Dr. Marek Hatala
MSc, Computer Science, Technical University in Kosice (Slovakia)
PhD, Artificial Intelligcence, Technical University in Kosice (Slovakia)
Dr. Marek Hatala is a Professor at the School Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University and a Director of the Laboratory for Ontological Research. He received his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the Technical University in Kosice (Slovakia). His research is driven by the problems arising between the computing systems and their users. The areas of his prior interests include configuration engineering design, organizational learning, semantic interoperability, ontologies and semantic web, user modeling in ubiquitous and ambient intelligence environments, and software engineering and service oriented architectures. Dr. Hatala’s current research is framed within the area of Learning Analytics. Specifically, he builds on the learning sciences to establishing the theories of effects of open learner models on learner’s motivation with the goal to improve their learning outcomes in the online learning environments.
Research interests in user modeling, learning analytics, technology-enhanced learning, and artificial intelligence.
My long-term research goal in the area of Technology-enhanced Learning is to improve students' or workers' learning through developing models of learners, learning content, and learning context and applying pedagogies in the form of reasoning on these models. I also work on infrastructure aspects of learning networks with focus on interoperability and security.Continue reading...
My students are my closest colleagues. My students work together as a team on a set of related questions, strengthening each others accomplishments. I strongly believe in graduate students growing as researchers by being a part of a larger research project and a team and taking responsibility for their research tasks. I put great focus on mentoring my students in their ability to communicate their results through academic publishing.
Siadaty, M., Gasevic, D., Hatala, M. "Trace-based Micro-analytic Measurement of Self-Regulated Learning Processes", Journal of learning Analytics, Vol.3, No.1, 2016, pp.183-214
Shirazi, S., Hatala, M., Gasevic, D., Joksimovic, S. "The Role of Achievement Goal Orientations When Studying Effect of Learning Analytics Visualizations," In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK 2016), 2016, pp. 54-63
Siadaty, M., Gasevic, D., Hatala, M. "Associations between technological scaffolding and micro-level processes of self-regulated learning: A workplace study", Computers in Human Behavior, Vol.55, 2016, pp. 1007-1019
Siadaty, M., Gasevic, D., Hatala, M. "Measuring the impact of technological scaffolding interventions on micro-level processes of self-regulated workplace learning", Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 59, 2016, pp. 469-482
Joksimovic, S., Gasevic, D., Loughin, T. M.,Kovanovic, V., Hatala, M, "Learning at distance: Effects of interaction traces on academic achievement," Computers & Education, Vol. 87, 2015, pp.204-217
Kovanovic, V., Gasevic, D., Joksimovic, S., Hatala, M., Adesope, S., "Analytics of Communities of Inquiry: Effects of Learning Technology Use on Cognitive Presence in Asynchronous Online Discussions," The Internet and Higher Education, Vol. 27, 2015, pp. 74-89
Joksimovic, S., Gasevic, D., Kovanovic, V., Hatala, M., Riecke, B., "It quality not quantity that matters: Social presence in online discussions as a process predictor of academic achievement," Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Vol.31, No.6, 2015, pp. 638-654
Kovanovic, V., Joksimovic, S., Gasevic, D., Siemens, G., Hatala, M., "What public media reveals about MOOCs?," British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2015, pp. 510–527
Ali, L., Hatala, M., Gasevic, D., Winne, P, "Leveraging MSLQ Data for Predicting Student Achievement Goal Orientations," Journal of Learning Analytics, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2014, pp. 157-160
Asadi, M., Soltani, S., Gasevic, D., Hatala, M. The Effects of Visualization and Interaction Techniques on Feature Model Configuration. Empirical Software Engineering, 2014, pp. 1-38
Kovanovic, V., Gasevic, D., Hatala, M. Learning Analytics for Communities of Inquiry. Journal of Learning Analytics, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2014, pp. 195-198
Joksimovic, S., Gasevic, D., Hatala, M. Learning Analytics for Networked Learning Models. Journal of Learning Analytics, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2014, pp. 191-194
Psychological characteristics in cognitive presence of communities of inquiry: A linguistic analysis of online discussions.
Joksimovic, S., Gasevic, D., Kovanovic, V., Adesope, O., Hatala, M. Psychological characteristics in cognitive presence of communities of inquiry: A linguistic analysis of online discussions. The Internet and Higher Education, Vol. 22, July 2014, pp. 1-10
Asadi, M., Soltani, S., Gasevic, D., Hatala, M., Bagheri, E. Toward Automated Feature Model Configuration with Optimizing Non-Functional Requirements. Information and Software Technology, Vol. 56, No. 9, 2014, pp. 1144-1165
Tanenbaum, K., Hatala, M., Tanenbaum, J., Wakkary, R., Antle, A. A Case Study of Intended Versus Actual Experience of Adaptivity in a Tangible Storytelling System. Journal of User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 2014, pp.175-217