Multimodal Learning Analytics Across Physical and Digital Spaces

Student’s learning happens where the learner is rather than being constrained to a single physical or digital environment. Educational research has revealed the pedagogical benefits of letting students experience different types of content, “real world” challenges, and physical and social interactions with educators or other learners.

Students commonly work outside the boundaries of the institutional learning system(s). They may interact face-to-face, use other educational tools or even use tools that were not specifically designed to serve in learning contexts. Teachers may want students to use not only the tools offered by the institution, but also other tools that are more suitable to the context and subject matter.

Pervasive and mobile technologies can be used to allow learners to get remote access to educational resources from different physical spaces (e.g. ubiquitous/mobile learning support) or to enrich their learning experiences in the classroom in ways that were not previously possible (e.g. face-to-face/blended learning support). This is creating new possibilities for learning analytics to provide continued support or a more holistic view about learning, moving beyond desktop-based learning resources. An overarching concern is how to integrate analytics across these different spaces and tools in a coordinated way. In short, there is an increasing interest in providing support for students’ learning across physical and digital spaces, and the means to achieve this are more readily available.

This project is contributing to the community through different events, publications and resources. Current outputs include the following:

Upcoming events and deadlines

UMAP’ 18 Tutorial: Designing Cross-Space Learning Analytics and Personalised Support in conjunction with UMAP 2017 (co-organiser with: Daniel Spikol, Emanuele Ruffaldi, Marcelo Worsley, Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Manolis Mavrikis, Mutlu Cukurova, Xavier Ochoa, Maria Jesus Rodriguez-Triana and Luis P.  Prieto, Bratislava, Slovakia. website

EC-TEL’ 18 Joint Workshop: Multimodal Learning Analytics Across (Physical and Digital) Spaces in conjunction with UMAP 2017 (co-organiser with: Davinia Hernandez-Leo and Abelardo Pardo), Tallin Estonia website #CrossMMLA

UMUAI Special Issue: Multimodal Learning Analytics & Personalized Support Across Spaces @ UMUAI Impact Factor 2.292 website

Past activity

LAK’ 17 Workshop: Second International Workshop on Learning Analytics Across Physical and Digital Spaces (Cross-LAK 2017) in conjunction with LAK 2017 (co-organiser with: Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Abelardo Pardo, Naif Radi Aljohani and Hiroaki Ogata), Vancouver, Slovakia. website

LAK’ 16 Workshop: International Workshop on Learning Analytics Across Physical and Digital Spaces (Cross-LAK 2016) in conjunction with LAK 2016 (co-organiser with: Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Abelardo Pardo, Dan Suthers, Kirsty Kitto, Sven Charleer, Naif Radi Aljohani and Hiroaki Ogata), Edinburgh, UK. website

Publications and edited proceedings

 Prieto, L. P., Martinez-Maldonado, R., Spikol, D., Hernandez-Leo, D., Rodriguez-Triana, M. J., and Ochoa, X. (2017), Multimodal Learning Analytics and Learning Analytics Across Physical and Digital Spaces 2017, CEUR-WS Vol-1828 urn:nbn:de:0074-1828-1 ISSN 1613-0073

 Martinez-Maldonado, R. and Hernandez-Leo, D. (2016), Learning Analytics Across Physical and Digital Spaces 2016, CEUR-WS Vol-1601 urn:nbn:de:0074-1601-3 ISSN 1613-0073

 Martinez-Maldonado, R., Hernandez-Leo, D., and Pardo, A., Introduction to Cross LAK 2016: Learning Analytics Across Spaces (editor’s paper). In Workshop on Learning Analytics across Digital and Physical Spaces (Cross-LAK) – held at International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, (LAK 2016), Edinburgh, UK. 2016, pages 1-4.

 Martinez-Maldonado, R., Seeing Learning Analytics Tools as Orchestration Technologies for Learning Activities Across Physical and Digital Spaces. In Workshop on Learning Analytics across Digital and Physical Spaces (Cross-LAK) – held at International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, (LAK 2016), Edinburgh, UK. 2016, pages 70-73.

Martinez-Maldonado, R., Santos, A., Echeverria, V., Yacef, K., and Pechenizkiy, M. (2017) How to Capitalise on Mobility, Proximity and Motion Analytics to Support Formal and Informal Education?. In Workshop on Learning Analytics across Digital and Physical Spaces (Cross-LAK) – held at International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, (LAK 2017), Vancouver, Canada. 2017, pages 39-46.

Prieto, L. P., Martinez-Maldonado, R., Spikol, D., Hernandez-Leo, D., Rodriguez-triana, M. J., and Ochoa, X., Editorial: Joint Proceedings of the Sixth Multimodal Learning Analytics (MMLA) Workshop and the Second Cross-LAK Workshop (editor’s paper). In Workshop on Learning Analytics across Digital and Physical Spaces (Cross-LAK) – held at International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, (LAK 2017), Vancouver, Canada. 2017, pages 1-3.

CrossLAK community

UMUAI Special Issue call (OPEN) http://crosslak.utscic.edu.au/umuai/

Project website http://crosslak.utscic.edu.au/

Google group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/crosslak