LALA: Building Capacity to use Learning Analytics to improve Higher Education in Latin America

The field of Learning Analytics and Academic Analytics has developed considerably during the last year in European HEIs.  Through the use of Learning Analytics tools, the management of Universities and Academic programs in Europe has been modernized.  In Latin America, there is a lack of local capacity to design and build the specialised tools that could be used to improve HEIs administration.

This project fits the priorities set for Latin America inside the Erasmus+ project call for Capacity Building, which is “Improving management and operation of higher education institutions”.  More specifically, this project seeks to build local capacity in Latin American HEIs to design and implement Learning Analytics to create and improve “Quality Assurance processes and mechanisms”.


  1. To develop a framework that describes the methodological, technical, institutional, ethical and communal aspects of the deployment of Learning Analytics in the context of Latin American Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
  2. To adapt two existing tools created originally in the context of Europe to the Latin American context. One will be directed to academic administrators and the other, to professors and counsellors.
  3. To develop the LALA Handbook, a guide containing the LALA Methodology, the infrastructure, recommendation and the adoption experiences and best-practices gained during the pilot.

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Research areas
Data Society
Research team

Professor Dragan Gašević

Dr Yi-Shan Tsai

Professor Johanna Moore

Nora'ayu Ahmad Uzir (Doctoral student)

Wannisa Matcha (Doctoral student)

Ed Fincham 

Rafael Ferreira

Key contact
Yi-Shan Tsai

Erasmus+ European Union

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Yi-Shan Tsai, Research Associate

How long have you worked with the Centre?

I joined the team in 2016 to work on a cross-European project – SHEILA (Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics). Since 2018, I have started to work on two new projects: LALA (Building Capacity to Use Learning Analytics to Improve Higher Education in Latin America)and EMBED (Developing a European Maturity Model for Blended Education).

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