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Important Announcement – LASI20 Cancelled

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… Continue Reading →

Important Announcement – LASI20 Update

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… Continue Reading →

2020 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 (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… Continue Reading →

Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA) – Volume 6 Issue 3, now available!

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 Ros√©)… Continue Reading →

2020 Call for Executive Committee Nominations

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… Continue Reading →

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 what… Continue 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 Technology… Continue 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 of… Continue 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 for… Continue Reading →