George Siemens, Professor, University of Texas at Arlington and Dragan Gasevic, Canada Research Chair in Semantic and Learning Technologies at Athabasca University.
George Siemens is an academic and researcher on learning, systemic change, networks, analytics, and openness in education. He is the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed and what it means to organizations today, and the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. He is a founding member and President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research . In 2008, he pioneered Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Dr. Siemens is Professor and Executive Director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab at the University of Texas Arlington.
Dragan Gasevic is a Canada Research Chair in Semantic Technologies and an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, Associate Adjunct Professor in the Learning and Teaching Unit at the University of South Australia, IBM CAS Faculty Fellow, and President Elect of the Society for Learning Analytics Research.