HACK@LAK18 Call for Proposals


Call For Proposals (https://easychair.org/cfp/LAKHackathon2018)

The Hack@LAK18 is a pre-conference workshop of the 8th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK). It is the fourth in the series of Hackathons held at LAK, where we encourage a hands-on approach to combining novel data sources in a realistic infrastructure for the benefit of Learning. The approach is multi-disciplinary, reviewed from all angles, self-organising and team building. Anyone is welcome to participate as long as they are motivated to be politely critical and work towards and expand common objectives.

Please feel free to bring along your research questions, datasets and methodologies to the workshop for incorporation in the multidisciplinary activities. If you would like to suggest open research questions that you think should be addressed at the event, then please see our Call for Proposals which is open until December 18. However, you don’t have to have submitted a proposal in order to participate!

The event itself will take place on March 5-9, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.
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Civil society fishbowl on digital learning


In the beautiful hall of Tallinna Ülikool took place the annual conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform <Education in the Digital World> a flipped e-discussion taking place also on Twitter with the #LLLPAC17 hashtag.

The digital Fishbowl gathered Civil Society representatives of European NGOs active in the Lifelong learning field and was coordinated by the Lifelong Learning Platform.

The Fishbowl touched upon the most burning issues around Digital Technologies in Education like neutrality, handwriting vs keyboard, BYOD and GAFAM.

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#LAK17 - it's all about multimodality

Originally posted on lilab.eu

The 2017 edition of the Learning Analytics & Knowledge conference beat all the previous records with 344 submissions from 1000 authors and 415 participants, the acceptance rate of the full paper was 34%.

Multimodality is the main focus

The trending topic of #LAK17 is undoubtedly multimodality. Two keynotes out of three Sanna Jarvela and Sydney D'Mello focus on multimodal data for learning. The topic is also reflected in many studies presented during the parallel presentations. Continue reading

Digital Learning and Media Literacy - #LLLWeek16

digital-learning-headerDuring the Lifelong Learning Week 2016 organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform, the second Digital Learning working group meeting took place at MundoJ, bringing representatives of the European Commission, Digital Europe and a number of other NGOs to discuss and share experience on the topic of Digital Learning. The objective of this discussion was to find a common ground and find possible project ideas. I was asked to make an introduction and overview on the topic: this was my contribution.

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When talking about - digital - technology in education people seem polarised between two opposite standpoints. On one side there are the cyber-optimists who believe that technology is the quick-fix for all the problems education is facing in 21st Century. On the other side, the cyber-frightened who perceive technology as highly dangerous and rather prefer to stick to the traditional practices that are widely tested and recognised.

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