october, 2019

23oct12:00 pm1:30 pmAIM Spotlight: Dragan Gasevic12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

AIM Spotlight


Event Details

Join us on Wednesday, October 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Vandenberg Room at the Michigan League for an AIM Spotlight as we welcome in Dragan Gasevic, Professor of Learning Analytics in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Lunch will be provided. Please register for this event below if you plan to attend. 


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Title: The Future of Learning Analytics: Valid and Actionable 

Abstract: The analysis of data collected from user interactions with technology has attracted much attention as a promising approach to enhancing the human learning process. This growing interest led to the formation of the field of learning analytics. The field has now entered the next phase of maturation with a growing community who has an evident impact on research, practice, policy, and decision-making. This talk will first provide a brief overview of recent developments in the field. The talk will then explore two key challenges for learning analytics that require immediate attention to unlock the potential of learning analytics to advance our understanding of and optimize human learning: i) validity of data collection and analysis and ii) explainable insights that can drive future action. The talk will discuss promising directions for addressing the two challenges by considering learning analytics as an interdisciplinary interplay between data science, theory of human learning, and design. The challenges and directions will be examined by building on the findings of many research studies


AIM Spotlight is an all new speaker series hosted by the Center for Academic Innovation. This series will feature speakers external to the University of Michigan, focused on topics center around innovation in higher education and is tailored to a broad audience. Topics may include but are not limited to online learning, residential learning, research, technology, extended reality (XR), and diversity, equity, and inclusion.



(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Michigan League - Vandenberg Room

911 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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