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In this guest post Niall Sclater, a consultant at Sclater Digital and currently doing research on Learning Analytics for Jisc, reports on the Open Learning Analytics European Summit on December 1st, 2014, in Amsterdam. The post first appeared in Effective Learning Analytics by Jisc. The latest Lace Project event was held in the illustrious surroundings of the Allard Pierson Museum at Amsterdam University this week.  The focus this time was on open learning analytics.  After some lightening presentations on participants’ interests in the area, we split into groups to look at what exactly open meant in the context of learning analytics.…

In this guest post Alan Berg, co-chair of the SURF Special Interest Group Learning Analytics who works at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, reports on the Workshop on Ethics & Privacy Issues in the Context of Learning Analytics organized by LACE and SURF in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on November 11, 2014. The post first appeared as a blog post on the SIG LA’s SURFspace. It has been slightly shortened for publication on the LACE website. This is a report back about at the Onderwijsdagen (OWD) in specific about Learning Analytics. I should introduce myself. Alan Berg Co-Chair of the Special Interest Group at SURF for Learning…

In this guest post Niall Sclater, a consultant at Sclater Digital and currently doing research on Learning Analytics for Jisc, reports on the Workshop on Ethics & Privacy Issues in the Application of Learning Analytics organized by LACE and SURF in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on October 28, 2014. The post first appeared in Effective Learning Analytics by Jisc.  I’m back from yesterday’s excellent Workshop on Ethics & Privacy Issues in the Application of Learning Analytics  in Utrecht organised by LACE and SURF.  Hendrik Drachsler from the Open University of the Netherlands kicked off the session by presenting a background to learning analytics and some of the resulting…

In this Guest post Paul Prinsloo research professor in open distance learning at the University of South Africa discusses how South African Universities are starting to use learning analytics to improve student learning. The post first appeared in World University News. Digital technologies and online learning environments permitting harvesting, analysis and use of student data is nothing new in higher education. They open up a number of opportunities and equally a number of perils – creating the need for higher education institutions to find ways to protect the harvested data. As more and more faculty and students embrace the affordances…