Learning analytics, educational data mining, formative
assessment - all recent buzz words in educational research.
In principle, the idea is to find theoretical frameworks,
models, procedures, and smart tools to collect, aggregate,
analyze, reason on and visualize large scale educational data.
LEA’s BOX is a research and development project funded
by the European Commission.
The project aims at (a) making educational assessment and
appraisal more goal-oriented, proactive, and beneficial for
students, and (b) at enabling formative support of teachers
and other educational stakeholders on a solid basis of a wide
range of information about learners. That means, LEA’s
BOX is a learning analytics toolbox that is intended to enable
educators to perform competence-centered, multi-source learning
analytics based on
- the foundations of sound psycho-pedagogical
- intelligent model-based reasoning
- innovative visualization techniques,
- tailored to the very concrete
demands and requirements of teachers and learners.
Therefore, the project
is going to build upon the existing significant
and well acknowledged body of existing work in the
field of learning analytics and aims to enrich that
with two distinct advancements:
Contribute reasoning algorithms and services on
the basis of valid
frameworks such as Competence-based Knowledge
Space Theory (CbKST) and Formal Concept Analysis (FCA)
» Contribute novel approaches to visualizing
achievement data by utilizing methods
such as structural Hasse diagrams
as well as advancing Open
Learner Modelling techniques
Immediate benefits for educators will be the potential to
link multiple sources of educationally relevant data in a
simple way, automatically aggregate and analyze the data with
a focus on competencies, a gain in-depth, and a competence-oriented
view of learning progress. LEA’s BOX occurs in direct
cooperation with a broad basis of partner schools and teachers
in the Czech Republic in Turkey, and in Austria.
Analytics for Guitar Players!
Learning Analytics? Ha?
Try to think about it from the perspective of a guitar
LEA's Team at the kick-off meeting in
March 2014 in Graz, Austria.