Upcoming Events

Tools and Experiences in Learning Analytics

We invite you to come join us for a seminar that will focus on adoption and use of learning analytics in K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions in Europe and Latin America. More information about the talks by each speaker is available below.

  • 15:00 – 15:40 – Learning Analytics for Large Scale Data – Alexandra Cristea, Professor, Head of the Innovative Computing Research Group, and Deputy Head in the Computer Science Department at Durham University.
    • Recent learning analytics approaches in different learning environments (MOOCs, and online and blended courses) by the Artificial Intelligence and Human Systems research group.
  • 15:40 – 16:20 – Applying Learning Analytics in Living Labs for Educational InnovationTobias Ley, Professor of Learning Analytics and Educational Innovation and Head of Center of Excellence on Educational Innovation at Tallinn University.
    • Using Living Labs for educational innovation centered on the theory-guided and stakeholder-driven application of learning analytics in secondary schools.
  • 16:20 – 17:00 – Adaptation, Adoption and Learning Analytics Pilots in Latin America – Pedro J. Muñoz Merino, professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and LALA’s coordinator.
    • Presentation on the LALA Framework, tools for counseling, prediction for drop outs, and discussion of different tools used by students and faculty.

Organizers: eMadrid

Target audience: All, including K-12 and Higher Education practitioners, administrators, instructional support staff, and researchers

Target level: Introductory

Delivery date and time: 15 January 2021, 3:00-5:00 local time (Central European Time)/8:00-10:00am US CT

Registration: https://forms.gle/wEQi6aQVvG6SiHaw6

6 Techniques for Participatory Design of Learning Analytics with Students and Teachers

This session introduces learning analytics researchers and practitioners to a collection of tools that can be used to scaffold the effective and authentic participation of stakeholders in the design, implementation and evaluation of Learning Analytics systems. The session is practice-based. After establishing the power of human-centered learning analytics design to create systems that resonate with stakeholders’ needs, we will share six tools and techniques that can be used to Understand, Co-Design, and Evaluate them. As part of the session, participants will work on sketching out the first stages of a project for the human-centered design of learning analytics.

Organizers: Juan Pablo Sarmiento – NYU Steinhardt/LEARN

Target audience: Learning analytics professionals interested in human-centered design, faculty interested in Learning Analytics innovation, and instructional support professionals at educational institutions

Target level: Introductory

Delivery date and time: 10 February 2021 (Tentatively 4pm US ET)

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6-techniques-for-participatory-design-of-learning-analytics-tickets-136901352631

Connecting Data with Personalised Feedback

The abundance of data on how learners engage with a learning environment has increased significantly due to the ubiquitous presence of technology mediation. Instructors may use this data to increase their level of understanding of how learners are participating and make decisions about which actions would have the biggest impact in the overall quality of the experience. However, the connection between data and actions is not trivial and requires the alignment of artefacts, processes and methods and sometimes even fall within multiple organisational substructures. In this session we will explore a tool for instructors to articulate this connection more effectively and focus on support actions in the form of personalised feedback messages. Attendees are required to have experience on design and/or delivery of learning experiences and a sense of how to support learners throughout the experience.

Organizers: Abelardo Pardo – University of South Australia

Target audience: Academic developers, designers, instructors. Anybody with experience designing or deploying learning experiences that require student support

Target level: Intermediate. Some knowledge about data available in institutions and knowledge about how to support students is required.

Delivery date and time: 23 February 2021, 7:30am Australian Central Time/22 February 2021, 3:00pm US Central Time

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connecting-data-with-personalised-feedback-tickets-135216029785 

LAK ’21 Workshop

The LALN lead team will host an event at (online) 11th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK ’21) conference. If you are interested in participating in this session, you can find out more information here: https://learninganalytics.net/laln/lak21-workshop/ and https://www.solaresearch.org/events/lak/lak21/pre-conference-schedule/