About the Summit

Framing the future of learning analytics and student success

Indiana University is pleased to host the Framing the Future of Learning Analytics and Student Success Summit. Led by the Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success (CLASS), the summit will bring together leaders and practitioners from the field for presentations and working sessions to address the opportunities, issues and pressing concerns around the use of big data, learning analytics and predictive modeling at institutions of higher learning. The summit will focus on faculty who are using, or would like to use, learning analytics in new and innovative ways. The purpose of the summit is to support and facilitate the widespread use of learning analytics by faculty, administrators, and departments, as we collaboratively create a sustainable, data-driven culture focused on student success in higher education.

Cost and Registration

There is no fee to attend the summit, but space is limited, so please register early. Poster sessions and lighting round presentations will provide opportunities for you to share your own learning analytics projects. During the summit, you will collaborate in working groups on specific topics selected to help us frame the future and in such a way, that you will leave with actionable outcomes to pursue back at your own institution.

Goal and Outcomes

The summit will foster a multi-institutional learning community to advance the research and application of big data and learning analytics for student success at the course, program, and institutional levels of higher learning.


By the end of the summit, you will have had the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to working group reports that will help to frame the future of faculty use of learning analytics. The final reports will be widely shared amongst the community.
  • Identify strategies that will overcome roadblocks to making the data useful on our campuses
  • Discuss the current trends and usage of LA both nationally and internationally
  • Develop new insights in the use of learning analytics as a lever for change
  • Reflect upon controversial and provocative ideas that will challenge our thinking and take us in new directions in the future
  • Envision where the field is headed in the next five years and identify what we need to do as a community to get there
  • Inspire and generate new research
  • Showcase the work occurring on your campus and how it contributes to student success
  • Establish new connections to institutions and colleagues working in the field
  • Nurture existing social networks amongst colleagues working in the field of learning analytics

Who should attend?

  • Faculty involved, or who would like to be involved, in scholarly research that uses learning analytics to investigate teaching, learning, and student success
  • Administrators who have an invested interest in student success and want to explore new opportunities and support faculty use of learning analytics at their schools
  • Staff who play an integral role in providing big data and LA to further research about teaching, learning, and student success