Learning analytics and higher education development: Towards a research agenda

Workshop on "Systemic Implementation of Learning Analytics in Higher Education: Challenges and Directions"


Professor Dragan Gašević
Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics
Moray House School of Education and School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Professor Dragan Gasevic is Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics in the Moray House School of Education and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. As the President (2015-2017) and a co-founder of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR), he has had the pleasure to serve as a founding program co-chair of the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK) in 2011 and 2012, current general chair of LAK’16, founding program co-chair of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI) in 2013 and 2014, and a founding editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics since 2013. Computer scientist by formal education, Dragan considers himself a learning scientist whose research centers on learning analytics, self-regulated and social learning, higher education policy, and data mining. The award-winning work of his team on the LOCO-Analytics software is considered one of the pioneering contributions in the growing area of learning analytics. Recently, he has founded ProSolo Technologies Inc that developed a software solution for tracking, evaluating, and recognizing competencies gained through self-directed learning and social interactions. He is a frequent keynote speaker and a (co-)author of numerous research papers and books.

Abstract: The field learning analytics is established with the promise for the education sector to embrace the use of data for decision-making. The field of learning analytics makes use of data collected from user interactions with educational and information technology to advance our understanding of and optimize the learning process. This workshop will start with the description of challenges identified in implementation and adoption of learning analytics in higher education. The workshop will then continue with the overview of a model and associated challenges for systemic adoption of learning analytics. This will be followed with the overview of an approach to the development of institutional policy and strategy for implementation and adoption of learning analytics in higher education. The workshop will conclude with the discussion of recent research results in learning analytics and important research questions to be addressed in the future.

Date: 8 December 2016 (Thursday)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Tai Ning Hall, 12/F, Block A, Main Campus, the Open University of Hong Kong, Homantin, Kowloon [Map]

Enquiries: Hoyee Auyeung (The Open University of Hong Kong)
Tel: 2768 6051
Email: hauyeung@ouhk.edu.hk
Co-organized by: The Open University of Hong Kong
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
School of Professional Education and Executive Development, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

This event was fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (UGC/IIDS16/H01/15).

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