Dragan Gasevic is a Professor and the Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics in the
Moray House School of Education and the School of Informatics at the
University of Edinburgh since February 2015.
Before the current post, he was the Canada Research Chair in Semantic and
Learning Technologies and a Professor in the School of Computing and Information
Systems at Athabasca University since 2007. He is a co-founder and served the President (2015-2017)
of the Society for Learning Analytics Research. He holds several honorary appointements including
an Adjunct Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at
Simon Fraser University,
Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at
the University of South Australia, a Research Scientist in the LINK
Research Lab at the University of Texas, Arlington, Adjunct Professor in the
Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, and a Distinguished Professor in the Institute for
Research in Open and Innovative Education at the Open University of Hong Kong. A computer scientist by training and skills,
Dragan considers himself a learning analyst developing computational methods that can shape next-generation learningtechnologies and
advance our understanding of information seeking, sense-making, and self-regulated and social learning. Funded by granting agencies and industry in Australia,
Canada, Europe, and USA, 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 co-chair of the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge in 2011 and 2012 and the general chair in 2016 as well as a founding program co-chair of
the Learning Analytics Summer Institute in 2013 and 2014. He also served as a founding editor of the
Journal of Learning Analytics and is a (co-)author of numerous research papers and books and a frequent keynote speaker.
learning analytics, learning technologies, self-regulated and social learning, learning design, higher education policy, commputational social science, language technologies