LAK Workshop

Workshop held as part of LAK 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tempe, Arizona

This workshop will explore LearnSphere, an NSF-funded, community-based repository that facilitates sharing of educational data and analytic methods. The workshop organizers will discuss the unique research benefits that LearnSphere affords. In particular, we will focus on Tigris, a workflow tool within LearnSphere that helps researchers share analytic methods and computational models.

Authors of accepted workshop papers will integrate their analytic methods or models into LearnSphere’s Tigris in advance of the workshop, and these methods will be made accessible to all workshop attendees. We will learn about these different analytic methods during the workshop and spend hands-on time applying them to a variety of educational datasets available in LearnSphere’s DataShop.

Finally, we will discuss the bottlenecks that remain, and brainstorm potential solutions, in openly sharing analytic methods through a central infrastructure like LearnSphere. Our ultimate goal is to create the building blocks to allow groups of researchers to integrate their data with other researchers in order to advance the learning sciences as harnessing and sharing big data has done for other fields.


02:00pTigris workflow tool (Lecture & Demos)
02:30pHands-on I: Build custom analysis workflows using existing Tigris components
03:30pCoffee Break
04:00pHands-on II: Breakout sessions (upload your own data; create workflow components)
04:45p5-minute participant talks about proposed or created workflows
05:15pClosing/High Level Discussion

Submission Information.

We invite submissions of short papers that describe analytic methods that authors are willing to share within LearnSphere's Tigris workflow tool. Papers should be 2-4 pages long and describe the inputs, algorithm/model, and outputs of the proposed analytic method (you can use this submission template). They can include analytic methods that have previously been published on. The goal of this paper is to describe the mechanisms in enough detail that we can integrate the code into Tigris.

The deadline for all workshop paper submissions is December 3, 2018. Click HERE to submit your paper via EasyChair.

Conference Fees reimbursement

Authors of up to 20 accepted submissions can have their conference registration fees reimbursed. We especially encourage participation from historically underrepresented groups and those interested in applying learning analytics in computer science education. Participation in the workshop is required. To apply for conference fees reimbursement, please complete this form after submitting your paper through EasyChair: