Lots of interest in Learning Analytics at EDEN16 in Budapest

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More than 20 people took part in the LACE workshop on Learning Analytics led by Dai Griffiths from University of Bolton supported by Sally Reynolds from ATiT in the early hours of 17 June during the annual EDEN conference held this year in Budapest.
For many people this was their first introduction to learning analytics although the workshop also attracted experienced LA practitioners from organisations like UOC in Spain, Thompson Rivers University in Canada and UNINA in Italy. It provided an opportunity for participants who came from all over Europe and further afield to consider both their own ideas about learning analytics as well as that of their institution and for many it provided a real eye-opener into what the issues can be when introducing LA for the first time. The workshop also got people talking about the implications of the new European regulation on the processing of personal data.
It’s clear that there is an an increasing appetite amongst academics and stakeholders everywhere to get to grips with how, why and where data related to learning could and should be used in the future. Dai’s presentation slides are available here.

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An Irish national with a background in remedial linguistics, Sally first worked in radio and television in Ireland as a presenter and producer for the national broadcaster, RTE. From 1990 onwards, she worked in technology enhanced learning networks in Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. She is a Director of ATiT which she co-founded in 1999 where she leads on dissemination work for several EU projects including MEDEAnet, SAILS, EMMA and Inspiring Science Education. Sally is an experienced editor, event manager and European dissemination strategist and in LACE is supporting the events strategy.

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