In October 2017, I started my PhD supervised by Barbara Wasson and Ingeborg Hognestad Krange at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. I am also a scholar at the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE), a global research centre designed for the advancement of the Learning Sciences. The topic of my research is learning analytics and formative assessment.

In May 2017, I graduated from the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. The title of my Master’s thesis was Mapping the Field of Educational Data Sciences. Analysis of the Proceedings from Educational Data Mining, Learning Analytics and Knowledge, and Learning at Scale. During my graduate studies, I had the opportunity to work as an intern and later as a research assistant at SLATE.

In my PhD project, I explore the potential of learning analytics to determine the quality of peer assessment. My dataset comprises mostly text data, from a commercial peer assessment tool, coming from a variety of high schools and higher education institutions. I am interested in automatic text analysis methods, such as natural language processing and epistemic network analysis, and integrating an in-depth analysis of the learning contexts, such as learning design, into the learning analytics research.