Learning Analytics Summer Institute, StanfordSimon Buckingham Shum, Tuesday 04 December 2012 | Annotate
We've just announced what should be a field-defining event for Learning Analytics: a summer institute bringing together 100 participants at Stanford University in July 2013, with satellite Institutes running globally.
Learning Analytics as both a research topic and emerging marketplace has recently garnered the attention of faculty, educational researchers and administrators, policy makers, data scientists and learning technology entrepreneurs. Unprecedented quantity of, and access to, learner-generated data has opened up new opportunities, for instance, for researchers to better understand how learners learn, for educators to assess the impact of teaching activities and interventions, and for learners to receive personalized, real-time, automated support for their learning advancements.
The Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI) is a strategic five-day event, July 1-5, 2013, co-organized by SoLAR and Stanford University. The objective is that participants will leave better equipped to actively engage in advancing the LA field through their teaching and research activities. Specifically, LASI has two goals:
- Build the field of Learning Analytics through cross disciplinary interactions, identification of research and teaching needs, advancement of LA methods, and connecting isolated researchers.
- Develop the skills and knowledge of doctoral students and academics, equipping them to engage actively in LA research and teaching.