Featured Scholars

Keynote Speakers

Simon Buckingham Shum

University of Technology Sydney

Simon Buckingham Shum has a background in psychology (B.Sc., York), ergonomics (M.Sc., UCL) and human-computer interaction (Ph.D., York, in collaboration with Rank Xerox EuroPARC). This informs his human-centred computing perspective to the challenge of building analytics, collective intelligence and sensemaking tools. Simon is a co-founder of the Society for Learning Analytics Research, which catalyzes dialogue at the intersection of data science and education among researchers, educators, policymakers, and vendors. He has served as a Vice-President of SoLAR, and continues as an Executive Member. He is a Fellow of the RSA, and is currently Professor of Learning Informatics at the University of Technology, Sydney, and Director of the Connected Intelligence Centre.

Abigail Wooldridge

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Abby Wooldridge has a background in industrial and systems engineering, and her research addresses the design of complex sociotechnical systems using mixed-methods approaches to improve outcomes. She has a particular interest in healthcare, including primary care, care coordination of patients with chronic conditions (hospital to community care transitions), and trauma care. In addition to developing interventions, such as redesigned processes and new technologies, to improve care transitions, her research explores new ways to measure individual and team cognition. She is an assistant professor of industrial and enterprise systems engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an affiliate of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Eric Hamilton

Pepperdine University

Eric Hamilton is a learning technologist who directs the International Community for Collaborative Content Creation (IC4) project, which involves learners from six countries collaborating in digital makerspace activities. He has directed numerous research projects funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. State Department, and the Microsoft Research Foundation. Eric has served as Director of the United States Air Force Academy Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, has held two directorship positions at the National Science Foundation, and was recently Senior Manager for Critical and Emerging Issues in Curriculum and Related Areas for UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education. He is currently Professor of Education at Pepperdine University.

Abigail Wooldridge

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Abby Wooldridge has a background in industrial and systems engineering, and her research addresses the design of complex sociotechnical systems using mixed-methods approaches to improve outcomes. She has a particular interest in healthcare, including primary care, care coordination of patients with chronic conditions (hospital to community care transitions), and trauma care. In addition to developing interventions, such as redesigned processes and new technologies, to improve care transitions, her research explores new ways to measure individual and team cognition. She is an assistant professor of industrial and enterprise systems engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an affiliate of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Kamila Misiejuk

University of Bergen

Kamila Misiejuk uses writing analytics and natural language processing to develop automated assessments of written work. She has developed and conducted a number of international workshops on quantitative ethnography. Kamila has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Humboldt University of Berlin, and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen and a scholar at the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE).

Early Career Workshop Chairs

Jun Oshima

Shizuoka University

Jun Oshima has a background in learning sciences, and his research focuses on the design of learning environments, social network analysis of cognitive intelligence, regulation of collaboration, and design-based research on elementary science curriculum. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Learning Sciences and the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Professors Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia. Jun is a professor at the Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology at Shizuoka University, Japan.

Guadalupe Carmona-Dominguez

University of Texas, San Antonio

Bio coming soon

Special Session Chair

Mamta Shah

Elsevier

Mamta Shah is a learning scientist with a background in educational game design and identity formation research. She was introduced to quantitative ethnography as a postdoctoral scholar at the Drexel University Games and Learning in Interactive Digital Environments (GLIDE) Lab, and she participated in the inaugural Early Career Workshop at ICQE19. Mamta is currently a Learning Scientist at Elsevier.

X