About Me

I'm a research assistant and doctoral candidate affiliated with the Leibniz Institute for Educational Research and Information and Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. My doctoral research focuses on advancing the field of Learning Analytics through the development and evaluation of an innovative tool called OpenLAIR. This tool empowers course designers, educators, students, and researchers by providing comprehensive insights through learning analytics indicators and dashboards.

My work involves researching, refining, and assessing OpenLAIR to ensure it effectively supports informed decision-making in learning design activities. Additionally, I am spearheading efforts to integrate natural language processing (NLP) techniques into OpenLAIR, streamlining the process of extracting learning analytics indicators and metrics from academic literature. This ensures that OpenLAIR remains current and comprehensive in its offerings.


PhD Student at Goethe University Frankfurt - Germany (2019 - Present)

M.Sc. at RWTH Aachen University - Germany (2015 - 2018)

B.Sc. at IIU Islamabad - Pakistan (2010 - 2014)

• Higher Secondary School Certificate - Pakistan (2008 - 2010) *(University Entrance Qualification)

• Secondary School Certificate - Pakistan (1996 - 2008)

Contact Details

Atezaz Ahmad
Rostocker Str. 6,
60323, Frankfurt am Main



  1. Ahmad, A.; Schneider, J.; Schmitz, M.; Schiffner, D. and Drachsler, H. (2024). Students Want to Experiment While Teachers Care More About Assessment! Exploring How Novices and Experts Engage in Course Design. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU; ISBN 978-989-758-697-2; ISSN 2184-5026, SciTePress, pages 15-26. DOI: 10.5220/0012537900003693 * Best paper nominee!
  2. Ahmad, A.; Schneider, J.; Schiffner, D.; Islamovic, E. & Drachsler, H. (2023). LAxplore: An NLP-Based Tool for Distilling Learning Analytics and Learning Design Instruments out of Scientific Publications. In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 1: KDIR, ISBN 978-989-758-671-2, ISSN 2184-3228, pages 230-239. DOI: 10.5220/0012163600003598
  3. Ahmad, A., Kiesler, N., Schiffner, D., Schneider, J., and Wollny, S. (2023). Caught in the Lifelong Learning Maze: Helping People with Learning Analytics and Chatbots to Find Personal Career Paths. In International Journal of Information and Education Technology. vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 423-429, 2023..
  4. Ahmad, A., Yordanov, I.I., Yau, J., Schneider, J., Drachsler, H. (2023). A Trusted Learning Analytics Dashboard for Displaying OER. In: Otto, D., Scharnberg, G., Kerres, M., Zawacki-Richter, O. (eds) Distributed Learning Ecosystems . Springer VS, Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-38703-7_15
  5. Ahmad, A.; Schneider, J.; Weidlich, J.; Di Mitri, D.; Yau, J.; Schiffner, D. and Drachsler, H. (2022). What Indicators Can I Serve You with? An Evaluation of a Research-Driven Learning Analytics Indicator Repository. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1, ISBN 978-989-758-562-3, ISSN 2184-5026, pages 58-68.
  6. Ahmad, A., Schneider, J., Griffiths, D., Biedermann, D., Schiffner, D., Greller, W., Drachsler, H. (2022). Connecting the dots – A literature review on learning analytics indicators from a learning design perspective. Special Issues Article in Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12716
  7. Karademir, O., Ahmad, A., Schneider, J., Mitri, D. D., Jivet, I., & Drachsler, H. (2021, October). Designing the Learning Analytics Cockpit-A Dashboard that Enables Interventions. In International Conference in Methodologies and intelligent Systems for Techhnology Enhanced Learning (pp. 95-104). Springer, Cham.
  8. Ahmad, A., Schneider, J., & Drachsler, H. (2020, September). OpenLAIR an Open Learning Analytics Indicator Repository Dashboard. In European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (pp. 467-471). Springer, Cham.
  9. Ahmad, A., Schneider, J., Drachsler, H., (2020).Open Learning Analytics Indicator Repository., The 10th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference LAK20 (2020), pages 41-43. * Best poster award!
  10. Hiebl, J., Ahmad, A., Scharnberg, G., Drachsler, H., Heck, T., Hölterhof, T. (2019). Designing Multi-faceted Open Informational Ecosystems for Learning and Teaching. Forschungsworkshop auf der ECER 2019, Hamburg

Client Testimonials

  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • No research without action, no action without research

    Kurt Lewin
  • Research is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.

    Albert Szent-Györgyi
  • Research is creating new knowledge.

    Neil Armstrong
  • Research means that you don’t know, but are willing to find out

    Charles F. Kettering
  • As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.

    Antoine de Saint Exupery

Get In Touch.

Should you have any inquiries or are interested in collaboration, feel free to reach out via email. I'm eager to respond and look forward to our interaction.