Srecko Joksimovic

Srecko Joksimovic
University of South Australia | UniSA · Teaching Innovation Unit and School of Education

PhD in Learning Analytics

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Introduction
Srecko explores the symbiosis of human and artificial cognition to understand knowledge processes and their impact on society. More specifically, this entails an understanding of how contextual, social, cognitive, and affective factors influence the abilities of both groups and individuals to develop the necessary skills and competencies for solving complex real-world problems. In so doing, Srecko utilizes and adapts a wide range of methods from machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing, as well as data science and social computing. His research work has brought about new insights into factors that promote effective multiple disciplinary learning and work; and informed the design of tools and methods to promote sensemaking processes.
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April 2013 - May 2015
Simon Fraser University
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (88)
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced many educational institutions to transition to online learning activities. This significantly impacted various aspects of students' lives. Many of the studies aimed at assessing the impact of the online instruction on students' wellbeing and performance have mainly focused on issues such as mental health. However, the i...
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Well-designed online courses enhance learning experiences and allow effective development of learners' skills and knowledge. A critical factor contributing to the design of online courses in the higher education settings are well-defined learning objectives that align with course assessments and learning activities. While there are several introspe...
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In this chapter, we review the brief history of SEL-focused research within the learning analytics field, followed by an introduction of the current state of inclusiveness and SEL. We then discuss the inclusiveness-driven development opportunities via (1) developing methods to enable SEL assessment at scale; (2) integrating more domain-based knowle...
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Educational research is increasingly implementing and studying new approaches for assessing attributes that go beyond conventional assessments of students’ cognitive ability. Despite decades of research, there remains a lack of consensus in describing these skills or attributes, variously termed “non-cognitive skills”, “21st century competencies”,...
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Reference to teachers as agents of change has become commonplace in the education literature, including change towards more inclusive practice in response to the changing demographic of schooling. Yet, little is known about how teacher agency relates to i) their understanding of, and commitment to any given change agenda and ii) the institutional a...
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The success and satisfaction of students with online courses are significantly impacted by the sequencing of learning objectives and activities. Equally critical is designing online degree programs and structuring multiple courses to reduce learners' cognitive load and attain maximum learning success. In its current form, the evaluation of program...
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Student-facing visualisations have attracted increased attention with recent developments in data-driven tools to support individual and group work. Learning analytics dashboards (LADs), a data-enhanced feedback tool that allows students to make sense of their learning by providing insights into their learning behaviours represents one of the promi...
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Network analysis, a suite of techniques to quantify relations, is among core methods in learning analytics (LA). However, insights derived from the application of network analysis in LA have been disjointed and difficult to synthesize. We suggest that such is due to the naïve adoption of network analysis method into the methodologies of measuring a...
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Technological affordances have shown promising potential in advancing the delivery of corporate learning programmes designed for professional leadership development. However, there is a considerable challenge in evaluating learners' skill acquisition, with most of the past research relying on pre‐ and post‐tests or other forms of self‐reports to me...
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The growth and uptake of educational technology has significantly reshaped the delivery of distance and online learning. With an unprecedented number of learners engaging with online modes of education, there is a growing need to understand the underlying student enrolment motivations, goals and learning behaviours evolving from a highly diverse st...
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Data privacy is a central theme in the global dialogue around the application of data science in education. Despite the growing need, research organisations and private companies working on education and learning analytics solutions still rely on ad hoc, red-tape-heavy and inconsistent approaches to privacy protection. This chapter outlines the sub...
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The development of group cohesion for small groups in face-to-face educational learning settings has been widely studied for decades. The calibre of group cohesion within these contexts is typically associated with increases in performance, resulting in a productive collaboration that helps drive knowledge building and innovation within a learning...
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Collaboration is considered as one of the main drivers of learning and it has been broadly studied across numerous contexts, including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The research on MOOCs has risen exponentially during the last years and there have been a number of works focused on studying collaboration. However, these previous studies have...
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Predictive modelling of academic success and retention has been a key research theme in Learning Analytics. While the initial work on predictive modelling was focused on the development of general predictive models, portable across different learning settings, later studies demonstrated the drawbacks of not considering the specificities of course d...
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In this paper, we empirically validate Tinto's Student Integration model, in particular, the predictions the model makes regarding both students' academic outcomes and their dropout decisions. In doing so, we analyse three decades' worth of student enrolments at an Australian university and present a novel methodological approach using graph embedd...
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Although technological advances have brought about new opportunities for scaling feedback to students, there remain challenges in how such feedback is presented and interpreted. There is a need to better understand how students make sense of such feedback to adapt self-regulated learning processes. This study examined students’ sense-making of lear...
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Massive Open Online Courses have provided researchers with considerable opportunities to assess student learning within technically mediated online environments. However, for most reported studies, analyses are conducted from a single MOOC or over multiple MOOCs with different learner enrolments. Thus, this limits the opportunities to assess the ch...
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The advent of technological developments is allowing gathering large amounts of data in several research fields. Learning analytics/educational data mining (LA/EDM) has access to big observational unstructured data captured from educational settings and relies mostly on unsupervised machine learning algorithms to make sense of such type of data. Ge...
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Solving problems collaboratively depends on the abilities of individuals to integrate diverse skills and expertise into a dynamic, collaborative environment. However, learners often lack the interpersonal skills necessary to engage in collaboration. In that sense, socially-shared metacognitive regulation emerged recently as a framework for understa...
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Purpose To help workers make the right decision, over the years, technological solutions and workplace learning analytics systems have been designed to aid this process (Ruiz-Calleja et al. , 2019). Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to further revolutionise the integration of human and artificial learning and wi...
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Research and development in learning analytics has established viable solutions for scaling personalised feedback to all students. However, questions remain regarding how such feedback is perceived, interpreted and acted upon by stakeholders. The present study reports on the analysis of focus group data from four courses to understand students’ sen...
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The past 70 years of research in learning has primarily favoured a cognitive perspective. As such, learning and learning performance were measured based on factors such as memory, encoding, and retrieval. More sophisticated learning activities, such as perspective changes, still relied on a fundamental cognitive architecture (Dunlosky & Rawson, 201...
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Discussion forum participation represents a crucial support for learning and often the only way of supporting social interactions in on-line settings. However, learner behavior varies considerably in these forums, including positive behaviors such as sharing new ideas or asking thoughtful questions, but also verbally abusive behaviors, which could...
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Learning in digitally connected, computer-mediated settings represents a complex, multidimensional process. This complexity calls for a comprehensive analytical approach that would allow for understanding of various dimensions of learner generated discourse and the structure of the underlying social interactions. Current research, however, primaril...
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Learning Analytics (LA) studies the learning process in order to optimize learning opportunities for students. Although LA has quickly risen to prominence, there remain questions regarding the impact LA has made to date. To evaluate the extent that LA has impacted our understanding of learning and produced insights that have been translated to main...
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Learning Analytics Dashboards (LAD) are becoming an increasingly popular way to provide students with personalised feedback. Despite the number of LADs being developed, significant research gaps exist around the student perspective, especially how students make sense of graphics provided in LADs, and how they intend to act on the feedback provided...
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Student engagement is often considered an overarching construct in educational research and practice. Though frequently employed in the learning analytics literature, engagement has been subjected to a variety of interpretations and there is little consensus regarding the very definition of the construct. This raises grave concerns with regards to...
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It has been almost a decade since the emergence of learning analytics, a bricolage field of research and practice that focuses on understanding and optimising learning and learning environments. Since the initial efforts to make sense of large learning-related datasets, learning analytics has come a long way in developing sophisticated methods for...
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Online learning and massive open online courses are widely used in engineering and technology education. Engineering next-generation learning requires overcoming the potential constraints of online learning environments which necessitate higher levels of self-regulation than traditional classroom settings. This particular requirement demands that l...
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Although self-regulated learning (SRL) is essential part of learning, students often commence studies with poor SRL skills. This places much emphasis on course design to foster SRL. In online education, this is a complex undertaking. The present study examines how online technologies can be harnessed to promote SRL. This study of an online first ye...
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Online learning and massive open online courses are widely used in engineering and technology education. Engineering next-generation learning requires overcoming the potential constraints of online learning environments which necessitate higher levels of self-regulation than traditional classroom settings. This particular requirement demands that l...
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This paper examines the discrete learning strategies employed within a massive open online course and their relationship to the student learning experience. The theoretical framework centered on the Community of Inquiry model of online education, which outlines the three critical dimensions (presences) of student learning experience: teaching, soci...
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In this paper, we propose a novel approach to the analysis of collaborative learning by proposing the epistemic and social network signature defined as a combination of two complementary analytical methods – social network analysis (SNA) and epistemic network analysis (ENA). We posit that different dimensions of collaborative learning (e.g., cognit...
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This article reports on the findings of a study that investigated the effects of instructional conditions and prior experience on students’ self-reflection. The study was conducted with the use of a video annotation tool that was used by undergraduate performing arts students to reflect on their video-recorded performances. The study shows a consis...
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Reflective writing has been widely recognized as one of the most effective activities for fostering students' reflective and critical thinking. The analysis of students' reflective writings has been the focus of many research studies. However, to date this has been typically a very labor-intensive manual process involving content analysis of studen...
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Research on learner behaviors and course completion within Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has been mostly confined to single courses, making the findings difficult to generalize across different data sets and to assess which contexts and types of courses these findings apply to. This paper reports on the development of the MOOC Replication Fra...
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Video-based self-reflection and annotation is receiving increasing attention within the education literature. The importance of such technologies in education relate, in part, to the interactive nature and functionality these tools bring to aid learning engagement. In particular, these tools are well aligned with the need to promote and develop stu...
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Dual-layer MOOCs are an educational framework designed to create customizable modality pathways through a learning experience. The basic premise is to design two framework choices through a course: one that is instructor-centric and the other that is student-determined and open. Learners have the option to create their own customized pathway by cho...
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The capacity to foster interpersonal interactions in massive open online courses (MOOCs) has frequently been contested, particularly when learner interactions are limited to MOOC forums. The establishment of social presence-a perceived sense of somebody being present and "real"-is among the strategies to tackle the challenges of online learning and...
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The capacity to foster interpersonal interactions in massive open online courses (MOOCs) has frequently been contested, particularly when learner interactions are limited to MOOC forums. The establishment of social presence—a perceived sense of somebody being present and “real”—is among the strategies to tackle the challenges of online learning and...
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This study presents an evaluation of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) survey instrument developed by Arbaugh et al. (2008) within the context of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The study reports the results of a reliability analysis and exploratory factor analysis of the CoI survey instrument using the data of 1487 students from five MOOC course...
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Despite a surge of empirical work on student participation in online learning environments, the causal links between the learning-related factors and processes with the desired learning outcomes remain unexplored. This study presents a systematic literature review of approaches to model learning in Massive Open Online Courses offering an analysis o...
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Connectivist pedagogies are geared towards building a network of learners that actively employ technologies to establish interpersonal connections in open online settings. In this context, as course participants increasingly establish interpersonal relationships among peers they have greater opportunity to draw on and leverage the latent social cap...
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There is an emerging trend in higher education for the adoption of massive open online courses (MOOCs). However, despite this interest in learning at scale, there has been limited work investigating how MOOC participants have changed over time. In this study, we explore the temporal changes in MOOC learners’ language and discourse characteristics....
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Online learning has become very popular over the last decade. However , there are still many details that remain unknown about the strategies that students follow while studying online. In this study, we focus on the direction of detecting 'invisible' collaboration ties between students in online learning environments. Specifically, the paper prese...
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In 2011, the phenomenon of MOOCs had swept the world of education and put online education in the focus of the public discourse around the world. Although researchers were excited with the vast amounts of MOOC data being collected, the benefits of this data did not stand to the expectations due to several challenges. The analyses of MOOC data are v...
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In this poster, we present the results of the study which examined the relationship between student differences in their use of the available technology and their perceived levels of cognitive presence within the MOOC context. The cognitive presence is a construct used to measure the level of practical inquiry in the Communities of Inquiry model. O...
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The field of learning analytics recently attracted attention from educational practitioners and researchers interested in the use of large amounts of learning data for understanding learning process and improving learning and teaching practices. In this chapter, we introduce content analytics – a particular form of learning analytics focused on the...
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This paper presents the results of a natural experiment investigating the effects of instructional conditions and experience on the adoption and sustained use of a learning tool. The experiment was conducted with undergraduate students, enrolled into four performing art courses (N=77) at a research intensive university in Canada. The students used...
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In recent years, a wide array of tools have emerged for the purposes of conducting educational data mining (EDM) and/or learning analytics (LA) research. In this article, we hope to highlight some of the most widely used, most accessible, and most powerful tools available for the researcher interested in conducting EDM/LA research. We will highligh...
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The field of learning analytics was founded with the goal to harness vast amounts of data about learning collected by the extensive use of technology. After the early formation, the field has now entered the next phase of maturation with a growing community who has an evident impact on research, practice, policy, and decision-making. Although learn...
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In 2011, the phenomenon of MOOCs had swept the world of education and put online education in the focus of the public discourse around the world. Although researchers were excited with the vast amounts of MOOC data being collected, the benefits of this data did not stand to the expectations due to several challenges. The analyses of MOOC data are v...
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As the field of learning analytics continues to mature, there is a corresponding evolution and sophistication of the associated analytical methods and techniques. In this regard social network analysis (SNA) has emerged as one of the cornerstones of learning analytics methodologies. However, despite the noted importance of social networks for facil...
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In this paper, we present the results of an exploratory study that examined the problem of automating content analysis of student online discussion transcripts. We looked at the problem of coding discussion transcripts for the levels of cognitive presence, one of the three main constructs in the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model of distance educatio...
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Massive Open Online Courses represent a fertile ground for examining student behavior. However, due to their openness MOOC attract a diverse body of students, for the most part, unknown to the course instructors. However, a certain number of students enroll in the same course multiple times, and there are records of their previous learning activiti...