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The LACE project would like to remember Erik Duval and highlight how important he has been for the LACE project and for the Learning Analytics Community in general and especially in Europe. Erik was one of the leading researchers in the field of Learning Analytics in Europe and the first to bring the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference to Europe, i.e. Leuven, Belgium in 2013. He supported LACE from the very first moment by providing critical feedback and an inspiring talk at the initial LACE kickoff meeting in January 2014 in Brussels. Since then LACE has been involved in several events together with Erik. Almost one year…

Journals Ferguson, R., Macfadyen, L. P., Clow, D., Tynan, B., Alexander, S., and Dawson, S. (2015). Setting learning analytics in context: overcoming the barriers to large-scale adoption. Journal of Learning Analytics, 1(3) pp. 120–144. Tabuenca, B., Kalz, M., Drachsler, H., & Specht, M. (2015). Time will tell: The role of mobile learning analytics in self-regulated learning. Computers & Education, 89, 53–74. Hylén, J (2014); Ny trend: Skolutveckling med egna frågor och dataanalys [New trend: School development from own questions and data analyses]. Tidskriften Datorn i Utbildningen, nr 3, 2014. Scheffel, M., Drachsler, H., Stoyanov, S. & Specht M. (2014). Quality indicators…

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…

As LACE is entering the last year of its funded period, we therefore developed an updated flyer with a nice overview of all tangible outcomes and potential collaboration possibilities. The Flyer was first distributed at the annual LACE event at BETT 2016. Here the digitale version for all those that did not get a hard copy. We identified 6 tangible outcomes, we are going to promote further in the last year. Those tangible outcomes are: Evaluation Framework for Learning Analytics (EFLA) We develop the EFLA framework to evaluate the effects of Learning Analytics for different stakeholders in a standardised way. The latest…

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…

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!

Although the awareness that learning analytics offers a great potential and is an important technology for the future is on the rise in the school sector, it is still very rare to hear about schools actually implementing and using such technology. Therefore we are very happy to be able to present a case from a British school and a primary school to that. Ian Dewes, who is headteacher at Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery, describes how they are working with learning analytics in early years education. Jan Hylén ————————————————————————————————————– First, for those not familiar with my school’s context, a…

The EdReNe Network, which is a network for educational repositories in Europe met for its 12th seminar in Copenhagen in late October (http://edrene.org/). Standardisation issues was high on the agenda but there was also room for a presentation of the LACE project and learning analytics in relation to learning resources. Among the issues we discussed was whether it is true that one can see three different approaches to the relation between learning resources and learning analytics: A stand-alone approach An integrated approach A modular approach The stand-alone approach was exemplified with companies developing adaptive tests that can be used beside…

LACE has published Towards Learning Analytics Interoperability at the Workplace (LAW Profile) by Fabrizio Cardinali. The paper reports on work done within LACE to move towards a profile of specifications which can meet the learning analytics operability needs of the workplace. It introduces the needs and possible options for interoperating learning analytics within industrial and corporate scenarios and discusses the interoperability process as it relates to the workplace. It then proposes a scenario-based method to drill down to interoperability needs and options for workplace learning. The paper suggests how the community could take action to develop specific profiles and recipes from existing and emerging specifications, with the aim…

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