Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2012

Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, April 29-May 2, 2012


  • Full Paper submission: October 16, 2011
  • All other submissions: November 13, 2011


  • Katy Börner, George Siemens, Barry Wellman

We are experiencing an unprecedented explosion in the quantity and quality of information available not only to us, but about us. We must adapt individually, institutionally and culturally to the transition in technologies and social norms that makes this possible, and question their impacts. What are the implications of such data availability for learning and knowledge building — not only in established contexts, but also in the emerging landscape of free, open, social learning online?

This conference will be of interest to Learning Emergence readers since we are unquestionably entering the era of data mining, in which machines will be tasked with helping over-pressed humans to make sense of the data deluge. When this comes to learning, we need to make sure that the richness of authentic, connected learning is not lost through over-simplified indicators of “learning” which are deployed simply because they are the easiest things to formalize.

Full details of the topics, keynotes, and ways to participate on the website