Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA) Layout Editor Position Available


The role of the JLA layout editor is to ensure that copyedited manuscripts conform to journal specifications in liaison with the lead author of each article. The layout editor creates the final published articles as PDF files, compiles articles to create journal issues in the online system, and works with the editors-in-chief to ensure timely publication of 3 issues a year. Becoming part of the journal publishing team offers a great way for up-and-coming learning analytics community members to get an inside look at the publication process.

Special Participatory Event at LAK20 - "What Do We Mean by Rigor in Learning Analytics?" (March 26, 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany)


The Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA) editorial team is pleased to host a special participatory event at LAK20 in Frankfurt, Germany that invites the community to engage with the complex question of what constitutes a “rigorous paper” in learning analytics (LA). Extending the conversation begun in the recent editorial of JLA 6(3), we will examine indicators of quality that are significant in particular research traditions, indicators of quality that are common across them, and indicators of quality that are distinctive to the field of LA as a confluence of research traditions. All LAK attendees,including those new to the community, are invited to attend and participate in the session which will take place following the keynote Q&A on Thursday March 26, 2020.

Special Section on Collaboration Analytics- Call for Papers


We invite contributions to a special issue of the Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA) on Collaboration Analytics. The goal of this special issue is to build upon promising multimodal sensing technologies, collaborative tools and emerging data analytics techniques to provide researchers with a new lens for understanding human collaboration in a variety of settings.

Learning Design and Learning Analytics - Call for Papers


How might learning analytics actually inform learning design decisions? How should learning design influence learning analytics integration and use? Are there frameworks or principles that best illuminate connections between learning analytics and learning design?

Special section on multimodal learning analytics - Call for Papers


The special section on multimodal learning analytics is focused on research that discusses the salience of using data from a combination of modalities (or data streams) to enhance the field’s ability to support, understand and improve student learning. Papers can come from a variety of learning contexts, and are free to utilize any number of data sources. Additionally, papers in this special issue should feature both an in-depth presentation of any analytic approaches utilized, as well as theoretical justification for the analytic techniques and the reported findings. Finally, authors are encourage to explore new metrics and analytic techniques, and should consider reporting their findings even if they do not garner the expected results.

Special Section on learning analytics and learning theory - Call for Papers


This special section focuses on the intersection of learning theory and analytics. Specifically it will present a collection of papers demonstrating the ways in which learning theories are being used to craft analytics, how analytics have helped us advance learning theories, and the initial development of theories of learning with analytics.