Visual Learning Analytics Researcher Jan. 2016 – Present
SSHRC fellowship researching visual learning analytics in blended and online learning environments
Mobile Application Researcher Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2014
CanAsisst fellowship researching visual analytics solutions in the mobile health application space
Business Analytics Lab Researcher May 2012 – Aug. 2012
SAP Internship designing and developing personal visual analytics solutions in the time management space
Mobile Application Design Researcher Sept. 2011 – Feb. 2012
Westcoast Child Dev. Group internship designing a mobile health application for anxiety management
Alabi, H. (in press). A Language And A Space - Visualizing Learning Online. Developing Effective Educational Experiences through Learning Analytics. IBI Global.
Alabi, H., & Coady, Y. (2014). Activity Tracking: Are We More Than The Sum of Our
Programming? UbiComp 2014 Workshop - Disasters in Personal Informatics: The Unpublished Stories of Failure and Lessons Learned. Seattle, WA.
Alabi, H., Code, J., & Irvine, V. (2013). Visualizing Learning Analytics: Designing A Roadmap For Success. World Conference on Educational Multimedia Conceptual & Empirical Study Track. Victoria, BC.
Alabi, H., Code, J., & Irvine, V. (2013). Visualizing learning analytics. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Poster Presentation. Victoria, BC.
Alabi, H. & Tanaka, J. (2012). Playing on expert mode: the science of faces. University of California San Diego Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center Poster Presentation. San Diego, CA.
Alabi, H. & Gooch, B. (2011). The (inter)face of Kalm. Proceedings of the Visual Analytics in
Healthcare: Understanding the Physician Perspective Workshop, held in conjunction with IEEE
VisWeek. Providence, RI.
Alabi, H., Worling, D. & Gooch, B. (2011). The accessibility toolkit. Proceedings of the 10th SIGPLAN symposium on New ideas, new paradigms, and reflections on programming and software, held in conjunction with SPLASH '11 Conference on Systems, Programming, and Applications: Software for Humanity. Portland, OR.
Alabi, H. & B. Gooch. (2011). Mobile device application of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Proceedings of the Personal Informatics Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Vancouver, BC.
Alabi, H. & B. Gooch. (2011). Mobile device application of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for anxiety. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Poster Presentation. Portland, OR.
Alabi, H. (2010). Making the Fantasy Real: Giving Good UI (User Interface). Games for Health
Conference Presentation. Boston, MA.
Alabi, H. & Gauthier, C. (2010). Tough Conversations: Intersections of Allyship and Marginalities. Queer People of Color Conference Presentation. San Diego State University, CA.
Barlet, M., Prior, D., Herz, M., Alabi, H. Richardson, J., & Hickman, J. (2010). MMOs Empowering the Disabled, Enriching Lives. PAX Prime Panel Presentation. Seattle, WA.
Despite the many positive correlations between self-regulated learning (SRL) with academic success, limited research examines how online learners metacognitively monitor and reflect upon their learning. Learning analytics tools may be used to aid in the expansion of learner’s understanding of persistence and engagement through monitoring and evaluation, providing learners formative feedback on their self-regulatory processes as they transpire. My research explores how learning analytics employing visualization techniques may positively impact online learners. The strategic use of visualizations within these tools could provides actionable intelligence to learners on a “just in time” basis, garnering attentiveness, memorability, and the pattern recognition integral to insight generation. Pedagogically motivated visual learning analytics could increase the likelihood of academic success for a rapidly growing population of adult learners. Longitudinal study of these constructs allow for deeper exploration of the theoretical models of self-regulated learning, goal orientation, motivation, and the impact of aesthetics on the adoption and sustained use of learning analytics tools. This research contributes to the design and evaluation of pedagogically motivated learning analytics tools employing visualizations, human computer interaction, and post-secondary education.
Ph.D. Interactive Arts and Technology, Visual Learning Analytics Focus 2015-present
Simon Fraser University
M.Ed. in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies & Technology Education 2013
University of Victoria Thesis: “Visualization Data For Learning Analytics”
M.A. in Television, Film and New Media Production 2007
Educational Technology Certificate in Distance Learning
San Diego State University Thesis: “Virtual Reel: Multimedia Marketing and Distribution on the Internet”
B.S. in Acoustical Engineering 2001
SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship 2016-2019
Helmut & Hugo Eppich Family Graduate Scholarship 2015
Andrew Wade Memorial Scholarship in Visual Analytics 2015
School of Interactive Arts and Technology Graduate Fellowship 2015
MITACS Research Fellow 2011-2014
Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center Trainee 2012-2013
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women Scholarship sponsored by Microsoft 2011
SDSU International Study Scholarship 2003
Certified Engineer In Training (EIT), National Council of Examiners for 2002
Engineering and Surveying
Purdue Creating Change Scholarship 2001
Indiana American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning 2001
Engineers Alumni Scholarship
Purdue Academic Scholarship 1996-1999
Frito Lay Academic Scholarship 1996
Minority Engineering Academic Scholarship 1996
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