Towards a Fairer Future of Education:

Algorithmic inequality and Learning Analytics

13 June, 2023

Scandic Ørnen Hotel, Bergen, Norway

Speakers and Panelists
Dragan Gasevic
Distinguished Professor of Learning Analytics

Dragan Gašević is Distinguished Professor of Learning Analytics in the Department of Human Centred Computing of the Faculty of Information Technology and the Director of the Centre for Learning Analytics at Monash University. Dragan’s research interests center around data analytic and design methods that advance understanding of self-regulated and collaborative learning. He is a founder and served as the President (2015-2017) of the Society for Learning Analytics Research. He has also held several honorary appointments in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. He is a recipient of the Life-time Member Award (2022) as the highest distinction of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) and a Distinguished Member (2022) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In 2019-2022, he was recognized as the national field leader in educational technology in The Australian’s Research Magazine that is published annually. He led the EU-funded SHEILA project that received the Best Research Project of the Year Award (2019) from the Association for Learning Technology.

Katrien Verbert
Professor of Human-Computer Interaction

Katrien Verbert is professor at the Augment research group of KU Leuven. She obtained a doctoral degree in Computer Science in 2008 at KU Leuven, Belgium. She was a postdoctoral researcher of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at KU Leuven. She was an Assistant Professor at TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2013 –2014) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (2014 – 2015). Her research interests include visualisation techniques, recommender systems, explainable AI, and visual analytics. She has been involved in several European and Flemish projects on these topics, including the EU ROLE, STELLAR, STELA, ABLE, LALA, PERSFO, Smart Tags and BigDataGrapes projects. She is also involved in the organisation of several conferences and workshops (general chair IUI 2021, program chair LAK 2020, general chair EC-TEL 2017, program chair EC-TEL 2016, workshop chair EDM 2015, program chair LAK 2013 and program co-chair of the EdRecSys, VISLA and XLA workshop series, DC chair IUI 2017, DC chair LAK 2019).

Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture

Scott Rettberg is the Director of the Center for Digital Narrative and a professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Prior to moving to Norway in 2006, Rettberg directed the new media studies track of the literature program at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey. Rettberg is the author or coauthor of novel-length works of electronic literature such as The Unknown, Kind of Blue, and Implementation. His work has been exhibited both online and at art venues, including the Venice Biennalle, Beall Center in Irvine California, the Slought Foundation in Philadelpia, and The Krannert Art Museum. Rettberg is the cofounder and served as the first executive director of the nonprofit Electronic Literature Organization, where he directed major projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Rettberg is the project leader of the HERA-Funded ELMCIP research project, the director of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, and the leader of the Electronic Literature Research Group.

Jelena Jovanovic
Professor of Software Engineering

Jelena Jovanovic is a Professor at the Department of Software Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE) at University of Bergen, Norway, and an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Learning Analytics at Monash (CoLAM), Monash University, Australia. Her current research focus is on the use of computational approaches, including statistical and machine learning methods and techniques, network analysis, and text analytics, towards better understanding and supporting learning, primarily self-regulated learning in higher education settings. She has published numerous papers in high-ranked international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Currently she serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies and Editorial Board member of Journal of Learning Analytics, Journal of Educational Data Mining, and Computers & Education: Artificial Intelligence.

Anja Salzmann
Postdoc researcher at SLATE

Anja Salzmann is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE) at the University of Bergen. During her doctoral research, she investigated the responsible adoption of complex socio-technical systems and risk technologies by societal risk groups and implications of unregulated dataveillance for democracy. She has a broad spectre of experience inside and outside academia. She worked as a research assistant at the Department for Information Science and Media Studies, as a senior teacher at Norwegian high school, has experience as a journalist as well as in market communication in the IT industry. She has been involved in several EU research projects (PAN, DALI), is part of the management board of the Young Scholar Network on AI, media and democracy, member of European RRI community. She is interested in questions on responsible development and adoption of desirable AI technologies in education.

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‍Visiting Address:

Christiesgate 12, 2nd floor

Postal Address:

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

Funded by Globale samfunnsutfordringerand L. Meltzer's College Fund