Institutional Members

SoLAR currently has 13 institutional members from all over the world: Australia, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands. You can read about some of our long-standing and brand new institutional members below.

If you are interested in becoming a 2021 Institutional member, please review our institutional member benefits and contact membership@solaresearch.org.

2021 Institutional Members:

  • University of South Australia
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas - Arlington
  • Kyoto University
  • University of Maryland Global Campus
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
  • Indiana University
  • Delft University of Technology (TU DELFT)
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Monash University
  • Technischen Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt)

University of South Australia, UniSA/ Teaching Innovation Unit and Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L)

SoLAR member from 2013

Strengths

UniSA has attracted many of the worlds’ leading researchers in learning analytics. The strength of our research lies in the breadth of research that is achievable through access to large scale organizational data sets. In particular we have strengths in models of organizational adoption, networked learning, social network analysis, machine learning, data mining, assessment and feedback, cognitive science, computational linguistics, and education. As such, our work is wide ranging and applied covering development of predictive models, optimizing feedback, student and teacher sensemaking, analytic dashboards, video analytics and networked models of learning, to name a few. Our approach to learning analytics revolves around the need to address challenges experienced by learners and teachers. Hence, our work first seeks to develop and test learning analytics innovations. The outcomes of this work are then piloted in practice for further evaluation and assessment of the factors that may impede adoption. The outcomes are then translated at scale for organizational adoption.

Initiatives that UniSA is proud of...

Victoria University of Wellington, Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures)

SoLAR member from 2019

Strengths

We are at an early stage in our engagement with learning analytics but we have generated a strong analytics community that meets regularly through our ‘Learning Analytics Roundtable’. From developing a shared understanding of analytics and an identification of current institutional expertise and related projects we are now moving towards developing a number of pilots and workstreams targeting student success. One of our strengths has been open knowledge sharing and a willingness for multidisciplinary teams to take part in joint action, for example in the development of our Learning Analytics principles and associated analytics framework.

Initiatives the Victoria University of Wellington is proud of...

Indiana University, University Information Technology Services

SoLAR member from 2019

Strengths

Indiana University is comprised of 9 campuses, as well as IU Online. This diversity of learning environments, including over 90,000 students, is supported by a shared data architecture and information technology division, enabling quantitative analyses of teaching and learning at uniquely broad scales. IU is also a charter member of the Unizin consortium, and is committed to rigorous and responsible research that advances the Unizin data platform's promise of becoming the world's largest learning laboratory. At IU's flagship campus in Bloomington, the Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success (CLASS) actively supports faculty engagement with these data resources, helping to foster a culture of data-driven, evidence-based curricular decisions and instructional innovations. Across all these efforts, the learning analytics community at IU shares a common commitment to the university's educational mission of helping students of all kinds reach their potential and prepare for a lifetime of success.

Initiatives Indiana University is proud of...

University of Technology Sydney, Connected Intelligence Centre

SoLAR member from 2020

Strengths

  • Working with educators to integrate Learning Design and Learning Analytics
  • Writing Analytics
  • Multimodal Teamwork Analytics
  • Dispositional Learning Analytics
  • Skills Analytics for curriculum pathway and career support
  • Data interoperability standards for Learning Analytics

Initiatives UTS is proud of...

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