InterNational Symposium

supporting Learning in higher education through Learning Analytics

26 May, 2021


More than 10 years have passed since Learning Analytics emerged as a field where student data is used to enhance learning and support learning environments. With the recent pandemic resulting in higher education institutions moving much of their teaching and learning online, large amount of educational data has been produced. Experts presume that with these large amounts of data, Learning Analytics will be more powerful, and will be able to provide precise and data-driven algorithms to support learning. Are these presumptions valid? How can this data best be used to support learning? What are the ethical and privacy issues around the use of this data? Is dataification of education a good idea?

The Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE), University of Bergen invites you to an online international symposium on Supporting Learning in Higher Education through the use of Learning Analytics.

The symposium will cover many topics, including:

The symposium assembles global experts in the field to share their knowledge and expertise, and engage in discussions about future directions. The floor will be open for debate and questions from the participants. Join us!

The recording for the symposium is now available!

Presentations to the program in PDF format are available!


Mohammad Khalil

Mohammad Khalil, PhD, is a senior researcher of Learning Analytics at the Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE). His research interests focus on understanding online learning behavior based on students digital traces in virtual environments, including self-regulation. His other research interests include privacy and ethics, and visualizations. Khalil is the author of over 60 research papers in scholarly journals and international conferences in the area of Learning Analytics and Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Barbara Wasson

Barbara Wasson, Director of the Centre for The Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE), University of Bergen, Norway is a full Professor in the Department of Information Science & Media Studies. She was one of the founders of Kaleidoscope, a European Network of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning, sat on the executive committee, and was leader of its CSCL SIG with over 400 members. She is currently co-leader of the Learning Analytics Community Europe SIG (LACE). Wasson is an expert evaluator in the European Commission. Wasson is/has been a PI for numerous national and international projects and has over 120 publications in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning.

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‍Visiting Address:

Vektergården, Christiesgate 13, 3rd floor

Postal Address:

University of Bergen
PO Box 7807
N-5020 Bergen, Norway

Funded by UiB SPIRE