Monash University, Australia
Dragan Gašević is Professor of Learning Analytics in the Department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence of the Faculty of Information Technology and the Director of the Centre for Learning Analytics at Monash University. Dragan’s research interests in learning analytics center around the development of computational 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 (SoLAR). In 2019-2022, he was recognized as the national field leader in educational technology in The Australian’s Research Magazine. In 2022, he received Lifetime Member Award as the highest distinction of SoLAR and was recognized as a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
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Ghent University, Belgium
Prof. dr. Martin Valcke is full professor in the
field of ‘Instructional Sciences’ at the Ghent University, Belgium in the
Department of Educational Studies in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational
Sciences. His field of research focuses on the Innovation of Higher Education.
He is involved in a large number of international research in Africa, Middle
America, and Asia (Cambodia, P.R.China, Vietnam, Taiwan). He mainly works in
multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research with experts from medicine,
engineering, veterinary sciences, economics and business administration,
sciences, bioengineering ... his research focuses strongly on the development of
competences that guarantee that graduates are ready-for-the-profession and
employable. This starts from a critical analysis of what problems graduates
experience in their profession. For instance: teacher struggle with parents,
bullying and aggression. Engineers seem to struggle with identifying customer
needs. Pharmacists seem to miss out on integrated pharmaceutical knowledge,
medical experts seem to lack interprofessional competences, vets seem to seem to
be less prepared for complex surgical procedures… Building on the shortcomings
innovative workplace-based learning strategies are being developed and
simulation based solutions.
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