UPDATE: 7 JUNE 2013
This event is currently fully booked. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to our waiting list.
Priority will be given to institutions that do not already have a member of staff attending when allocating waiting list places.
Institutions are collecting more data than ever before about their students and how they interact with the curriculum and each other. This has opened up unprecedented opportunities to understand the learning process and to provide targeted, real-time support to students and lecturers.
This free, one-day, interactive event will explore ways of working with data to draw out and share insights that can make a real difference to learning and teaching.
- Visualising data: speakers on implementing analytics dashboards, advanced use of visualisation software and overcoming data visualisation hurdles
- Working with dialogue data: techniques for handling dialogue data captured from online forums, social networks and feedback forms. Speakers on language processing, identification of dialogue types and creating measures of speaking and listening in online environments.
- Round-table discussions and World Café: a chance to discuss your thoughts with cutting edge researchers and experienced data visualisation professionals. Take away ideas for creating and introducing analytics quickly or experiment with data visualisation in our hands-on data hack.
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LASI-UK is part of a global network of LASI-Local events linked to the Learning Analytics Summer Institute at Stanford (LASI-Stanford), co-organised by the Society for Learning Analytics (SoLAR) and Stanford University. This aims to advance the emerging field of learning analytics by bringing together researchers and doctoral students from a mix of disciplines for an intensive five-day ‘summer camp’.
Following the main LASI-UK event, we will be linking to a live broadcast of the final day’s plenary session from LASI-Stanford. Delegates are invited to stay on for this optional evening session, which will finish at 6.30pm.
Who should attend
Anyone with an interest in using data to support students and inform curriculum design and teaching, including:
- Data analysts, planners and management information providers
- Curriculum designers / education developers
- Those involved in the construction, delivery and analysis of MOOCs
Friday, 5 July 2013
The main LASI-UK event will run from 9:15am to 4:30pm. Delegates are also invited to stay on for a live plenary session broadcast from LASI-Stanford, due to finish at 6.30pm.
University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, Edinburgh.
Visit the Informatics website for more information on the venue and travel arrangements: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/informatics/about/location
For all queries relating to the conference, please email Naomi Jeffery (Open University in Scotland): naomi.jeffery at open.ac.uk
This event is co-hosted by JISC CETIS, the Open University in Scotland and the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics.
Where can I find out more about Learning Analytics?
SoLAR defines learning analytics as “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs.”
The CETIS Analytics Series explores a number of key issues around the potential strategic advantages and insights analytics can bring to the education sector. Funded by JISC, it is aimed primarily at managers and early adopters in Further and Higher Education who have a strategic role in developing the use of analytics in the following areas:
- Whole Institutional Issues
- Ethical and Legal Issues
- Learning and Teaching
- Research Management
- Technology and Infrastructure