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Second meeting March 2018

On Monday, March 19th and Tuesday, March 20th, the second meeting of the LALA Project (Learning Analytics Latin America) was held at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. The objective of this meeting was to report the progress of the activities of the first six months of the project, as well as to plan and coordinate the following tasks to be carried out.

The final versions of the management guidelines, the conflict resolution protocol and the quality plan were presented first. As a second point, advances were made in the creation of the LALA Community as well as in the organization of the First Latin American Conference and Summer School of Learning Analytics to be held in Guayaquil – Ecuador from 9 to 10 July 2018.

One of the the most important points of the meeting was the presentation of the progress of the LA adoption guide called “LALA Framework”. This framework is composed of 3 guides that are: 1) institutional and ethical dimensions, 2) technical and methodological aspects, and 3) common aspects. As a final activity of the meeting, the planning of the type of tools to be developed for the adaptation and testing phase began.

On March 21, the seminar “learning analytics for management and quality in higher education” was held, organized by the UC Engineering School and U-Planner. In this event, the current state and the challenges of Learning Analytics were addressed. To do this, the seminar counted on the participation and exhibition of several members of the LALA Project.

Kick off meeting December 2017

From December 11th to December 13th, the kick-off meeting was carried out at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, in which the work packages were established, along with each university’s activities and responsibilities.

There were workshops and presentations about Learning Analytics tools in charge of KULeuven, University of Edinburgh and, Carlos III University of Madrid, as well as presentations about available systems, data and expectations in Learning Analytics in charge of ESPOL, UACH, PUC and U. CUENCA universities.

The objectives, methodologies, and results of the SHEILA project were presented, as well as the objectives, methodologies, and activities of the LALA framework and how to apply the SHEILA project on it.