Call for Participation: 2nd Learning Analytics Summer Institute (#LASI_NL)


2nd Learning Analytics Summer Institute (#LASI_NL)

in conjunction with the Computer Assisted Learning Conference CAA2014 (

30.06. – 01.07.2014, near Utrecht at Woudschoten in Zeist, Netherlands

Jointly organised by SURF SIG LA the and the EU FP7 project LACE

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Dear Learning Analytics enthusiasts,

On the 30th of June until 1st of July, the 2nd Learning Analytics Summer Institute in the Netherlands (#LASI_NL) will be organised in conjunction with the Computer Assisted Learning Conference CAA2014 (

After a very successful LASI-Amsterdam in 2013, we wish to foster the Dutch Learning Analytics community and their research efforts with this local event. The event is part of a global network of LASI events ( that will be hold at that time in different locations over in the world.

Several key researchers from the European projects such as the FP7 Projects LACE ( and WatchMe ( as well as the Open Source community Apereo Foundation ( will present their approach and research agenda towards Learning Analytics. Furthermore, we will have some collaboration between the CAA conference and the local LASI event through a Special Track of Learning Analytics in e-Assessment and a panel discuss on the future of e-assessment in times of Learning Analytics.

We expressly invite people that are new to the field to engage with the Dutch research community around Learning Analytics. LASI-NL tries to bring researchers together in a two-day summer school to foster synergies between national and international research efforts in the field. You are invited to join and exchange your expertise and experiences and contribute constructively to the Learning Analytics community.

The two days will be split into two different topics:

  1. Practitioner day (30th of June). This track is looking at barriers to adoption, stakeholder requirements, instructional design and methods.
  2. Data Wrangler day (1st of July) is focused on the pragmatic issues for practitioners in the field such as insight over tooling, what are the standards needed to build infrastructure within a University and a workshop on getting data out of your LMS (e.g.: BlackBoard) and using.

The event will last two full days, is completely free and will be partly in Dutch and in English. Lunch is included. The event is being held near Utrecht at Woudschoten in Zeist.


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MONDAY, 30.06.2014

Requirements track

10:00 KEYNOTE by Dr. Stefan Mol & Dr. Gabor Kismihok,  Universiteit van Amsterdam, ‘Barriers to adoption for Learning Analytics at a Dutch University’

10:45 Discussion with keynote speakers

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Stakeholder Requirements (EU FP7 LACE project), Dr. Hendrik Drachsler

12:00 Lunch break


Practitioner track

13:00 Learning Analytics supported Instructional Design (EU FP7 WatchME project), Dr. Jeroen Donkers

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 Learning Analytics & Assessment Methods (Joint paper session wit CAA)

17:00 Panel discussion between LASI NL and CAA


TUESDAY, 01.07.2014

Data wrangler track

10:00 KEYNOTE by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hoppe, University Essen-Duisburg, Germany. ‘Beyond the obvious – advanced analytics tools and applications in educational contexts’

10:45 Discussion with the Keynote speakers

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 The Caliper and XApi frameworks what are they and why they are important

11:45 Apereo Foundation & LACE – Learning Analytics Initiative and working in an International community

12:00 Lunch break


Technology track 

13:00 How to get your hands on the data of your LMS (e.g. Blackboard) Session 1, Alan Berg, Hendrik Drachsler

14:30 Coffee break

15:00 How to get your hands on the data of your LMS (e.g. Blackboard) Session 2, Alan Berg, Hendrik Drachsler

16:30 Closing & Drinks


About Author

Maren Scheffel is an assistant professor within the Technology Enhanced Learning Innovations (TELI) department of the Open Universiteit’s Welten Institute, the Research Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology. With a background in computational linguistics she started to work in the field of technology-enhanced learning in 2009 and has since then been involved in the coordination and management as well as the research work of several European projects. For her PhD that she obtained from the Open Universiteit in 2017, she developed the Evaluation Framework for Learning Analytics (EFLA).

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