Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics
Dragan Gasevic is a Professor and the Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics in the Schools of Education and Informatics at the University of Edinburgh since February 2015. Prior to the current post, he was a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Semantic and Learning Technologiesin the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University since 2007.
Presently, he is also President Elect of the Society for Learning Analytics Research, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, Associate Adjunct Professor in the Learning and Teaching Unit at the University of South Australia, a Research Scientist in the LINK Research Lab at the University of Texas, Arlington, and an IBM CAS Faculty Fellow.
A computer scientist by training and skills, Dragan considers himself a learning and information scientist 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 a 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.