Vita Kovanovic


I am a Senior Lecturer in Learning Analytics at UniSA Education Futures and a member of the Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L), a research centre studying the interplay between human and artificial cognition and how it affects human learning and knowledge processes. My 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. I am particularly interested in students' self-regulation of learning and understanding how trace data can be used to gain a deeper understanding of learning processes. I obtained my PhD in Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, in 2017. I am highly active in the Learning Analytics research community and currently serve as a Co-editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA), a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that disseminates the highest quality research in the Learning Analytics field. I also serve as an Associate Editor at the Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) Journal and was serving previously an academic editor of PLoS ONE Journal and Program Chair of the 10th Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK20) Conference.