Simon Buckingham Shum

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Simon Buckingham Shum

Simon Buckingham Shum is Professor of Learning Informatics at the University of Technology Sydney, where he was appointed in August 2014 to direct the new Connected Intelligence Centre. Previously he was Professor of Learning Informatics and an Associate Director at The UK Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute. He is active in the field of Learning Analytics as a co-founder and former Vice President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research, and Program Co-Chair of LAK18, the International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference. Previously he co-founded the Compendium Institute and Learning Emergence networks. Simon brings a Human-Centred Informatics (HCI) approach to his work, with a background in Psychology (BSc, York), Ergonomics (MSc, London) and HCI Design Argumentation (PhD, York). He co-edited Visualising Argumentation (2003) followed by Knowledge Cartography (2008, 2nd Edn. 2014), and with Al Selvin, wrote Constructing Knowledge Art (2015). He was recently appointed as a Fellow of The RSA.