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Dear LACE followers, We would like to send a big welcome to our friends from the SHEILA project that decided to join our ‘SIG LACE’ under the umbrella of the Society of Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR). SHEILA (‘Supporting Higher Education to Introduce Learning Analytics’ http://sheilaproject.eu) is partly funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme and is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Brussels Education Services, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Tallinn University, Open University of the Netherlands, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). The project aim is to…

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via the ‘Outcomes’ tab at the top of this page. The evidence of the month for April 2016 {posted here slightly late because the LACE team were busy at LAK16) is a report from Jisc, ‘Learning Analytics in Higher Education: A Review of UK and International Practice’. This report documents the emerging uses of learning analytics in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Through…

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via a tab at the top of this page. The evidence of the month for February 2016 is a pre-print of a paper by Rodríguez-Triana, Martínez-Monés, and Villagrá-Sobrino, which will appear this spring in a special issue of the Journal of Learning Analytics that will focus on issues of ethics and privacy. The field of learning analytics is working to define frameworks that can structure the…

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via a tab at the top of this page. The evidence of the month for January 2016 is a paper from Rienties, Toentenel and Bryan (2015): “”Scaling up” learning design: impact of learning design activities on LMS behavior and performance”. This paper is the first empirical study linking learning design information for a substantial number of courses with Learning Management Systems (LMS)/Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) data…

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via a tab at the top of this page. The evidence of the month for December 2015 is a study from the Netherlands examining a tool to encourage learners to better manage their learning. This is an interesting contrast to other studies that concentrate more directly on learning. One of their clearest findings was that learners tended to use the time tracking tool shortly after being…

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via a tab at the top of this page. The Evidence of the Month for November 2015 is concerned with the roll out of analytics at scale. Brockenhurst College implemented learning analytics in September 2015, with the aim of improving student recruitment and retention by 15% over the next five years. The predictive analytics used by the further education college (catering mainly for students aged 16…

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via a tab at the top of this page. The Evidence of the Month for October 2015 is concerned with the development of learning analytics at a national scale. It focuses on Uruguay, the first country in the world to meet the target of one laptop per child. The programme that achieved this, Plan Ceibal, covers all public schools in Uruguay, where around 700,000 students and…

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via a tab at the top of this page. Evidence of the Month for September 2015 is two videos of Tim Renick talking to the US Senate about the successful large-scale application of predictive analytics at Georgia State University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu9ii38TcFI The university aims to ensure – using reliable data – that students are doing what they need to do within the context of their ability and…

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. You are welcome to add to the Hub site, which you can visit via a tab at the top of this page. The Evidence of the Month for July 2015 is a paper dealing with the ‘Stability and sensitivity of learning-analytics-based prediction models’. In May, it won Best Paper award at the 7th International conference on Computer Supported Education. This paper reports on a study that investigated whether prediction models remain the same when the instructional context is repeated…

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics. Everyone is welcome to add  to the Hub site, which you can visit via one of the tabs at the top of this page. The Evidence of the Month for June 2015 is a literature review that is intended to provide a comprehensive background for understanding current knowledge related to learning analytics and educational data mining and its impact on adaptive learning. Its authors examined the literature on experimental case studies conducted in the domain between 2008 and 2013.…

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