Professor Shane Dawson
– University of South Australia –
Shane Dawson is the Director of the Teaching Innovation Unit, Co-Director of the Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) and Professor of Learning Analytics at the University of South Australia. As a founding executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research, past program and conference chair of the International Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference and an inaugural co-editor of the Journal for Learning Analytics, Shane has been supporting the development of Learning Analytics over the past decade and more. He has published widely on topics from creative capacity to social network analysis and the application of learner ICT interaction data to inform and benchmark teaching and learning quality. His current research interests relate to complex systems and academic leadership to aid adoption and application of learning analytics at scale. With the support of many talented colleagues, Shane has been involved in the development of numerous open source software including the Online Video Annotations for Learning (OVAL), OnTask (a personalised learner feedback tool), and SNAPP, a social network visualization tool designed for teaching staff to better understand, identify and evaluate student learning, engagement, academic performance and creative capacity.