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Zachari Swiecki is a Lecturer of Learning Analytics in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University.  He received his master's and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a member of the Epistemic Analytics lab. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics. He has played a central role in the development and dissemination of Quantitative Ethnography, an emerging methodology that combines qualitative analysis, statistics, and data science into a single framework. 




Research interests

Zachari's current work focuses on learning analytics—the application of data science techniques to learning contexts—with an emphasis on collaborative settings. This work includes developing novel techniques for modelling collaborative processes, applying these models in domains such as engineering design, medicine, and the military, and designing real-time systems for monitoring teams. Past projects include the research and development of innovative educational simulations, automated assessment techniques, and simulation authoring tools for educators. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Educational Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy , University of Wisconsin Madison

Aug 2013Aug 2020

Award Date: 23 Aug 2020

Educational Psychology, Master of Science, University of Wisconsin Madison

Aug 2013Dec 2015

Award Date: 24 Dec 2015

Mathematics & Physics, Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Aug 2008May 2013

Award Date: 11 May 2013

Research area keywords

  • Learning Analytics
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Quantitative Ethnography
  • Learning Sciences

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