At the nexus of learning and innovation

Natasha Arthars

Natasha is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) and a postgraduate fellow.

PhD Project: Co-Constructing Epistemic Environments in Higher Education

Faced with an increasingly complex world of work, situated within what many refer to as the ‘knowledge age’, learners need to enter the workforce equipped to collaboratively solve problems and create new knowledge. The complexity of contemporary problems has led to claims that we have in fact moved beyond the ‘knowledge age’ to the ‘conceptual age’ in which both creative and complex problem solving skills are of prime importance.

In order to solve these complex problems, learners require the ability and the agency to co-construct their epistemic environment. Natasha's PhD project will examine cases in higher education where learners work collaboratively in groups to co-construct their epistemic environment while engaging in complex problem solving tasks.

Postgraduate Fellow Work: Learning Analytics

Natasha's Postgraduate Fellow work focuses on human centred learning analytics, specifically the Student Relationship Engagement System (SRES).


  • Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Research)
  • Master of Business
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Training and Development

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Society for Learning Analytics Research
  • CRLI Learning Spaces SIG


Contact information

Office: 237 Education Blg A35


Lab: Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation


Recent publications

Arthars, N., Dollinger, M., Vigentini, L., Liu, D., Kondo, E., & King, D. (forthcoming). Empowering teachers to personalize learning support.