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ABC Radio episode on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Education

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,-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 whatContinue reading →

SoLAR Launches New Webinar Series!

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 TechnologyContinue reading →

SoLAR launches new Learning Analytics Podcast!

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 ofContinue reading →

International Symposium on Evidence-Based Education through Learning Analytics at Kyoto University, Japan

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 forContinue reading →

New discussion paper: The Ethics of Learning Analytics in Australian Higher Education

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 byContinue reading →

2019 SoLAR Executive Committee Nominees

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,Continue reading →

SoLAR Executive Committee: Call for Nominations!

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: with the following informationContinue reading →

Meet our Educational Committee!

We are proud to introduce our newly formed Educational Committee that is looking forward to proposal for learning analytics educational programs that are interested in a SoLAR in-coopertation status.

Conference on Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics

Learning analytics holds great potential to address the challenges confronting higher education institutions. While the use of learning analytics has gained much attention and has been/is being adopted by many higher education institutions in Europe and the world, the maturity levels of higher education institutions in terms of being “student data informed” are only inContinue reading →

2018 Inclusion Chair Nominees

We are pleased to present the following candidates as nominees for election to the SoLAR Executive. This individual will hold the position of the newly created Inclusion Chair role. All SoLAR individual and students members are eligible to vote for all positions. Links to access the online voting system will be sent to SoLAR membersContinue reading →