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  • 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

  • Call for participation: Learning and technologies research VISTAS –  Visions, Inspiration, Synergy and Transformation across IAALDE societies. A colloquium series The International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era (IAALDE – www.alliancelss.com ) invites researchers to apply for the Learning and Technologies Research VISTAS Colloquium Series to encourage Vision, Inspiration, Synergy, and Transformation Across Societies. The goal of VISTAS

  • Dear Learning Analytics Community, COVID-19 continues to cause severe social, economic and educational disruptions. We have been managing the impacts from these disruptions on our members and moved major events such as LAK and LASI fully online since 2020. At this time, the majority of educational conferences are running hybrid events which acknowledges the challenges for many individuals such as

  • Current SoLAR Executive Committee for 2022 President – Maren Scheffel, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany Vice President – Yi-Shan Tsai, Monash University, Australia Secretary – Ioana Jivet, TU Delft, Netherlands Member at Large – Anouschka van Leeuwen, Utrecht University, Netherlands Member at Large – Roger Azevedo, University of Central Florida, USA Member at Large – Shibani Antonette, University of Technology Sydney,

  • 2022 Call for Nominations – SoLAR Executive Committee The SoLAR Executive Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2022-2023 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

  • We invite you to participate in the 2nd CSEDM Data Challenge, an event held in cooperation with SoLAR! Participants will compete to develop new modeling techniques to predict students’ outcomes in CS/programming classrooms, based on their code submissions to prior programming problems. Overview & Dataset: The challenge is designed to bring together researchers from across the disciplines of Computing Education,

  • We are pleased to announce our next webinar with Dr. María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana which will take place on August 31, 2021 at 3pm CEST (9am EDT, 2pm BST, 10pm JST). This webinar will provide an overview of how analytics proposals can enhance awareness and reflection about learning design practices. You can join us by registering for the August webinar event

  • The new episode of the SoLAR Spotlight podcast series features Leah Macfadyen and Danny Liu as guests, hosted by Shibani Antonette. They converse about the importance of learning analytics practitioners and the pragmatisms in translating learning analytics research into real classroom practice. Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/user-916492194/episode-12-learning-analytics-practitioners-and-practice What is your takeaway of this podcast? What is the lie that Leah

  • Current SoLAR Executive Committee for 2021 President – Maren Scheffel, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), GER Member at Large – Simon Buckingham Shum, University of Technology, Sydney, AUS Member at Large – Bodong Chen, University of Minnesota, USA Member at Large – Nia Dowell, University of California, Irvine, USA Member at Large – Isabel Hilliger, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, CHL The

 
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