June. Special Talks We have three video talks, specially recorded for LACE and LASI15 at the Open University, UK: Professor Denise Whitelock talks about the learning analytics tool Open Essayist (17 mins) Dr Doug Clow talks about creating an action…

After last year’s successful LACE SoLAR Flare, the LACE project is running another face to face learning analytics event at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, on Friday 9 October 2015. If you would like to attend, please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lace-solar-flare-2015-research-into-practice-tickets-17367324134. We are inviting technology specialists, teachers, researchers, educators, ICT purchasing decision-makers, senior leaders, business intelligence analysts, policy makers, funders, students, and companies to join us in Milton Keynes. The theme for this SoLAR Flare is “Research into Practice”. We have designed the day to maximise social learning including: a chance to introduce yourself and what you want to know about learning…

On 15th April 2015 LACE project members organised the Spring Briefing and Workshop event on Policies for Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics, held in Brussels. The event was followed by 67 people, including representatives from different institutions/organisations with different interests, skills and backgrounds. Large part of the afternoon was dedicated to 3 separate workshops, one for each area of interests of the LACE project (Schools, Workplace and Universities), in which the interested participants have had the opportunity to discuss on what the policy-makers can and should do about Learning Analytics implementation in the training and educational landscape. In particular, in the…

A successful special session on “Advances in Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining” was held at ESANN 2015 conference on 23rd of April. The special session was organized by SmartLab, University of Genoa and Eindhoven University of Technology, and 50 to 60 people attended. The speakers presented very interesting cases of LA and EDM in workplace, higher education and schools. The session started by Mehrnoosh Vahdat who gave an introductory presentation on the state of LA and EDM. She highlighted the addressed issues, similarities and differences of LA and EDM, as well as the well-known methods applied in these areas,…

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