About me

I am a Ph.D. student and research assistant at School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom. I work in the area of Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining under the supervision of Prof. Dragan GaševićProf. George Siemens from the University of Texas at Arlington, and Prof. Marek Hatala from Simon Fraser University. My Ph.D. research is focused on the development of novel learning analytics methods based on the trace data collected by learning management systems and their use to improve inquiry-based online education. I also work as a part-time research assistant at the LINK research lab at the University of Texas at Arlington and data scientist for Genuine Market Research.

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

Recent publications

The Changing Patterns of MOOC Discourse

PosterPublished
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

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

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

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

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

Selected publications

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

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

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

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

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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