On July 31 Lea’s Box organized the 1st Learning Analytics Summer Camp in Prague (CZ). The main goal of this summer camp was to bring together all the European players in the field of learning analytics and educational data mining, to find synergies and common goals and to see how we can work together to make a meaningful difference in the educational landscape with our efforts and results.
Some projects joined us on site, others called in and joint the summer camp via video conference. For the WATCHME this was a great opportunity to discuss the challenges we face concerning the implementation of learning analytics and in bridging the gap between research, technology development and practice. We met with other European-funded projects, like the LACE project and of course the hosts of this event from Lea’s box, our sister project. Suzanne Schut (Maastricht University) presented the WATCHME project and gave an overview of the project’s aims, methods and results following the first year, as did the other projects. Not only did we exchange our knowledge and solutions, we also tried to clarify key questions, align common strengths and formulate joint solutions towards making learning analytics and data mining outcomes an everyday part of education.
To share these insights and thoughts, but also the (future) lessons learned from our projects, we started working on a joint publication. This will be the next step and we’re looking forward to an inspiring and fruitful collaboration! Go here for more detail on the event, as well as some pictures and links to the presentations.

On July 31 our colleague Suzanne Schut joined the 1st Learning Analytics Summer Camp in Prague (CZ) organized by our sister project Lea’s Box. This event proved to be a very fruitful opportunity for synergies and exchange with other experts in the field of learning analytics and educational data mining, synergy and exchange opportunities! The main goal of thiswas to bring together all the European players in the field of learning analytics and educational data mining, to find synergies and common goals and to see how we can work together to make a meaningful difference in the educational landscape with our efforts and results