The LACE project organises a range of workshops, seminars and webinars to support the sharing of good practice in LA and EDM. Some of these events will take place at international conferences, some will be organised by the LACE team.
Reports from Events
The LACE project will be supporting the following events at LAK16. We are looking forward to talk with you on various occasions. The LACE team is marked in bold letters.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
The working group on learning analytics of the International Standards Organization, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC36, has a full...Read More »
At the BETT 2016 show Jan Hylén and myself shared some of our insights with implementing LA in a schools, on local level and national level. What have we learned that is important when doing implementations? We tackled issues like tool selection, privacy and privacy agreements, and a model/procedure to...Read More »
LACE organised its second annual meeting at the huge Bett show that took place in London from 20-23 January. All-in-all about 250 people from the school and higher education sectors took part in the different activities organised by the LACE team at Bett. This included 2 seminars led by...Read More »
LACE organised in collaboration with University of Amsterdam the 1st Institutional Readiness Day for Learning Analytics in Amsterdam to explore the advantages and challenges to implement learning analytics in Higher Education.
After a very successful Open Learning Analytics Summit in Amsterdam in 2014, we were this year focusing on institutional readiness for...Read More »
LACE has been invited to discuss ‘data interoperability‘ and ‘learning analytics supported instructional design methods‘ at the University of Catalonia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) at an Open Conference with various workshops.
With all the fog around questions like ‘What is the right Learning Analytics Infrastructure?’ and ‘Do we collect the data in...Read More »
LACE has been invited to contribute to the French Conference on the State-Of-The-Art of Learning Analytics and actions points for a national research agenda for Learning Analytics. The conference has been held in Paris at the French Ministry of Education (07.12.2015).
Over 60 people...Read More »
Institutional readiness for learning analytics - a lot of piloting and consultations remains before we are ready
Institutional readiness for learning analytics. Is sounds like a dream. And it is a dream. , it was the title for a conference LACE project organised in collaboration with University of Amsterdam middle of December. Through exploring a number of pilots organised at UvA, a detour...Read More »
I have been asked to give an introductory keynote to Learning Analytics at the Dutch Onderwijsdagen (Teaching days). The Onderwijsdagem are a huge conference that attracts over 700 people every year, it is comparable to BETT in the UK, or OnlineEduca in Germany. It attracts especially teachers, companies and managers...Read More »
The European ICT community seems to have a not too optimistic, but– at the same time – not too pessimistic view on how learning analytics will transform the way we learn in schools, universities and workplace. That is if we choose to trust the polling done under the ICT15 workshop...Read More »
Join the LACE team online as we replay our very successful SoLAR Flare networking event on Friday 23 October from 10am to 1pm (BST). Network problems meant people were unable to join the event on the day via the livestream. Instead, join us on Friday to watch the recordings...Read More »
Your LACE reporter Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO Skillaware, live from DevLearn 2015, MGM Grand Las Vegas
Don’t worry…be XAPI !
That...Read More »
The Almedalen Week (Almedalsveckan) is an annual event taking place in early July in the city of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland. With speeches, seminars and other political activities, it is considered to be the most important forum in Swedish politics. During the week, representatives from the major political parties in Sweden take...Read More »
In September 2015 the LACE project will begin a consultative study on Visions of the Future of learning analytics and educational data mining. This study will inform a report on the future of learning analytics and educational data mining which we will publish in December 2015.
To gather a range of views,...Read More »
LACE @ the Social Business Forum 2015: Learning Analytics and Performance Support in the times of Digital Disruption
LACE project was present at the Social Business Forum, held in Marriott Hotel, in the centre of Milan the last 7th-8th July 2015, both as event sponsor and as organizer of one of the thematic lunch events dedicated to Next Generation Workplaces and the use of disruptive learning technologies for...Read More »
We have videos you can use as part of your...Read More »
After last year’s successful LACE SoLAR Flare, the LACE project is running another face to face learning analytics event at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, on Friday 9 October 2015.
If you would like to attend, please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lace-solar-flare-2015-research-into-practice-tickets-17367324134.
We are inviting technology specialists,...Read More »
On 15th April 2015 LACE project members organised the Spring Briefing and Workshop event on Policies for Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics, held in Brussels. The event was followed by 67 people, including representatives from different institutions/organisations with different interests, skills and backgrounds.
Large part of the afternoon was dedicated to 3...Read More »
A successful special session on “Advances in Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining” was held at ESANN 2015 conference on 23rd of April. The special session was organized by SmartLab, University of Genoa and Eindhoven University...Read More »
In this final (seven minute) interview from the LAK15 conference, George Siemens from the University of Texas at Arlington and Athabasca University addresses two questions:
- What barriers have the learning analytics community overcome in the last three to five years?
- How will learning analytics develop...Read More »
In this interview from the LAK15 conference Abelardo Pardo from the University of Sydney considers some of the differences between Europe and Australia in how data is being used in institutions. Having recently moved to Sydney he thinks there is a much bigger focus in Australia on “using data to...Read More »
In this short interview Shane Dawson, from the University of South Australia, talks about how the field of learning analytics is developing especially in the area of privacy and ethics where new policies are being written and adopted. In the future he believes there will be more personalisation and implementation...Read More »
During LAK15 Tore Hoel, Hendrik Drachsler and Maren Scheffel took the opportunity to interview a number of international experts in learning analytics. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing these interviews which revolved around two questions:
- What barriers have the learning analytics community...Read More »
Last week members of the LACE project team attended the LAK15 conference. In addition to the presenting a number of papers and facilitating workshop sessions the team carried out a number of video interviews which will be published on the LACE blog. The first interview with the new president of...Read More »
LAK15, the Fifth International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge
It’s a busy week for the LACE team many of whom are in New York State attending LAK15.
If you want to catch up with them or follow on Twitter (#laceproject)- the table below summarises who is doing what and when.
Later today members of the LACE project team are facilitating a half-day workshop session at the LAK15 Conference on Ethics and Privacy in Learning Analytics (#EP4LA).
As described in a blog post published recently on the LACE web site:
This interactive workshop aims to raise awareness of major ethics and...Read More »
The Research Council of Norway and Academy of Finland organise a two days workshop on learning analytics in Helsinki, Finland on May 21st and 22nd. The workshop will be organised around three working groups exploring machine learning and educational data mining; feedback and adaptive learning environments & Massive Open Online...Read More »
On the Friday afternoon of BETT 2015 I had the pleasure to take part in the panel of the LACE seminar on learning analytics. The seminar aimed at the schools sector was led by LACE partner Dr Jan Hylén, working with Skolverket in Sweden and started with an Read More »
The LACE project team will be taking part in several sessions at The 5th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge – Scaling Up: Big Data to...Read More »
Standing Room Only at LACE Seminars at Bett 2015 Show
It was standing room only last week at the Bett 2015 show for the two LACE seminars that made up the project’s first public annual meeting aimed at those interested in finding out more about...Read More »
Later today Doug Clow will give a talk on Learning Analytics: Making learning better at the BETT 2015 event. The talk will take place in the Learn Live: HE Learning Value and the Future Workforce...Read More »
On the 20th of November I organized a master class at the well-organized Media and Learning Conference in Brussels on Learning Analytics and Visualisation of Data. I was grateful for this subject as visualisation is a very important aspect in the...Read More »
LACE partners are organising a high profile meeting in London during the annual BETT show centred on two seminars taking place as part of the Learn Live Seminar Series on Friday 23 January.
The first, aimed at the Higher Education sector, takes place...Read More »
In this guest post Alan Berg, co-chair of the SURF Special Interest Group Learning Analytics who works at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, reports on the Workshop on Ethics & Privacy Issues in the Context of Learning Analytics organized by LACE and SURF in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on November 11, 2014. The post first...Read More »
On Wednesday 12 November 2014 a group of 35 decision-makers and decision-shapers from some 15 European countries met in Zurich, Switzerland to discuss learning analytics and education. It was the Policy and Innovation Committee from European Schoolnet, its Digital Competence Working Group and representatives from LACE.
The meeting started off with...Read More »
During the next couple of days a number of policymakers and experts are gathered in Zurich for the annual Eminent conference (by invitation only). This year meeting on Learning analytics in education is organised as a joint meeting of the Read More »
The LACE project held a successful SoLAR Flare event at the Open University, UK, on the 24 October 2014. It physically brought together more than 50 people interested in learning analytics, with more than 350 people followed the live video stream online from 29 different countries across 5 continents, and many...Read More »
In this guest post Niall Sclater, a consultant at Sclater Digital and currently doing research on Learning Analytics for Jisc, reports on the Workshop on Ethics & Privacy Issues in the Application of Learning Analytics organized by LACE and SURF in Utrecht, the Netherlands,...Read More »
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...Read More »
The Belgrade consortium meeting of the Open Discovery Space project was a good opportunity for LACE to test the idea of organising workshops on ethical...Read More »
On Wednesday September 24 Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, organized a one-day conference on MOOCs and Learning Analytics. About 80 people from all over Sweden attended. MOOCs have had a slow start in Sweden and the idea...Read More »
It is still possible to sign up for the 9 october seminar on Learning Analytics in schools organized in cooperation with the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education and Skolverket. The seminar will give an introduction to the concept of learning analytics as well as example both from vendors and...Read More »
Using learning analytics as a means to engage students was the common theme emerging from a workshop gathering UK higher ed professionals.
1st Call for Ethical & Privacy Issues in the Application of Learning Analytics
Organised by the EU FP7 project LACE http://www.laceproject.eu and the SURF SIG LA the https://www.surfspace.nl/sig/18-learning-analytics/
Submission Deadline: 15.10.2014, Workshop will take place in Utrecht 28.10.2014, 11am – 5pm
The massive production, collection and processing...Read More »
“Everybody’s talking about Big Data and Learning Analytics, but if you don’t solve privacy first it is going to be killed before it has really started.” These are the words of Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium (NMC), known for...Read More »
The LACE project supported a Learning Analytics Summer Institute event in the UK – LASI@MK.
The event highlighted the need for engagement and dialogue between communities in order to develop insight and institutional change. It is increasingly clear that introducing...Read More »
A post conference Workshop was organised by Lace together with Gala and Manuskills EU projects for the World Manufacturing Forum 2014 held at the marvellous Palazzo Mezzanotte, the headquarters of the Italian stock exchange, in central Milan in July 2014.
The workshop was dedicated to Innovating Manufacturing Education & Training and...Read More »
The Learning Analytics Summer Insitute (LASI) local event in Zeist, on the 30th June and 1st July 2014, was organised by LACE coordinator Hendrik Drachsler (OUNL) and Alan Berg from the University of Amsterdam.
What follows is a Storify report from that event, which included presentations and panel contributions from: Stefan Mol,...Read More »
The Open Forum Conference session organised by LACE in Oslo in June hit a nerve with the community of standardisation experts attending the conference prior to their full week meeting in Oslo. In the meeting of the ISO committee working on standards for Learning, Education and Training, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC36,...Read More »
The LACE Workshop, “Developing a Learning Analytics Strategy for a Higher Education Institution” took place on June 17th 2014, with over 35 participants exploring the issues and considering the question of what such a strategy...Read More »
The LACE team was well represented at the EDEN (European Distance and e-Learning Network) conference held in Zagreb on 10-13 June which brought together just over 300 participants mostly from Europe. For those not familiar with this event, EDEN is...Read More »
Learning Analytics is now moving from being a research interest to a wider community who seek to apply it in practice. As this happens, the challenge of efficiently and reliably moving data between systems becomes of vital practical importance. System interoperability can reduce this challenge in principle, but deciding where...Read More »