Finnish Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference (FLAIEC 2022)

On September 2022, in Joensuu, Finland, the University of Eastern Finland held the Finnish Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference (FLAIEC). The main focus of the conference was on Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to support teaching and learning in all contexts of education, in line with the priorities of the ILEDA project. The aim was to bring together researchers from different countries and various disciplinary traditions to present their research in the field of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, to discuss the use of them to support learning and the role of education and educational science in Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. The conference kicked off with a series of illuminating keynote presentations by renowned experts in the field:

  1. Dragan Gašević: Dragan Gašević, Professor of Learning Analytics at Monash University and Director of the Centre for Learning Analytics.
  2. Sanna Järvelä: Professor Sanna Järvelä, an authority in learning and educational technology at the University of Oulu, Finland, and head of the Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit.
  3. Dirk Ifenthaler: Dirk Ifenthaler, Professor and Chair of Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Mannheim, Germany, as well as UNESCO Deputy Chair of Data Science in Higher Education Learning and Teaching at Curtin University, Australia.
  4. Laura Hirsto: Professor Laura Hirsto, Professor of Educational Science in the University of Eastern Finland, Department of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education

FLAIEC 2022 featured 27 presentations (10 papers submitted and 17 abstract presentations). The proceedings were published in CEUR: The presentations were spread throughout four distinct conference sessions, each focusing on specific aspects of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Education:

  1. LA in Higher Education and on Social Interaction.
  2. LA in Self-Regulated Learning and Among Primary Level Students
  3. LA for Self-Regulated Learning and in Various Learning Environments

LA in Supporting Learning Success and Pedagogical Designs

The FLAIEC 2022 conference showed the immense potential of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to revolutionize teaching and learning. As these technologies continue to advance, they will play an increasingly central role in education, offering personalized, and effective learning experiences.