27 - 28 June, 2018 | Bayview Eden, Melbourne, VIC

Dr Hassan Khosravi

Senior Lecturer in Learning Analytics
The University of Queensland

Conference Day Two: Thursday, 28 June 2018

11:40 AM CASE STUDY: RiPPLE: An Open-Source, Adaptive, Student- Facing Platform for Providing Personalised Content and Learning Support at Scale

Dr Hassan Khosravi and his team at The University of Queensland have developed an adaptive, student-facing learning platform called RiPPLE (Recommendation in Personalised Peer Learning Environments) that provides personalised content and learning support at scale. In this session, Hassan will talk about the use of adaptive learning environments in higher education and introduced RiPPLE and how it may be used for free in your own courses/university.

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by adaptive learning
  • Explain the notion of knowledge tracing and its importance in adaptive learning
  • Appreciate the importance of co-creation in higher education with a tie to adaptive learning and RiPPLE
  • Recommend personalised formative exercises tailored to the needs of each individual student in your course/institute using RiPPLE
  • Recommend Personalised peer learning sessions based on the availability, knowledge state, and learning preferences of individual students in your course/ institute using RiPPLE

Pre-Conference Workshops: Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

11:30 AM How to Develop a Framework Linking Learning Analytics Design and Analysis across the Digital and Physical Landscape

There is a disconnection between data collection and analysis across academic and administrative units within educational intuitions making it a challenge to incorporate diverse data into curriculum design.

Course designs with informed data from diverse units will encourage more effective and holistic change, especially in the goals of improving student retention, experience and success. However effectively using that data to inform curricular designs presents an enormous challenge and curricular change initiatives are rare successful.

It’s time to make build this bridge between the analytics space and the course/curriculum design environments, by understanding the best framework and approaches for implementation. This workshop will focus on improving our understanding of academic analytics, design theory and principles of institutional change required to achieve student learning and performance.


  • Understanding the relationship and elements between course design and student retention and success
  • How to select and implement a purposefully built analysis tool that permits this exploration of data relevant to the course design
  • Explore how to analyze data across units for integration into the traditional course/ curricular design
  • Crash Course: Have a go at analyzing data and designing a course on the day!


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Hassan.

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