The LACE project team will be taking part in several sessions at The 5th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge – Scaling Up: Big Data to Big Impact which is taking place at the Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA on the 16th-20th March 2015. If you are going to LAK15 look out for us.
On the morning of March 16th we are running an Ethics and Privacy in Learning Analytics (#EP4LA) workshop with Hendrik Drachsler, Adam Cooper, Tore Hoel, Rebecca Ferguson, Alan Berg, Maren Scheffel, Gábor Kismihók, Christien Bok and Weiqin Chen Chen. The abstract states:
We aim to understand ethics and privacy issues in learning analytics with greater clarity, to find ways of overcoming these issues and to research challenges related to ethical and privacy aspects of learning analytics practice. This interactive workshop aims to raise awareness of major ethics and privacy issues. It will also be used to develop practical solutions for learning analytics researchers and practitioners that will enable them to advance the application of learning analytics technologies.
Monday 16th March 9.30-12.30 MU3203
LACE will also be holding an expert panel titled ‘Learning Analytics: European Perspectives‘ with LACE consortium team and four associate partners: Rebecca Ferguson, Adam Cooper, Hendrik Drachsler, Gábor Kismihók, Anne Boyer, Kairit Tammets and Alejandra Martínez Monés.
The abstract reads:
Since the emergence of learning analytics in North America, researchers and practitioners have worked to develop an international community. The organization of events such as SoLAR Flares and LASI Locals, as well as the move of LAK in 2013 from North America to Europe, has supported this aim. There are now thriving learning analytics groups in North American, Europe and Australia, with smaller pockets of activity emerging on other continents. Nevertheless, much of the work carried out outside these forums, or published in languages other than English, is still inaccessible to most people in the community. This panel, organized by Europe’s Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE) project, brings together researchers from five European countries to examine the field from European perspectives. In doing so, it will identify the benefits and challenges associated with sharing and developing practice across national boundaries.
Wednesday 18th March 1.00-2.30pm SC3101
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