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Dr Bart Rienties (Principal Investigator) is a Reader in Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK. Trained as economist and educational psychologist at Maastricht University (NL), he 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, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, and the role of motivation in learning. He successfully led a range of institutional/national/European projects and received several awards for his educational innovation projects. More info at: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/bcr58

Dr Jekaterina Rogaten is a research associate in Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK. Her main research interests are in academic performance and progress in Higher Education, creativity, flow and metacognition. She published in National and International journals and presented at European and International conferences. She also holds a lectureship position in positive psychology in the College of Fashion at the University of the Arts, London. More info at: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/jr23979

Prof Denise Whitelock is Professor of Technology Enhanced Assessment and Learning and Associate Director of Quality Enhancement. Her research involves working in multidisciplinary teams to build feedback systems that enhance the student learning experience. She holds Visiting Chairs at the Autonoma University, Barcelona and the British University in Dubai, and is a trustee for the Society of Research into Higher Education. More info at: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/dmw8

Prof Allison Littlejohn is a Professor of Learning Technology at the Institute of Educational Technology and Academic Director of Learning and Teaching at the Open University, UK. She has worked throughout her career in the area of learning innovation, technology, knowledge creation and academic-business partnerships. She has worked with multinational companies, including Shell, BP International and Conoco-Philips. Her vision is to bring together ideas from higher education and industry, encouraging cross-sector thinking and working across traditional boundaries between sectors and disciplines to transform the ways professionals learn. More info at: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/ahl69

Dr Simon Cross is a lecturer in IET and has been involved in the evaluation of open online courses since 2009. His research interests include open online learning spaces, learning design, the role and use of digital achievements and badges in teaching, and assessment. More info at: http://www.open.ac.uk/research/main/people/sc8457