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  • Title: Learning and Regulating with ChatGPT: What an Experimental Study Tells Us The advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have profoundly transformed and will continue to influence the workforce by automating numerous tasks across various sectors. Consequently, it is vital for students and professionals to develop the capability to “learn and work with AI,” a focus that has increasingly become central

  • Current SoLAR Executive Committee for 2024 President – Bart Rienties, The Open University, UK Vice President – Blaženka Divjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia Vice President – Olga Viberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Secretary – Ioana Jivet, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany Treasurer – Abhinava Barthakur, University of South Australia, Australia Member at Large – Kathryn Bartimote, University of Sydney, Australia

  • The SoLAR Executive Committee and ECR Grant Working Group is pleased to announce the deadline extension for the Early Career Research Grant. Applications are now due May 17, 2024 by 5pm EDT. Purpose The SoLAR ECR Research Grant serves to support promising early career researchers who demonstrate the potential to advance research and practice in learning analytics and increase the

  • The SoLAR Executive Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for a special election for a student representative to the 2024-2025 Executive Committee. Executive Committee members serve a two year term. Nominations are open for one student representative. If you are interested in shaping and guiding how SoLAR continues to serve the growing learning analytics community please fill

  • Title: Reframing thinking about and modeling learning through complex dynamical systems  Learning is a highly individual process of change that emerges from multiple interacting components (e.g. cognitive, social) that occur at varying levels (e.g., individual, group) and timescales (e.g. micro, meso, macro) in constantly changing environments. Due to its complexity, the theoretical assumptions that describe learning are difficult to computationally

  • Current SoLAR Executive Committee for 2024 President – Bart Rienties, The Open University, UK Secretary – Ioana Jivet, Goethe University Frankfurt & DIPF, Germany Member at Large – Kathryn Bartimote, University of Sydney, Australia Member at Large – Rogers Kaliisa, University of Oslo, Norway Member at Large – Mohammad Khalil, University of Bergen, Norway Member at Large – Lisa-Angelique Lim, University of Technology Sydney,

  • Dear Learning Analytics Community,  We write to inform you that the SoLAR Executive Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the integrated virtual component of LAK24 scheduled for March 18 -22, 2024. The number of virtual submissions and registrations for LAK24 is extremely low (i.e., 4.6% of LAK paper presenters have requested online presentation, 7% of registered LAK24 participants

  • The SoLAR Communications team is pleased to present episode 20: Learning Analytics & AI: Opportunities & Challenges of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast. This episode of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast series features Dr Aneesha Bakharia, University of Queensland, Australia and Professor Barbara Wasson, University of Bergen, Norway as guests, hosted by Shibani Antonette & Rogers Kaliisa. They converse about the recent

  • The SoLAR Executive Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2024-2025 Executive Committee. Executive Committee members serve a two year term. Nominations are open for four member at-large positions. If you are interested in shaping and guiding how SoLAR continues to serve the growing learning analytics community please fill out this short google form with the

  • It is our pleasure to invite you to our next SoLAR Webinar in partnership with the Master program in Educational Psychology – Learning Analytics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison “Modeling Learning in the Age of Chat GPT” with faculty director David William Shaffer. This talk looks at what ChatGPT and AI models are really doing, what that means for the

  • We are pleased to announce the recipient of the SoLAR 2023 Early Career Research Grant: Yizhou Fan from Peking University, China for their project, “Measuring and Scaffolding Hybrdi Human-AI Regulation: Comparing Learning Processes Facilitated by ChatGPT and Human Experts.” Congratulations to Yizhou! This year we saw many high-quality applications come through, making it a challenge in deciding the winner. We

  • The Spanish Network of Learning Analytics is glad to announce its 12th edition of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute Spain 2023 (LASI Spain 2023). LASI Spain 2023 (https://lasi23.snola.es), will take place in Madrid on June 29-30, 2023, organized by SNOLA (the Spanish Network of Learning Analytics) and will have Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) as a host. LASI

  • It is our pleasure to invite you to SoLAR Webinar “Unveiling the Power of Affect during Learning” presented by Elizabeth Cloude from University of Pennsylvania. This webinar will present an interdisciplinary perspective that merges an affect framework with complex adaptive systems theory. Time and date: June 15, 11am-12pm CDT (12pm New York, 5pm London, 1am Tokyo) Location: Zoom (meeting URL

  • The SoLAR ECR Research Grant serves to support promising early career researchers who demonstrate the potential to advance research and practice in learning analytics and increase the educational and socio-economic impacts of learning analytics. Proposed projects should improve our understanding of learning analytics and learning in general, result in positive impacts on education, and align with the topics identified for

  • The SoLAR Awards Committee is calling for nominations for two new SoLAR awards programs, the Emerging Scholars Award and the Outstanding Community Work Award. People can nominate themselves or others. We are specifically looking for nominations covering different regions of the world, i.e. Australasia, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. Deadline for submissions is March 11, 23:59 AOE. 

  • It is our pleasure to invite you to SoLAR Webinar “Socio-spatial Learning Analytics for Embodied Collaborative Learning” presented by Lixiang Yan from Monash University, recipient of the Best Paper Award at LAK22. Time and date: February 9, 12-1pm CET (6am New York, 11am London, 8pm Tokyo)Location: Zoom (meeting URL provided in the registration email) We are looking forward to seeing

  • Current SoLAR Executive Committee for 2023 President – Bart Rienties, The Open University, UK Treasurer – Isabel Hilliger, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile Member at Large – Blaženka Divjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia Member at Large – Nia Dowell, University of California, Irvine, USA Member at Large – Paul Prinsloo, University of South Africa, South Africa The SoLAR Executive

  • The Responsible LA SIG has during this year organized and participated in the following dissemination activities: Enabling Responsible Learning Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges was a session, where researchers and practitioners came together to facilitate a conversation about what constitutes a responsible approach to data-driven educational practices today and what the challenges for the future are, as well as how such

  • Upcoming Webinar: December 15, 8-9 AM CEST / 5-6pm AEST It is our pleasure to invite you to SoLAR Webinar “Can theories of extended cognition inspire new approaches to writing analytics?”, presented by Dr. Andrew Gibson.  Time and date: December 15,  8-9 am CEST / 5-6 pm AEST  Location: Zoom (meeting URL provided in the registration form) To register, go to  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/theories-of-extended-cognition-and-new-approaches-to-writing-analytics-tickets-473268658297 (Also,

  • The SoLAR Executive Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2023-2024 Executive Committee. Executive Committee members serve a two year term. Nominations are open for six member at-large positions and one student member position. If you are interested in shaping and guiding how SoLAR continues to serve the growing learning analytics community please fill out this short

  • At LAK22, the SoLAR Executive Committee pledged to establish an Awards Committee in order to honour and acknowledge other members of the community for their work and services.  The Awards Committee consists of six members:The current president of SoLAR (chair)The current President-elect or one of the Vice PresidentsThe two most recent former presidentsTwo  SoLAR membersThe term of each Award committee is

  • Final Call for submissions for the following tracks for LAK23 – Research Full & Short papers, Practitioner and Workshops/Tutorials. The submission deadline is October 3, 2022 at 23:59  (AOE Timezone) Full Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines are available on the LAK23 website. In-person and Virtual participation will be available. GENERAL CALL The 2023 edition of The International Conference on Learning

  • The Society for Learning Analytics Research is proud to announce the winner of the first Early Career Research Grant. The SoLAR ECR Research Grant serves to support promising early career researchers who demonstrate the potential to advance research and practice in learning analytics and increase the educational and socio-economic impacts of learning analytics. Proposed projects should improve our understanding of

 
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