As part of LAK 2019, the Ninth International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, we are thrilled to announce the third Multimodal Learning Analytics Across (Physical and Digital) Spaces (CrossMMLA) workshop. Students’ learning is ubiquitous. It happens wherever the learner is rather than being constrained to a specific physical or digital learning space (e.g. the classroom or the institutional LMS respectively). A critical question is: how to integrate and coordinate learning analytics to provide continued support for learning across physical and digital spaces? CrossMMLA is the successor to the Learning Analytics Across Spaces (CrossLAK) and MultiModal Learning Analytics (MMLA) series of workshops that were merged in 2017 after successful cross-pollination between the two communities. Although it may be said that CrossLAK and MMLA perspectives follow different philosophical and practical approaches, they both share a common aim. This aim is to develop strong research foundations for the analytics of learning through different modalities in different learning contexts. Also, at LAK’19, the CrossMMLA workshop will run in conjunction with the MMLA challenge at LAKHackathon as complementary workshops. While CrossMMLA aims at a more theoretical confrontation among MMLA researchers, the LAKHackathon offers the space to share practical MMLA challenges, to show early-stage prototypes or share MMLA datasets. To strengthen the linkage for CrossMMLA with the other workshops and research communities, we encourage therefore participation in both CrossMMLA and LAKHackathon workshops.

The main intended outcome of the workshop will be the creation of a knowledge-base on how to apply learning analytics to different modalities in different learning contexts. The mini-tutorials will produce a considerable content that could be a valuable asset for the LAK community. In addition, at LAK’19, the CrossMMLA workshop will run in conjuction with the MMLA challenge at LAKHackathon as complentary workshops. While CrossMMLA aims at a more theoretical confrontation among MMLA researchers, the LAKHackathon offers the space to share practical MMLA challenges, to show early-stage prototypes or share MMLA datasets to be analysed. To strengthen the linkage for CrossMMLA with the other workshops and research communities, we encourage therefore participation in both CrossMMLA and LAKHackathon workshops.