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Learning Analytics Summer Institute 2017

Date: Monday, 12th June 2017
Time: 03:30 PM
Location: Ann Arbor Michigan

SafariScreenSnapz787This year’s field-building Learning Analytics Summer Institute, organised by SoLAR, was once again hosted at U. Michigan with satellite LASI-Locals running internationally (e.g. for reference, here’s the 2016 program). CIC’s Simon Buckingham Shum and Andrew Gibson made contributions on several fronts…

  • Opening keynote address Learning Analytics vs. Cognitive Automation (replay the talk below • PDF slidesreplay the other keynotes).
  • Andrew led training in Writing Analytics, explaining our approach to the design of natural language processing to enable instant feedback to students on their writing (workshop 4)
  • Simon ran a briefing on how the learning analytics community can think about the ways in which data and algorithms take on ethical dimensions (tutorial 8 slides below • PDF)

Welcome from U. Michigan professor and SoLAR President Stephanie Teasley, and introductory comments on the state of Learning Analytics from UM Vice-Provost Academic Innovation James Hilton (start –> 19min 50sec), followed by keynote address: Learning Analytics vs. Cognitive Automation: Rationale, Examples and Organisational Strategy

Selected tweets…