Thanks are also due to the (NSF) National Science Foundation (under Grants IIS-0952977, IIS-1218168, IIS-0811998, IIS-0811935, and CNS-0708604), University of Minnesota Digital Technology Center, and Microsoft Research for their financial support that I otherwise would not have been able to develop my scientific discoveries.
Last but not least, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my family and friends.
But while I hope the pages reach the intended audience (the Learning Analytics community), I wonder if anyone beyond that will read it. A lot of people, friends, family, and colleagues, were part of the process.
Pulling and pushing me along the path that led me here.
On the academic level, Mohamed taught me fundamentals of conducting scientific research in the database systems area.
Under his supervision, I learned how to define a research problem, find a solution to it, and finally publish the results.
Sci-fi historian Adam Roberts wrote: “Let me record that I am not in the least grateful to the British Arts and Humanities Research Board – a plague on their house.
That this book was ever completed owes nothing to them at all.” Evolutionary biologist Leigh Van Valen, who was “considered unconventional even by eccentrics”, wrote: “I thank the National Science Foundation for regularly rejecting my (honest) grant applications for work on real organisms, thus forcing me into theoretical work.” Others explain the occasionally unusual circumstances surrounding their work: Chandler Davis was serving a prison sentence for refusing to cooperate with the House Unamerican Activities Committee when he wrote: “Research supported in part by the Federal Prison System.
Free tools for college are helpful for solving the questions of the college going people.
Summarised in 131 pages and 18 scientific publications. While the new title does sound cool (how else can one be taken seriously when announcing world domination), the biggest result is the little book: the dissertation, in my case, on Learning Dashboards. But more than just research and writing went into this achievement.