Visiting Scholar Scheme

Prof. Bart Rienties

Professor of Learning Analytics

Professor of Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK


Visiting Period

12th May 2019 - 15th June 2019

Biography

Dr. Bart Rienties is Professor of Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK. He is programme director Learning Analytics within IET and head of Data Wranglers, whereby he leads of group of learning analytics academics who conduct evidence-based research and sense making of Big Data at the OU. As educational psychologist, he conducts multi-disciplinary research on work-based and collaborative learning environments and focuses on the role of social interaction in learning, which is published in leading academic journals and books. His primary research interests are focussed on Learning Analytics, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, and the role of motivation in learning. Furthermore, Bart is interested in broader internationalisation aspects of higher education. He has successfully led a range of institutional/national/European projects and received a range of awards for his educational innovation projects. More info at www.bartrienties.nl

Activities

During his residence in the University, Prof. Rienties will deliver the following activities:

Collaborative / Consultative Research Meeting

In order to inspire interest in the research design and implementation of large-scale evidence-based practice studies among SYU academics, we would like to invite you to attend collaborative / consultation research meetings with our academics and to give us your valuable advice on their proposal planning and research development. The details of the meeting shall be confirmed upon your availability. 
 

Reservation for Attending Prof. Rienties's consultation:
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Staff Training
Date: 17 May 2019 (Friday)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: RLB 502
Topic: Conceptual Framework of EBP
Registration: Here

Research Lecture
Date: 21 May 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: RLB 502
Topic: The Power of Analytics for Research, Learning and Teaching: A Critical Perspective
Registration: Here

Staff Training
Date: 24 May 2019 (Friday)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: RLB 502
Topic: How to Translating Research Evidence into Practice
Registration: Here

Thematic Seminar
Date: 28 May 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: RLB 502
Topic: Learning Analytics and Learning Design, a Marriage Made in Heaven?
Registration: Here

Training Workshop
Date: 29 May 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: RLB 502
Topic: Interdisciplinary Research in Evidence-based Practice
Registration: Here

Workshop
Date: 4 Jun 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: RLB 502
Topic: Improving Learning Motivation and Engagement of Students
Registration: Here

Workshop
Date: 6 Jun 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: RLB 502
Topic: How Cultural Differences Affect Students’ Learning Strategies
Registration: Here

Publications (in reverse chronological order)

Giesbers, B., Rienties, B., Tempelaar, D. T., & Gijselaers, W. H. (2014). A dynamic analysis of the interplay between asynchronous and synchronous communication in online learning: The impact of motivation. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 30(1), 30-50. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12020

Hommes, J., Rienties, B., de Grave, W., Bos, G., Schuwirth, L., & Scherpbier, A. (2012). Visualising the invisible: a network approach to reveal the informal social side of student learning. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 17(5), 743-757. doi: 10.1007/s10459-012-9349-0

Jindal-Snape, D., & Rienties, B. (Eds.). (2016). Multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education. London: Routledge.

Klein, J. T. (1990). Interdisciplinarity: History, theory, and practice. Detroit: Wayne State University.

Mittelmeier, J., Heliot, Y., Rienties, B., & Whitelock, D. (2015). The role culture and personality play in an authentic online group learning experience. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 22nd EDINEB Conference: Critically Questioning Educational Innovation in Economics and Business: Human Interaction in a Virtualising World, Brighton, UK. http://oro.open.ac.uk/43371/

Nguyen, Q., Huptych, M., & Rienties, B. (2018a). Linking students’ timing of engagement to learning design and academic performance. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK’18), Sydney, Australia.

Nguyen, Q., Huptych, M., & Rienties, B. (2018b). Using Temporal Analytics to Detect Inconsistencies Between Learning Design and Students’ Behaviours. Journal of Learning Analytics, 5(3), 120-135. doi: 10.18608/jla.2018.53.8

Nguyen, Q., Rienties, B., & Toetenel, L. (2017). Unravelling the dynamics of instructional practice: A longitudinal study on learning design and VLE activities. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Nguyen, Q., Rienties, B., Toetenel, L., Ferguson, F., & Whitelock, D. (2017). Examining the designs of computer-based assessment and its impact on student engagement, satisfaction, and pass rates. Computers in Human Behavior, 76(November 2017), 703-714. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.03.028

Rienties, B., Beausaert, S., Grohnert, T., Niemantsverdriet, S., & Kommers, P. (2012). Understanding academic performance of international students: the role of ethnicity, academic and social integration. Higher Education, 63(6), 685-700. doi: 10.1007/s10734-011-9468-1

Rienties, B., Boroowa, A., Cross, S., Kubiak, C., Mayles, K., & Murphy, S. (2016). Analytics4Action Evaluation Framework: a review of evidence-based learning analytics interventions at Open University UK. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1(2), 1-12. doi: 10.5334/jime.394

Rienties, B., Brouwer, N., Lygo-Baker, S., & Dekker, P. (2014). Changing the Educational Beliefs of Teachers through an Interdisciplinary Online Teaching Programme: Are Business Teachers Different from Teachers of other Disciplines? Business and Management Education in HE: An International Journal., 1(1), 32-46. doi: 10.11120/bmhe.2013.00004

Rienties, B., Cross, S., & Zdrahal, Z. (2016). Implementing a Learning Analytics Intervention and Evaluation Framework: what works? In B. K. Daniel (Ed.), Big Data and Learning Analytics in Higher Education: Current Theory and Practice (pp. 147-166). Heidelberg: Springer.

Rienties, B., & Héliot, Y. (2018). Enhancing (in)formal learning ties in interdisciplinary management courses: a quasi-experimental social network study. Studies in Higher Education, 43(3), 437-451. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2016.1174986

Rienties, B., Lewis, T., McFarlane, R., Nguyen, Q., & Toetenel, L. (2018). Analytics in online and offline language learning environments: the role of learning design to understand student online engagement. Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, 31(3), 273-293. doi: 10.1080/09588221.2017.1401548

Rienties, B., Luchoomun, D., & Tempelaar, D. T. (2014). Academic and social integration of Master students: a cross-institutional comparison between Dutch and international students. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51(2), 130-141. doi: 10.1080/14703297.2013.771973

Rienties, B., Nguyen, Q., Holmes, W., & Reedy, K. (2017). A review of ten years of implementation and research in aligning learning design with learning analytics at the Open University UK. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal, N.33, 134-154. 

Rienties, B., & Tempelaar, D. T. (2013). The role of cultural dimensions of international and Dutch students on academic and social integration and academic performance in the Netherlands. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37(2), 188-201. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2012.11.004

Rienties, B., Tempelaar, D. T., Giesbers, B., Segers, M., & Gijselaers, W. H. (2014). A dynamic analysis of social interaction in Computer Mediated Communication; a preference for autonomous learning. Int