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 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 in the early stages. The SHEILA project set out to address this gap by developing a framework that will help higher education institutions to adopt learning analytics systemically.

The members of the SHEILA team are delighted to invite you to the conference ‘Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics’. The conference aims to

  • present an outstanding line-up of speakers representing a wide range of key stakeholders
  • discuss empirical findings of various perspectives to learning analytics collected by involving several thousands of stakeholders from across Europe
  • present the SHEILA policy framework for learning analytics adoption in higher education institutions
  • demonstrate several case studies that were used for the development and validation of the SHEILA framework
  • facilitate an interactive session that introduces the practical use of the SHEILA framework
  • create opportunities for networking with stakeholders sharing common interest in adoption and implementation of learning analytics in higher education and beyond.

The registration for the conference is fully free and it includes access to the entire conference program, coffee breaks, and lunch.

Conference registration: http://bit.ly/sheila_conf_reg

Conference venue: House of the Dutch Provinces | Trierstraat 59-61 | B-1040 Brussels | Belgium

Conference date: 5th June 2018

Conference program (tentative)

8:00 – 8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 Opening and introduction, Dragan Gasevic (University of Edinburgh and Monash University)
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote, Blaženka Divjak, Minister of Science and Education, Government of Croatia
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:30 SHEILA findings

  • SHEILA goals, methodology, and framework, Dragan Gasevic (University of Edinburgh and Monash University)
  • Senior management and institutional perspectives, Yi-Shan Tsai (University of Edinburgh)
  • Student perspectives, Pedro Manuel Moreno Marcos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and Alexander Whitelock-Wainwright (University of Liverpool)
  • Teacher perspectives, Kairit Tammets (Tallinn University) and Maren Scheffel (Open University Netherlands)
  • Expert perspectives, Hendrik Drachler (Open University Netherlands and Goethe University Frankfurt) 
11:30 – 12:30 Panel: Capacity development of learning analytics implementation and adoption

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Vice-Rector for Strategy and Digital Education, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (facilitator)
  • Brian Green, Deputy Associate Principal (Learning and Teaching), University of Strathclyde
  • Deirdre Hodson, Policy Officer, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
  • Anne Boyer, Professor of Computer Science, Université de Lorraine 
  • João Pinto, President, Erasmus Student Network
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Breakout sessions – Crafting learning analytics policy and strategy with SHEILA
15:30 – 16:15 Final panel – Practical issues in implementation of learning analytics and steps forward  

  • Pedro José Muñoz Merino, Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (facilitator)
  • Tobias Ley,  ERA Chair Professor of Learning Analytics and Educational Innovation, Tallinn University
  • Maria Kelo, Director of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (pending)
  • Barbara Wasson, Director of Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology, University of Bergen
16:15-16:30 Closing