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UMSI faculty, students presenting at online Learning Analytics & Knowledge conference

Friday, 04/09/2021

Faculty and students from the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) will present workshops and papers at the upcoming International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK), taking place online April 12 - 16.

This annual conference, presented by the Society for Learning Analytics and Research (SoLAR) brings together educators, policy makers, researchers, students and data practitioners to “debate the state of the art at the intersection of learning and analytics.”

Professor of Information and Education Barry Fishman and co-authors Caitlin Hayward, Kyle Schulz from the Center for Academic Innovation are nominated for a Best Short Paper award for “Who wins, who learns? Exploring gameful pedagogy as a technique to support student differences.” 

Hayward and Schulz were also authors on the Best Short Paper-nominated  “How Did You Get that A? Selectivity’s Role in Rising Undergraduate Grades at a Large Public University,” along with University of Michigan Professor of Physics and Astronomy August Evrard. 

UMSI research professor and SoLAR Doctoral Consortium Chair Stephanie Teasley co-authored the full research paper “Integrating Instructional Design and Real-Time Self-Reported Behaviors to Identify Self-Regulatory Phases from LMS Trace Data,” with Fatemeh Salehian Kia and Marek Hatala. Teasley will also participate in a doctoral consortium interactive workshop session on April 12. 

UMSI PhD student Heeryung Choi will moderate a pre-conference workshop, “Engineering Learning Analytics Technology Environments (ELATE): Understanding iteration between data and theory, and design and deployment,” on April 13. Assistant Professor Christopher Brooks and Caitlin Hayward are also among the panelists.

Other papers from University of Michigan scholars include:

Short research paper “Detecting High Orders of Cognitive Complexity in Students’ Reasoning in Argumentative Writing About Ocean Acidification,” by Blair Winograd and Amber Dood.

Full research paper “Analyzing the Efficacy of CLIC in Supporting Gateway Course Success Through Tailored Support,” by  Rebecca Matz, Kyle Schulz, Elizabeth Hanley, Holly Derry, Benjamin Hayward, Benjamin Koester, Caitlin Hayward and Timothy McKay. 

You can see the full Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference schedule on the SoLAR website.

Not attending the LAK conference this year? AIM Research at the U-M Center for Academic Innovation is hosting Learning Analytics and Knowledge Lightning Talks on Wednesday, May 12. U-M presenters will share a brief overview of their research in a lightning talk style format with a brief Q&A after each presentation. 

- Jessica Webster, UMSI PR Specialist