October 22, 2021
Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Meta-study, Project, Workshop

On October 22st, 2021, Hendrik Drachsler contributed to the HELA project.
Prof. Nina Begičević Ređep PhD, presented activities and results achieved in the seven months of project implementation and give an overview of upcoming research activities due to the end of the first project year. The HELA partners have set up a powerful machine learning literature review system and will focus on providing insights through meta-analysis on ethics & privacy, LA use cases, strategic planning for the adoption of learning analytics.

On Friday, October 22nd, 2021, a research workshop will be held where the FOI team will present project results through three modules:
1) Conceptual framework of learning analytics (LA),
2) Strategic planning and decision making related to LA implementation and
3) LA use cases.

After this, external associate Prof. Bart Rienties, PhD, from Open University, London will lead a research workshop titled “Practical implementations of LA“.


10:00-12:00 Presentation and discussion of project results through three modules:

1) Conceptual framework of LA:
Concept map of LA research and application landscape, Prof. Diana Šimić, PhD
Communities of Practice in LA and EDM, Sabina Rako, M. Sc.
Ethical and privacy issues and guidelines of LA, Barbara Šlibar, M. Inf

2) Strategic planning and decision-making related to the implementation of learning analytics:
Strategic planning and decision making in HEI – decision making styles, Prof. Nina Begičević Ređep, PhD
Benefits, challenges and policy on implementation of LA, Ivana Đunđek Kokotec, PhD, Prof. Marina Klačmer Čalopa, PhD

3) LA use cases:
Introduction, Prof. Nina Begičević Ređep, PhD, Prof. Diana Šimić, PhD
Students’ Lab Assignments, Jelena Gusić Munđar, M. Math.
Military and nonmilitary studies, Asst. Prof. Nikola Kadoić, PhD

12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-15:00 Research workshop: “Practical implementations of LA”, Prof. Bart Rienties, PhD
15:00-16:00 Discussion and conclusion