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Dragan Gasevic


Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics

The Moray House School of Education

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

United Kingdom

Phone: +44 131 651 6243


Bio Sketch

Dragan Gašević is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Semantic and Learning Technologies and a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University. He is also President Elect of the Society for Learning Analytics Research, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, Associate Adjunct Professor in the Learning and Teaching Unit at the University of South Australia, a Research Scientist in the LINK Research Lab at theUniversity of Texas, Arlington, and an IBM CAS Faculty Fellow. A computer scientist by training and skills, Dragan considers himself a learning and information scientist 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 co-chair of the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge in 2011 and 2012. Currently serving as a founding editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics and a program co-chair of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute, Dragan is a (co-)author of numerous research papers and books and a frequent keynote speaker.

Research Interests

semantic technologies, learning analytics, technology-enhanced learning, self-regulated and social learning, information seeking, software and process modeling

Current Position

Recent publications

  1. Gašević, D., Djurić, D, Devedžić, V.; Selic, B. (foreword), Model Driven Architecture and Ontology Development, Springer, Berlin, 2006, ISBN: 3-540-32180-2.
  2. Giurca, A., Gašević, D., Taveter, K. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Emerging Rule-Based Languages and Technologies: Open Solutions and Approaches, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60566-402-6.
  3. Lytras, M.D., Gašević, D., De Pablos, P.O., Huang, W. (Eds.); Kinshuk (foreword), Technology Enhanced Learning: Best Practices, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-59904-600-6.
  4. Bošković, M., Bagheri, E., Gašević, D., Mohabbati, B., Kaviani, N., Hatala, M., "Automated Staged Configuration with Semantic Web Technologies, International Journal on Software Engineering and Software Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2010, pp. 459-484 (pdf)
  5. Obrenović, Ž., Gašević, D., "Mashing Up Oil and Water: Mashups with Heterogeneous Services and Diverse Users," IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 13, No. 6, 2009, pp. 56-64 (pdf).
  6. Obrenović, Ž., Gašević, D., "End-User Service Computing: Spreadsheets as a Service Coordination Interface," IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2008, pp. 229-242 (pdf).
  7. Jeremić, Z., Jovanović, J. Gašević, D., "Evaluating an Intelligent Tutoring System for Design Patterns: the DEPTHS Experience," Educational Technology & Society, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009, pp. 111-130 (pdf).
  8. Obrenović, Ž., Gašević, D., Eliëns, A., "Supporting Creative Thinking through Opportunistic Software Development," IEEE Software, Vol. 25, No. 6, 2008 pp. pp. 64-70.
  9. Jovanović, J., Gašević, D., Brooks, C., Devedžić, V., Hatala, M., Eap, T., Richards, G., "Using Semantic Web Technologies for the Analysis of Learning Content," IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 11, No. 5, 2007, pp. 45-53.
  10. Devedžić, V., Jovanović, J., Gašević, D., "The pragmatics of current e-learning standards," IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2007, pp. 16-24.
  11. Djurić, D., Devedžić, V., Gašević, D., “Adopting Software Engineering Trends in AI,” IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2007, pp. 59-66

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