Making Connections in Learning Analytics

Webinars, Conversations & Assistance

The MS in Educational Psychology – 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, topics also include areas such as career outlook, innovation, and equity. We bring in industry experts and program faculty to present a variety of perspectives on the learning analytics field. 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. Click the buttons below to register.

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Fall 2022 Schedule

All webinars are in Central Standard Time (CST).

Program & Scholarship Overview

With program director Julia Rutledge, PhD and enrollment coach Pat Walsh, MS

Wednesday, October 12 at 12pm CST

Considering a master’s degree so you can make an impact on education? Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about our online part-time program’s  design, curriculum, and career outlook, as well as scholarship opportunities.

Register Here for 10/12

Using Data for Understanding: Learning Analytics & QE

With program faculty director David Williamson Shaffer, PhD

Wednesday, November 15 at 4pm CST

Quantitative Ethnography is a new methodology designed to utilize both quantitative and qualitative methods. Learning analysts who are able to harness this powerful methodology are better equipped to find meaning in data. Join David Williamson Shaffer, faculty director of the Learning Analytics program and author of Quantitative Ethnography, to learn more about the intersection of learning analytics and quantitative ethnography, and how this can make an impact in education.

Register Here for 11/15

Career in Focus: Learning Analytics Architect

With Learning Analytics Center for Excellence director Kim Arnold, PhD

Thursday, December 8 at 12pm CST

UW-Madison recently hired a Learning Analytics Architect to join the team at the Learning Analytics Center for Excellence. Meet with Kim Arnold, director, to learn more about the qualities and skills her team looks for in a candidate, as well as how applicants in the field of learning analytics can best position themselves for the job market.

12/8 Register Here for 12/8

 Webinar Library

Below are recordings of our highly attended webinars. These webinars were recorded 2020-2022 and highlight our program’s teaching team’s breadth of expertise; career journeys, and general program information. Peruse at your leisure!

Women in Analytics


female professionals discuss their journeys, challenges, and successes in the learning analytics field

Impact in the Field

David Williamson Shaffer

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

Program Overview

Julia Rutledge

Program Director Dr. Julia Rutledge

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

Faculty Focus

Maria Widmer

Instructional Designer Maria Widmer

UW learning designer on crafting online curriculum that embodies best practices in online instructional design

Research in Practice

Elizabeth Pier

Libby Pier headshot

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

App Assistance

Pat Walsh

Enrollment Coach Pat Walsh

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

Health, Education, Equity, and Data Analytics


4 experts examine how analytics are at the intersection of health and education

Analytics for Equity

Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens

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

Committed Scholars Program

CSP Overview

Bucky Badger

Learn about the program’s Commitment to Equity initiative and scholarship qualifications

Questions? Chat with Pat, our Enrollment Coach

Pat Walsh, Enrollment Coach

As an enrollment coach, my role is to answer your questions about the Learning Analytics program and to help you decide if this program is the right fit for you and your career goals. I love listening to your questions, concerns, and stories. I am here to answer whatever questions you have about UW–Madison and to welcome you into the Badger family. Contact me directly: