Conversations in Learning Analytics

Webinars, Conversations & Assistance

The Learning Analytics master’s program is proud to present a series of webinars to engage meaningful discussions in the learning analytics community. In addition to program overview webinars, the series also includes topics including industry outlook, innovation, and equity. Click on a webinar title for a description and registration link. We hope you join us!


Note: All webinars are hosted on Zoom and registrants will be sent an email confirmation containing information and links to join the session.

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LAMP Conversations Library

As we close out the 2020-2021 academic year, we’d like to offer recordings of our highly attended webinars. These recordings focused on highlighting our program’s teaching team and their breadth of expertise. If you have a suggested topic for next year’s series, reach out to program director Julia Rutledge. We welcome input! The 2021-2022 series schedule will be announced in July 2021.

Impact in the Field

David Williamson Shaffer

November 19, 2020

LAMP Faculty Director on the evolution and impact of the field, and initiating the program

Research in Practice

Elizabeth Pier

Libby Pier headshot

March 17, 2021

Director of Impact at Education Analytics on finding a career in learning analytics research

Instructional Design

Maria Widmer

Instructional Designer Maria Widmer

January 20, 2021

LAMP Online Instructional Strategist on learning analytics and instructional design

Program Overview

Julia Rutledge

Program Director Dr. Julia Rutledge

Monthly Recording

LAMP Program Director on program details, logistics, expectations, scholarship, and application materials

Analytics for Equity

Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens

February 9, 2021

Assistant Professor at Clemson University on how learning analytics can impact equity

App Assistance

Pat Walsh

Enrollment Coach Pat Walsh

Spring 2021 Recording

LAMP Enrollment Coach on tips, tricks, advice, and best practices when writing your application


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