Learning Analytics in Higher Education: Opportunities, threats, strengths and weaknesses


Round Table Discusion at LASI 2019

Location: Salón de Grados de la E.E. de Telecomunicación de Vigo

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  • Chair person: Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez, President of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society
  • José Luis Aznarte, UNED
  • Óscar Rubiños, Universidade de Vigo
  • Pedro Muñoz Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, IEEE Member
  • Ángel Hernández García, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Mar Pérez Sanagustín, Université Paul Sabatier Tolouse III


Learning Analytics has been called to improve learning practice by transforming the ways we develop and carry out learning and teaching activities and processes. In the particular context of Higher Education (HE) the pervasive integration of digital technology is influencing both teaching and learning practices, allowing access to new resources, functionality and data. Nowadays, existing online learning environments are used to communicate with students, distribute resources and perform some activities. 

There are a variety of definitions and approaches in Learning Analytics. In some cases, the interest is on the prediction of educational outcomes or the estimation of student indicators with the purpose of tailoring education. Others put the focus on the support provided to educators understand the students’ behaviors and processes. Sometimes these bets are not coupled with collective reflection processes about the ethical implications and social consequences of the use of these technologies. This is also true for some universities, which assume the challenge and opportunity that these technologies bring about in the framework of improving education and learning. These issues and concerns will be considered in this round table.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 27 Jun 2019
  • Time: 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Madrid
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  • E.E. Telecomunicación
  • Campus Universitario S/N
  • Vigo, Galicia
  • Spain
  • Room Number: Salón de Grados

  • Starts 17 June 2019 11:40 AM
  • Ends 27 June 2019 11:40 AM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Madrid
  • No Admission Charge