ICDE Leadership Summit 2017: Leadership when transforming education through learning analytics and adaptive learning

Before known as the ICDE Presidents’ Summit, now known as the ICDE Leadership Summit. ICDE invited for many types of leaders in education, particularly those who have an interest in learning and teaching in the digital age and learning analytics.
The 2017 ICDE Leadership Summit hosted by LORIA at Université de Lorraine, was held 22-23May 2017 in Nancy, France. It was organised back to back with a one day Forum “Visionary Leadership for Digital Transformation”, taking place the day after the Summit at the UNESCO Head Quarters in Paris, organised by ICDE, UNESCO and the project D-Transform. These two combined events offered a rare opportunity to explore in depth the strategic main issues for higher education leaders setting course for quality teaching and learning in a time of digitalisation.
As higher education is transitioning including digital transformation, what capacities and competencies should educational leaders and management have and what topics should they concentrate on? In 2017, ICDE invites you to focus your attention on the impacts that adaptive learning and learning analytics have on your educational leadership role. Join your international peers at the 2017 ICDE Presidents’ Summit and shape the ongoing leadership discussion on how to oversee and develop systemic change at your institution through leveraging learning analytics. How can we build new platforms for improving teaching and learning and creating a responsive, adaptive and personalized, online educational system for all? Register for the 2017 ICDE Presidents’ Summit and gain expert insight, information and participate in knowledge exchange on:
-The main initiatives in the field of learning analytics deployment
-The impact of learning analytics and adaptive learning on the universities leadership
-The ethical, legal, economics and organizational issues to provide leaders with a set of recommendations
-Steppingstones to take the best of the new concepts, methodologies and technologies
See the full conference website here

2017 ICDE Leadership Summit Outcomes
Read about the main lessons learned from the very engaged presentations and discussions on the potential that learning analytics holds for quality enhancement. Read more here

Highlights from the 2017 ICDE Leadership Summit
Read about the highlights from the the summit here
Videos from the day
View a selection of videos from the presenters here.

Programme and Speakers bio
  • View the programme here
  • View the speakers bio list here

A teaser of what to expect at the 2017 ICDE Leadership Summit
A number of speakers from the 2017 ICDE Leadership Summit provided short opinion pieces based around the presentation/ panel discussion they were foreseen to be involved in prior to the start of the summit.
The opinion pieces were short articles that were prepared for delegates of the summit as a teaser for what they can expect on the day. 
All opinion pieces can be accessed here

Available presentations are as follows: 
Day 1
Official opening: M. Makhanya & G. Titlestad (ICDE), A. Boyer (Université de Lorraine/LORIA)
Introduction by W. Van Petegem (EDEN) & G. Ubachs (EADTU)
First session: Learning Analytics and policy (facilitated by S. Wakabi, East African University Rwanda)
  • Impact and potential of Learning Analytics. A. Boyer (Université de Lorraine/LORIA)
  • Learning analytics and policy. D. Griffiths (CETIS)
  • Workshop “why are learning analytics a promising tool to become a visionary leader, in a changing world?” (facilitated by M. Jean-Louis, Contact North I Contact Nord and J. M. Meunier, FIED) 
Second Session: Organizational issues of a LA initiative: towards a methodology (facilated by R. Molina, Loma Linda University)
Panel member:
Third session: Impact of a LA strategy on universities management (facilitated by T. Belawati, Universitas Terbuka)
Panel: The impact of Learning Analytics strategy on universities management W. Shunping (Open University of China) and N. Fassina (Athabasca University)
Workshop Impact of LA on leadership (facilitated by N. Sclater, JISC and B. Wasson, SLATE University of Bergen)

Day 2
Panel on legal and ethical issues: do we need a global framework? (facilitated by C. Stueckelberger, Globethics.net)
Panel member: M. Makhanya (Unisa), J. Breivik (BI Norwegian Business School), C. Zolynski (Université Versailles Saint-Quentin), T. Toulotte (Université Versailles Saint-Quentin) and N. Sclater (JISC)
Panel on Teachers, students and staff involvement: some success stories (facilitated by C. Wihak, Thompson Rivers University)
Panel member:
MOOC for leaders: the D-Transform project S. Sancassani (Politecnico di Milano, METID)
  • Presidents Meeting, only by invitation Afternoon: side events
  • Meeting with the French actors of open education with T. Garrot (AUNEGE), J. M. Meunier (FIED), P. F. Descheerder (IUTen Ligne), V. Beillevaire & C. Bai (UNIT), C. Schorlé-Stefan (UOH)
  • The first, meeting of the ICDE Learning Analytics Cluster

Photos from the Summit 
The conference was held in Nancy, France The summit was held at the LORIA labs
The evening before the summit, delegates were able to take part in wine and cheese tasting and were able to catch up and make new acquaintances Opening of the summit
Delegates in the auditorium Barbara Wasson giving a Keynote on what Learning Analytics is

Plenty of networking opportunities were provided for delegates to connect.

Delegates were treated to dinner in a beautiful setting with equally beautifully presented local dishes

Delegates were treated to dinner in a beautiful setting with equally beautifully presented local dishes


The host of the conference organised a cultural and historical tour of Nancy city centre

The conference was closed by ICDE President, Mandla Makhanya

Plenty of opportunities were made available for the delegates to ask the expert opinion of the speakers