IROPINE Seminar on Learning Behavior and Interactive Pattern Analysis – Methodology, Tools and Practices

Time & Date: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, 6 January 2017 (Friday)
Venue: G01, Bank of China Lecture Theatre, Main Campus
The Open University of Hong Kong
Homantin, Kowloon [Map]


Prof. Gwo-Jen Hwang
Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Distinguished Professor, Institute for Research in Open and Innovative Education
The Open University of Hong Kong

Prof. Gwo-Jen Hwang is currently Chair Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He is also Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the university. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 1991. Prof. Hwang serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 30 academic journals of educational technology and e-learning. He has also been the principal investigator of more than 100 research projects funded by the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, digital game-based learning, adaptive learning, and artificial intelligence in education. Currently, he is the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technology (SSCI), the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (Scopus), and the editor-in-chief of Journal of Computers in Education. He has also served as the guest editor of Educational Technology & Society (SSCI), Educational Technology Research & Development (SSCI) and Interactive Learning Environments (SSCI).

Prof. Hwang has published more than 500 academic papers, including more than 200 journal papers and 300 conference papers. Among those publications, more than 120 papers are published in SSCI journals. Owing to his excellent reputation in academic research and innovative inventions in e-learning, he received the annual most Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in the years 2007, 2010 and 2013. Moreover, he has been invited to be keynote speaker at many international conferences in the past decade.

Learning analytics refers to the analysis and interpretation of data related to learners’ behaviors and interactions during learning process as well as learners’ profiles and the learning contexts they are situated in. The objective of learning analytics is to provide helpful information to optimize or improve learning designs, learning outcomes and learning environments based on the analysis results. The aim of this seminar is to review the current states of learning analytics studies and their design considerations. To this end, the methodology and tools for analyzing students’ online learning behavior patterns and interactive patterns are introduced in this seminar. Several relevant studies are presented to show how the methodology and tools work; moreover, a data set is provided to enable participants to experience the process of learning behavior pattern analysis. It is expected that this seminar can inspire researchers to discover potential research issues and to apply the methodology and tools to their studies in future.

Enquiries: Dr Manfred Wu (The Open University of Hong Kong)
Tel: 2768 6786

This event was fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (UGC/IDS16/15).

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