Keynote Speakers

Learning Analytics Summer Institute Spain 2021 (LASI Spain 21)

Barbara Wasson

Bárbara Wasson

Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology, Universitetet i Bergen

Learning Analytics Impact


After 10 years Learning Analytics and Knowledge is a thriving research field, but still has to make a major impact on education. Why is it so hard to make impact? Through reflections on research to practice, and examples from two projects involving learning analytics (one on responses to Covid10 and the second on an infrastructure for learning analytics in a Norwegian Municipality) I will highlight some of the challenges and obstacles for making an impact on education.


Professor Dr. Barbara Wasson is Director of the Centre for The Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE), the Norwegian national centre for learning analytics. She was one of the founders of Kaleidoscope, a European Network of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning. Wasson is/has been PI for numerous national and international projects, including the Erasmus+ project DALI: Data Literacy for Citizens. Her research interests include interaction design, computer support for collaborative learning (CSCL), mobile learning, learning games, artificial intelligence in education, e-assessment, teacher inquiry, and learning analytics.