LASI 19 Keynotes

We are pleased to announce our LASI'19 keynotes for this year's event! We are looking forward to hearing from Dr. Ido Roll from The University of British Columbia and Dr. Phil Winne from Simon Fraser University.

The many flavours of productive engagement – a collaborative keynote by Dr. Heather O’Brien and Dr. Ido Roll

Dr. Heather O'Brien

Dr. Heather O’Brien
Associate Professor, iSchool
University of British Columbia

Heather O’Brien is an Associate Professor at the iSchool, University of British Columbia, where she teaches and researches in the areas of information seeking and retrieval, user experience, and community engagement. Dr. O’Brien serves as Director-at-Large for the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASI&ST) and on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Library and Information Studies Research and Information and Learning Sciences. She is also part of the Designing for People (DFP) Research Cluster at UBC.

Dr. O’Brien is best known for her work in the area of user engagement with technology, where she has contributed numerous publications, including Why Engagement Matters: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives and Innovations on User Engagement with Digital Media (edited with Paul Cairns, 2016) and Measuring User Engagement (authored with Mounia Lalmas and Elad Yom-Tov, 2014), as well as the User Engagement Scale (UES) that is used internationally to understand digitally mediated user experiences across a variety of applications. Her research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC). Current projects are investigating “searching as learning” with respect to understanding engagement, search tasks and behaviour, and learning as part of online search, and how stakeholders engage with scholarly research in the context of making research accessible to non-university communities.

Dr. Ido Roll
Director of the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
University of British Columbia

Ido Roll is the Director of the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Ido studies how interactive learning environments can support students in becoming better learners and scientists, focusing on the development of scientific literacies, creativity, and sense-making. He also supports faculty members in researching their own teaching and studies how learning data can inform teaching. His research is rooted in frameworks and methodologies from education, the sciences, cognitive science, learning analytics, and human-computer interaction, and his publications in these fields have won numerous awards. Ido was the program chair of Learning at Scale 2016, and a guest editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. He also leads the Scientific Creativity assessment at PISA. Ido received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. More can be found on his website,

Dr. Phil Winne
Professor of Education, Simon Fraser University

Helping Learners Be Better Learning Scientists

Phil is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science and Canadian Psychological Association. A 2-term Tier I Canada Research Chair in Self-Regulated Learning and Learning Technologies, he has published more than 175 scholarly books, articles, book chapters, and refereed proceedings. Phil has been awarded the Robbie Case Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to educational psychology in Canada, the Barry J. Zimmerman Award for exceptional theoretical and empirical scholarship in research on studying and self-regulated learning, and the Mentorship Award by the Canadian Society for the Study of Education.

Since completing his PhD at Stanford University rather long ago, Phil has been working on a puzzle with pieces formed from research in learning science, learning technologies and learning analytics. He conceptualizes successful self-regulating learners as learners who work at monitoring what they do to learn, tracking results of their work, and experimenting with new approaches they predict might be more effective or more satisfactory (e.g., faster). This closely parallels what learning scientists do. But – students lack high-quality tools for gathering and analyzing data, and they are not well educated in the scientific method. Phil describes one way to support learners as learning scientists and the key role learning analytics will have in productive self-regulated learning.


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