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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…

The LACE project has come to an official end of its funding period with “great results” – according to our reviewers! BUT we hope that this website will not become quiet now and have therefore set out a range of exploitation actions to keep the momentum that the LACE project has created. After completing LACE as a funded project, we believe there is a high demand for the European learning analytics community to have a central exploitation and sustainability point as – on the one hand – many learning analytics projects are in their final funding year but – on the other…

European funding for the LACE project has now come to an end. We are beginning to move from fully funded project to special interest group. This means it is a good time to consider the next steps for learning analytics. In the last year, LACE has worked with the LAEP project (Learning Analytics for European Educational Policy). Our findings suggest that those of us working with analytics need to focus on certain key areas. Strategy: We should align our work with strategic objectives and priority areas for education and training. We also need to develop a framework for learning analytics.…

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…

The LACE project will be supporting the following events at LAK16. We are looking forward to talk with you on various occasions. The LACE team is marked in bold letters. Sunday, April 24, 2016 The working group on learning analytics of the International Standards Organization, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC36, has a full day meeting working on a multipart standard on Learning Analytics Interoperability, – Framework Model, Systems Requirements, and Guidelines for Data Interoperability. This is work is supported by LACE, however, participation should be cleared by the national standards body. For more information, contact LACE consortium member and Norwegian delegate Tore Hoel (tore.hoel [at] hioa.no). Monday,…

The widespread adoption of Learning Analytics (LA) and Educational Data Mining (EDM) has somewhat stagnated recently, and in some prominent cases like the inBloom disaster even been reversed following concerns by governments, stakeholders and civil rights groups. In this ongoing discussion, fears and realities are often indistinguishably mixed up, leading to an atmosphere of uncertainty among potential beneficiaries of Learning Analytics, as well as hesitations among institutional managers who aim to innovate their institution’s learning support by implementing data and analytics with a view on improving student success. The LACE project conducted a series of Expert Workshops on Ethics and Privacy…

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…

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