Panagiotis D. Ritsos

MEng PhD Essex, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Visualization

Immersive Environments Lab
Visualization, Data, Modelling and
Graphics (VDMG) research group,

School of Computer Science
and Electronic Engineering,

Bangor University,
Dean Street, Bangor,
Gwynedd, UK, LL57 1UT

Towards more Visual Analytics in Learning Analytics


Learning Analytics is the collection, management and analysis of students’ learning. It is used to enable teachers to understand how their students are progressing and for learners to ascertain how well they are performing. Often the data is displayed through dashboards. However, there is a huge opportunity to include more comprehensive and interactive visualizations that provide visual depictions and analysis throughout the lifetime of the learner, monitoring their progress from novices to experts. We therefore encourage researchers to take a comprehensive approach and re-think how visual analytics can be applied to the learning environment, and develop more interactive and exploratory interfaces for the learner and teacher.




P. D. Ritsos and J. C. Roberts, “Towards more Visual Analytics in Learning Analytics,” in EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA), Swansea, UK, 2014, pp. 61–65.


  author = {Ritsos, Panagiotis D. and Roberts, Jonathan C.},
  title = {Towards more Visual Analytics in Learning Analytics},
  booktitle = {EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA)},
  editor = {Pohl, Margit and Roberts, Jonathan C.},
  year = {2014},
  address = {Swansea, UK},
  publisher = {Eurographics Association},
  pages = {61--65}