InterNational Symposium

supporting Learning in higher education through Learning Analytics

26 May, 2021


Abelardo Pardo
Professor and Dean of engineering programs at University of South Australia

Abelardo Pardo is Professor and Dean of Programs (Engineering) at UniSA STEM. His research interests include the design and deployment of technology to increase the understanding and improve digital learning experiences. More specifically, his work examines the areas of learning analytics, personalized active learning, and technology for student support. He is the author of over 150 research papers in scholarly journals and international conferences in the area of educational technology and engineering education. He is currently member of the executive board and president of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

Janja Komljenovic
Lecturer of Higher Education at Lancaster University

Janja Komljenovic is a Lecturer of Higher Education at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the political economy of higher education and higher education markets. Komljenovic is especially interested in the relation between the digital economy and the higher education sector; and in digitalisation, datafication and platformization of universities. She is published internationally on higher education policy, markets and education technology.

Lesley Gourlay
Professor of Education at University College London Institute of Education

Lesley Gourlay is a Professor of Education in the department of Culture, Communication and Media at University College London Institute of Education. Her scholarship focuses on the interplay between technologies and the knowledge practices of students and academics, with a particular emphasis on textual practices and the digital. She is a contributor to national and global debates surrounding digital literacy and education, serves on the editorial boards of several international higher education and technology journals. Lesley is a recipient of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2021-2024).

Neil Selwyn
Distinguished research professor at Monash University

Neil Selwyn is a distinguished research professor at Monash University, Melbourne. He is recognised as a leading international researcher in the area of digital education - with particular expertise in the 'real-life' constraints and problems faced when technology-based education is implemented. Recent books include: 'Should Robots Replace Teachers? AI and the future of education' (2019), and 'Education & Technology: key issue and debates' (2021, 3rd edition).

Paul Prinsloo
Research Professor at University of South Africa

Paul Prinsloo is a Research Professor in Open and Distance Learning in the Department of Business Management, College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa (Unisa). He is a Visiting Professor at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany, a Research Associate for Contact North I Contact Nord (Canada) and a Fellow of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) and serves on several editorial boards. Paul is an internationally recognised speaker, scholar and researcher and has published numerous articles in the fields of teaching and learning, student success in distance education contexts, the ethical collection, analysis and use of student data in learning analytics, and (digital) identities.

Phil Winne
Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University

Phil Winne is Distinguished SFU Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Struggling to contain his curiosity, his research interests range over self-regulated learning, metacognition, learning analytics, designing software technologies to advance research and help learners boost achievements, and research methods in the learning sciences. He is honored to be an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Canadian Psychological Association.

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‍Visiting Address:

Christiesgate 12, 2nd floor

Postal Address:

University of Bergen
PO Box 7807
N-5020 Bergen, Norway

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