Rebecca

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Senior lecturer at The Open University, focused on educational futures, learning analytics, MOOCs, augmented learning & online social learning

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Rebecca Ferguson is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at The Open University in the UK, and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her primary research interests are educational futures, and how people learn together online and she supervises doctoral students in both these areas.

Rebecca worked for several years as a researcher and educator on the Schome project, which focuses on educational futures, and was also the research lead on the SocialLearn online learning platform, and learning analytics lead on the Open Science Lab (Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year: THE Awards 2014). She is a pedagogic adviser to the FutureLearn MOOC platform, and has led evaluation of The Open University’s FutureLearn MOOCs. She is an executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research, and has taken a leading role in many learning analytics events, including several associated with her work as a principal investigator on the European Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE). She is currently the principal investigator on LAEP, which is helping European policymakers to set out an agenda for high-quality and stimulating ways of learning and teaching through the use of learning analytics.

Rebecca’s most recent book, Augmented Education, was published by Palgrave in spring 2014. For more details, see her blog at https://r3beccaf.wordpress.com/

Orcid ID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8566-8231

Learning analytics

Chair, European Expert Workshop Learning Analytics, Amsterdam, March 2016

Associate editor of Learning Analytics: The International Journal of the Society for Learning Analytics Research

Keynote speaker: SoLAR Southern Flare, University of Technology Sydney, November 2012

Co-chair: UK SoLAR Flare, The Open University, Milton Keynes, November 2012

Co-chair: LACE SoLAR Flare, The Open University, Milton Keynes, October 2014

Co-chair LACE SoLAR Flare, The Open University, Milton Keynes, October 2015

Workshops chair: LAK 2012, Vancouver

Practitioner track chair, LAK 2016, Edinburgh

Co-chair: 1st International Workshop on Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics, Leuven, April 2013

Co-chair: 2nd International Workshop on Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics, Indianapolis, USA, March 2014

Co-chair LASI@MK 2014, one of a series of learning analytics summer institutes held around the world.

Principal investigator on LACE, the learning analytics community exchange, an EU-funded FP7 project.

Principal investigator on LAEP (learning analytics for European educational policy) a European JRC-funded project

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