Join@LAK 2021 and participate in the Responsible Learning Analytics Workshop!

Read the call:

We welcome participants to submit position papers discussing ethical dilemmas they have encountered in their practice. These position papers should (a) discuss the context of the case, (b) the ethical concerns, targeting the various stakeholders involved and the principles in tension, and (c) technical, policy, and other approaches that have informed addressing the dilemma, and the effectiveness of these. 

We also welcome participants interested in attending and participating in the discussions (without submitting position papers).


  • Submit a 4-6 pages position paper using the  LAK companion proceedings

  • The accepted position papers will be shared in advance with the workshop participants

  • Submissions will be collated on the workshop website. Publication of the workshop contributions is intended in a joint “LAK Companion Proceedings” . 

  • Participants will post-workshop be invited to contribute to a special issue or similar on “Responsible LA”. 

Important Dates

  • Submission opens 1 Dec 2020

  • Submission deadline 9 Feb 2021

  • Notification of acceptance 23 Feb 2021

Submit your position paper or interest in participating via Easy Chair

Workshop goals

  • Introducing “Responsible LA” via concepts and sensitivities coming from the fields of Science & Technology Studies (Puig de La Bellacasa, 2011) and Human-computer interaction (Buckingham Shum et al., 2019; D’Ignazio & Klein, 2019). By Responsible LA, we refer to the need to create LA systems that are just and ethical but also that consider  equity, democratic and solidarity in education. 

  • Promoting discussions on the ethics of data-driven practices from the ground aimed to inform practitioners on the ethical challenges that emerge in practice.

  • Creating a wiki or other type of artifact contributing to a repository of ethical practice, as suggested by Kiitto and Knight (2019).

  • Helping participants to reflect on ethical challenges that speak of a disconnect between research and practice and find research collaboration opportunities.

The workshop outcomes will advance the LA field by informing the community on ethical challenges encountered in practice (during the development, design, and/or use of LA systems). 

One concrete outcome of the workshop will be starting an artifact (e.g., wiki) to document edge ethical cases in general terms, not linked to particular individuals or institutions that will be shared in the community for reflective discussions and further study.