Events

Learning Analytics Conversations:

Webinar Series 2020-2021

The Master’s in Learning Analytics 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!

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Program Overview

Each session will be hosted by program director Dr. Julia Rutledge and program enrollment coach Pat Walsh. It will include an overview of the curriculum, cohort logistics, application process, and career outlook in the field of learning analytics. Open questions are welcomed.

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Program Overview Webinar Dates

Sign Up: 10/14/20 Wednesday, October 14 | 4-4:30CT

Sign Up: 12/1/20  Tuesday, December 1 | 12-12:30CT

Sign Up: 2/24/21  Wednesday, February 24 | 12-12:30CT

Sign Up: 4/21/21  Wednesday, April 21 | 12-12:30CT

 

Faculty Spotlight

Each session will be hosted by program director Dr. Julia Rutledge and will feature commentary from the program’s faculty member. Topics are timely and action-oriented, and questions are welcomed.

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Dr. David Williamson Shaffer: Industry Outlook

Sign Up: 11/19/20  Thursday, November 19 | 12-12:30CT

Join Dr. David Williamson Shaffer, faculty director of the MLA program and professor and area chair in the Department of Educational Psychology, as he discusses the future of the learning analytics industry and takes your questions.

Maria Widmer, M.Ed.: Innovation in Instructional Design

Sign Up: 1/20/21 Wednesday, January 20 | 4-4:30CT

Join Maria Widmer, UW-Madison School of Education’s instructional designer, as she discusses her role as the online instructional strategist for the Master’s in Learning Analytics program. Widmer will address her background and how the MLA curriculum prepares those interested in applying analytics in the instructional design field.

Dr. Libby Pier: Practitioner in the Field

Sign Up: 3/17/21  Wednesday, March 17 |  4-4:30CT

Join Dr. Elizabeth Pier, research manager at Education Analytics, as she discusses momentum in the field of learning analytics. Dr. Pier will talk about the role of learning analytics in cutting edge national and international educational research and how the MLA program prepares students to design and conduct impactful research agendas.

More Webinar Topics

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UW Grad School Virtual Open House

Sign Up: 11/6/20  Friday, November 6 | 10am-3CT

Meet with staff and faculty from UW-Madison’s 160+ graduate degree programs, gain insight into the application process, and discover the array of services and resources available to graduate students at UW–Madison.

Commitment to Equity

Sign Up: 2/9/21  Tuesday, February 9 | 12-12:30CT

Join Master’s in Learning Analytics program director Dr. Julia Rutledge to discuss how the field of learning analytics plays a significant role in bridging the achievement gap. Learn about the MLA program’s Commitment to Equity initiative, as well as its newly announced scholarship.

Application Assistance

Join enrollment coach Pat Walsh and learn strategies to make your learning analytics graduate application stand out.

Sign Up: 3/26/21  Friday, March 26 | 5-5:30 p.m.

Sign Up: 5/11/21  Tuesday, May 11 | 12-12:30 p.m.

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