Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to support effective learning in informal and non-formal learning environments and not only in school or higher education and also in professional education. Especially in the building/construction industry or in the Event Industry, trainings for safety and security are needed to protect workers at their workplace. One central issue hereby is, which elements must be taken in consideration (i.e. teaching and learning elements, design elements, etc.) when developing effective learning applications. Moreover, how can such applications support responsible persons at the workplace so that they can ensure, that each employee has been trained in safety & security and has understood the key elements of the training and has the ability to behave according the instructions.

This is where Learning Analytics (LA) comes into place. LA provides various tools and concepts to support learning, especially for people who are involved in learning processes (trainer, trainee, evaluator). The project aims to create a framework on the basis of LA insights, for implementing elements in AR learning applications which supports learners  and trainers in their teaching and learning processes towards a higher efficiency and efficacy. At this point, elements from LA like functions and integration of analytical elements shall be implemented to receive feedback about handling and ease of use from the apps, as well as measures for learning performance. In various iterations, a series of pilot applications shall be developed and tested within specific training areas, like facility management, building/construction, and in the Event Industry. From the results and insights, key questions should be answered like how can AR and LA be used in professional training applications to create more effective learning experiences for learners on their individual path and pace. Additionally, receiving insights about data required for "big-data analysis methods" and how can they be processed in a small work environment, or which methods can be developed to derive knowledge from established, large learning environments.

A concrete, desirable result would be to provide recommendations about how the transparency of learning services in the understanding of learning outcomes can be depicted with the aid of LA and AR in order to dismiss the responsibility for employers not only to offer the possibility to participate in safety briefings (consumption) but also to ensure that employees have understood and will behave adequately. Within a first development of a generic framework, current research results and their leading questions are included, also to develop the framework as a software application. In a second step, a first functional prototype of AR learning application will be developed for analysis and evaluation purposes, which then will be - according the design science approach - applied in various iterations within field experiments at workplaces. Finally, the goal of the project is to support a full session training and assessment on the basis of AR learning applications and the use of LA tools and measures.

The consortium of leading european scientist coming from the areas LA and AR aims to establish a strategical partnership with VET partners, in which the conceptionalisation of the topics LA and AR should be used to apply in the field of professional education, especially in informal learning environments and directly at the workplaces. Since one result should cover also a contribution to the research community, the project aims to develop new opportunities at workplaces and also for LA and AR to provide an added value and give answer to current questions from professional education.