Learn2Analyze (L2A) is an Academia-Industry Knowledge Alliance for enhancing Online Training Professionals’ (Instructional Designers and e-Trainers) Competences in Educational Data Analytics, co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.
The Digital Learning Industry has recognized two important professions namely: (a) Instructional Designers, who design and develop online courses and (b) e-Trainers who support the delivery of these online courses. Professional competence frameworks have been developed to define their competence needs, supported by professional development initiatives for cultivating them. However, emerging and promising advancements in Digital Learning related to the use of data-driven evidence from Educational Data Analytics are scarcely, if at all, addressed by existing competence frameworks and, by extend, professional development programs. Therefore, there is a need for extending existing competence frameworks with new competences for both professions, to accommodate these emerging fields. Furthermore, innovative professional development programs are also required to develop these new competences.
In this context, the project aims to develop an Academia-Industry Knowledge Alliance for designing, developing and evaluating (a) two new competence profiles (extending existing frameworks) and (b) one competence-based European MOOC addressed at cultivating these innovative instructional designers’ and e-trainers’ competences for exploiting educational data analytics in online professional workplace development.
The expected impact of the project will be: (a) for academic partners, modernization of their curricula towards developing their students’ competences and better align them to work-based needs of the Digital Learning Industry and (b) for industrial partners, dissemination of their LMS products and professional development programs, potentially leading to even wider adoption from practitioners, as well as improving the functionalities of their LMS platforms to better meet the needs of instructional designers and e-trainers.