In this workshop, we investigate the concept of highly informative learning analytics and propose a methodology for designing an environment that delivers highly informative learning analytics. The workshop is designed as a hands-on, interactive session that allows participants to test the methodology’s potential in a realistic use case. The proposed approach is based on the four-stage process of the Design Cycle for Education (DC4E). We exemplify practical tools that were designed in-house for each stage, including a tool to support teachers while designing learning activities – the Fellowship of Learning Analytics (FoLA2), a learning analytics infrastructure integrated with Moodle – Edutex, and two Moodle plugins for learning activities that enable the collection of rich trace logs – Hyperchalk and the Concept Mapping Plugin. Finally, we discuss potential use cases that can be suitable for the methodology.


The Highly Informative Learning Analytics process in a nutshell.


In this workshop, we investigate the concept of highly informative learning analytics. The workshop is thought of as a hands-on, interactive session. We plan to demonstrate the proposed LA cycle in this workshop and allow the participants a hands-on experience. The workshop activities are divided as follows:

in the morning – Part 1:

  • Welcome and initial remarks
  • A discussion of a representative task with the FoLA2 methodology. The participants are divided into groups, each group is given a FoLA2 board with which they need to design the learning session choosing among a set of available activities.

coffee break 

  • Each group presents their resulting designed sessions with the chosen design elements. 
  • The groups engage in a discussion in which they map the chosen activities with a set of existing tools. 

in the afternoon – Part 2: 

  • The participants explore the collaborative whiteboard tool Hyperchalk and the Collaborative concept mapping tool. 
  • How to define the right process data indicators from the learning activities 

coffee break

  • Groups discuss 
  • A tour of the existing application use cases using the proposed process