Welcome to the LAKathon 2021!
The 7th Learning Analytics Hackathon
LAKathon 2021: Is Learning in Isolation a Mission Impossible?
12-13th April 2021, online event at www.lakathon.org
The 7th Learning Analytics Hackathon (LAKathon) is a pre-conference workshop taking place during the Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2021. LAKathon 2021 has evolved due to the pandemic into an online laboratory. The focus is the future Learning Analytics (LA) applications with an emphasis on supporting Learning and mental health through online strategies.
Do you have a research question, a dataset or online support orientated idea you would like to explore? Bring your own ideas to the LAKathon. We encourage joining this inclusive online workshop no matter what your background or skills, everyone is welcome. We address the science-practice divide by having practitioners and researchers from diverse fields working in multidisciplinary teams towards common objectives.
You have an opportunity to submit proposals for research questions to be addressed and explored at LAKathon 2021.
The format of the Event
We have reconsidered the whole process of the LAKathon with the aim of organising it well as the first-ever online LAKathon. All the LAKathons events have been designed to be:
|solution-driven: participants solve a series of realistic challenges using agile approaches, including brainstorming, design thinking, or fast-prototyping;
|multi-disciplinary: reflected in the diversity of the participants;
|self-organised: we engage in bottom-up, and actionable research questions. Through a Call for Proposals, we aim to elicit research questions that address the yearly topic of “Is Learning in Isolation a Mission Impossible?”
|evidence-based: all LAKathons challenges started from concrete problems, datasets or tools. This is a particularly relevant aspect, as online education generates much more data than the traditional equivalent.
The LAKathon 2021 intends to become the space for hands-on technical challenges, which take place in parallel to the work of the LAK sub-communities offering a space to address today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. For the first time in LAKathon history, there will be no space and physical presence constraints, thus offering new collaboration opportunities.
LAKathon 2021 will run both asynchronously in the thematic groups’ forums as well as synchronously in the Gather.Town world. Below a sneak peek of the virtual LAKathon room
Registering for the Hackathon
To be able to attend LAKathon 2021 you have to register first for the LAK’21 main conference. There you have to select the LAKathon 2021 as a pre-conference workshop.
After that, you can register to the LAKathon website by clicking register.