Learning Analytics SoLAR Flare Event in UK: 24 October 2014

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The LACE project invites everyone interested in the research and use of learning analytics to this one day networking gathering event in October at the Open University in Milton Keynes (UK). Under the auspices of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) and organized by Europe’s Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE) project, this event forms part of an international series. SoLAR Flares provide opportunities to learn what’s going on in learning analytics research and practice, to share resources and experience, and to forge valuable new connections within the education sector and beyond.

The event takes place on Friday 24 October 2014, at The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK. To register your interest please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lace-solar-flare-tickets-12191028695

The event will be of interest to a range of people including technology specialists, teachers, researchers, educators, ICT purchasing decision-makers, senior leaders, business intelligence analysts, policy makers, funders, students, and companies. There will be: opportunities to meet with peers and explore collaboration possibilities; the chance to hear, and share your own, lightning updates on what’s happening; time to learn about and contribute to the LACE Learning Analytics Evidence Hub; and keynote presentation.

Numbers are limited, so book early. If the number of places has apparently been exceeded please do join the waiting list as we’ll work to include you if possible. Some of the sessions will be shared online after the event, however to make the most of the opportunities to meet and discuss face to face, we would encourage you to attend if you can.

About the organisers: SoLAR is an inter-discplinary network of leading international researchers interested in the role and impact of learning analytics and it defines learning analytics as ‘the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs’. The LACE project is an EU funded initiative that is working to promote knowledge exchange and increase the evidence base in the schools, higher education, workplace learning and informal learning sectors. The Open University is the leading provider of distance education in the UK and is a LACE project partner.

Author: Simon Cross

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Christina is currently the Cetis (Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards) Editor a role which co-ordinates communications activities including publications and organising the Cetis conference. Before joining Cetis Christina an e-learning development officer at the University of Bangor, and before that was the manager of the CTI Biology Centre. Christina is supporting communications in the LACE project.