Learning Analytics and Learning Technologies

With expertise in Learning Analytics and Learning Technologies, we explore how technology can be harnessed to make learning environments more engaging. Our work is applied in both the education sector and professional and industry environments.

Learning Analytics and Learning Technologies

Our Computer Science Education Research (CSER) group specialises in Learning Analytics and Learning Technologies. It is particularly concerned with supporting engaging and effective computer science and software engineering education, through:

  • learning analytics
  • innovative learning approaches
  • online learning environments.

The CSER group leads the CSER Digital Technologies Education Program, a national education program targeting K-12 computer science education, undertaking both applied and fundamental research into K-12 computer science concept development.

Research impact

The CSER group aims to facilitate technology-enabled education and training that revolutionises learning environments’ effectiveness. 

The group’s research has been applied nationally, including to:

Higher degrees by research

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Higher Degrees by Research

  • Our researchers

    We have expertise across a wide range of areas. Many of our researchers are available to assist with research project supervision for Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy students. To enquire about consulting services or working with us on a research project, please contact the researchers listed below.

    Research team Expertise
    Professor Katrina Falkner Learning analytics and learning technologies; Distributed and intelligent technologies
    Associate Professor Nick Falkner  
    Dr Claudia Szabo  
    Dr Rebecca Vivian  
    Dr Thushari Atapattu Learning analytics and learning technologies; Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Consulting services

    Our Learning Analytics and Learning Technologies group regularly consults on designing science-, engineering- and mathematics-focused online learning environments. We also evaluate similarly oriented learning initiatives and interventions.

  • Publications

    Our work is regularly published across a wide range of journals and other media outlets.

    View our publications


Cyber Awareness and Safety Teacher Training - Vietnam High School Outreach

In recognition of digital capabilities and to enhance high school teacher’s technologies skills, the University of Adelaide successfully launched the Cyber Awareness and Safety Teacher Training with more than 60 teachers from across 15 schools in Vietnam.

Teamwork Analysis Dashboard

CSER has developed a teamwork dashboard, founded on learning analytics, learning theory and teamwork models that analyses students’ online teamwork discussion data and visualises the team mood, role distribution and emotional climate.

MOOC Discourse Analysis

Researchers from the CSER group have developed a visualisation dashboard to demonstrate the emergent themes from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) discussion contents.


Smart Technologies and Mathematics

From sensor and advanced technologies, to big data analytics, advances in Smart Technologies and Mathematics are transforming society. Our research is at the forefront of data-driven decision-making and technological innovation.

Smart Technologies and Mathematics