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Dr. Rwitajit Majumdar

Program-specific Researcher, Learning and Educational Technologies Research Unit, Kyoto University.

I am a post-doctoral researcher in Prof. Hiroaki Ogata's lab. My research focuses on Learning Analytics and Human-data interactions. In the team I design user workflow for data-informed decision making in the teaching-learning context. Given any technology enhanced learning context, I investigate the interactions between the user, the system while they operate in the technology platform to complete their set tasks. Based on that I aim to inform technology design, evaluate effectiveness and theorize about the teaching and learning process when supported by technology. My primary stakeholders are teachers and students.

For the teachers, I am focusing on developing Learning Evidence Analytics Framework (LEAF) to support Technology-enhanced and Evidenced-based Education and Learning (TEEL). This open source framework aims to extracts evidence of effective teaching and learning practices that can be stored as a knowledge base and can further be analyzed and recommending to practitioners.

More about TEEL workshops and LEAF Framework


For the students, I am managing the Goal Oriented Active Learner (GOAL) project. It focuses on designing and developing technology support for acquisition of learner's self-direction skills based on their own learning and physical activity data. I received a JSPS early career grant (18H05746) to partially support the project.

More about GOAL project


International Journals (Peer reviewed)

    1. Majumdar R., Iyer S. iSAT: A Visual Learning Analytics Tool for Instructors Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (2016) 11:16
    2. Majumdar, R., Singh, N., Rathore, J.S. & Sharma, N.N. (2013) In Search of Materials for Artificial Flagella of Nanoswimmers Springer Journal of Materials Science (2013) 48:1 pp.240-250
    3. Rathore, J.S., Majumdar, R. & Sharma, N.N. (2012) Planar Wave Propulsion through Tapered Flagellum IEEE Transactions of Nanotechnology (2012)11:6 pp.1117 - 1121

International Conference (Peer reviewed)

    1. Majumdar R., Li H., Yang Y.Y., Akçapınar G. , Flanagan B. and Ogata H. (2019). Towards Adaptive Support for Acquisition of Self-direction Skills in GOAL system , 19th IEEE ICALT, Maceió, Brazil July 2019. (in press)
    2. Majumdar R., Arzu Akçapınar, Akçapınar G., Flanagan B. and Ogata H., LAView: Learning Analytics Dashboard Towards Evidence-based Education, Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. Tempe, USA March 2019
    3. Majumdar R., Arzu Akçapınar, Gokhan Akçapınar, Flanagan B., Ogata H., Learning Analytics Dashboard Widgets to Author Teaching-Learning Cases for Evidence-based Education, Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. Tempe, USA March 2019
    4. Majumdar R., I Boticki., Ogata H., International Workshop on Technology-Enhanced and Evidence-Based Education and Learning , Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. Tempe, USA March 2019
    5. Li H., Majumdar R., Yang Y.Y., Akçapınar G., Flanagan B., Ogata H., Practice-Based Self Direction: A Conceptual Framework, Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. Tempe, USA March 2019
    6. Akçapınar G., Hasnine M.N., Majumdar R., Flanagan B. and Ogata H., Using Learning Analytics to Detect Off-Task Student Behaviors in Classroom during the Reading Task, Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. Tempe, USA March 2019
    7. Flanagan B., Majumdar R., Akçapınar G., Wang J. and Ogata H., Knowledge Map Creation for Modeling Learning Behaviors in Digital Learning Environments, Companion Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. Tempe, USA March 2019
    8. Majumdar R., Yuan Yuan Yang, Huiyong Li, Akçapınar G., Flanagan B., Ogata H., GOAL: A System to Support Learner’s Acquisition of Self Direction Skills, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), pp. 406-415, 2018.11.29. (Paper Nominated Best Technical Design Award)
    9. Majumdar R. (2018), Supporting Data-Driven Decision Making by Learners and Teachers, In Proc. of 26th ICCE, Manila, Philippines, Nov 2018.
    10. Hasnine M.N., Akçapınar G., Flanagan B., Majumdar R., Kousuke Mouri and Ogata H., Towards Final Scores Prediction over Clickstream Using Machine Learning Methods, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), pp. 392-397, 2018.11.26.
    11. Ogata H., Majumdar R., Akçapınar G., Hasnine M.N., Flanagan B., Beyond Learning Analytics: Framework for Technology-Enhanced Evidence-Based Education and Learning, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), pp. 486-489, 2018.11.26.
    12. Flanagan B., Akçapınar G., Majumdar R., Ogata H., Automatic Generation of Contents Models for Digital Learning Materials, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), pp. 804-806, 2018.11.29.
    13. Akçapınar G., Majumdar R., Flanagan B., Ogata H., (2018) Investigating Students’ e-Book Reading Patterns with Markov Chains, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2018), pp. 310-315, 2018.11.28
    14. Law, M.C., Majumdar, R. and Hew, K.F. (2016) Tracing Phonological Processing Skill in Early Childhood Through iSAT IEEE Intnl Conf on Technology for Education (T4E), India, Dec 2016.
    15. Sahasrabudhe, S. , Majumdar, R.(2016) Content Creation and Pedagogic Strategies for Skill Development MOOC Intnl Conf on Computers in Education (ICCE), Mumbai, India, 2016
    16. Sahasrabudhe, S. , Majumdar, R.(2016) MOOC for skill development in 3D animation , IEEE Intnl. Conf. on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), Austin, USA, 2016.
    17. Majumdar, R. and Iyer, S. (2015) Beyond Clickers: Tracing Patterns in Students' Response through iSAT. Intnl Conf on Computers in Education (ICCE), Hangzhou, China, Nov 2015.
    18. Majumdar, R. , Alse, K., Iyer, S. (2014) Interactive Stratified Attribute Tracking Diagram for Learning Analytics. IEEE Intnl Conf on Technology for Education (T4E), Amritapuri, India, 2014.
    19. Majumdar, R. and Iyer, S. (2014) Using Stratified Attribute Tracking (SAT) Diagrams for Learning Analytics. IEEE Intnl.Conf. on Advanced Learning Technologies, Greece, 2014.
    20. Majumdar, R., Kothiyal, A., Pande, P., Agarwal, H., Ranka, A., Murthy, S., & Chandrasekharan, S. (2014) The enactive equation: exploring how multiple external representations are integrated, using a fully controllable interface and eye-tracking. IEEE Intnl Conf on Technology for Education (T4E), Amritapuri, India, Dec 2014.
    21. Kothiyal, A., Majumdar, R., Pande, P., Agarwal, H., Ranka, A., & Chandrasekharan, S. (2014) How Does Representational Competence Develop? Explorations Using a Fully Controllable Interface and Eye-tracking , Intnl. Conf on Computers in Education (ICCE), Nara, Japan, 2014.
    22. Majumdar, R., Bhawar, P., Sahasrabudhe, S., Dinesan, P. (2014) HasTA: Hasta Training Application Learning Theory Based Design of Bharatanatyam Hand Gestures Tutor. IEEE Intnl. Conf. on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), Athens, Greece, July 2014.
    23. Majumdar, R. and Iyer, S. (2013) LAMP: A framework for large-scale addressing of muddy points. IEEE Intnl. Conf. on Technology for Education (T4E), Kharagpur, India, Dec 2013.
    24. Majumdar, R. and Kothiyal, A. (2013) PULSE: A Framework for Protocol Based Utility to Log Student Engagement. IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E 2013), Kharagpur, India.
    25. Kothiyal, A., Majumdar, R., Murthy, S. and Iyer, S. (2013) Effect of think-pair-share in a large CS1 class: 83% sustained engagement. ACM Intl. Computing Education Research Workshop (ICER), San Diego, USA, August 2013.
    26. Majumdar, R., Dinesan, P. (2012) Framework for Teaching Bharatanatyam through Digital Medium. IEEE Intnl. Conf. on Technology for Education (T4E), Hyderabad, India, July 2012.