Simon Buckingham Shum

Simon Buckingham Shum


Simon is a Professor and Director of the Connected Intelligence Centre at UTS which specialises in Educational Data Science and Human-Centred Design to develop interactive tools that help leaders, analysts, educators and students uncover new insights. Simon has a career-long fascination with the potential of software to make thinking visible. His work sits at the intersection of the multidisciplinary fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Educational Technology, Hypertext, Computer-Supported Collaboration and Educational Data Science (also known as Learning Analytics).

  • Learning Analytics
  • Hypermedia Discourse
  • 21st Century Learning Assessment
  • Writing Analytics and Argumentation Mining


Recent News

  • Post: Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

  • Projects

  • Project: Co-designing writing analytics
  • Project: Deliberation, Sensemaking, and Mapping Knowledge

  • Recent Publications

  • Publication: Combining Factor Analysis with Writing Analytics for the Formative Assessment of Written Reflection
  • Publication: Implementing AcaWriter as a Novel Strategy to Support Pharmacy Students' Reflective Practice in Scientific Research
  • Publication: Modelling Spatial Behaviours in Clinical Team Simulations Using Epistemic Network Analysis: Methodology and Teacher Evaluation
  • Publication: Recognizing Reflection: Computer-Assisted Analysis of First Year Medical Students' Reflective Writing
  • Publication: Analyzing the Usability of a Design Rationale Notation
  • Publication: Educator Perspectives on Learning Analytics in Classroom Practice
  • Publication: How to Provide Automated Feedback on the Writing Process? A Participatory Approach to Design Writing Analytics Tools
  • Publication: LA-DECK: A Card-Based Learning Analytics Co-Design Tool
  • Publication: Towards Skills-Based Curriculum Analytics: Can We Automate the Recognition of Prior Learning?
  • Publication: Where Is the Teacher? Digital Analytics for Classroom Proxemics