SHEILA Conference


On 5th June 2018 the Conference on Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics (SHEILA) will be held in Brussels, Belgium. The conference is organised by the team of the EU-funded SHEILA project ( that has developed a policy and strategy framework to support higher education institutions to integrate learning analytics. The conference is intended for a broad spectrum of stakeholders including but not limited to senior institutional managers, government representatives and officials, policy and decision makers, students, teachers, researchers, technology vendors, and non-for-profit organisations.

The conference program will

  • feature a keynote by Prof. Dr. Blazenka Divjak, Minister of Science and Education, Government of Croatia
  • present an outstanding line-up of speakers representing a wide range of key stakeholders
  • discuss empirical findings of various perspectives to learning analytics collected by involving several thousands of stakeholders from across Europe
  • present the SHEILA policy framework for learning analytics adoption in higher education institutions
  • demonstrate several case studies that were used for the development and validation of the SHEILA framework
  • facilitate an interactive session that introduces the practical use of the SHEILA framework
  • create opportunities for networking with stakeholders sharing common interest in adoption and implementation of learning analytics in higher education and beyond.

The conference includes

  • presentations by international leading experts, partitions, and researchers in learning analytics
  • interactive discussion sessions with institutional and thought leaders in learning analytics.

The full conference program, including registration instructions, is available at

Registration for the conference is free and includes access to the entire conference program, coffee breaks, and lunch.

Conference venue: House of the Dutch Provinces, Trierstraat 59-61, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium.

The SHEILA team looks forward to seeing you in Brussels!




About Author

Maren Scheffel is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands. She is a computational linguist and has been working in the field of technology enhanced learning (TEL) for several years where she was involved in several national and international TEL projects. Currently, she focuses her research on learning analytics, reflection and awareness support, personalisation and educational data. In LACE she is part of the project management and also highly involved in research about cross-domain studies.

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