LAK 22 on March 21, 2022

CROSSMMLA & SLE Workshop: Learning Analytics for Smart LearningEnvironments Crossing Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces

Join us at LAK 22 for an interactive workshop on Smart Learning and Multimodal Learning Analytics
Monday, March 21, 3 PM TO 6 PM PDT (20-23 CET)

Smart Learning Enviroments (SLEs) make use of adaptive technologies and are designed to include innovative features and capabilities that improve understanding and performance for learners and teachers. SLEs provide learners with adequate support at the right time and place based on individual learning needs, which are determined by analysing their learning behaviours, performance and contexts . Given that SLEs afford various features and attributes like adaptation, flexibility, thoughtfulness, there are clear connections to research with SLE and Multimodal Learning Analytics (MMLA) that have brought together diverse fields that combine educational, computational, psychological, and related research into how people learn and how this can support complex processes with technology.

The Workshop will serve as a forum to exchange ideas on how we as a community can use our knowledge and experiences from CrossMMLA to design new tools to analyse evidence from multimodal data and SLEs. In addition, we are interested in how we can extract meaning from these increasingly fluid and complex data coming from different kinds of transformative learning situations and how best to provide feedback on the results of these analyses to support those learning processes positively.

The dimensions and contexts of SLEs that utilise MMLA are complex and layered and provide researchers with multiple challenges. In addition, education is embracing hybrid approaches for learning and teaching, and the CrossMMLA community needs to find ways to research, design, and further develop tools and methods to investigate these new landscapes.

The Workshop aims to discuss the main issues to further research, development, and implementation with SLE and how these overlap with LA. Plus, how SLE research and practice can utilise the latest advances in LA. Contributions from the following topics are welcome (but not limited):

  • Ethics-driven LA for SLEs

  • Human-centred MMLA and SLEs

  • Personalization for data-driven interventions

  • New IoT scenarios for MMLA and SLEs

  • Multimodal data approaches for SLEs

  • Theoretical foundations for the design and evaluation of SLE considering learners' needs and motivation

  • Visualisation techniques for learners and teachers

  • Multimodal interfaces to provide feedback to learner and teachers

The Workshop is synchronous with the papers available to interested parties from the beginning of March 14, 2022. The papers allow participants (and interested people) to start conversations about the position papers. The Workshop takes place during the pre-conference schedule of the main conference and is a half-day format of up to 3 hours (March 21, 2022, at 3 PM Pacific time).

Workshop Time Plan: (California Time )

  • 3.00-3.30 Hello and introductions

  • 3:30-4.30 Abstract presentations (3 + discussion - see below)

  • 4.30-4.45 Break

  • 4.45-5.45 Abstract presentations (3 + discussion - see below)

  • 5.45 - 6.00 Summary and Next steps


  • Davinia Hernández-Leo- UPF, Spain

  • Mutlu Cukurova - UCL, England

  • Elise Lavoue - Université de Lyon, France

  • Miguel L. Bote Lorenzo - UVA, Spain

  • Michail Giannakos - NTNU, Norway

  • Xavier Ochoa - NYU, USA

  • Daniele Di Mitri - DIPF, Germany

  • Daniel Spikol - UCPH, Denmark