LACE Project Infographic
The EU-funded LACE (Learning Analytics Community Exchange) project is “bringing together key European players in the field of learning analytics (LA) and educational data mining (EDM) in order to support the development of communities of practice and share emerging best practice“.
Last week the LACE project blog included a post on “Infographic Learning Analytics“. This post described how learning analytics can help answering questions such as:
- When is a student ready to proceed to the next subject?
- When is a student at risk of dropping out?
- What grade will a student most likely receive for a specific subject?
- Does a student need extra support on a specific area?
The post, which provided comments on learning analytics from a school perspective went on to add that “It will take some time before Learning Analytics will be broadly adopted in schools. We expect that within two to five years approximately 50% of the schools will make use of systems that are more or less driven by Learning Analytics principles.”
In order to encourage discussions on this topic the LACE project team have created an infographic which depicts “the roads to more differentiated and personalised education“.
A portion of the infographic is included in this post.The full infographic (which can be downloaded as a hi-resolution PDF) goes on from the traditional and personalised educational environments to summarise how learning analytics can help; the learning analytics cycle; the four levels of learning analytics; the teacher’s role and ask ‘what’s next?’.
Keeping Up To Date With LACE Blog Posts
Other posts on the LACE project blog published in the past two weeks have covered topics including:
- Learning Analytics dilemmas: What are the ethics of trusting cheap medications without prescriptions Google apps for teaching?
- MOOCs and Learning Analytics
- Seminar on Learning Analytics in schools 9 October in Stockholm
- Learning Analytics Watchdog – a job description of the future for effective transparency?
- Learning Analytics SoLAR Flare Event in UK: 24 October 2014
- Learning analytics: asking the right questions
But if you have an interest in learning analytics how should you ensure that you do not miss any of the blog posts? Traditionally this has been done by adding a blog’s RSS feed in your RSS reader. In the case of the LACE project blog the RSS file is available at http://www.laceproject.eu/feed . However RSS usage seems to have declined significantly in recently years, particularly since July 2013 when Google closed down the Google Reader.
These days many professionals seem to keep informed on new articles and blog posts through their Twitter network. If you use Twitter you may find it useful to follow the @laceproject Twitter account or monitor the #lacproject hashtag which is used by the project team.
However as well as RSS readers and Twitter, another way of ensuring that new LACE project web sites are delivered to you is to subscribe to an email delivery services for new posts.
The Feedburner service is basing used to provide this service. If you would like to receive automated email delivery of new LACE project blog posts simply click on the following link:
You should note that if you wish to unsubscribe from this service you can do so at any time.