Learning analytics (LA) is a significant area of technology-enhanced learning that has emerged during the last decade. It is a fast-growing area of educational technology research, with roots in a variety of fields, particularly business intelligence, web analytics, educational data mining and recommender systems. 

This webinar will describe and define the field of research and practice known as learning analytics and will present a snapshot of its current state in the formal education sector.

Don’t miss the second part of the series, where we will be diving deeper into learning analytics, and exploring examples and use cases of learning analytics in practice, as well as challenges to implementation.

In this Webinar, you will:

  1. Understand exactly what we mean by ‘Learning Analytics’
  2. Discover what data is being used and how to analyze it
  3. Uncover the benefits learning analytics offer education and educators


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Leah Macfadyen
PhD, UBC Faculty of Education

Leah is a faculty member affiliated with both the UBC Master of Educational Technology program, and the UBC Department of Language and Literacy Education; she was previously Director of Learning Analytics for the UBC Faculty of Arts, and has recently completed a four-year term as a member of the Executive of the international Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR). Inspired by the rising tide of learning and learner data captured by learning technologies, and the potential for learning analytics (analysis and visualization of large sets of educational data) to offer actionable insights in higher education, Leah brought her analytic skills to research into virtual learning a decade ago. She makes use of learning analytics to inform course and curriculum review, and to discover meaningful patterns that can inform improvements in learning design, teaching, and learning. She also thinks and writes about the limits of ‘big data’, the challenge of data literacy, and the ethical and social implications of this work. For more see: https://changingeye.com/

About Our Presenter
Erin Melvin
Director of Client Engagement

At Lambda Solutions, Erin works closely with clients from first login to launch, ensuring that they have maximized the features in their LMS for business success. She is passionate about providing inspired learning, finding the best solutions for your LMS configuration needs, and, most importantly, seeing clients succeed.

About Our Presenter
Leah Chang
CEO, Lead Instructional
Designer & Learning Strategist |
New Westminster, BC

Leah Chang is an instructional designer, entrepreneur and founder of Leah Chang Learning, a consultancy of savvy learning technologists and learning designers. Having been in the “learning trenches” as a learning business partner developing employee-facing learning, client education and non-profit learning projects, she is intimately familiar with the challenges instructional designers face. She’s adept at chunking large concepts and projects into realistic parts and supporting change and digital adoption at the organizational

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