Dragan Gasevic


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Dragan Gašević is Professor of Learning Analytics in the Faculty of Education and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Before the current post (Feb 2015-Feb 2018), he was Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics in the Moray House School of Education and the School of Informatics and Co-Director of Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. He was the Canada Research Chair in Semantic and Learning Technologies and Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University between Jan 2007 and Jan 2015. He served as the immediate past President (2015-2017) of the Society for Learning Analytics Research and holds several honorary appointments in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, UK, and USA. A computer scientist by training and skills, Dragan considers himself a learning analyst developing computational methods that can shape next-generation learning and software technologies and advance our understanding of information seeking, sense-making, and self-regulated and social learning. Funded by granting agencies and industry in Canada and Europe, Dragan is a recipient of several best paper awards at the major international conferences in learning and software technology. The award-winning work of his team on the LOCO-Analytics software is considered one of the pioneering contributions in the growing area of learning analytics. Recently, he has founded ProSolo Technologies Inc that develops a software solution for tracking, evaluating, and recognizing competences gained through self-directed learning and social interactions. Committed to the development of international research community, Dragan had a pleasure to serve as a founding program chair of the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge in 2011 and 2012, the general chair in 2016, a founding program co-chair of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute in 2013 and 2014, and a founding editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics (2012-2017). Dragan is a (co-)author of numerous research papers and books and a frequent keynote speaker.

Supervision interests

Computational techniques and methods in learning analytics. 


  • learning analytics
  • educational data mining
  • data science
  • self-regulated learning
  • collaborative learning

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2010 2018

Customizable modalities for individualized learning: examining patterns of engagement in dual-layer MOOCS

Crosslin, M., Dellinger, J. T., Joksimović, S., Kovanović, V. & Gašević, D., Mar 2018, In : Online Learning Journal . 22, 1, p. 19-38 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Effects of instructional conditions and experience on student reflection: a video annotation study

Mirriahi, N., Joksimović, S., Gašević, D. & Dawson, S., 19 Sep 2018, In : Higher Education Research and Development. 37, 6, p. 1245-1259 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Exploring communities of inquiry in Massive Open Online Courses

Kovanović, V., Joksimović, S., Poquet, O., Hennis, T., Čukić, I., de Vries, P., Hatala, M., Dawson, S., Siemens, G. & Gašević, D., 1 Apr 2018, In : Computers and Education. 119, p. 44-58 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Exploring development of social capital in a CMOOC through language and discourse

Joksimović, S., Dowell, N., Poquet, O., Kovanović, V., Gašević, D., Dawson, S. & Graesser, A. C., 1 Jan 2018, In : Internet and Higher Education. 36, p. 54-64 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Exploring student interactions with preparation activities in a flipped classroom experience

Pardo, A., Gašević, D., Jovanovic, J., Dawson, S. & Mirriahi, N., Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review