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World leading researcher in Learning Analytics, Professor Dragan Gasevic confirmed as speaker

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QAA Scotland
| 21 Apr 2017

Professor Dragan GasevicProfessor Dragan Gasevic will join other leading experts in higher education at the 3rd International Enhancement Conference on Wednesday 8 June to discuss how data and learning analytics can be used to enhance the student learning experience.

Dragan is Professor and Chair of Learning Analytics and Informatics in the Moray House School of Education and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently the President (2015-2017) and a co-founder of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR). Over the course of his recent career he has also served as a founding programme co-chair of the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK) in 2011 and 2012. He was appointed general chair of LAK in 2016. He also served as founding programme co-chair of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI) in 2013 and 2014, and was a founding editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics.

A computer scientist by formal education, Dragan considers himself a learning analyst whose research centres on, learning analytics, self-regulated and social learning, higher education policy, and data mining. The award-winning work of his team on the LOCO-Analytics software is considered to currently be one of the pioneering contributions in the growing area of learning analytics within higher education. Recently, Dragan has founded ProSolo Technologies Inc. which has develop a software solution for tracking, evaluating, and recognizing competencies gained by students through self-directed learning and social interactions. As a result of his expertise in this area he has co-authored numerous research papers and books.

In his address to the Conference, Dragan will discuss his experiences of how data and learning analytics can play a pivotal role in transforming the student experience and can support institutions to develop data to support a range of metrics, including the Teaching Excellent Framework.

You can register to attend the Conference on one, two, or three days by registering on our website.