colaps@LASI Nordic 2019

colaps@LASI Nordic2019: Using Learning Analytics to Design Appropriate, Student-Centered Feedback (workshop)

The workshop is held on August 30th, during the Learning Analytics Summer Institute Nordic (LASI Nordic) 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia (LASI Nordic 2019 website). 

Workshop description: 

In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to provide personalized interventions through the application of learning analytics and pedagogical reasoning. In particular, we will apply various computational algorithms on existing data and attempt to interpret findings based on established educational theories. Then, participants will design appropriate feedback to facilitate learning, taking into account the principles of the Zone of Proximal Development and Contingent Tutoring. This workshop hopes to contribute to bridging the gap between pedagogical theory and practice when it comes to scaffolding. By the end of the session, participants will be able to combine established theoretical frameworks and modern practices that build on computational and technological advances to establish appropriate learning conditions by addressing specific student needs.

All the information you need before, during, and after the workshop can be found on this page. Below is a brief guide to help you better prepare for the workshop. For questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at: chounta *at* ut *dot* ee


Before the workshop

  • Please take some time to review the pre-workshop materials, which can be found here. For your reference, a description of four pedagogical concepts that we will touch upon during the workshop (Contingent Tutoring, Zone of Proximal Development, Assistance Dilemma, and Scaffolding) can be found here.

During the workshop

Here’s a breakdown of the workshop plan. As long as you have read the pre-workshop materials, you can sit back and relax!

    • Brief Overview & Introduction
    • Break into Small Groups
    • Discussions in Small Groups
    • Final Q&A
    • Conclusion

After the workshop

Check back on this page for a brief summary of the event and some aftermath!