Open Learning Analytics – European Summit Announced


LACE is pleased to announce that it will be organising a one day summit event to broker collaboration around the idea of an Open Learning Analytics platform – based on principles of modularity, open architectures, and open standards – in Amsterdam on December 1st 2014, collaborating with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam and the Apereo Learning Analytics Initiative.

The idea of an Open Learning Analytics platform was first advanced by a group of leading thinkers on Learning Analytics from Europe, Australia, and North America in a 2011 visioning paper published by the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR). Since then, a summit meeting was held in Indianapolis (USA) in March 2014 to promote networking, to develop thinking, and to explore possibilities for collaborative research and innovation, including through grant funding.

The time is right to gather a European critical mass of activity behind the idea of an Open Learning Analytics platform since both Learning Analytics and interoperability are identified as key areas for research and innovation in the Horizon 2020 call ICT-20, “Technologies for better human learning and teaching”.

Please see the full call for participation for more information.

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About Author

Adam works for Cetis, the Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, at the University of Bolton, UK. He rather enjoys data wrangling and hacking about with R. He is currently a member of the UK Government Open Standards Board, and a member of the Information Standards Board for Education, Skills and Children’s Services. He is a strong advocate of open standards and open system architecture. Adam is leading the workpackage on interoperability and data sharing.