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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…

In this post LACE workplace learning technologies expert and start-upper, Fabrizio Cardinali, takes a look at the revamped interest on Artificial Intelligence, and how new trends such as Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation and Cognitive Technologies are emerginging which might bring together a greater world to work and learn within, but perhaps with far less (human) workers than  smart machines around. A great Disneyland for all of us…but perhaps a Disneyland without Children left to amuse. On May 5th 2016, TIME magazine[1] summarized the views of the world’s smartest people about the revamped interest in Artificial Intelligence, AI, a controversial topic which for…

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,…

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…

Join the LACE team online as we replay our very successful SoLAR Flare networking event on Friday 23 October from 10am to 1pm (BST). Network problems meant people were unable to join the event on the day via the livestream. Instead, join us on Friday to watch the recordings and share opinions via the #LACEflare hashtag. We shall be starting at 10am (BST), watching this link, with an introduction by Patrick McAndrew, who talks about measuring what matters because what we measure changes what we do. After this introduction, the recording includes brief introductions from all participants, giving an insight…

In this guest blog post Kirsty Kitto of Queensland University of Technology, Australia, asks who owns educational data. Her answer leads to an invitation to join her building no less than a genuine data pathway for a lifelong learning ecosystem. If its free then you are the product: That is what someone I was working with last year (Sue Walsh) always said while we were trying to rethink how my institution (QUT) could deliver fully online and flexible modes of learning to postgraduate students. Each and every day we reveal an enormous amount of information about ourselves online. Websites send information…

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…

In September 2015 the LACE project will begin a consultative study on Visions of the Future of learning analytics and educational data mining. This study will inform a report on the future of learning analytics and educational data mining which we will publish in December 2015. To gather a range of views, we are developing a survey to draw out differences of perception and vision from experts. We want to include researchers, teachers and practitioners across the areas of learning in schools, universities and the workplace. We will draw these experts from our Associate Partners and from people who have participated in activities run…

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