LALA Project: Framework for the adoption of learning analytics in Latin America

Learning analytics proposes the development of guides, methodologies, techniques and technological tools that support the analysis of educational data. This talk will present the LALA methodological framework (The LALA Framework) whose objective is to support the development of the culture of learning analytics in higher education institutions in Latin America. This methodological framework guides the design, implementation and adoption of learning analytical tools from four fundamental dimensions: (1) the institutional dimension, related to the political and strategic aspects of the institution; (2) the technological dimension, related to the technical aspects associated with the design and implementation of technological tools; (3) the ethical dimension, related to the ethical aspects of data processing and management; and (4) the communal dimension, related to the generation of a research community and good practices around learning analytics in Latin America.

Miguel Zúñiga Prieto
Miguel Zúñiga Prieto received a Ph.D. in Informatics from Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. He received his MS degree in Technology Management from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito – Ecuador (2005). He holds a Diploma in Innovative Pedagogies from Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Cuenca – Ecuador (2008). At Universidad de Cuenca, he is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Director of the Computers Science Department, working in the Software Engineering Group. His skills and experience include the management of software development and research projects. He is currently coordinating the Universidad de Cuenca research team in the Erasmus+ project “Building Capacity to Use Learning Analytics to Improve Higher Education in Latin America (LALA)”. The LALA Project seeks to develop the local capacity to create, adapt and use Learning Analytics tools in Higher Education Institutions in Latin America, for which it has the participation of 3 European and 4 Latin American universities. He has also participated in the project “Desarrollo Incremental de Servicios Cloud Dirigido por Modelos y Orientado al Valor del Cliente (Value@Cloud)” funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain.

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