Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler
Hendrik Drachsler is Professor of Educational Technologies and Learning Analytics and affiliated with the German Leibniz Institute for International Educational Research (dipf.de), the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and the Open University of the Netherlands. His research interests include Learning Analytics, Personalisation technologies, Recommender Systems, Educational data, mobile devices, and their applications in the fields of Technology-Enhanced Learning and Health 2.0. Hendrik is elected board member of the Society of Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) as well as member of the board of the European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EATEL). In the past he has been principal investigator and scientific coordinator of various national (BMBF EduArc) and EU projects (e.g., patient-project.eu, LinkedUp-project.eu, laceproject.eu, safepat.eu, sheilaproject.eu) and was responsible for a consortium budget of over 17 Million Euro research grants and 4.2 Million Euro for his research group. Hendrik has regularly chaired international scientific conferences (e.g. LAK16, ECTEL17, ECTEL18, LAK20) and is Associate Editor of IEEE’s Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT), and is Special Issue Editor of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL). He authored various highly cited articles on Technology-Enhanced Learning.
Dr. Maren Scheffel
Maren Scheffel is an assistant professor within the Technology Enhanced Learning Innovations (TELI) department of the Open Universiteit’s Welten Institute, the Research Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology. With a background in computational linguistics she started to work in the field of technology-enhanced learning in 2009 and has since then been involved in the coordination and management (ROLE, LACE, CompetenSEA) as well as the research work (ROLE, LinkedUp, LACE, SHEILA, CompetenSEA) of several European projects. For her PhD that she obtained from the Open Universiteit in 2017, she developed the Evaluation Framework for Learning Analytics (EFLA). Next to progressing this work further, her research now also delves into the connection of learning analytics and learning design as well as visualisation techniques for dashboards. Maren has organised workshops and has served as a reviewer for journals and conferences on many occasions. She is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Learning Analytics, of the SoLAR SIG LACE and vice chair of the SURF SIG Learning Analytics.
Ioana Jivet is a PhD researcher at Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovation research group of the Welten Institute, Open Universiteit, Heerlen. She holds a MSc degree in Computer Science from TU Delft in the Netherlands where she focused on using learning analytics to develop visual feedback tools for MOOC learners. The topic of her PhD research is centred around student-facing learning analytics dashboards that support the development of self-regulated learning skills. She was involved in the the research work of several European projects (CompetenSEA, SHEILA, SafePAT) and has served as a reviewer for several journals and conferences.