Katrien Verbert will be the next guest speaker of a new SNOLA webinar.
In this talk, Katrien will present their work on learning analytics that aims to support learners, teachers and study advisors through dashboard applications, ranging from small mobile applications to learnscapes on large public displays. Dashboards typically capture and visualize traces of learning activities, in order to promote awareness, reflection and sense-making, and to enable learners to define goals and track progress towards these goals. She will present results of user studies of our learning dashboards to support blended learning, group work, and communication between students and study advisors.
Katrien Verbert is an Assistant Professor at the HCI research group of KU Leuven. She obtained a doctoral degree in Computer Science in 2008 at KU Leuven, Belgium. She was a post-doctoral researcher of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at KU Leuven. The fellowship was interrupted for two years for Assistant Professor positions at TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands (1 Jan. 2013 – 31 December 2013) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (1 January 2014 – 31 January 2015). Her research interests include learning analytics, visualisation techniques, recommender systems for learning and digital humanities. She has been involved in several European and Flemish projects on these topics, including the EU FP7 ROLE and STELLAR projects. She is also involved in the organisation of several conferences and workshops (general chair EC-TEL 2017, program co-chair EC-TEL 2016, workshop co-chair EDM 2015, program co-chair LAK 2013 and program co-chair of the RecSysTEL workshop series).