Dr Doug Clow
Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK
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The LACE project
HEI Community-building through events &
communication channels/social media
(cross-disciplinary HEI, K12, Workplace)
Technology transfer & best practice
Organized many events, and contributed to
more (tutorials, workshops, conferences,
European support action aimed at integrating communities working on LA from schools,
workplace and universities
Peter, WP4, (SKOL)
Fabrizio, WP5, (ITS)
Rebecca, WP8, (OUUK)
Sally, WP1, (ATiT)
PO: Liina Maria Munari
Dai WP7 (CETIS)
… and more partners
Wietse van Bruggen
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh
Framework Programme for research, technological development and
demonstration under grant agreement no 619424.
State of the art by sector
• Less solutions
& little use
• High demand
• No systematic
use of data
• Widespread interest (Management, Researchers, Teachers)
• Some substantive take-up
• More reporting data than taking action on data
• Probably most advanced sector
• Bridging ind.
& need for LA
Evidence Hub – evidence.laceproject.eu
A. Improve learning outcomes.
B. Improve learning support and teaching
(including retention, completion and
C. Are taken up and used widely
(including deployment at scale).
D. Are used in an ethical way.
Evidence Hub – Entries as at Aug 2016
Sector Europe North
Schools 7 9 1 21 38
Universities 12 11 6 32 61
Workplace 1 0 0 11 12
Informal 1 0 1 4 6
Cross-sector 3 0 1 3 7
Total 24 20 9 71 124
NB A technical issue with the LAK16 data import means that many entries
with valid countries are rendering as ‘No location’. This is will be fixed soon.
Photo CC BY-NC-ND J Sibiga Photography https://flic.kr/p/8jkiNi
Eight Visions of the Future
1. Learners are monitored
by their learning
2. Learners’ personal data
3. Analytics are rarely used
4. Learners control their
5. Open systems are widely
6. Learning analytics are
7. Analytics help learners
make the right choices
8. Analytics have largely
Photo CC BY-SA Beau Considine https://flic.kr/p/m6Vqih
Themes in Visions of the Future
• LACE at the OU: Rebecca Ferguson, Andrew Brasher,
Bart Rientes, Simon Cross, Linda Norwood Michelle
Bailey, Rebecca Wilson, Evaghn De Souza, Natalie
Eggleston, Oliver Millard, Gary Elliot-Citigottis.
• LACE project partners: CETIS (Bolton), OUNL,
Skolverket, HIOA, Kennisnet, ITS, ATiT.
• LACE: European Commission 619424-FP7-ICT-2013-11
“Learning Analytics Community Exchange” by Doug Clow,
Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University,
was presented at the 8th UK Learning Analytics Network
Meeting, The Open University, 2nd November 2016.
This work was undertaken as part of the LACE Project, supported by the European Commission Seventh
Framework Programme, grant 619424.
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