Professor Andreja Istenic Starcic, PhD is working at University of Primorska Faculty of Education and University of Ljubljana Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering Slovenia and is Honorary fellow at Macquarie University Sydney Australia. Andreja is a Vice dean for international collaboration at Faculty of Education University of Primorska. Her research and teaching involve Educational technology, Learning environments, ICT assisted learning for people with special needs, Media education, Contemporary learning theories, Innovation and creative production of multimedia contents. Andreja was invited speaker at international conferences and have invited chapters in books. She published over 80 articles. Andreja is editor of British Journal of Educational Technology - BJET and International journal of emerging technologies in learning - iJET. Andreja received awards: Slovenian research agency – The exceptional research achievement in social science in Slovenia for the year 2012; The Award of University of Primorska for scientific excellence in social sciences and humanities for the year 2014. Personal website: http://andreja-istenic-starcic.eu/ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Since 2013 is the Scientific Director of the Creative Industries Area at the Consorzio Roma Ricerche, since 2015 is the President of ASLERD (Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development - www.aslerd.org) He is member of the Dept. of History, Cultural Heritage, Education & Society of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he is chairing the ISIM_garage (Interfaces and Multimodal Interactive Systems), a research lab devoted to the design and development of TEL-environments, tools and methods for education, interaction design, and more. In his career he has published more than 200 papers and has been editor of several books and special issues. He is currently Scientific Editor of the journal IxD&A and Managing Editor of IJDLDC.
Modern educational settings, both in classrooms and MOOCs, produce a rapidly increasing volume of data that captures the learning progress of millions of students at different levels of granularity. This data opens a unique opportunity to re-engineer traditional education and develop a range of efficient data-driven education approaches. In this talk, I will review a stream of research on data-driven education and present some ways to leverage learner’s data as explored in the PAWS lab. Among other approaches, I present our work on open social student modeling and the problem-solving genome - identifying reliable individual differences through sequential pattern mining.
Peter Brusilovsky is a Professor of Information Science and Intelligent Systems at the University of Pittsburgh, where he directs the Personalized Adaptive Web Systems (PAWS) lab. Peter has been working in the field of adaptive educational systems, user modeling, and intelligent user interfaces for more than 25 years. He published numerous papers and edited several books on adaptive hypermedia, adaptive educational systems, user modeling, and the adaptive Web. Peter is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies and a board member of several journals including User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction, and ACM Transactions on Social Computing.
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