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Pre-Conference Workshop A6

DistancE-Learning in Europe – Exchange of Experience and Knowledge Sharing Use of Data in Education

Date Wednesday, Nov 23  Time   –    Room Schoeneberg I/II/III   Price: free of charge   Status: places available

Workshop leader

OEB speaker Jens Greefe

Jens Greefe

Director of Studies, EADL European Association for Distance Learning, Germany


OEB speaker Oliver Nahm

Oliver Nahm

Scientific Officer, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training - Bundesinstitut für berufliche Bildung (BIBB), Germany

OEB speaker JaapJan Vroom

JaapJan Vroom

Policy advisor at MBO Digitaal and Captain of innovation at Npuls, MBO Digitaal and Npuls, Netherlands

OEB speaker Niels Pinkwart

Niels Pinkwart

Scientific Director of the Educational Technology Lab, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

Distance Learning Providers today are processing large amounts of participants’ data to optimise their services and provide the best possible support to their learners. It is expected that learning analytic tools will have an important impact on the learning environments of the future.

This workshop will give you some insights into the latest learning analytics from a scientific point of view and show some best practices in vocational education.


  • Gain information about learning analytic methods and tools.
  • Receive knowledge of best practice in learning analytics.
  • Expand networks and supporting the sharing of knowledge in Distance Education.


  • 15:00 Welcome and Introduction
    European Association for Distance Learning (EADL)
    Bundesverband der Fernstudienanbieter E.V.
    Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB)
  • 15:15 Project Presentation - Assessing and Furthering the Role of Learning Analytics in Vocational Distance Learning
    Dr. Oliver Nahm, Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB)
  • 15:30 Learning Analytics – The Scientific Point of View
    Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, DE
  • 16:15 Coffee Break – Time for Networking
  • 16:30 Learning Analytics – Best Practices in The Netherlands
    Jaapjan Vroom, Deltion College, NL


Level: any level

This workshop will give the most benefit to adult learning professionals who work in the field of vocational education and training, but the topic will attract researchers and HR-specialists as well.