22/09/2017, 9.30 - 13.00


What is Learning Analytics about and how can education at your organisation benefit from it? Expert speakers in the field discuss important trends and realisations worldwide. Research findings and outputs of the EU-VITAL project implementing LA at Hasselt University, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Central Lancashire are presented.


  • 9.30: Welcome

  • 9.40: Keynote speaker: N. Sclater, consultant Jisc, UK, author of “Learning Analytics explained” Affordances of LA for students and instructors – Presentation

  • 10.20: The VITAL project: processes and results – A. Gelan, Hasselt University – Presentation

    Statistical analysis and PM algorithms – N. Martin, Hasselt University
    Conclusions for each course – University of Amsterdam, University of Central Lancashire, Hasselt University

  • 10.50: VITAL Student and instructor dashboards – A. Gelan, Hasselt University

  • 11.00: Parallel sessions

    Pedagogical student models for feedback in workplace based learning. Lessons from the WATCHME project.
    J. Donkers, FHML EDUC – Maastricht University, The Netherlands

    link (pdf, 1,1 MB)

    Academic analytics or learning analytics: is that the question?
    T. Broos, K. Verbert, T. De Laet – KULeuven

    link (pdf, 2,1 MB)

    Learning Analytics and Language MOOCs: Are we teaching strangers?
    E. Martín-Monje, M. Dolores Castrillo – Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain, J. Mañana-Rodríguez – Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain

    link (pdf, 944 KB)

    Learning Analytics project at PXL University College
    T. Baeyens – PXL University College

    PAZAPA: identifying and supporting at-risk students
    S. Verlinde, J. Heeren, N. Nouwen – KU Leuven, Leuven Language Institute

    link (pdf, 725 KB)

    The LISSA case-study: learning analytics dashboard to support adviser-student dialogue
    M. Millecamp, S. Charleer, K. Verbert, T. De Laet – KULeuven

    link (pdf, 1,1 MB)

  • 12.10: Plenary session: Ben Betts, expert learning & performance technology, CEO HT2Labs, UK
    xAPI, logs and three simple steps to predict the future… – Presentation

  • 12.40: Lunch


Questions about the event can be sent to martine.verjans@uhasselt.be.

The VITAL project has been funded with support from the European Commission (Project number: 2015-BE02-KA203-012317). The information in this research reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.