Notes on Contributors

in Emerging Trends in Learning Analytics
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Notes on Contributors
Arif Altun

is a professor of computer education and instructional technologies at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. His current research areas include cognitive issues in learning with hypertext, designing personalized e-learning environments, computerizing neuro-psychological tests, and developing educational ontologies.

Alexander Amigud

received his PhD degree in Network and Information Technologies from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. His current research interests include: learning analytics, ethical issues in technology, academic integrity, behavioural biometrics, and learning technology. He is a member of the IEEE and a member of the Project Management Institute.

Dongwook An

is a graduate student in Learning Technologies program at UT-Austin. His research interest includes the impact of emerging technologies such as machine learning and block chain on education, as well as how to teach their philosophy, implication, and social impact.

Mirella Atherton

has a special interest in vulnerability and how vulnerable consumers interact with institutions and modern business models within Australia. In the past, Mirella has researched confidence and uncertainty levels of individuals who have experienced barriers to education using the third person effect and emerging trend analytics.

Leigh Blackall

is Education Developer at RMIT University in Australia. His professional focus is on educational research and development, networked learning and flexible teaching and assessment. He primarily works in the tertiary education, training and communication sectors, offering professional development, consultation services and project leadership.

Robert Carpenter

is Associate Provost for Analytics and Institutional Assessment, Professor of Economics and Public Policy and also Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

He also advises several technology firms on the development of their higher education analytics platforms, and currently serves as a member of the executive committee for the APLU Commission on Information, Measurement, and Analysis (CIMA).

Martin Ebner

is the Head of the Department Educational Technology at Graz University of Technology, Austria, and responsible for all university wide e-learning activities. He holds an Adjunct Professor position on media informatics and also works at the Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science as senior researcher.

John Fritz

is Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology in University of Maryland, Baltimore County. John holds a PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture from UMBC, an MA in English from the University of Maryland, a BA in English and religion from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Yoshiko Goda

is an associate professor at Research Center for Instructional Systems, Kumamoto University, Japan. She received her PhD (Science Education) at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) with partial support of a Fulbright scholarship. Her current research interests include self-regulated learning for e-learning, instructional and learning design, online education program evaluation, and innovative community for global education.

Yasemin Gulbahar

is a Professor at the Department of Informatics at Ankara University. She has also been the Director of the university’s Distance Education Center and a researcher of e-learning for a number of years.

Junko Handa

is an adjunct faculty member at Saitama Institute Technology, and a visiting associate professor at Polytechnic University of Japan. She is also a visiting researcher at Meiji University. She received a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Instructional Technology at Towson University in Maryland, USA. Her research interests are language education, instructional and learning design, and learning with media.

Dirk Ifenthaler

is Professor and Chair of Learning, Design and Technology at University of Mannheim, Germany and Adjunct Professor at Deakin University, Australia. His research focuses on the intersection of cognitive psychology, educational technology, data analytics, and organisational learning. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Technology, Knowledge and Learning.

Yumi Ishige

is a professor in the Faculty of Modern Social Studies at Otemae University, Japan. She received her MA from Ryukoku University, Japan, and PhD from Durham University, the United Kingdom. Her current research project focuses on the system of learning support in higher education, and the nationwide survey on current situation of the learning support centers.

Il-Hyun Jo

is a professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. He earned his PhD from the Florida State University, USA and specializes in curriculum theory, teacher education, teaching methods and learning analytics.

Kosuke Kaneko

is an associate professor of Cybersecurity Center in Kyushu University, Japan. He received his PhD (Computer Science) from Kyushu University. His current research interests include cybersecurity, network/communication, robotics and learning analytics.

Myint Swe Khine

is a Professor of Education at Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates and Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, Australia. He publishes widely in international refereed journals and edited several books. His recent book International Trends in Educational Assessment was published by Brill in the Netherlands in 2019.

Selcan Kilis

is an Assistant Professor at Giresun University, Turkey, she is also Deputy Manager of the university’s Distance Education Research and Application Center. She attained her PhD from the Computer Education and Instructional Technology department of the Middle East Technical University.

Daniel Klasen

is a postdoctoral researcher in Learning, Design and Technology at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He holds a doctoral degree in computer science. Daniel’s current interests are situated in the research fields of learning analytics and educational data mining.

Mehmet Kokoç

is currently a researcher at Center for Research and Application in Distance Education, Karadeniz Technical University. Dr. Kokoç received his PhD in Computer Education and Instructional Technology from Hacettepe University. His academic interest areas are learning analytics, educational data mining, open and distance learning, social media in education and video-based learning.

Shin’ichi Konomi

is a Professor at Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University. He is also a Director of Learning Analytics Center in Kyushu University.

Philipp Leitner

is currently working at the Department of Educational Technology at Graz University of Technology, Austria, and completing his doctorate on Learning Analytics. His research focuses on technology enhanced learning, learning analytics, data privacy and recommender systems.

Chenglu Li

is a doctoral student in Learning Technologies Program and has a strong interest in educational games and educational data mining.

Min Liu

is a Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching and research interests center on educational uses of new media and other emerging technologies, particularly the impact of such technologies on teaching and learning; and the design of new media enriched interactive learning environments for learners at all age levels. She also serves on a number of editorial boards for research journals in educational technology.

Karin Maier

is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Department of Educational Technology at Graz University of Technology, Austria. She specializes in knowledge technologies and IT security and is interested in bringing these two together in the field of education.

Jon Mason

is a senior lecturer at Charles Darwin University in Australia where he leads research into digital education futures. He also holds adjunct positions as a Professor within the Department of e-Learning at Korea National Open University, a Professor of Educational Technology at East China Normal University, and as a Project Consultant for the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education at Beijing Normal University.

Misato Oi

is a Research Fellow at Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University. Her research includes educational psychology and learning analytics.

Fumiya Okubo

is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University, Japan. He received his PhD in Science from Waseda University. His research interests focus on theoretical computer science, automata theory and computation theory. He also works at Learning Analytics Center in Kyushu University to research educational data mining.

Xin Pan

is currently a second-year doctoral student in Learning Technologies at UT-Austin. Her interests in educational technology include MOOCs, game-based learning, enhancing science literacy with simulations and animations, and integrating technologies into informal spaces such as museums.

Zilong Pan

is a doctoral student in the Learning Technologies program at The University of Texas at Austin. He earned his master’s degree in Middle School Education from the University of Georgia. He had taught in middle schools in Atlanta area as a science and math teacher for two years. His research interests include learning analytics and integrating learning technology into STEM education.

Stefan Popenici

is a scholar with over 20 years of experience in teaching, research and leadership in higher education with universities in Europe, North America, South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He is currently working at Charles Darwin University. He was a senior advisor of the Minister of Education in Romania on educational reform and research, senior consultant of the President of De La Salle University Philippines. For his work and strategic leadership in education he was awarded a knighthood by the President of Romania, the Order ‘Merit of Education.’

Clara Schumacher

is a research assistant at the chair of Economic and Business Education – Learning, Design and Technology at the University of Mannheim. Her research interests focus on educational technology, learning analytics, self-regulated and informal learning.

Peter Shaw

is a Senior Lecturer at Charles Darwin University in Australia. Dr Shaw is currently researching in parameterized complexity and has recently published a number of papers in the area of algorithmic techniques for FPT kernelization including: iterative compression, greedy localization, crown-rules and LDP problem dual kernelization. Dr Shaw received his PhD in Computer Science at Newcastle University Australia.

Yi Shi

is a doctoral student in the Learning Technologies program at UT. With a background in education, she is interested in how technologies could be used to enhance the process of teaching and learning.

Atsushi Shimada

is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University. His research interests mainly focus on image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and their application to learning analytics.

Yuta Taniguchi

is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University. His research includes text mining and educational data mining.

Billy Tak-Ming Wong

is Research Coordinator at the Open University of Hong Kong. He has widely published in the areas of technology-enhanced education, research capacity development, and computational linguistics, besides having obtained paper awards in various academic conferences.

Masanori Yamada

is an associate professor in Faculty of Arts and Science, Learning Analytics Center and Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies at Kyushu University. He is currently engaged in research and development of computer-mediated communication systems for project-based learning, and learning support system based on learning analytics and self-regulated learning.

Wenting Zou

is currently a doctoral student in Learning Technologies program at The University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in using learning analytics to understand learners’ behaviours across different e-learning platforms.

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