ALASI 2017: AUSTRALIAN LEARNING ANALYTICS SUMMER INSTITUTE

Thursday, 30 November - Friday, 1 December 2017
The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Twitter: #alasi2017

ALASI is the main forum in Australia for the exchange of knowledge, innovation, and experiences in the area of learning analytics. The event offers a great opportunity to learn about analytics in education, showcase your activities and benchmark results through exposure to the thinking, experiences and feedback of other practitioners and researchers in the field. This year’s ALASI is being held in conjunction with ASCILITE 2017 – come for the ALASI workshops and panels, stay on for the ASCILITE conference.

University leaders now consider learning analytics to have a high potential to increase the quality of the student experience and student outcomes. The use of analytics can provide institutions with improvements in admissions, the student learning experience, retention, curriculum design, and overall teaching and learning quality. However, institutions are now facing the challenge of bridging the gap between research and theory on the one hand, and practical implementation on the other. Some of the current key questions are: how is learning analytics impacting learning design, student conceptions of learning, student learning behaviour, and institutional actions? What tools, techniques and methodologies are currently having impact on practice? See below to find out how to contribute.

View Final Program here – please note the change of venue to Physiology Building (#63)

The event is hosted by the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation at The University of Queensland.

  • Why come to ALASI?
    • It is the most established Australian forum to connect with the nation’s leading practitioners and researchers in learning analytics.
    • ALASI is a highly interactive event. The program is comprised mostly of workshops, tutorials and panels. There are no long presentations except two keynote speakers to engage and provoke thought and discussion.
    • Previous ALASIs have provided an ideal forum to make new collegial connections in the area.
    • ALASI focuses on how to bridge the distance between the disciplines of pedagogy, educational design, technology, and business intelligence, in order to foster an interdisciplinary approach to learning analytics.
  • Suggested topics
    • Practical impacts and evaluation of learning analytics on student learning
    • Engagement with students, academics and university communities in learning analytics projects and research
    • Personalised and adaptive learning
    • Feedback and decision-support systems
    • Operationalising learning analytics initiatives. 
  • Call for submissions

    Submissions are now closed - Successful applicants will be notified shortly (9/10/2017)

  • ​Key dates

    Monday, 1 May 2017
    Submissions open

    Friday, 1 September 2017
    Deadline for all submissions

    *Extended by request* Friday, 6 October 2017 
    Deadline for all submissions

    Monday, 25 September 2017
    Notification of acceptance

    *Extended* Wednesday, 11 October 2017
    Notification of acceptance

    Friday, 29 October 2017
    Deadline for registration (for presenters)

    Friday, 24 November 2017
    Deadline for submission of full papers to be published in the proceedings

  • Contact

    Submissions, Program, and other inquiries: Marcel Lavrencic  

  • Past ALASIs
  • Learning Analytics connections and further information

    Australian Research Groups

    UNSW Learning Analytics & Data Science in Education Research Group
    UTS Connected Intelligence Centre
    Melbourne Learning Analytics Research Group
    Sydney Learning Analytics Research Group
    Victorian and Tasmanian Learning Analytics Network. Contact Linda Corrin to join the Google Group, and for general queries.
    South Australian Learning Analytics Network. 
    Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Learning Analytics SIG

    International groups

    Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) 

Keynote Speakers

Professor Dragan Gasevic 
Dragan Gašević is a Professor and the Sir Tim O’Shea Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics in the Moray House School of Education and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He served as the immediate past president (2015-2017) of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) and holds several honorary appointments in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, and USA. A computer scientist by training and skills, Dragan considers himself a learning analyst who develops computational methods that can shape next-generation learning technologies and advance our understanding of self-regulated and social learning. Funded by granting agencies and industry in Canada, Australia, Europe, and USA, Dragan is a recipient of several best paper awards at the major international conferences in learning and software technology. Dragan had the pleasure to serve as a founding program co-chair of the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK) in 2011 and 2012 and the Learning Analytics Summer Institute in 2013 and 2014, general chair of LAK’16, and a founding editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics (2012-2017). Dragan is a (co-)author of numerous research papers and books and a frequent keynote speaker.

What to do in Brisbane?

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REGISTRATION

Early bird cut-off: Friday, 13 October

Early for SoLAR/ACSILITE members
$150

Early for non-members
$180

Regular for SoLAR/ASCILITE members
$200

Regular for non-members
$230

Register here