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Hi all,


It is my pleasure to invite you to SoLAR Webinar "Does one size fit all? The experience of implementing an academic counselling system in three Latin American universities" presented by Dr. Margarita Ortiz from Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador.


To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/solar-webinar-with-dr-margarita-ortiz-espol-ecuador-registration-115561642985


Monday, Aug 24, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern US time (2:00 PM–3:00 PM London, UK time)

Via Zoom (meeting URL provided in the registration email)


We are looking forward to seeing you at the webinar!


Kind regards,

Vitomir Kovanovic,


Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR)



Learning analytics adoption in Higher Education: Reviewing six years of experience at Open University UK


When implementing a new learning analytics solution, we often look at successful experiences at other institutions and tend to expect similar outcomes in our own context. However, correctly identifying the unique aspects of a given institutional context can be a determining factor on the success or failure of implementation. In this webinar, we will present three case studies of learning analytics implementation at three different universities in Latin America. In all three cases, the same academic counselling tool developed in Europe was implemented, and we will examine the common and unique aspects of each institution that influenced the success of the learning analytics adoption. We also present the lessons learned to serve as guidelines for other institutions working on their own learning analytics tool implementation and adoption.

Dr Margarita Ortiz is a researcher at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador. She earned a BA in International Education and an MA in Higher Education with a major in Research and Pedagogical Innovations from Casa Grande University in Ecuador and a PhD in Pedagogical Sciences from Ghent University. Dr Ortiz is currently coordinating the research group of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the Information Technology Center in ESPOL. She is also part of the LALA (Learning Analytics in Latin America) project, coordinating the ESPOL learning analytics partnership. Her research interests include gamification and pedagogical innovations using technology.

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