is an interdisciplinary research centre designed for the advancement of the Learning Sciences.
is to advance the frontiers of the sciences of learning and technology through integrated research.
The Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE) is an R&D learning sciences unit, which contributes to international research and national competence development on the use of data and data approaches in understanding education and lifetime learning.
January 2015 the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research (KD) invited Norway’s 4 largest universities to apply to host a learning centre in Learning Analysis (LA). June 2015 KD announced that SLATE at the University of Bergen (UiB) had won the bid and been granted funding.
The Ministry’s over-riding goal is that the new Centre will contribute to building up a research environment in the young and developing field of Learning Analytics that will have both national and international impact. Read the Press Release from KD (in Norwegian) here.
SLATE at UiB
UiB is committed to supporting SLATE. The Centre is a unique university-wide initiative. All the University Faculties signed the application for the multi-disciplinary Centre, which is administratively placed at the Faculty of Psychology. UiB’s Rector, Dag Rune Olsen notes that UiB prioritises learning environment development highly. Vice-Rector, Oddrun Samdal, underlines that UiB has a strong tradition in developing high quality learning environments. Read more (in Norwegian) from the UiB news service.