Education and Global Cities: Smart Learning for World Universities
The Fourth Annual International conference "Education and Global Cities: Smart Learning for World Universities" will bring together experts in learning analytics and educators to discuss new digital challenges that universities face, as well as new tools and techniques that allow answering these challenges.
Today universities and their students generate digital data about learning activities at an enormous scale. From swiping library cards to being engaged in online courses the wide range of activities leave digital footprints that we have to learn to analyze. Universities have an unprecedented task to engage with these data in order to improve learning and general conditions of students’ lives in educational settings.
Learning analytics and educational data mining are new research fields that aim at developing methods of collecting, analyzing and reporting this data to provide insights that can help all the groups involved in building better university education: students, teachers, and administrators. Students expect easy online access to educational resources, and that allows teachers and administrators to track their progress and engagement nearly in real time.
Leading universities strive to create more personalized and more engaging experience for students despite massification and digitalization of education. In fact, it is exactly this digitalization that allows new technologies and techniques to enhance students' educational experience. Innovations that seem to many as disruptive to the very fabric of academic life may turn out to be the solutions to many problems in higher education.