Looking at data ethics in Learning Analytics

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As part of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017, 22/10/2017) in Vienna, the Re-codding Black Mirror workshop looked at both the potential ethical implications of semantic web technologies, and at the solutions they could provide to those issues. The workshop included discussions and debates, collective tasks around identifying potential ethics stories from semantic web… Read more »

AFEL presented at the French eLearning conference

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AFEL coordinator, Mathieu d’Aquin, went to Strasbourg last month to present the research challenges and results of the AFEL project at the 2017 edition of EIAH, the french eLearning conference. In his invited presentation, Mathieu focused on the specific challenges associated with doing Learning Analytics in an environment where learning happens across multiple, online platforms… Read more »

First Release of the AFEL Learning Analytics Dataset

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As a research discipline, learning analytics crucially relies on data. Obtaining such dats however is not straightforward, as if data is available locally with the appropriate permissions to be exploited for researcher, it is unlikely to be comparable with other datasets available through other systems. For this reason, the AFEL project is releasing public, stable… Read more »

Report from the EU participatory meeting on Digital Learning

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In Monday 27 March 2017, AFEL coordinator Mathieu d’Aquin attended a participatory meeting at the European Commission in Luxembourg on “Digital Learning”. This workshop was a gathering of members of different units from the commission and numerous projects related to digital learning in general. Mathieu introduced AFEL to the other participants, including the members of… Read more »

Datasets for the Learning Analytics Community

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Although learning analytics (LA) is applied increasingly in various learning and education settings, it still lacks publicly available and interoperable research datasets, that would allow the reproduction, experimental evaluation, and benchmarking of algorithms,  methods, and tools. While AFEL has recognised this gap and is currently in the process of gathering a significant amount of activity… Read more »

LILE2016 Workshop – Learning and Education with the Web of Data

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Last week saw the 6th edition of the LILE workshop focused on learning & education with the Web of data and strongly related to AFEL research. Following  previous editions, LILE2016 was collocated with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2016) in Montreal, Canada. The interactive nature of the event was underlined by engaging talks and keynotes,… Read more »