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 a tab at the top of this page.
The Evidence of the Month for October 2015 is concerned with the development of learning analytics at a national scale. It focuses on Uruguay, the first country in the world to meet the target of one laptop per child. The programme that achieved this, Plan Ceibal, covers all public schools in Uruguay, where around 700,000 students and teachers now have their own device. The aim is to use this technology to support and develop learning and teaching.
Plan Ceibal also operates and integrates national-scale databases, populated with data from a range of management and educational activities. These include demographic data, performance data and system usage data.
This conference paper sets out some of the steps that will be required to implement a learning analytics strategy within Plan Ceibal. This has the potential to support and develop current technology and learning educational policies across the country.