Track 12. Learning Analytics: A Time to Shine


Last editions of the learning analytics track, one of the conclusions of the track was that variety (of topics, techniques, data sources, contexts, users) was necessary for the field to expand and advance, at the peril of a fragmentation that now seems inevitable.

The fragmented landscape of learning analytics has its own perks, though. Nearly eight years after the first Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, we have now a clearer view of all the different aspects, technologies, algorithms and scope of application of learning analytics. In a sense, we are now witnessing the end of the beginning of learning analytics.

This eight edition of the track aims to embrace variety and invites researchers across the world to original submissions that evaluate the role of learning analytics from educational, social and technical perspectives, with a critical view. As in previous years, we look forward to receiving valuable contributions that reconcile educational and technical approaches, but we welcome both quantitative and qualitative work that reflect a broad range of applications of learning analytics across different instructional contexts.

Submissions should present advances in theory and/or apply novel techniques for data collection, processing and visualization in learning analytics. Submissions covering ethical aspects and policy-making in learning analytics are also welcome. All submissions will be subject to peer-review.


  • Educational research and learning analytics.
  • Learning analytics and instructional design.
  • Competence-based learning analytics.
  • Learning analytics and self-regulated learning.
  • Interoperability and standards for learning analytics.
  • Learning analytics in team-based education.
  • Mobile learning analytics.
  • Multimodal learning analytics.
  • Learning analytics in virtual worlds.
  • Discourse and sentiment analytics.
  • Academic analytics.
  • Data sources for learning analytics.
  • New approaches and methods in learning analytics.
  • Learning analytics for personal learning environments (PLEs)
  • Success stories and case studies.
  • Theoretical advances in learning analytics.
  • Replication and cross-validation of existing research.
  • Ethical aspects of learning analytics.
  • Learning analytics and policy-making.

Track Scientific Committee

Miguel Ángel Conde-González (Universidad de León, Spain) – Char
Ángel Hernández-García (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain) – Chair
Julián Chaparro-Peláez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)- Co-Chair
Javier Alfonso-Cendón (Universidad de León, Spain)
Gustavo Ribeiro Alves (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal)
Manuel Caeiro-Rodríguez (Universidade de Vigo, Spain)
Agustín Carlos Caminero-Herráez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain)
Adam Cooper (University of Bolton, United Kingdom)
Juan Cruz-Benito (IBM Research, USA)
Rebecca Ferguson (The Open University, United Kingdom)
Camino Fernández-Llamas (Universidad de León, Spain)
Baltasar Fernández-Manjón (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Ángel Fidalgo-Blanco (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Antonio Fumero-Reverón (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Francisco José García-Peñalvo (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
Dragan Gasevic (Athabasca University, Canada)
Inés González-González (Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain)
David Griffiths (University of Bolton, United Kingdom)
Mariluz Guenaga (Universidad de Deusto, Spain)
Santiago Iglesias-Pradas (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Ana Isabel Jiménez-Zarco (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
Mikel Larrañaga (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain)
María Arcelina Marques (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal)
Emiliano Acquila-Natale (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Alejandra Martínez-Monés (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)
Vicente Matellán-Olivera (Universidad de León, Spain)
Milos Milovanovic (Univerzitet u Beogradu, Serbia)
Julià Minguillón (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
Miroslav Minovic (Univerzitet u Beogradu, Serbia)
Amílcar Oliveira (Universidade Aberta, Portugal)
Pedro José Muñoz-Merino (Universidad Carlos III, Spain)
Nic Nistor (Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany)
Luis Panizo-Alonso (Universidad de León, Spain)
Abelardo Pardo (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Rafael Pastor (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain)
Antonio Robles-Gómez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain)
Salvador Ros-Muñoz (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain)
Teresa Sancho (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
Marcus Specht (Open Universiteit Nederland, Netherlands)
Roberto Therón (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
Katrien Verbert (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)