The ultimate aim of most Learning Analytics innovations is to close the human-data loop by providing direct support to “end-users” (e.g. teachers and learners). However, presenting data to non-data savvy stakeholders is not a trivial problem. Trending topics in Learning Analytics emphasise the importance of the human factors and the particularities of educational situations in the successful appropriation of Learning Analytics.

This presentation will:

  • provide a high-level overview of the rapidly growing interest in Human-Centred Learning Analytics,
  • explore potential ways in which the R&D in this area can evolve in the next years,
  • present some examples from research in the areas of multimodal learning analytics and data storytelling, emphasising some lessons learnt so far and potential areas of future research.


Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Monash University

Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado is a Senior Lecturer of Learning Analytics and Human-Computer Interaction in the Faculty of Information Technologies at Monash University. His research aims to co-create strategies and enabling technologies with educational stakeholders to support teaching and learning across physical and digital spaces. His current projects are focused on teamwork analytics, multimodal learning analytics in physical spaces and data storytelling.

About Learning Analytics and Digital Learning Community of Practice

All UQ staff are invited to attend these sessions aiming to develop a community of practice around learning analytics, evidence-based teaching practice and digital learning. 

Each session intends to cater to a variety of presentation and participation formats including presentions, lightning talks, practical data processing tutorials, predictive model building tutorials, learning tool design sessions, recent publication/conference overviews, as well as panel discussions and debates.

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Online (via Zoom)