Learning Analytics Summer Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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The 2017 Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI) will be hosted by the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. LASI17 will be not just one big gathering in one place, but a network of online and face-to-face events. This year LASI participants will be able to choose two tutorials and one immersive workshop. The program schedule is located here.

LASI17 is open for members of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) only, so please join or renew your SoLAR membership prior to registering for LASI17. Click here to become a SoLAR Member to attend, as well as receive other year-round benefits.

There is support for students. The student scholarship application deadline: May 31, 2017 at 5 pm (EST).

Please visit our video archive or our official Youtube channel for more details about previous events.

MIDAS awards first round of challenge funding in transportation and learning analytics

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Four research projects — two each in transportation and learning analytics — have been awarded funding in the first round of the Michigan Institute for Data Science Challenge Initiatives program.

The projects will each receive $1.25 million dollars from MIDAS as part of the Data Science Initiative announced in fall 2015.

U-M Dearborn also will contribute $120,000 to each of the two transportation-related projects.

The goal of the multiyear MIDAS Challenge Initiatives program is to foster data science projects that have the potential to prompt new partnerships between U-M, federal research agencies and industry. The challenges are focused on four areas: transportation, learning analytics, social science and health science.