The members of the SHEILA team organized an interactive panel discussion on learning analytics at the University of Edinburgh with the title “Exciting times require exciting actions: Opportunities for learning analytics in higher education“. The panel was moderated by Professor Dragan Gasevic (University of Edinburgh) and featured¬†two world renowned pioneers of learning analytics, Professor George Siemens (University of Texas Arlington) and Dr. Mark Milliron (Civitas Learning). They discussed the current state and trends in learning analytics from the research, institutional, and industrial perspectives. Discussion included:

  • examples of the use of learning analytics in higher education and identified benefits;
  • examples of systemic adoption of learning analytics in higher education and impact on the quality of learning and teaching and institutional change;
  • major challenges identified in research, development and implementation of learning analytics in higher education that warrant future work; and
  • promising opportunities for learning analytics research, innovation in higher education, and business development and industry collaboration.

The event was video streamed and the video recordings are available on YouTube.