Workshop: Trusted Learning Analytics for science teaching in higher education

Workshop: Trusted Learning Analytics for science teaching in higher education

Promotion activity
On 23.06. - 24.06.2022 Hendrik Drachsler and Daniele Di Mitri were invited to organise a session at the Didactics Working Groups (FDAKs) to present the concept of Learning Analytics applied to teaching and learning science (physics and mathematics) in the universities of applied sciences in German (Hochschulen). The didactics working groups, invited colleagues from all over Bavaria, Baden-Wuttenberg, Hessen and North Rehin Westalia to exchange ideas on teaching (content, methods, etc.). The Mathematics/Physics working group is currently headed by Prof. Dr. Elmar Junker from the Technical University of Rosenheim and Prof. Dr. Thomas Skill organized by the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. The AK usually meets every semester in Ingolstadt at the DiZ. Hendrik Drachsler & Daniele Di Mitri reflected on the process of applying learning analytics within higher education…
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Job advert: two PhD openings in AI in Education

Job advert: two PhD openings in AI in Education

Job announcements
In the context of a project set to start in September 2022, in the EduTec team we are hiring two PhD candidates in the field of Artificial Intelligence in Education. You can check the PhD positions on the DIPF website A PhD research assistant in the field of artificial intelligence in education with a focus on system architectures and machine learning As of 1 September 2022. Full time. Fixed term until 31 August 2025. Compensation according to EG 13 (collective bargaining Agreement for Public Service in the State of Hesse, TV-H). Location of position: Frankfurt/ Main. Application by 8 July 2022. A PhD research assistant in the field of artificial intelligence in education with a focus on analytics dashboards As of 1 September 2022. Full time. Fixed term until 31…
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Transfer Workshop @ Digitaltag 2022 on highly informative and data-driven feedback with AI in higher education

Transfer Workshop @ Digitaltag 2022 on highly informative and data-driven feedback with AI in higher education

Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Event, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Open access, School, Transfer Activity, Webinar, Workshop
The third Digitaltag will take place on June 24, 2022. The initiative "Digital for All" is behind the Digitaltag. The alliance of more than 25 organizations from the fields of civil society, culture, science, business, welfare and the public sector unites a common goal: to promote digital participation in Germany. Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler contributes a talk on highly informative and data-driven feedback with AI in higher education. Feedback is a powerful element of all learning processes. However, it is difficult to offer highly informative feedback to large groups of learners. The Educational Technology Collective at Goethe University and the DIPF Leibniz Institute Frankfurt am Main are conducting research on this challenge in a variety of projects. In this talk, Professor Dr. Drachsler will present on designing highly informative feedback…
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New Pub: Extending Social Presence Theory

New Pub: Extending Social Presence Theory

Empirical Study, Higher Education, Journal, Learning Design, Publication
In the area of online learning and distance education, social presence is considered a key concept to understand interpersonal processes that are mediated by technology. At the same time, theory surrounding social presence remains underdeveloped. For example, under which conditions is social presence particularly important? Do students always need high perceptions of social presence in their learning experiences? A strong theory should provide tentative answers to questions like these. Yet, as of now, our knowledge is mostly restricted to correlations coefficients between measures of social presence and outcome variables like satisfaction. Without further nuance, learning designers do not know under which circumstances they should prioritize designing for interpersonal aspects or instead focus on other aspects. To advance a more nuanced understanding of social presence, Joshua Weidlich, Derya Göksün, and Karel…
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New HIKOF-DL Video – Introduction to the project

New HIKOF-DL Video – Introduction to the project

Artificial Intelligence, Assessment, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Project
  Studiumdigitale at Goethe University Frankfurt has created an informative video to introduce the HIKOF-DL project. HIKOF-DL stands for Hoch Informatives und Kompetenzorientiertes Feedback für das Digitale Lernen and is funded by the Hessen Ministry for Digital Strategy and Development from 2021-2024. Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler, Prof. Dr. Andreas Frey as well as Dr. David Weiss are project leaders of this interdisciplinary project. In the video below, they explained their roles and vision in this joint project. For more information about the project, please see the project website here: https://hikof.uni-frankfurt.de/
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With DIPF runs Education

With DIPF runs Education

Event, Promotion activity
[caption id="attachment_4163" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The DIPF team at JP Morgan 2022[/caption] On Wednesday 8th June 2022 part of the EduTec team together with other colleagues from the DIPF joined the annual corporate JP Morgan run in Frankfurt a run which is organised in various cities in the world including New York,  Shanghai, Sydney and Buenos Aires. The run was 5.6 km long (3.5 miles) and went through the main city of Frankfurt am Main. For the EduTec DIPF team was an occasion to promote healthy lifestyle at work and fun community activities.
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Workshop – Learning Psychomotor Skills with AI & AR/VR considering Technical and Mental Aspects

Workshop – Learning Psychomotor Skills with AI & AR/VR considering Technical and Mental Aspects

Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Event, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Project, Research topic, Summer School, Workshop
From May 21 to 28, the 16th version of the EATEL Summer School on Technology-Enhanced Learning (JTELSS 2022) was held in the city of Halkidiki, Greece, whose purpose is to promote the dissemination of research in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning and encourage international cooperation between researchers, students and people interested in this topic. As members of the MILKI-PSY project, Dr. Daniele Di Mitri, Fernando P. Cardenas Hernandez, Gianluca Romano and Dr. Jan Schneider attended JTELSS 2022. Additionally, Fernando P. Cardenas Hernandez and Gianluca Romano, as active participants in the summer school, presented the workshop entitled "Learning Psychomotor Skills with AI & AR/VR considering Technical and Mental Aspects". This workshop started with a theoretical introduction given by both exponents where the participants were able to identify some of the…
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Workshop @ JTELSS – Artificial Intelligence in Education and Multimodal Learning Experience

Workshop @ JTELSS – Artificial Intelligence in Education and Multimodal Learning Experience

Workshop
At this year’s JTEL summer school in Halkidiki, Greece (see previous blog post here), Daniele Di Mitri and Jan Schneider together with Prof Roland Klemke and Dr Bibeg Limbu, contributed in a mini-track on Artificial Intelligence in Education. The mini-track started with the session "Artificial Intelligence in Education, Multimodal Learning Experience and Ethics of AI (MAIED)". The purpose of this session was to provide an overview of all the topic of AI in Education and Multimodal Learning Experiences. The workshop started with a lecture style presentation from the presenters on AI in Education, Multimodality, theories behind Multimodal Learning Experiences and application use cases. https://twitter.com/dimstudi0/status/1529012671495868416 Thus the workshop included a pitch-style presentation of the PhD research by all the PhD candidates at the summer school involved in the field of AI in…
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Workshop @JTELSS –  Causal Reasoning for TEL researchers

Workshop @JTELSS – Causal Reasoning for TEL researchers

Summer School, Workshop
At this year's JTEL summer school in Halkidiki, Greece (see previous blog post here), Joshua Weidlich presented a workshop on the topic of causal inference and causal graphs. The goal of this workshop was to equip young educational technology researchers with a toolkit for reasoning about causality and improving causal inference in their own research studies. Central to this approach are Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs), simple visual structures that encode variables and hypothesized causal effects. The resulting graphs can then be inspected with a few simple rules to learn whether a) causal inference is possible, b) bias is present. After establishing groundwork by laying out why causal inference is central to most research endeavours, information about the unique features of randomized experiments was provided alongside major sources of bias (see…
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