Shane Dawson

Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh; Professor of Learning Analytics, University of South Australia

Shane Dawson is Professor of Learning Analytics in the School of Education and the Director of the Teaching Innovation Unit at the University of South Australia.

Shane's research focuses on the use of social network analysis and learner ICT interaction data to inform and benchmark teaching and learning quality. He is a founding executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research and past conference chair of the International Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference. He is a co-developer of SNAPP an open source social network visualization tool designed for teaching staff to better understand, identify and evaluate student learning, engagement, academic performance and creative capacity.

More about Shane's work is available from his web page.

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Honorary appointments of top researchers in learning analytics with the school

7 Jan 2016


Professor Shane Dawson and Professor George Siemens have been appointed as honorary professors and Dr. Ryan Baker as an honorary fellow with the Moray House School of Education. The pioneers in the field of learning analytics, Baker, Dawson, and Siemens bring world-class research expertise, extensive social networks, and commitment to innovation and promotion of digital education.