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  • The Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) condemns the murder and treatment of Black people and communities in the U.S. and worldwide, expressing its solidarity with peaceful non-violent protesters around the world and the Black Lives Matter movement. These current protests call our attention to lives lost to police and vigilante actions. Know their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony

  • The LASI organising team has been exploring options for hosting the event later in the year. Unfortunately, hosting a face to face event in 2020 is not viable in terms of either securing physical space at the university, individuals being able to travel and/or able to secure funding to attend. The LASI organising team also believe that hosting an online

  • We have been monitoring the global COVID-19 situation and unfortunately, the face to face meeting in New York in June 2020 will no longer be possible.  We are exploring different dates/formats for LASI, such as a virtual LASI, LASI Locals or a face to face meeting later in the year, and will have further information in the coming months on

  • We are pleased to present the following candidates as nominees for election to the SoLAR Executive: Candidates for SoLAR Executive Member at Large (13 Candidates, 4 Positions Available) Simon Buckingham Shum, University of Technology Sydney, AUS Bodong Chen, University of Minnesota, USA Guanliang Chen, Monash University, AUS Nia Dowell, University of California – Irvine, USA Victoria Dunnam, Consultant, USA Carrie

  • The issue 6(3) of the Journal of Learning Analytics (JL.A) is now available. This new issue contains a special Invited Dialogue sparked by Neil Selwyn’s follow-up article to his LAK18 keynote “What’s the Problem with Learning Analytics?”. Four senior members of the community holding diverse perspectives (Alfred Essa, Rebecca Ferguson, Paul Prinsloo, and Carolyn Rosé) each respond and discuss current

  • The SoLAR Executive Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2020-2021 Executive Committee. Executive Committee members serve two year terms. Nominations are open for four members at-large positions on the 2020 SoLAR Executive Committee. If you are interested in shaping and guiding how SoLAR continues to serve the growing learning analytics community please send an email to:

  • SoLAR Executive Board member Professor Simon Buckingham-Shum was recently interviewed by ABC Radio on the topic of artificial intelligence, ethics and education. Listen to the full episode here https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/artificial-intelligence,-ethics-and-education/11654930 Episode Summary: AI holds enormous potential for transforming the way we teach, says education technology expert Simon Buckingham Shum, but first we need to define what kind of education system we

  • SoLAR is happy to announce a new webinar series in conjunction with the Learning Analytics podcast, SoLAR Spotlight. The webinar series will provide a bi-monthly webinar on the months where there is no podcast episode. For the month of August, we were happy to feature, Dr. Professor Simon Buckingham Shum from the University of Technology Sydney titled, “Learning Analytics as

  • The Society for Learning Analytics Research is proud to present a new series of Podcasts for our growing community! The new series is titled, SoLAR Spotlight! SoLAR Spotlight will be a place where we discuss some big ideas and trends in research and practice of learning analytics. The first episode features the current president of SoLAR, Professor Abelardo Pardo from

  • On 22 March 2019, the team from Ogata Lab at University of Kyoto hosted the International Symposium on Evidence-Based Education through Learning Analytics. The event was attended by more than 300 delegates from industry and educational institutions from Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The event included keynote presentations from representatives of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, RIKEN

  • A new paper exploring the ethical issues related to Learning Analytics in the context of the Australian Higher Education sector has been published. The discussion of these issues has resonated in this community since its initial stages (see the keynote presentation at the 2018 edition of the International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge by Professor Neil Selwyn for an

  • We are pleased to present the following candidates as nominees for election to the SoLAR Executive: Candidates for SoLAR Executive Member at Large (10 Candidates, 6 Positions Available) Sheridan Gentili, University of South Australia, Australia Vitomir Kovanovic, University of South Australia, Australia Anouschka van Leeuwen, Utrecht University, the Netherlands Zachary Pardos, University of California, Berkeley, USA Sasha Poquet, National University

  • Interested in Guiding the Future of SoLAR? Nominations are now open for six member at-large positions and one student member on the 2019 SoLAR Executive Committee. If you are interested in shaping and guiding how SoLAR continues to serve the growing learning analytics community please send a brief email to: nicole@solaresearch.org with the following information by 5:00 pm EDT January

  • SoLAR Executive Minutes July 19, 2018 5:00 pm Eastern (NY Time) via ZOOM   Attendance: Rebecca Ferguson, Stephanie Teasley, Xavier Ochoa, Grace Lynch, Vitomir Kovanovic, Leah Macfadyen, Chris Brooks, Abelardo Pardo, Simon Buckingham Shum, Hiroaki Ogata, Nicole Hoover, Sasha Poquet, Srecko Joksimovic, Shenita Ray, Hendrik Drachsler Regrets: none Recorders: Leah Macfadyen, Nicole Hoover, Grace Lynch   AGENDA Approval of Minutes

  • SoLAR Executive Minutes June 11, 2018 5:00 pm Eastern (NY Time) via ZOOM   Attendance: Rebecca Ferguson, Stephanie Teasley, Xavier Ochoa, Grace Lynch, Vitomir Kovanovic, Leah Macfadyen, Chris Brooks, Abelardo Pardo, Simon Buckingham Shum, Hiroaki Ogata, Nicole Hoover, Sasha Poquet  Regrets: Srecko Joksimovic, Shenita Ray, Hendrik Drachsler Recorders: Leah Macfadyen, Nicole Hoover, Grace Lynch   AGENDA Approval of Minutes –

 
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