About me

I am a Research Fellow at the School of EducationUniversity of South Australia and a Data Scientist at the Teaching Innovation UnitUniversity of South Australia. 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 also serve as an executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) which is a leading research society focused on promotion and development of Learning Analytics field. I obtained my Ph.D. in Informatics, at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom in 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Dragan Gaševic.

At the Beijing Summer Palace during the KDD’12 conference.

Recent publications

The changing patterns of MOOC discourse

Dowell, N. M. M., Brooks, C., Kovanović, V., Joksimović, S., & Gašević, D.
Proceedings of the Forth ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale (L@S17), April 20 – 21, 2017, Cambridge, MA, USA, Pages 283-286, ACM, New York, NY, USA
Publication year: 2017

Piecing the learning analytics puzzle: A consolidated model of a field of research and practice

Journal articlePublished
Gašević, D., Kovanović, V., & Joksimović, S.
Learning: Research and Practice, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 63-78.
Publication year: 2017

Developing a MOOC experimentation platform: Insights from a user study

Conference paperPublished
Kovanović, V., Joksimović, S., Katerinopoulos, P., Michail, C., Siemens, G., & Gašević, D.
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK'17), March 13-17, 2017, Vancouver, Canada, Pages 1–5, ACM, New York, NY, USA.
Publication year: 2017

Content analytics: The definition, scope, and an overview of published research

Book chapterOpen accessPublished
Kovanović, V., Joksimović, S., Gašević, D., Hatala, M., & Siemens, G.
In Lang, C., Siemens, G., Wise, A., & Gasevic, D. (Eds.). Handbook of Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining, Pages 77-92. Society of Learning Analytics, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Publication year: 2017

A novel model of cognitive presence assessment using automated learning analytics methods

Open accessPublishedReport
Kovanović, V., Gašević, D., Hatala, M., & Siemens, G.
SRI Education Analytics4Learning report series
Publication year: 2017

A data-driven method for the detection of close submitters in online learning environments

Conference paperPublished
Ruipérez-Valiente, J. A., Joksimović, S., Kovanović, V., Gašević, D., Muñoz-Merino, P. J., & Delgado Kloos, C.
Proceedings of the 26th World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2017), April 3-7, 2017, Perth, Australia, Pages 361–368, International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.
Publication year: 2017

Selected publications

Where is research on massive open online courses headed? A data analysis of the MOOC research initiative

Journal articleOpen accessPublished
Gašević, D., Kovanović, V., Joksimović, S., & Siemens, G.
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Volume 15, Issue 5, 2014, Pages 134–176
Publication year: 2014

What public media reveals about MOOCs: A systematic analysis of news reports

Journal articlePublished
Kovanović, V., Joksimović, S., Gašević, D., Siemens, G., & Hatala, M.
British Journal of Educational Technology, Volume 46, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 510–527
Publication year: 2015

Tools for educational data mining: A review

Journal articlePublished
Slater, S., Joksimović, S., Kovanović, V., Baker, R. S., & Gašević, D.
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Volume 42, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 85-106
Publication year: 2017

Penetrating the black box of time-on-task estimation

Best-paper awardConference paperPublished
Kovanović, V., Gašević, D., Dawson, S., Joksimović, S., Baker, R. S. J. d, & Hatala, M.
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK'15), March 16-20, 2015, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA, Pages 64-68, ACM, New York, NY, USA.
Publication year: 2015

Externally-facilitated regulation scaffolding and role assignment to develop cognitive presence in asynchronous online discussions

Journal articlePublished
Gašević, D., Adesope, O., Joksimović, S., & Kovanović, V.
The Internet and Higher Education, Volume 24, 2015, Pages 53–65
Publication year: 2015

Does time-on-task estimation matter? Implications on validity of learning analytics findings

Journal articleOpen accessPublished
Kovanović, V., Gašević, D., Dawson, S., Joksimović, S., Baker, R. S., & Hatala, M.
Journal of Learning Analytics, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 81-110
Publication year: 2015

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