Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Learning Centered Analytics: Mission Possible Workshop

Are we getting impact with learning analytics?

What insights are learning analytics giving us about learning?

How does learning design inform how we interpret learning analytics?

Date & Time: Friday, 6 September 2019, 10am – 1:30pm (Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney)

The ASCILITE Learning Analytics Special Interest Group invite you to a national workshop exploring the impact of learning analytics in higher education and how learning is framed within learning analytics practice.

The theme of the workshop brings together two dominant and critical conversations in learning analytics in the Australian context. The first is how we understand and operationalise learning within learning analytics practice and respond to concern that LA can sometimes privilege a limited framing of learning. The second responds to perceptions that LA has perhaps not delivered the impact on learning, teaching and student success outcomes that many in the sector were expecting. But how do we define ‘impact’? And how can we ‘see’ impact?

In response we will explore powerful exemplars that are emerging in both research and professional practice of learning analytics that afford insight not just into learning behaviours, but other learning processes, and the contexts in which learning is situated.

The workshop will feature a range of Australian speakers who will provide insights and examples of how learning and impact can be conceptualised and operationalised and will link to a series of webinars in the subsequent four weeks on the same theme featuring international speakers.


The workshop will be held concurrently in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with live streaming of presentations across the three venues, interspersed with small group activities and discussions at each venue.

  • Melbourne: Swinburne University of Technology
  • Brisbane: Griffith University (changed from Logan Campus to Nathan Campus)
  • Sydney: University of Technology Sydney


You will find the details above and a registration form here. Numbers are strictly limited to 35 at each venue so get in quick to secure your spot!  The closing date for registrations is 28 August.

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