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Lecture | LDE Innovation Room

CLASH - Developing a Culture of Learning Analytics

Thursday 12 March 2020
TU Delft Teaching Lab (building 32A)
Landbergstraat 15

Learning Analytics (LA) is one of the fastest developing fields in the last decade. Tracing and logging human activities in online systems has led to a plethora of monitoring dashboards, models for early detection of student drop out, feedback and recommendation systems and others to support learners, educators and organizations in the development, implementation and operation of educational processes.

LA in authentic contexts is more than a technical challenge, but rather a web of cognitive, social, organisational and political challenges (Buckingham Shum, Ferguson & Martinez-Maldonado, 2019). Organisations have their own culture of living educational processes and therefore supporting processes need to be customized to these. Educators have their own interpretations of student performance and consider different indicators for student feedback and coaching. Learners and educators live their own culture, which is also closely linked to the vision of leadership and learning rooted in the organisation. 

The Culture of Learning Analytics event (CLAsh) will feature some of the most advanced thinkers on Learning Analytics and opens the opportunity to make use of a network of experts to kick start LA culture in your organisation and discuss the challenges you are facing.

Programme (preliminary):

12:00 Lunch and registration

13:00 Welcome by prof. dr. Marcus Specht (director Centre for Education and Learning)

13.15 Keynote: Analytics for Lifelong Learning Competencies: Aligning Pedagogy, Human-Centred Design & University Strategy by Simon Buckingham Shum, Professor of Learning Informatics & Director, Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) University of Technology Sydney

14:00 Pitches World Café tafelsThe World Café format is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue. We will have 6 tables hosted by an expert that will discuss a topic in Learning Analytics. You can choose which table to join based on the pitches of each host, and can switch tables during the sessions.

14:15 Start Round: State of the Art in LA World Café
Table leaders:

  • Alyssa Wise - Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, education and Human development, Director of LEARN, NYU's university wide Learning Analytics Research Network.
  • Dominique Campman - Project Manager Learning Analytics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he prepares the universities for the next steps with LA.
  • Willem van Valkenburg - Executive Director TU Delft Extension School.
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15:00-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-16:00 Round Challenges in LA World Café
During this round at each table a different challenge in Learning Analytics will be discussed, based on the input from participants.

16:00 Pitches World Café Results and Discussion
Once all World Café rounds have been completed, key points from each table are presented to the whole group for a final collective discussion.

16:30 Fishbowl Panel
In this Fishbowl panel two of the chairs are open to members of the audience who want to ask questions or make comments.
Panel members: Simon Buckingham Shum, Alyssa Wise, Dominique Campman, Willem van Valkenburg; 
moderation by Marcus Specht.

17:00 Drinks and Networking

More information and registration

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