Keynote Speaker



Learning Analytics: Past, Present and Future


By Professor Pedro Isaías, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia



Pedro Isaías is an associate professor at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Previously he was associate professor at the Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University) in Lisbon, Portugal, responsible for several courses and director of the master degree program in Management / MBA. Was director of master degree program in Electronic Commerce and Internet for 10 years. He holds a PhD in Information Management (in the specialty of information and decision systems) from the New University of Lisbon. Author of several books, book chapters, papers and research reports, all in the information systems area, he has headed several conferences and workshops within the mentioned area. He has also been responsible for the scientific coordination of several EU funded research projects. He is also member of the editorial board of several journals and program committee member of several conferences and workshops. At the moment he conducts research activity related to E-Commerce and E-Business, E-Learning, Information Systems in general, and WWW related areas.


Learning Analytics (LA) has gained more importance with the years and now is currently playing a key role in student strategies. These strategies can be fully achieved through a proper and strategic use of LA.

This keynote introduces LA, looking at its origin, its objectives and how it works. Then it discusses LA’s importance the current challenges and LA in practice with some examples being presented and analysed. Future directions are indicated and the LACE project is presented.