One year after the declaration of COVID-19 as a world pandemic by the WHO, the virus outbreak has changed the landscape of education. Instructors from educational institutions across different levels (K-12, Higher Education) had to shift to emergency remote teaching overnight. In most cases, this change has entailed (forceful) adoption of blended learning and online learning approaches. However, the benefits and adequacy of these approaches to the “new normal” also comes at a cost: as learning moves to virtual spaces, student tracking becomes a difficult task for instructors, which might hinder the effectiveness of the teaching and learning process. Some may declare a crisis of the educational system caused by disengagement and ineffective instruction arising from emergency remote teaching, but the new situation can also be seen as an opportunity for learning analytics to enhance learning. In a world where education is increasingly delivered using digital media in online spaces or hybrid teaching modes, learning analytics finds the ideal context of application. The challenge remains to seize this opportunity and prove its effectiveness in improving teaching and learning.
The tenth edition of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute Spain 2021 (LASI Spain 2021) (https://lasi21.snola.es), organized by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and SNOLA (Spanish Network of Learning Analytics) (https://snola.es), is part of the global LASI network (https://www.solaresearch.org/events/lasi), conceived as a platform to catalyze educators, technologists, researchers, enterprise and policymakers around shaping the next generation of learning infrastructures to truly serve the needs now facing the education sector.
The Call for Papers of LASI Spain 2021 invites researchers across the globe to submit original research and work in progress that further contributes to advances in the field.
LASI Spain 2021 welcomes both quantitative and qualitative work related to the topics of interest within the broad theme of adoption of learning analytics, and aims to cross interdisciplinary boundaries that help expanding our understanding of current and future trends in learning analytics.
LASI Spain 2021 aims to address state-of-the-art advances in learning analytics, and to gather multidisciplinary but complementary approaches from different fields, such as Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Education, Sociology and Psychology. This Call for Papers is open for submissions covering the following topics:
Call for papers
Call for workshops
Research papers and doctoral consortium submissions will be handled through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lasispain2021). Apart from the Doctoral Consortium submissions, all papers will be reviewed through a double blind review process, i.e., the papers should not include any information about the authors and should be in English.
Workshop/tutorial proposals can be delivered through the form available at https://bit.ly/3coHQm0
Submissions must strictly follow Springer Conference Proceedings guidelines for contributions (https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/conference-proceedings/conference-proceedings-guidelines).
Accepted research papers will be published the Conference Proceedings, via CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS).