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Logo Learning Analytics Community Exchange Newsletter 5 | LACE


September 2015
In this Newsletter:

LACE SoLAR Flare networking event | A Manifesto for Learning Analytics in the Workplace (LAW) | Developing the big picture of a learning analytics system | Scaling up learning analytics: Innovating European Education | Electronic Management of Assessment and Assessment Analytics | Data Sharing Requirements and Roadmap | Visions of the future | Evidence of the month: Intelligent tutoring systems | Policy recommendations for learning analytics | A Framework of Quality Indicators for Learning Analytics | FAQ 3: What are the main barriers in making use of learning analytics? | Join us as an Associate Partner | Subscription Details

Invitation to the next LACE SoLAR Flare networking event

Join us on 9 October at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK or online

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‘Research into practice’ for learning analytics is the theme of the event that will feature Professor Belinda Tynan, pro vice chancellor of the UK Open University and Chris Ballard, resident data scientist at Tribal as keynote speakers.
In addition to the keynotes, all participants are invited to give a lightning talk (one slide, two minutes) about their work in order to widen the discussion about how learning analytics research is being put into practice across Europe.

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A Manifesto for Learning Analytics in the Workplace (LAW)

a new policy paper by LACE

The manifesto builds on the results of the workshops at the Policies for Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics Briefing, reported in review 3 of the Learning Analytics Review series.

It sets out that the EU should identify and cooperate with all the relevant stakeholders with the aim of identifying 21st century skills, improving the training provided to the existing workforce, and maintaining the equilibrium between the needs of industries and society. also requests the EU and national educational authorities, together with companies and social partners, to improve research and development of IT tools that are able to leverage a mix of formal and informal learning situations during workforce daily operations.

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Developing the big picture of a learning analytics system

a report from the international standardisation scene by Tore Hoel

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This summer, ISO Sub-committee 36 made important progress in coming up with the basic concepts describing a learning analytics technical framework. Take a look behind the scenes of this ISO committee and read a reflection on the importance of designing a high level framework while companies and national agencies are trying to come up with working code to improve learning through analytics on a practical level.

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Scaling up learning analytics: Innovating European Education

LACE workshop at the ICT2015

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Using Big Data for education is far more challenging than using Big Data for pinpoint marketing and targeted advertising. It requires us to deal withcEuropean values of cultural diversity as well as social and data protection standards. If a European policy on scaling up learning analytics is not put in place we will not reap the full potential of this new technology.

EU-supported learning analytics projects are teaming up for a workshop to present their policy propositions to ICT 2015 participants.

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Electronic Management of Assessment and Assessment Analytics

by Adam Cooper

Assessment has been somewhat neglected in the discourse on learning analytics and yet it is an excellent jumping-off point for adopting learning analytics because assessment is universally expected to be part of a teaching and learning experience by both teachers and learners. It is also something that clearly benefits all students, and we know that assessment and feedback have a pivotal role in shaping what and how students learn.

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Data Sharing Requirements and Roadmap

A new report from LACE

Data sharing is a precondition for being able to scale up learning analytics in schools and universities. The LACE project has now published a report on Requirements for Data Sharing, and the first take on a Roadmap of actions necessary to achieve interoperability.
The issues for data sharing are identified through case studies and other means, and are analysed from technical, semantic, organisational, and legal perspectives, following the structure of the European Interoperability Framework.

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Visions of the future

by Doug Clow

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 ask experts to consider what is desirable, what is feasible, and the obstacles to making what is desirable happen, over a time frame of the next 10 to 15 years.

The resulting report on the future of learning analytics and educational data mining will be published in December 2015.

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Evidence of the month: Intelligent tutoring systems

by Rebecca Ferguson

Each month, we highlight one of the new additions to the LACE Evidence Hub, which brings together evidence about learning analytics.

Highlighted in August is a meta-analysis of studies relating to ‘Intelligent tutoring systems and learning outcomes‘.

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Policy recommendations for learning analytics

Results of three stakeholder workshops at Policies for Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics Briefing

The discussions examined the priorities for a group of European educational administrators, professionals and academics in considering analytics and its relationship to policy and practice. Each workshop produced a set of recommendations, and these are brought together in the paper Policy recommendations for learning analytics from three stakeholder workshops. The paper also includes summary of the briefing, links to presentations, and video interviews with stakeholders.

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A Framework of Quality Indicators for Learning Analytics

A LACE Learning Analytics Review paper by Maren Scheffel

Hard evidence for or against different types of learning analytics is more elusive than one would expect, as the LACE project has been finding out through its Evidence Hub. Part of the problem is the difficulty in comparing the results of different tools and methods. The LACE project has therefore developed a proposal for a framework.

The Learning Analytics Review is a series of articles and briefings for those working in schools, workplace and higher education who have an interest in the impact of learning analytics in the short to medium term.

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FAQ 3: What are the main barriers in making use of learning analytics?

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This set of frequently asked questions is the third in a series of FAQs that are being published by the LACE project team. The first set of FAQs dealt with learning analytics are and the second set covered the benefits that learning analytics can provide.

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Join us as an Associate Partner

LACE Associate Partners work with us in various ways, ranging from joining the discussion and writing blog posts to contributing evidence about learning analytics or collaborating on a White Paper.

We are encouraging individuals and organisations to join us.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 619421

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