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Prof Dragan Gasevic

(Former employee or visitor)

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

A wide range of research projects in learning analytics and educational data mining in connection with digital education, self-regulated and social learning, educational assessment, information seeking, social media, higher education policy, data/text/process mining, and educational and psychometric research methods.

Area of Expertise

Research expertiselearning analytics, digital education, self-regulated learning, social learning, higher education policy, data mining

Biography

Dragan Gasevic is a Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics in the Moray House School of Education and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh since February 2015. Before the current post, he was the Canada Research Chair in Semantic and Learning Technologies and a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University since 2007. Presently, he is the President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at the University of South Australia, Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, and a Research Scientist in the LINK Research Lab at the University of Texas, Arlington. A computer scientist by training and skills, Dragan considers himself a learning analyst developing computational methods that can shape next-generation learning and software technologies and advance our understanding of information seeking, sense-making, and self-regulated and social learning. Funded by granting agencies and industry in Canada and Europe, Dragan is a recipient of several best paper awards at the major international conferences in learning and software technology. The award-winning work of his team on the LOCO-Analytics software is considered one of the pioneering contributions in the growing area of learning analytics. Recently, he has founded ProSolo Technologies Inc that develops a software solution for tracking, evaluating, and recognizing competences gained through self-directed learning and social interactions. Committed to the development of international research community, Dragan had a pleasure to serve as a founding program co-chair of the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge in 2011 and 2012 and the general chair in 2016 as well as a founding program co-chair of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute in 2013 and 2014. Currently serving as a founding editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics, Dragan is a (co-)author of numerous research papers and books and a frequent keynote speaker.

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