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Prof Bart Rienties

Professor in Learning Analytics

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I am Professor of Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK. I joined IET in January 2014, initially as Reader in Learning Analytics. Previously I worked at University of Surrey from 2010-213 as (senior) lecturer in higher education, and before that in various roles from 2000-2010 at Maastricht University. My main research interests are related to Learning Analytics, Learning Design, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, and Professional Development. Also I am interested in broader internationalisation aspects of higher education.

Biography

Bart has over twenty years of experience in designing, researching and evaluating blended and online learning programmes in higher education and professional learning. Bart is Professor of Learning Analytics and programme director of the learning analytics and learning design research programme at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK. As programme director he leads a group of academics who provide university-wide learning analytics and learning design solutions and conduct evidence-based research of how students and professionals learn. Over the last 20 years he has successfully led a range of institutional/national/European projects, and has received a range of awards for his educational innovation projects. These projects include a range of EU projects (AIT, Evaluate, LACE, LEAP, Teach 4.0), ESRC IDEAS, Leverhulme Open World Learning, and OFS Learning Gains, which focussed on learning analytics, evidence-based evaluations, and large-scale adoptions of innovation. Furthermore, he is programme lead of the learning analytics and learning design research theme within IET.

Bart 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, Professional Development, and the role of motivation in learning. Furthermore, Bart is interested in broader internationalisation aspects of higher education. He has published over 200 academic outputs, and is the 4th most cited author and contributor in Learning Analytics in the period 2011-2018 (Adeniji, 2019), the 5th most published author on internationalisation in the period 1900-2018 (Jing et al. 2020), the 7th most published author on social network analysis in social sciences in the period 1999-2018 (Su et al. 2020), and the 14th most published author on educational technology in the period 2015-2018 (West & Bodily, 2020).

He is Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and is visiting professor at University of Dundee.

Publications

2021

Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan. (). The contribution of dispositional learning analytics to precision education. Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 24 (1) pp. 109-122.
Slof, Bert; Mittelmeier, Jenna and Rienties, Bart. (). Students’ perspectives on curriculum internationalisation policies in transition: Insights from a master’s degree programme in the Netherlands. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 58 (1) pp. 107-119.
Rienties, Bart and Herodotou, Christothea (). Making sense of learning data at scale. In: Sharpe, Rhona; Bennett, Sue and Varga-Atkins, T. eds. Handbook for Digital Higher Education Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. (In press).
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Gunter, Ashley; Raghuram, Parvati and Rienties, Bart. (). Understanding the future migration intentions of international distance education students studying from South Africa. Globalisation, Societies and Education (In Press).
Rets, Irina; Herodotou, Christothea; Bayer, Vaclav; Hlosta, Martin and Rienties, Bart. (). Exploring critical factors of the perceived usefulness of a learning analytics dashboard for distance university students. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (In Press).

2020

Tempelaar, Dirk; Nguyen, Quan and Rienties, Bart (). Learning Analytics and the Measurement of Learning Engagement. In: Ifenthaler, Dirk and Gibson, David eds. Adoption of Data Analytics in Higher Education Learning and Teaching Cham: Springer, pp. 159-176.
Rogaten, Jekaterina; Clow, Doug; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark and Rienties, Bart (). Are Assessment Practices Well Aligned Over Time? A Big Data Exploration. In: Bearman, M; Dawson, P; Ajjawi, R.; Tai, J. and Boud, D. eds. Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World Cham: Springer, pp. 147-164.
Hauck, Mirjam; Müller-Hartmann, Andreas; Rienties, Bart and Rogaten, Jekaterina. (). Approaches to researching digital-pedagogical competence development in VE-based teacher education. Journal of Virtual Exchange, 3 (SI) pp. 5-35.
Herodotou, Christothea; Rienties, Bart; Hlosta, Martin; Boroowa, Avinash; Mangafa, Chrysoula and Zdrahal, Zdenek. (). The scalable implementation of predictive learning analytics at a distance learning university: Insights from a longitudinal case study. Internet and Higher Education.
Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Beirne, Elaine; Conole, Gráinne; Costello, Eamon; Coughlan, Tim; Ferguson, Rebecca; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Holmes, Wayne; Mac Lochlainn, Conchur; Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Rienties, Bart; Sargent, Julia; Scanlon, Eileen; Sharples, Mike and Whitelock, Denise (). Innovating Pedagogy 2020: Open University Innovation Report 8. The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Rienties, Bart; Olney, Tom; Nichols, Mark and Herodotou, Christothea. (). Effective usage of Learning Analytics: What do practitioners want and where should distance learning institutions be going?. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 35 (2) pp. 178-195.
Murphy, Victoria; Littlejohn, Allison and Rienties, Bart C. (). Social network analysis and activity theory: A symbiotic relationship. In: Froehlich, Dominik E.; Rehm, Martin and Rienties, Bart C. eds. Mixed methods social network analysis: Theories and methodologies in learning and education London, United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 113-125.
Xue, Lina; Rienties, Bart; Van Petegem, Wim and Van Wieringen, Astrid. (). Learning relations of knowledge transfer (KT) and knowledge integration (KI) of doctoral students during online interdisciplinary training: an exploratory study. Higher Education Research & Development (Early Access).
Toetenel, L. and Rienties, B. (). The Virtuous Circle of Learning Design and Learning Analytics to Develop Student Centred Online Education. In: Klemencic, M and Hoidn, S. eds. Routledge Handbook on Student-Centred Learning in Higher Education Routledge.
Rogaten, Jekaterina and Rienties, Bart (). A Critical Review of Learning Gains Methods and Approaches. In: Hughes, Christina and Tight, Malcolm eds. Learning Gain in Higher Education Emerald, pp. 17-31.
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Rienties, Bart; Gunter, Ashley and Raghuram, Parvati. (). Conceptualizing Internationalization at a Distance: A "Third Category" of University Internationalization. Journal of Studies in International Education (Early Access).
Berry, Leon; Rienties, Bart; Littlejohn, Allison and Sastry, Venkat. (). A quasi-experimental study to explore the impact of PAR on becoming an Agile Warrior. Military Psychology (Early Access).
Rienties, Bart; Lewis, Tim; O'Dowd, Robert; Rets, Irina and Rogaten, Jekaterina. (). The impact of virtual exchange on TPACK and foreign language competence: reviewing a large-scale implementation across 23 virtual exchanges. Computer Assisted Language Learning (Early access).
Thomas, Laura; Rienties, Bart; Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert; Kelchtermans, Geert and Vanderlinde, Ruben. (). Unpacking the dynamics of collegial networks in relation to beginning teachers’ job attitudes. Research Papers in Education (Early Access).
Herodotou, Christothea; Boroowa, Avinash; Hlosta, Martin and Rienties, Bart. (). What do distance learning students seek from student analytics?. In: International Conference on Learning Sciences, 19-23 Jun 2020, Nashville, TN, USA.
Rets, Irina; Rienties, Bart and Lewis, Timothy. (). Transforming pre-service teacher education through Virtual Exchange: a mixed-method analysis of perceived TPACK development. Interactive Learning Environments (Early Access).
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan. (). Feedback Preferences of Students Learning in a Blended Environment: Worked Examples, Tutored and Untutored Problem-Solving. In: Computer Supported Education. CSEDU 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1220, 51-70.

2019

Korir, Maina; Mittelmeier, Jenna and Rienties, Bart C. (). Is Mixed Methods Social Network Analysis Ethical?. In: Froehlich, Dominik E.; Rehm, Martin and Rienties, Bart C. eds. Mixed Methods Approaches to Social Network Analysis Routledge.
Rienties, Bart C. (). Powers and Limitations of MMSNA: Critical Reflections and Moving Forward. In: Froehlich, Dominik E.; Rehm, Martin and Rienties, Bart C. eds. Mixed Methods Approaches to Social Network Analysis: Theories and Methodologies in Learning and Education Routledge.
Froehlich, Dominik; Rehm, Martin and Rienties, Bart (). Reviewing mixed methods approaches using Social Network Analysis for learning and education. In: Peña-Ayala, A. eds. Educational Networking: A Novel Discipline for Improved Learning Based on Social Networks Heidelberg: Springer.
Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk; Nguyen, Quan and Littlejohn, Allison. (). Unpacking the intertemporal impact of self-regulation in a blended mathematics environment. Computers in Human Behavior, 100 pp. 345-357.
Herodotou, Christothea; Hlosta, Martin; Boroowa, Avinash; Rienties, Bart; Zdrahal, Zdenek and Mangafa, Chrysoula. (). Empowering online teachers through predictive learning analytics. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50 (6) pp. 3064-3079.
Herodotou, Christothea; Rienties, Bart; Boroowa, Avinash; Zdrahal, Zdenek and Hlosta, Martin. (). A large-scale implementation of Predictive Learning Analytics in Higher Education: the teachers' role and perspective. Educational Technology Research and Development, 67 (5) pp. 1273-1306.
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Rienties, Bart; Rogaten, Jekaterina; Gunter, Ashley and Raghuram, Parvati. (). Internationalisation at a Distance and at Home: Academic and social adjustment in a South African distance learning context. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 72 pp. 1-12.
Rizvi, Saman; Rienties, Bart and Khoja, Shakeel Ahmed. (). The role of demographics in online learning; A decision tree based approach. Computers & Education, 137 pp. 32-47.
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Rogaten, Jekaterina; Sachikonye, Mwazvita; Gunter, Ashley; Prinsloo, Paul and Rienties, Bart. (). Understanding the adjustment of first-year distance education students in South Africa: Factors that impact students’ experiences. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.
Tempelaar, Dirk; Nguyen, Quan and Rienties, Bart (). Learning Feedback Based on Dispositional Learning Analytics. In: Virvou, Maria; Alepis, Efthimios; Tsihrintzis, George A. and Jain, Lakhmi C. eds. Machine Learning Paradigms: Advances in Learning Analytics Cham: Springer, pp. 69-89.
Baroni, Alice; Dooly, Melinda; Garcés García, Pilar; Guth, Sarah; Hauck, Mirjam; Helm, Francesca; Lewis, Tim; Mueller-Hartmann, Andreas; O’Dowd, Robert; Rienties, Bart and Rogaten, Jekaterina (). Evaluating the impact of virtual exchange on initial teacher education: a European policy experiment. Research-publishing.net.
Sie, Rory L. L.; Delahunty, Janine; Bell, Kenton; Percy, Alisa; Rienties, Bart; Cao, Trinh and de Laat, Maarten. (). Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Learning Design in UOW Online, a Unified Approach to Fully Online Learning. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE), IEEE, 761-767.
Ferguson, Rebecca; Coughlan, Tim; Egelandsdal, Kjetil; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Hillaire, Garron; Jones, Derek; Jowers, Iestyn; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; McAndrew, Patrick; Misiejuk, Kamila; Ness, Ingun Johanna; Rienties, Bart; Scanlon, Eileen; Sharples, Mike; Wasson, Barbara; Weller, Martin and Whitelock, Denise (). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Rogaten, Jekaterina; Rienties, Bart; Sharpe, Rhona; Cross, Simon; Whitelock, Denise; Lygo-Baker, Simon and Littlejohn, Allison. (). Reviewing affective, behavioural, and cognitive learning gains in higher education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 44 (3) pp. 321-337.
Littlejohn, Allison; Hood, Nina; Rehm, Martin; McGill, Lou; Rienties, Bart and Highton, Melissa. (). Learning to become an online editor: the editathon as a learning environment. Interactive Learning Environments (Early Access).
Rizvi, Saman; Rienties, Bart; Rogaten, Jekaterina and Kizilcec, René F.. (). Investigating Variation in Learning Processes in a FutureLearn MOOC. Journal of Computing in Higher Education (Early Access).
Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan. (). Analysing the Use of Worked Examples and Tutored and Untutored Problem-Solving in a Dispositional Learning Analytics Context. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, 2-4 May 2019, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Hillaire, Garron; Iniesto, Francisco and Rienties, Bart. (). Humanising Text-to-Speech Through Emotional Expression in Online Courses. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.
Holmes, Wayne; Nguyen, Quan; Zhang, Jingjing; Mavrikis, Manolis and Rienties, Bart. (). Learning analytics for learning design in online distance learning. Distance Education, 40 (3) pp. 309-329.
Murphy, Victoria L.; Littlejohn, Allison; Rienties, Bart and King, Stuart. (). Reflecting on incidents: Barriers and tactics. Petroleum Review pp. 30-31.
Rienties, Bart and Jones, Ann (). Evidence -Based Learning: Futures. Using learning design and learning analytics to empower teachers to meet students’ diverse needs. In: Ferguson, Rebecca; Jones, Ann and Scanlon, Eileen eds. Educational Visions: The lessons from 40 years of innovation London: Ubiquity Press, pp. 109-125.
Jones, Ann; Rienties, Bart and Blake, Canan (). Evidence-based Learning: Foundations. In: Ferguson, Amy; Jones, Ann and Scanlon, Eileen eds. Educational Visions: The lessons from 40 years of innovation London: Ubiquity Press, pp. 93-108.

2018

Nguyen, Quan; Huptych, Michal and Rienties, Bart. (). Using Temporal Analytics to Detect Inconsistencies between Learning Design and Student Behaviours. Journal of Learning Analytics, 5 (3) pp. 120-135.
Rienties, Bart; Herodotou, Christothea; Olney, Tom; Schencks, Mat and Boroowa, Avi. (). Making sense of learning analytics dashboards: a technology acceptance perspective of 95 teachers. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 19 (5) pp. 186-202.
Olney, Tom; Rienties, Bart and Toetenel, Lisette (). Gathering, visualising and interpreting learning design analytics to inform classroom practice and curriculum design: A student-centred approach from the Open University. In: Lodge, Jason M.; Horvath, Jared Cooney and Corrin, Linda eds. Learning Analytics in the Classroom: Translating Learning Analytics Research for Teachers London: Routledge, pp. 71-92.
Ullmann, Thomas; Lay, Stephanie; Cross, Simon; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Jones, Edwina; Hidalgo, Rafael; Evans, Gerald; Lowe, Sue; Calder, Kathleen; Clow, Doug; Coughlan, Tim; Herodotou, Christothea; Mangafa, Chrysoula and Rienties, Bart (). Scholarly insight Spring 2018: a Data wrangler perspective. Open University UK, Milton Keynes.
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Edwards, Rebecca L.; Davis, Sarah K.; Nguyen, Quan; Murphy, Victoria L.; Brummer, Leonie and Rienties, Bart. (). ‘A double-edged sword. This is powerful but it could be used destructively’: Perspectives of early career education researchers on learning analytics. Frontline Learning Research, 6 (2) pp. 20-38.
Ullmann, Thomas; Lay, Stephanie; Coughlan, Tim; Lister, Katharine; Cross, Simon; Rienties, Bart and Whitelock, Denise. (). Understanding SEaM student comments from a Big(ger)Data perspective: what are students saying?. In: CALRG Annual Conference 2018, 18-19 Jun 2018, The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Murphy, V. L.; Littlejohn, A.; Rienties, B.; King, S. and Bryden, R.. (). How do you know if you’re learning from incidents?. In: SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility, 16-18 Apr 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Murphy, V. L.; Littlejohn, A.; Rienties, B.; King, S. and Bryden, R.. (). Where does information on incidents come from?. In: SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility, 16-18 Apr 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Nguyen, Quan; Huptych, Michal and Rienties, Bart. (). Linking students' timing of engagement to learning design and academic performance. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, ACM, New York, 141-150.
Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan. (). Investigating learning strategies in a dispositional learning analytics context: the case of worked examples. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, ACM, New York, 201-205.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan. (). Analysing the Use of Worked Examples and Tutored and Untutored Problem-Solving in a Dispositional Learning Analytics Context. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, 01-02 Feb 2018, Funchal, Madeira.
Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart; Mittelmeier, Jenna and Nguyen, Quan. (). Student profiling in a dispositional learning analytics application using formative assessment. Computers in Human Behavior, 78 pp. 408-420.
Rienties, Bart; Lewis, Timothy; Mcfarlane, Ruth; Nguyen, Quan and Toetenel, Lisette. (). Analytics in online and offline language learning environments: the role of learning design to understand student online engagement. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 31 (3) pp. 273-293.
Rienties, Bart and Tempelaar, Dirk. (). Turning groups inside out: a social network perspective. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 27 (4) pp. 550-579.
Rogaten, Jekaterina and Rienties, Bart Carlo. (). Which first-year students are making most learning gains in STEM subjects?. Higher Education Pedagogies, 3 (1) pp. 161-172.
Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan. (). A multi-modal study into students’ timing and learning regulation: time is ticking. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 15 (4) pp. 298-313.
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Long, Dianne; Cin, Firdevs Melis; Reedy, Katharine; Gunter, Ashley; Raghuram, Parvati and Rienties, Bart. (). Learning design in diverse institutional and cultural contexts: suggestions from a participatory workshop with higher education professionals in Africa. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 33 (3) pp. 250-266.
Rizvi, Saman; Rienties, Bart and Rogaten, Jekaterina. (). Temporal dynamics of MOOC learning trajectories. In: International Conference on Data Science, E-learning and Information Systems, 01-02 Oct 2018, Madrid, Spain.

2017

Rogaten, Jekaterina; Mittelmier, Jenna; Van Zyl, Dion; Cin, Melis; Long, Dianne and Rienties, Bart. (). Learning gains of international students in South African distance education. In: SRHE Conference, 6-8 Dec 2017, Newport, Wales, UK.
Rienties, Bart; Clow, Doug; Coughlan, Tim; Cross, Simon; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Hlosta, Martin; Jones, Jan; Rogaten, Jekaterina and Ullmann, Thomas (). Scholarly insight Autumn 2017:a Data wrangler perspective. Open University UK.
Knight, Simon; Rienties, Bart; Littleton, Karen; Tempelaar, Dirk; Mitsui, Matthew and Shirag, Chirag. (). The Orchestration of a Collaborative Information Seeking Learning Task. Information Retrieval Journal, 20 (5) pp. 480-505.
Hillaire, Garron; Iniesto, Francisco and Rienties, Bart. (). Toward Emotionally Accessible Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In: 14th AAATE Congress 2017, 13-14 Sep 2017, Sheffield.
Knight, Simon; Rienties, Bart; Littleton, Karen; Mitsu, Matthew; Tempelaar, Dirk and Shah, Chirag. (). The relationship of (perceived) epistemic cognition to interaction with resources on the internet. Computers in Human Behavior, 73 pp. 507-518.
Nguyen, Quan; Rienties, Bart and Toetenel, Lisette. (). Mixing and Matching Learning Design and Learning Analytics. In: Learning and Collaboration Technologies: Technology in Education - 4th International Conference, LCT 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017 Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 9–14, 2017 Proceedings, Part II, Springer, 302-316.
Herodotou, Christothea; Gilmour, Alison; Boroowa, Avinash; Rienties, Bart; Zdrahal, Zdenek and Hlosta, Martin. (). Predictive modelling for addressing students’ attrition in Higher Education: The case of OU Analyse. In: CALRG Annual Conference 2017, 14-16 Jun 2017, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Rienties, Bart; Rogaten, Jekaterina; Nguyen, Quan; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Holt, Deborah; Herodotou, Christothea; Clow, Doug; Cross, Simon; Coughlan, Tim; Jones, Jan and Ullmann, Thomas (). Scholarly insight Spring 2017: A Data Wrangler Perspective. Open University UK.
Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan. (). Adding dispositions to create pedagogy-based Learning Analytics. Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, 12 (1) pp. 15-35.
Herodotou, Christothea; Rienties, Bart; Boroowa, Avinash; Zdrahal, Zdenek; Hlosta, Martin and Naydenova, Galina. (). Implementing predictive learning analytics on a large scale: the teacher's perspective. In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, ACM, NY, 267-271.
Nguyen, Quan; Rienties, Bart and Toetenel, Lisette. (). Unravelling the dynamics of instructional practice: a longitudinal study on learning design and VLE activities. In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 168-177.
Chua, Shi-Min; Tagg, Caroline; Sharples, Mike and Rienties, Bart. (). Discussion Analytics: Identifying Conversations and Social Learners in FutureLearn MOOCs. In: FutureLearn data: what we currently have, what we are learning and how it is demonstrating learning in MOOCs, 13-17 Mar 2017, Vancouver.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan. (). Towards actionable learning analytics using dispositions. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 10 (1) pp. 6-16.
Hernández-Nanclares, Núria; García-Muñiz, Ana and Rienties, Bart. (). Making the most of “external” group members in blended and online environments. Interactive Learning Environments, 25 (4) pp. 467-481.
Li, Nai; Marsh, Vicky; Rienties, Bart and Whitelock, Denise. (). Online learning experiences of new versus continuing learners: a large scale replication study. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42 (4) pp. 657-672.
Jones, Anna; Lygo-Baker, Simon; Markless, Sharon; Rienties, Bart and Di Napoli, Roberto. (). Conceptualizing impact in academic development: finding a way through. Higher Education Research & Development, 36 (1) pp. 116-128.
Herodotou, Christothea; Heiser, Sarah and Rienties, Bart. (). Implementing Randomised Control Trials in Open and Distance Learning: A Feasibility Study. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 32 (2) pp. 147-162.
Rienties, Bart; Cross, Simon; Marsh, Vicky and Ullmann, Thomas. (). Making sense of learner and learning Big Data: reviewing 5 years of Data Wrangling at the Open University UK. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 32 (3) pp. 279-293.
Rienties, Bart; Nguyen, Quan; Holmes, Wayne and Reedy, Katharine. (). 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), 33 pp. 134-154.

2016

Rogaten, Jekaterina; Rienties, Bart; Whitelock, Denise; Cross, Simon; Littlejohn, Allison; Sharpe, Rhona; Lygo-Baker, Simon; Scott, Ian; Warburton, Stephen and Kinchin, Ian. (). Multilevel modelling of learning gains: The impact of module particulars on students’ learning in Higher Education. In: SRHE International Annual Research Conference 2016, 7-9 Dec 2016, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom.
Toetenel, Lisette and Rienties, Bart. (). Analysing 157 learning designs using learning analytic approaches as a means to evaluate the impact of pedagogical decision-making. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47 (5) pp. 981-992.
Toetenel, Lisette and Rienties, Bart. (). Learning Design – creative design to visualise learning activities. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 31 (3) pp. 233-244.
Herodotou, Christothea; Heiser, Sarah and Rienties, Bart. (). A randomised control study about the effects of different assessment registration encouragements. In: 8th Biennial conference of EARLI Sig 1: Assessment & Evaluation, 24-26 Aug 2016, Munich, Germany.
Knight, Simon; Allen, Laura; Littleton, Karen; Rienties, Bart and Tempelaar, Dirk. (). Writing Analytics for Epistemic Features of Student Writing. In: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: Conference Proceedings Volume 1, International Society of the Learning Sciences, Singapore, 194-201.
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Héliot, YingFei; Rienties, Bart and Whitelock, Denise. (). Using Social Network Analysis to predict online contributions: The impact of network diversity in cross-cultural collaboration. In: WebSci '16 Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Web Science, ACM, New York, 269-273.
Rienties, Bart and Toetenel, Lisette. (). The impact of 151 learning designs on student satisfaction and performance: social learning (analytics) matters. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge - LAK '16, 339-343.
Rienties, Bart; Boroowa, Avinash; Cross, Simon; Farrington-Flint, Lee; Herodotou, Christothea; Prescott, Lynda; Mayles, Kevin; Olney, Tom; Toetenel, Lisette and Woodthorpe, John. (). Reviewing three case-studies of learning analytics interventions at the open university UK. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, ACM, New York, 534-535.
Sharples, M.; Adams, A.; Alozie, N.; Ferguson, R.; FitzGerald, E.; Gaved, M.; McAndrew, P.; Means, B.; Remold, J.; Rienties, B.; Roschelle, J.; Vogt, K.; Whitelock, D. and Yarnall, L.. (). 创新教学报告2015 —探索教学、学习与评价的新形式 [Innovating Pedagogy 2015]. 开放学习研究 [Open Learning] pp. 1-18.
Yue Zhang, Kate and Rienties, Bart (). Cultural and Academic Adjustment of International Students in China: A Social Network Perspective. In: Jindal-Snape, Divya and Rienties, Bart eds. Multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education London: Routledge, pp. 123-139.
Rienties, Bart and Jindal-Snape, Divya (). A Social Network perspective on ABC of international and host-national students. In: Jindal-Snape, Divya and Rienties, Bart eds. Multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education London: Routledge.
Jindal-Snape, Divya and Rienties, Bart (). Understanding multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of international higher education students: Setting the scene. In: Jindal-Snape, Divya and Rienties, Bart eds. Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education London: Routledge.
Rienties, Bart and Jindal-Snape, Divya (). Multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education: A way forward. In: Jindal-Snape, Divya and Rienties, Bart eds. Multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education London: Routledge, pp. 259-283.
Johan, Novie and Rienties, Bart (). Cultivating learning and social interaction in an international classroom through small group work; a quasi-experimental study. In: Jindal-Snape, Divya and Rienties, Bart eds. Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education London: Routledge, pp. 221-239.
Rienties, Bart; Cross, Simon and Zdrahal, Zdenek (). Implementing a Learning Analytics Intervention and Evaluation Framework: what works?. In: Kei Daniel, Ben and Butson, Russell eds. Big Data and Learning Analytics in Higher Education: Current Theory and Practice Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 147-166.
Rienties, Bart; Boroowa, Avinash; Cross, Simon; Kubiak, Chris; Mayles, Kevin and Murphy, Sam. (). Analytics4Action Evaluation Framework: A Review of Evidence-Based Learning Analytics Interventions at the Open University UK. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.
Whitelock, Denise and Rienties, Bart. (). #Design4Learning: Designing for the Future of Higher Education. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016 (1) pp. 1-3.
Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas; Lygo-Baker, Simon; Ma, Hoi Wah Serena and Rees, Roger. (). Why some teachers easily learn to use a new virtual learning environment: a technology acceptance perspective. Interactive Learning Environments, 24 (3) pp. 539-552.
Könings, Karen D.; Popa, Daniela; Gerken, Maike; Giesbers, Bas; Rienties, Bart C.; van der Vleuten, Cees P.M. and van Merriënboer, Jeroen J.G.. (). Improving supervision for students at a distance: videoconferencing for group meetings. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 53 (4) pp. 388-399.
Li, Nai; Marsh, Vicky and Rienties, Bart. (). Modeling and managing learner satisfaction: use of learner feedback to enhance blended and online learning experience. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 14 (2) pp. 216-242.
Skokic, Vlatka; Rienties, Bart and Lockwood, Andrew. (). Transnational tourism education and student approaches to learning: is there a mismatch?. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 16 (4) pp. 273-295.
Nguyen, Quan; Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Giesbers, Bas. (). What learning analytics based prediction models tell us about feedback preferences of students. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 17 (3) pp. 13-33.
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart and Nguyen, Quan. (). Learning analytics to understand cultural impacts on technology enhanced learning. In: 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2016), 28-30 Oct 2016, Mannheim, Germany.
Rogaten, Jekaterina; Rienties, Bart; Whitelock, Denise; Cross, Simon and Littlejohn, Allison. (). A multi-level longitudinal analysis of 80,000 online learners: Affective-Behaviour-Cognition models of learning gains. In: Emerging Methodologies in Educational Research: Book of Abstracts, Maastricht University, Maastricht, 25.
Ferguson, Rebecca; Brasher, Andrew; Clow, Doug; Cooper, Adam; Hillaire, Garron; Mittelmeier, Jenna; Rienties, Bart; Ullmann, Thomas and Vuorikari, Riina (). Research Evidence on the Use of Learning Analytics: Implications for Education Policy. Joint Research Centre, Seville, Spain.
Rogaten, Jekaterina; Whitelock, Denise and Rienties, Bart. (). Assessing learning gains. In: Technology Enhanced Assessment, 117-132.
Highton, M.; Littlejohn, A.; Rehm, M.; Hood, N. and Rienties, B.. (). Learning to Develop Open Knowledge: Improving social capital for learning: The Edinburgh editathon. In: The Edinburgh Editathon, Open Educational Resources Conference OER16, 19-20 Apr 2016, Edinburgh, UK.

2015

Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart and Giesbers, Bas (). Understanding the Role of Time on Task in Formative Assessment: The Case of Mathematics Learning. In: Ras, Eric and Joosten-ten Brinke, Desiree eds. Computer Assisted Assessment. Research into E-Assessment Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 120-133.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart and Giesbers, Bas. (). In search for the most informative data for feedback generation: learning analytics in a data-rich context. Computers in Human Behavior, 47 pp. 157-167.
Mittelmeier, Jenna; Heliot, Yingfei; Rienties, Bart and Whitelock, Denise. (). The role culture and personality play in an authentic online group learning experience. In: Proceedings of the 22nd EDINEB Conference: Critically Questioning Educational Innovation in Economics and Business: Human Interaction in a Virtualising World, EDiNEB Association, 139-149.
Tempelaar, D. T.; Rienties, B. and Giesbers, B.. (). Stability and sensitivity of Learning Analytics based prediction models. In: Proceedings of 7th International conference on Computer Supported Education, 23-25 May 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.
Rienties, Bart and Hosein, Anesa. (). Unpacking (in)formal learning in an academic development programme: a mixed-method social network perspective. International Journal for Academic Development, 20 (2) pp. 163-177.
Rienties, Bart; Toetenel, Lisette and Bryan, Annie. (). "Scaling up" learning design: impact of learning design activities on LMS behavior and performance. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge - LAK '15, ACM, 315-319.
Rienties, Bart; Johan, Novie and Jindal-Snape, Divya. (). Bridge building potential in cross-cultural learning: a mixed method study. Asia Pacific Education Review, 16 (1) pp. 37-48.
Rienties, Bart; Johan, Novie and Jindal-Snape, Divya. (). A dynamic analysis of social capital-building of international and UK students. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36 (8) pp. 1212-1235.
Tempelaar, DirkT.; Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas and Gijselaers, Wim H.. (). The pivotal role of effort beliefs in mediating implicit theories of intelligence and achievement goals & academic motivations. Social Psychology of Education, 18 (1) pp. 101-120.

2014

Rienties, Bart and Nolan, Eimear-Marie. (). Understanding friendship and learning networks of international and host students using longitudinal Social Network Analysis. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 41 pp. 165-180.
Rienties, Bart; Brouwer, Natasa; Lygo-Baker, Simon and Dekker, Peter. (). 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) pp. 32-46.
Rienties, Bart and Kinchin, Ian. (). Understanding (in)formal learning in an academic development programme: A social network perspective. Teaching and Teacher Education, 39 pp. 123-135.
Rienties, Bart; Alcott, Peter and Jindal-Snape, Divya. (). To let students self-select or not: that is the question for teachers of culturally diverse groups. Journal of Studies in International Education, 18 (1) pp. 64-83.
Rienties, Bart; Nanclares, Nuria Hernandez; Hommes, Juliette and Veermans, Koen (). Understanding emerging knowledge spillovers in small-group learning settings: a networked learning perspective. In: Hodgson, Vivien; De Laat, Maarten; McConnell, David and Ryberg, Thomas eds. The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked Learning Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 127-147.
Rienties, Bart. (). Understanding academics’ resistance towards (online) student evaluation. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 39 (8) pp. 987-1001.
Giesbers, Bas; Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk T. and Gijselaers, Wim. (). Why increased social presence through web videoconferencing does not automatically lead to improved learning. E-Learning and Digital Media, 11 (1) pp. 31-45.
Birch, David M. and Rienties, Bart. (). Effectiveness of UK and international A-level assessment in predicting performance in engineering. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51 (6) pp. 642-652.
Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk; Giesbers, Bas; Segers, Mien and Gijselaers, Wim. (). A dynamic analysis of why learners develop a preference for autonomous learners in computer-mediated communication. Interactive Learning Environments, 22 (5) pp. 631-648.
Rienties, Bart; Luchoomun, Dharma and Tempelaar, Dirk. (). Academic and social integration of Master students: a cross-institutional comparison between Dutch and international students. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51 (2) pp. 130-141.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart and Giesbers, Bas (). Computer assisted, formative assessment and dispositional learning analytics in learning mathematics and statistics. In: Kalz, M and Ras, E eds. Computer Assisted Assessment. Research into E-Assessment Cham: Springer, pp. 67-78.

2013

Rienties, Bart; Nanclares, Núria Hernández; Jindal-Snape, Divya and Alcott, Peter. (). The role of cultural background and team divisions in developing social learning relations in the classroom. Journal of Studies in International Education, 17 (4) pp. 332-353.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Wosnitza, Marold; Volet, Simone; Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas and Gijselaers, Wim H.. (). The role of self- and social directed goals in a problem-based, collaborative learning context. Higher Education, 66 (2) pp. 253-267.
Giesbers, B.; Rienties, B.; Tempelaar, D. and Gijselaers, W.. (). 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) pp. 30-50.
Giesbers, Bas; Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk and Gijselaers, Wim. (). Investigating the relations between motivation, tool use, participation, and performance in an e-learning course using web-videoconferencing. Computers in Human Behavior, 29 (1) pp. 285-292.
Rienties, Bart; Héliot, YingFei and Jindal-Snape, Divya. (). Understanding social learning relations of international students in a large classroom using social network analysis. Higher Education, 66 (4) pp. 489-504.
Holmes, Vicki; Clark, Wilma; Burt, Paul and Rienties, Bart (). Engaging teachers (and students) with media streaming technology: the case of Box of Broadcasts. In: Wankel, Laura and Blessinger, Patrick eds. Increasing student engagement and retention using mobile applications: smartphones, Skype and texting technologies Bingley: Emerald Publishing Group Limited, pp. 211-238.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas and van der Loeff, Sybrand Schim (). Cultural differences in learning dispositions. In: Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Milter, Richard G. eds. Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century: Leading through Technology, Diversity and Authenticity Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 3-30.
Rienties, Bart; Willis, Anthony; Alcott, Peter and Medland, Emma (). Student experiences of self-reflection and peer assessment in providing authentic project-based learning to large class sizes. In: Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Milter, Richard G. eds. Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century: Leading through Technology, Diversity and Authenticity Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 117-136.
Rienties, Bart; Brouwer, Natasa; Bohle Carbonell, Katerina; Townsend, Danielle; Rozendal, Anne-Petra; van der Loo, Janneke; Dekker, Peter and Lygo-Baker, Simon. (). Online training of TPACK skills of higher education scholars: a cross-institutional impact study. European Journal of Teacher Education, 36 (4) pp. 480-495.

2012

Hommes, J.; Rienties, B.; de Grave, W.; Bos, G.; Schuwirth, L. and Scherpbier, A.. (). Visualising the invisible: a network approach to reveal the informal social side of student learning. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 17 (5) pp. 743-757.
Rienties, Bart; Kaper, Wolter; Struyven, Katrien; Tempelaar, Dirk; van Gastel, Leendert; Vrancken, Sanne; Jasińska, Magdalena and Virgailaitė-Mečkauskaitė, Eglė. (). A review of the role of information communication technology and course design in transitional education practices. Interactive Learning Environments, 20 (6) pp. 563-581.
Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas; Tempelaar, Dirk; Lygo-Baker, Simon; Segers, Mien and Gijselaers, Wim. (). The role of scaffolding and motivation in CSCL. Computers & Education, 59 (3) pp. 893-906.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas and Schim van der Loeff, Sybrand (). Implicit theories of intelligence, effort beliefs, and achievement goals as antecedents of learning motivation and engagement. In: Franco, Jason N. and Svensgaard, Alexander E. eds. Handbook on psychology of motivation: New research Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers Inc., pp. 283-294.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Niculescu, Alexandra; Rienties, Bart; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Giesbers, Bas. (). How achievement emotions impact students' decisions for online learning, and what precedes those emotions. Internet and Higher Education, 15 (3) pp. 161-169.
Rienties, Bart; Beausaert, Simon; Grohnert, Therese; Niemantsverdriet, Susan and Kommers, Piet. (). Understanding academic performance of international students: the role of ethnicity, academic and social integration. Higher Education, 63 (6) pp. 685-700.
Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk; Pinckaers, Miriam; Giesbers, Bas and Lichel, Linda (). The diverging effects of social network sites on receiving job information for students and professionals. In: Coakes, Elayne eds. Technological Change and Societal Growth: Analyzing the Future Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 202-217.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas and Schim van der Loeff, Sybrand (). Effectiveness of a Voluntary Postsecondary Remediation Program in Mathematics. In: Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim and Milter, Richard eds. Learning at the Crossroads of Theory and Practice: Research on Innovative Learning Practices Springer, pp. 199-222.
Rienties, Bart and Townsend, Danielle (). Integrating ICT in business education: using TPACK to reflect on two course redesigns. In: Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Milter, Richard G. eds. Learning at the Crossroads of Theory and Practice: Research on Innovative Learning Practices Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 141-156.
Rienties, Bart; Reeb-Gruber, Sandra; Daly, Peter; Bossche, Piet and Minnaert, Lynn (). Past, present and future of EDiNEB from the perspectives of participants and management team. In: Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Milter, Richard G. eds. Learning at the Crossroads of Theory and Practice: Research on Innovative Learning Practices Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 237-246.
Hernández Nanclares, Núria; Rienties, Bart and Van den Bossche, Piet (). A longitudinal analysis of knowledge spillovers in the classroom. In: Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Milter, Richard G. eds. Learning at the Crossroads of Theory and Practice: Research on Innovative Learning Practices Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 157-175.
Gerken, Maike; Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas and Könings, Karen D. (). Enhancing the academic internship learning experience for business education—a critical review and future directions. In: Van den Bossche, Piete; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Milter, Richard G. eds. Learning at the Crossroads of Theory and Practice: Research on Innovative Learning Practices Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 7-22.
Tempelaar, Dirk; Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas and van der Loeff, Sybrand Schim (). How cultural and learning style differences impact students’ learning preferences in blended learning. In: Francois, Emmanuel Jean eds. Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), pp. 30-51.
Rienties, Bart; Giesbers, Bas; Tempelaar, Dirk and Lygo-Baker, Simon (). Redesigning teaching presence in order to enhance cognitive presence: a longitudinal analysis. In: Akyol, Zehra and Garrison, D. Randy eds. Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), pp. 109-132.

2011

Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart; Kaper, Wolter; Giesbers, Bas; Schim van der Loeff, Sybrand; van Gastel, Leendert; van de Vrie, Evert; van der Kooij, Henk and Cuypers, Hans (). Mathematics bridging education using an online, adaptive e-tutorial. In: Juan, Angel A.; Huertas, Maria A.; Trenholm, Sven and Steegmann, Cristina eds. Teaching Mathematics Online: Emergent Technologies and Methodologies Hershey, PA: IGI, pp. 167-186.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart and Giesbers, Bas (). Student learning preferences in a blended learning environment: investigating the relationship between tool use and learning approaches. In: Van de Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Milter, Richard G. eds. Building Learning Experiences in a Changing World Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 195-212.
Rienties, Bart; Grohnert, Therese; Kommers, Piet; Niemantsverdriet, Susan and Nijhuis, Jan (). Academic and social integration of international and local students at five business schools, a cross-institutional comparison. In: Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Milter, Richard G. eds. Building Learning Experiences in a Changing World Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 121-137.
Bohle Carbonell, Katerina; Rienties, Bart and Van den Bossche, Piet (). The influence of an individual’s transactive memory profile when advice is sought. In: Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim H. and Milter, Richard G. eds. Building Learning Experiences in a Changing World Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 267-283.

2010

Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk; Pinckaers, Miriam; Giesbers, Bas and Lichel, Linda. (). The diverging effects of social network sites on receiving job information for students and professionals. International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 2 (4) pp. 39-53.

2009

Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk; Van den Bossche, Piet; Gijselaers, Wim and Segers, Mien. (). The role of academic motivation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Computers in Human Behavior, 25 (6) pp. 1195-1206.
Rienties, Bart and Tempelaar, Dirk T.. (). Special Issue: The mobility of lifelong learners and IT. Industry and Higher Education, 23 (4) pp. 265-267.
Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Rienties, Bart and Giesbers, Bas. (). Who profits most from blended learning?. Industry and Higher Education, 23 (4) pp. 285-292.
Giesbers, Bas; Rienties, Bart; Gijselaers, Wim H.; Segers, Mien and Tempelaar, Dirk T.. (). Social presence, Web videoconferencing and learning in virtual teams. Industry & Higher Education, 23 (4) pp. 301-309.

2008

Rienties, Bart; Van Wesel, Maarten and Gijselaers, Wim. (). Integrating e-learning and classroom learning; four years of asynchronous learning to improve academic competences. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 6 (3) pp. 56-60.
Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk; Dijkstra, Joost; Rehm, Martin and Gijselaers, Wim (). Longitudinal study of online remedial education effects. In: Barsky, Noah P.; Clements, Mike; Ravn, Jakob and Smith, Kelly eds. The Power of Technology for Learning Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 43-59.

2006

Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk; Waterval, Dominique; Rehm, Martin and Gijselaers, Wim. (). Remedial online teaching on a summer course. Industry and Higher Education, 20 (5) pp. 327-336.

Media appearances

England Seeks to Measure Learning

Bart Rienties, a reader in learning analytics at the Open University, a distance learning institution, said the project primarily relies on analysis of data already being collected by his university and the other two institutions in the project, Oxford Brookes University and the University of Surrey.

Inside Higher Ed | 9th September 2016

International students: universities must lead fight against intolerance of migrants

What happens when the president of the world’s leading superpower makes inflammatory comments about immigrants and wins an election based largely on a racist and nationalist platform? As we’ve seen over the past two years, his followers feel emboldened and righteous in their discrimination against immigrants, despite their hopes, ambitions and rich personal histories.

The Conversation | 11th December 2018

Interview with Bart Rienties

The learning analytics expert discusses the potential of his research, his victory at the World Transplant Games, and what the Dutch can teach us about life

Times Higher Education | 29th March 2018

OU algorithm for monitoring online student engagement

An algorithm developed by the OU, which monitors the online engagement of students, is discussed in this article about how universities are using the personal data of students. Leading to a better understanding of study behaviour, it will enable the OU to provide students with more tailored and effective support. Dr. Bart Rienties, IET, is quoted in the article.

Financial Times | 24th July 2015

Student satisfaction ‘unrelated’ to academic performance

Open University study finds that, while students dislike collaborative learning, they are more likely to pass if they take part in it

Times Higher Education | 12th February 2018

Teaching intelligence: how to use learning analytics

According to Bart Rienties, professor of learning analytics at the Open University, tutors armed with insights from learning analytics must be very tactful in dealing with students. He advises tutors to keep things fairly general, rather than pointing the finger at the student. “What people always underestimate [about learning analytics] is the people aspect; no matter how good the data system…

Times Higher Education | 15th November 2018

Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy?

Bart Rienties, Reader in Learning Analytics, discusses how the OU is trying to understand how students learn by analytics. He was part of a study at the OU looking at both drop-out rates and how studying online activity can indicate academic performance.

The Guardian | 3rd August 2016

Weighing up the benefits of learning

Bart Rienties, professor of learning analytics at the Open University, said the big problem with measuring learning gain was the burden it placed on students. To avoid this, he advocated that institutions “become smarter” about mining their existing data sets and using learning analytics to help under-performing students as well as high achievers. “Every institution should be passionate about enhancing the quality of its teaching”

Times Higher Education | 1st February 2018

Awards

Best Full Paper HCI 2017

Best paper award for Nguyen, Q., Rienties, B., & Toetenel, L. (2017). Mixing and Matching Learning Design and Learning Analytics. Paper presented at the HCI Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Springer, pp. 302-316.

Best full paper ICSE 2015

Best paper award for Tempelaar, D. T., Rienties, B., Giesbers, B. (2015). Stability and sensitivity of Learning Analytics based prediction models. Proceedings of 7th International conference on Computer Supported Education, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 156-166.

Best Full Paper LAK 2018

Best paper award for Nguyen, Q., Huptych, M., Rienties, B. (2018). Linking students’ timing of engagement to learning design and academic performance: A longitudinal study. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK’18), Sydney, Australia, pp. 141-150

Best paper award CELDA 2019

Best paper award for Tempelaar, D., Nguyen, Q., Rienties, B., (2019). Learning engagement, learning outcomes and learning gains: lessons from LA. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2019 (CELDA), Cagliari, Italy.

Open Education Excellence for Leverhulme Open World Learning PhD programme

Award for Open Education Excellence for Leverhulme Open World Learning PhD programme, Open Education Consortium

Paul Webley Award for Innovation in International Education for UKCISA project STRIDE

Social Support through Transitions: A Student-Led and Cross-Institutional Investigation of International Postgraduate Student Experiences