Vitomir Kovanović
Vitomir Kovanović
Research Fellow and Data Scientist at the University of South Australia, Australia

Dr Vitomir Kovanović is a Research Fellow at the School of Education, University of South Australia and a Data Scientist at the Teaching Innovation Unit, University of South Australia. Vitomir obtained his Ph.D. in Informatics, at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom in 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Dragan Gaševic. His research focuses on the development of novel learning analytics systems using learners’ trace data records collected by learning management systems with the goal of understanding and improving student learning. Vitomir is particularly interested in students’ self-regulation of learning and understanding how trace data can be used to gain a deeper understanding of learning processes. At the moment, he also serves as an executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) which is a leading research society focused on promotion and development of Learning Analytics field. Vitomir is a recipient of two best paper awards (LAK15 and HERDSA15 conferences) and scholarships by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Edinburgh.


Here are listed some of the most relevant publications. The whole publication list can be found on the Google Scholar account.

Joksimovic, S., Poquet, O., Kovanovic, V., Dowell, N. M. M., Mills, C., Gasevic, D., Dawson, S., Graesser, A. C., & Brooks, C. (in-press). How do we model learning at scale? A systematic review of the literature. To appear in Review of Educational Research. doi:10.3102/0034654317740335

Kovanovic, V., Joksimovic, S., Poquet, O., Hennis, T., Cukic, I., de Vries, P., Hatala, M., Dawson, S., Siemens, G., & Gasevic, D. (in-press). Exploring Communities of Inquiry in Massive Open Online Courses. Computers & Education, 119, 44-58. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2017.11.010

Kovanovic, V., Gasevic, D., Dawson, S., Joksimovic, S., & Baker, R. (2016). Does time-on-task estimation matter? Implications on validity of learning analytics findings. Journal of Learning Analytics, 2(3), 81–110. doi:10.18608/jla.2015.23.6

Kovanovic, V., Gasevic, D., Joksimovic, S., Hatala, M., & Adesope, O. (2015). Analytics of communities of inquiry: Effects of learning technology use on cognitive presence in asynchronous online discussions. The Internet and Higher Education, 27, 74–89. doi: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2015.06.002

Kovanovic, V., Joksimovic, S., Gasevic, D., Siemens, G., & Hatala, M. (2015). What public media reveals about MOOCs: A systematic analysis of news reports. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(3), 510–527. doi:10.1111/bjet.12277