Browsing: interoperability

Have you ever wanted to store the data collected from any learning environment in a standardised way but did not know how? Look no further, you are in the right place now! After working with xAPI for several years, we have compiled a registry of xAPI specifications for learning activities to support and highlight the consistent usage of xAPI recipes in the educational domain. But first things first. What is xAPI? The Experience API (xAPI) – formerly known as TinCan API – is a specification that captures data about learning events from all sorts of sources in a consistent format,…

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.…

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 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,…

IMS Caliper, claimed to be “the world’s first interoperability standard for educational click stream data”, is now publicly available after a long period of testing among the consortium members. A Best Practice Guide, an Implementation Guide, and a Conformance and Certification Guide have been published together with a number of code libraries for Java, Javascript, Ruby, Python, .Net and PHP. There is also a Event Store available only for testing, as Caliper “does not include an open, standard based event store/LRS in its initial scope”. There is no separate document outlining the information model of the new standard, but rather a collection…

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…

At the recent LAK15 conference, the high demand to have an overview of available datasets for Learning Analytics research has become evident. Based on the discussions at LAk15, we created a Call for Dataset descriptions together with the Journal for Learning Analytics (JLA), which will be published in a Special Issue. We aim with this initiative to get a better overview of potential datasets in the community, facilitate cooperation among LA researchers on specific data, and contribute to the quality benchmarking and a standardisation process for the evaluation of LA tools. Please see below the details of the call. Looking forward to our dataset description.…

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