PhD Students

My teaching is occasional guest lectures on Undergraduate and Masters programs, but primarily the supervision and mentoring of PhD students, of whom I’m very proud! Search my blog and follow the news links for stories about their work…

  1. Clara Mancini (1999—2003). Towards Cinematic Hypertext. A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation | KMi News | Now Professor of Animal-Computer Interaction, The Open University, UK
  2. Bertrand Sereno (2001—2006). A Document-Centric Semantic Annotation Environment to Support Sense-Making | KMi News | Now Corporate Learning Design Manager, Nestlé
  3. Alexandra Okada (2003—2006, 05-06 in KMi with me). Investigative Cartography: Epistemological and Communicational Interfaces to Map Knowledge in Research Projects | KMi News | Now Research Associate, Open University
  4. Anna De Liddo (2006—2008). A Process Memory Platform to Support Participatory Planning and Deliberation | KMi News | Now Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, The Open University, UK

  5. Neil Benn (2002—2009). Modelling Scholarly Debate: Conceptual Foundations for Knowledge Domain Analysis Technology | KMi News | Now Directeur des opérations, Lunatech France

  6. Joanna Kwiat (2000—2009). Multi-Perspective Annotation of Digital Stories for Professional Knowledge Sharing | KMi News | Now Northampton Borough Council
  7. Al Selvin (2003—2011). Making Representations Matter: Understanding Practitioner Experience in Participatory Sensemaking | KMi News | Director, User Experience & Knowledge Management, Verizon USA (R.I.P.)
  8. Simon Knight (2013—2015). Developing Learning Analytic Understandings of Epistemic Commitments in a Collaborative Information Seeking Task  | KMi News | Now Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney

  9. Duygu Bektik (née Simsek) (2012—2016). Learning Analytics for Academic Writing Through Automatic Identification of Metadiscourse | KMi News | Now Lecturer, The Open University, UK
  10. Shibani Antonette (2016—2019). Augmenting Pedagogic Writing Practice with Contextualizable Learning Analytics | CIC News | Now Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
  11. Vanessa Echeverria Barzola (2016—2020). Designing Feedback for Collocated Teams using Multimodal Learning Analytics | CIC News | Now Postdoctoral Fellow, Monash University, AUS
  12. Carlos Prieto Alvarez (2016—2020). Engaging Stakeholders in the Learning Analytics Design Process | CIC News | Now Senior Learning Technologist, University of Sydney
  13. Sophie Abel (2017—2022). Towards Automated Feedback on Students’ Research Writing: Theory, Design and Evaluation  | CIC News | Now Learning Advisor, Macquarie University, AUS
  14. Gloria Fernández Nieto (2019—2022). Automating Multimodal Data Storytelling for Embodied Team Learning. | CIC News | Now Postdoctoral Fellow, Monash University, AUS
  15. Ben Hicks (2020—). Mapping Data Transitions: From Data to Sensemaking in Learning Analytics. | CIC News
  16. Yuveena Gopalan (2021—). Professional Learning Analytics for Research Career Development. | CIC News
  17. Ram Ramanathan (2022—). Automated Feedback and Student Sense of Belonging. | CIC News

I regularly give tutorial introductions for professional development and doctoral summer schools, e.g.

Co-Chair, Doctoral Consortium, International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (2015, 2016, 2019, 2020)

10th ICO International Research School – workshop leader for educational doctoral students

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and online webinars: several invitational seminars delivered online on Learning Analytics

Research as Hypermedia Discourse, “Nuts & Bolts” Research Methods Conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Visual Sensemaking for Contested Collective Intelligence, UK Visual Analytics PhD Summer School, Middlesex University

Finally, I did some work on tools for e-PhDs, that is, part-time doctoral research conducted at a distance from the student’s supervisor and lab.

UTS Master of Data Science & Innovation (2015-2017)

UTS:CIC designed, launched (in 2015) and coordinated the transdisciplinary Master of Data Science & Innovation. As part of this, I coordinated and taught the first presentation of Data Visualisation & Narratives in 2016. In 2018 this program transferred to the new Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation.

Open University MBA: Managing Knowledge (1999-2002)

The Open University Business School launched the world’s first MBA level course on the red hot topic of Managing Knowledge in 1999 [archive page]. Joining this pioneering, multidisciplinary, distance learning team, I contributed:

  • Knowledge Technologies in Context (Course Unit): Conceptual foundations for the relationships between knowledge forms and technologies.

  • The Cost of Knowledge (Course Unit): What are the costs of obtaining information and turning it into useful knowledge? Put this into practice in a collaborative sensemaking exercise in an internet team.

  • Sensemaking in an Internet Team (Assignment): A novel internet-based assignment to reflect on the sensemaking and team processes involved in analyzing diverse information resources on the Web.

  • Managing Knowledge: An Essential Reader which brought together the key readings for the MBA. [chapter eprint]

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