Scientific Profile

Curriculum Vitae

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  • 3 Years full Doctoral scholarship within the AVEMPACE III mobility scheme, Erasmus Mundus, Action II.
    •  To the Doctoral School of Computer Science in Technische Universität Graz, Graz, Austria.
  • Outstanding Paper and Video Award in European Stakeholders Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs (EMOOCS 2016), February 2016. Austria.
    • Khalil, M., Kastl, C., & Ebner, M. (2016). Portraying MOOCs Learners: a Clustering Experience Using Learning Analytics. In Proceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs (EMOOCS 2016), 265-278. Graz, Austria. Link
  • Outstanding Paper Award in the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, June, 2015. Canada.
    • Khalil, M., & Ebner, M. (2015, June). Learning Analytics: Principles and Constraints. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (pp. 1326-1336).  Link

Main Research Interests:

  • Learning Analytics
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Visualizations
  • Big Data
  • Educational Technology
  • Security/ Ethics/ Privacy in all previous fields


Publications and Records

Conference Attend:

  • 11th European Conference on Game Based Learning, Graz, Austria. October 5-6, 2017. (speaker as a Speaker). Website.
  • Fifth European MOOCS Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs2017), Madrid, Spain. May 22-26, 2017. (speaker as a Speaker). Website.
  • International Conference on Education and New Developments, Ljubljana, Slovenia. June 12-14, 2016.  (speaker as a Speaker). Website.
  • Innovation Arabia 9, Smart Learning Excellence Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. March 7-9, 2016. (speaker as a Speaker). Website.
  • Fourth European MOOCS Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs2016), Graz, Austria. February 22-24, 2016. (speaker as a Speaker, member PC Member, organizer Organizer, chair Chair). Website.
  • Interactive Collaborative Learning 2015, Florence, Italy. September 20-24, 2015. (speaker as a Speaker). Website.
  • Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2015 Workshop, Ethics and Privacy in Learning Analytics. Poughkeepsie, USA. March 15th, 2015. (speaker as a Speaker). Website.

Conference Organizing:

  • Sixth European MOOCS Stakeholders Summit 2018 (EMOOCs 2018), Delft,
    Netherlands. April, 23rd, 2018.
  • The 10th Center for Education and Learning Innovation Room. Delft,
    Netherlands. October, 13, 2017.
  • Fourth European MOOCS Stakeholders Summit 2016, Graz, Austria. February 22-24, 2016. Website

Speech Invitations:

  • Invited speaker at the Center for Education and Learning 10th Innovation
    Room, (13 October 2017), Delft, Netherlands.
  • Invited panelist at Edraak Regional Conference on Educational Technology in
    MENA region, 13th August, 2017, Amman, Jordan.
  • Invited speaker at the Center for Education and Learning 9th Innovation Room,
    (9 June, 2017), Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Innovations for Community Services (I4CS 2016), Vienna, Austria. June 27-29, 2016. Website.

Program Committee Member:

  • The international conference, Mooc Maker 2017, Antigua Guatemala.
    November 16-17.
  • User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP ’17), Bratislava, Slovakia. Website.
  • Wearable Technologies, Knowledge Development, and Learning (aWEAR’16), California, United States. Website
  • Fourth European MOOCS Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs2016), Graz, Austria. February 22-24, 2016. Website
  • Third European MOOCS Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs2015), 18-20 May, 2015, Belgium. Website
  • 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015), Münster, Germany. 26-29 May, 2015. Website


  • Formal Associate Editor, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET). 2017-Present. Website.
  • Proceedings of the EUROPEAN STAKEHOLDERS SUMMIT on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs (EMOOCS 2016). Mohammad Khalil, Martin Ebner, Michael Kopp, Anja Lorenz & Marco Kalz. Website
  • Guest Editor in a Special Issue on Advancing Research on Open Education, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Springer. Marco Kalz, Martin Ebner & Mohammad KhalilWebsite


  • The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.
  • Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning, Markus Ebner & Martin
    Ebner (Eds).
  • Digital Workplace Learning- Bridging Formal and Informal Learning with Digital
    Technologies book, Dirk Ifenthaler (Eds). Springer.
  • Formal Reviewer in International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET). Website
  • Reviewed in a special issue on OER at Journal of Computing in Higher Education 2016.
  • Reviewed in Handbook of Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining 2016. George Siemens and Charles Lang (Eds).
  • Reviewed in a Special Issue on Smart Environments and Analytics on Video-Based Learning in Smart Learning Environments Journal, Springer.
  • Reviewed in IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 2016.
  • Reviewed in Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Seamless Learning 2016. Martin Ebner & Süleyman Nihat Şad (Eds). IGI Global.


  • Lecture on Learning Analytics and Massive Open Online Courses to BSc and Teacher Trainee Diploma students. Presentation , Workshop results
  • Lecture on Big Data and Learning Analytics. In Social Aspects of Information Technology online course, 2016. Website
  • Moderating Preconference EMOOCs2016 MOOC and Lecturing about clustering MOOC participants, 2016. Website
  • Lectured about iOS Human Interface Guidelines for designing iOS Apps for master and bachelor students. Presentation


  • Master Theses
    • Gamification Elements in Online Courses-A Potential Analysis, completed.
    • Co-Supervision of Using gamification in MOOC discussion forums, completed.
  • 1 Master Project
    • Anonymization of Learning Analytics Data, completed.