2015 Southeast Educational Data Symposium


Analytics for Learning at Emory invites applications to participate in an intensive, day-long symposium on the use of data to inform decisions about learning environments and instructional design.

The Southeast Educational Data Symposium (SEEDS) will bring together administrators, researchers, and instructors to share how they are making use of educational data to foster student success, and to generate opportunities for ongoing collaboration in the Southeast region. The day’s schedule will include a morning keynote, delivered by Carolyn Rosé (Carnegie Mellon University), followed by four panel discussions and lunch-time roundtables. The all-day event will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, GA.

The Southeast Educational Data Symposium features three levels of participation:

1. Presenter
Discussion panelists will be asked to present for a maximum of 15 minutes on their current work in the field of learning analytics. Each panel will include 3 similarly-themed presenters, followed by an opportunity for open Q&A and discussion. Those interested in presenting are asked to submit a brief abstract (150 words or less), describing their presentation.Possible themes may include (but are not limited to):

  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Student Success & Retention
  • Embedded Analytics
  • Predicting achievement and outcomes from student activity
  • Social Network Analytics
  • Program Evaluation
  • Ethics & Privacy
  • Data Governance
  • Analytics and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Abstracts will be assessed and accepted based on (1) relevance, (2) quality, and (3) panel-fit.

2. Lunch-Time Roundtable Facilitator
Roundtable facilitators will lead informal lunch-time conversations about specific issues or topics of interest to them. If there is a topic that you are particularly interested in discussing among peers at the symposium, please include this information in the form below.

3. Attendee
Attendees will actively participate in all of the day’s events, and should be prepared to engage in sessions, Q&A, and ongoing discussions with peers.

Important Dates

Application/Registration Deadline: Nov 14, 2014
Acceptance Emails: Dec 5, 2014
Conference: Feb 20, 2014

Planning Committee

Conference Chair: Timothy Harfield
Scholar in Residence, Learning Anlaytics (Emory University)
Committee Members: Drew Kohlhorst, PhD
Associate Director, Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation (Emory University)
Stephanie Parisi
Instructional Designer, Coursera Initiative (Emory University)
Susan Bailey
Assessment Coordinator, Emory Libraries (Emory University)

Please direct questions and other inquiries to Timothy Harfield at timothy [dot] harfield [at] emory [dot] edu.

Analytics for Learning at Emory