The Second Workshop of The Learner Data Institute: Big Data, Research Challenges, & Science Convergence in Educational Data Science

Vasile Rus and Stephen Fancsali

Abstract: The Second Workshop of the Learner Data Institute (LDI) builds on the success of last year's virtual workshop and seeks to bring together researchers working across disciplines on data-intensive research of interest to the educational data science and educational data mining communities. In addition to welcoming work describing mature, data-intensive or “big data” research and emerging work-in-progress that spans traditional academic disciplines, the workshop organizers welcome case studies of interdisciplinary research programs and projects, including case studies of learning engineering efforts pursued by universities, learning technology providers, and others (both successful and unsuccessful), as well as position papers on important challenges for researchers harnessing “big data” and crossing disciplinary boundaries as they do so.