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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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 @ 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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Guest scientist Andrea Zanellati

Guest scientist Andrea Zanellati

Artificial Intelligence, Team
We welcome Andrea Zanellati, who will be visiting the EduTec team at DIPF in Frankfurt until the mid of September. Andrea is a Doctoral Researcher in Data Science & Computation at the University of Bologna with a background as a math and physics teacher. His main interest is in the application of machine learning techniques to analyze educational data and enhance learning and teaching processes. During the first year of his doctoral activity, he mainly focused on the development of AI tools for the early detection of students at risk of school dropout or underachievement. This early-stage research highlights the urgency to design ad-hoc indicators to trace students’ learning and increase the explainability of AI tools for the educational field. Andrea has been attracted by the advanced experiences of our…
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Daniele Di Mitri becomes a fellow of the Johanna Quandt Young Academy

Daniele Di Mitri becomes a fellow of the Johanna Quandt Young Academy

Award
On Friday 29th of April, Dr Daniele Di Mitri has been awarded as a fellow of the Johanna Quandt Young Academy of Goethe University an organization that gathers early career researchers at Goethe University, TU Darmstadt, University of Mainz and collaborating institutes such as DIPF. The Johanna Quandt Young Academy is a  platform to share knowledge across disciplines and to learn about research approaches of other disciplines. It brings together young scientists and outstanding leaders of the international science community to debate about and generate new ideas and concepts for defined topics and formulate science-based solutions for the future development of society with the intention of forming a strong voice to impact university and global development through policy statements. The Award Ceremony featured welcome speeches by Prof. Dr Enrico Schleiff,…
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New Pub: Effects of Intelligent Tutoring Systems on Mathematics Achievement of Underachieving Students

New Pub: Effects of Intelligent Tutoring Systems on Mathematics Achievement of Underachieving Students

Conference, School
Rashmi Kazhanchi, an external PhD candidate supervised by prof Drachsler and Dr Di Mitri, has presented her latest publication Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Apr 11, 2022, in San Diego, CA, United States. The article titled: "Effects of Intelligent Tutoring Systems on Mathematics Achievement of Underachieving Students" Abstract The educational landscape has changed considerably in the past decade. The focus has shifted from using traditional teaching methods to integrating technology in today’s curricula. Much of the emphasis is on fostering 21st-century skills by using technology in new and innovative ways. Student engagement is a crucial component of learning. Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) are computer software that uses artificial intelligence to provide adaptive, customized learning based on students’ needs. This quasi-experimental research study explored the effect of…
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ALICE and AFLEK project meeting in Kiel

ALICE and AFLEK project meeting in Kiel

Project meeting
The digital teaching practice of the future: The integration of digital media in the classroom sometimes proves difficult and poses challenges for schools and teachers. To address these challenges, Educational Technologies researchers at the DIPF, together with educators from the IPN in Kiel, IWM and the RUB, launched the research projects of AFLEK and ALICE. The research projects aim to design mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology teaching units and provide them with the best possible digital support. The DIPF team is responsible for the digital tools used in this context. In addition to a Learning Management System based on the Trusted Learning Analytics concept, interactive learning elements are created, and the teacher is given feedback on the level of knowledge using Learning Analytics. A particular focus of the ALICE project…
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Guest visit at Carnegie Mellon University

Guest visit at Carnegie Mellon University

Invited talk
In February 2022 Dr Daniele Di Mitri was invited to present at The Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.   The HCII institute is one of the largest and most renowned institutes in the field of Education Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence in Education. Dr Di Mitri was invited to present in the group led by Prof Vincent Aleven. In his talk, entitled "Artificial Intelligence and Multimodal Learning Experiences for Supporting Distance Learning", Dr Di Mitri presented the newly formed topic cluster in Artificial Intelligence in Education formed at the DIPF, its current research projects, foci and directions. The presentation was a chance to update on the existing Leibniz funded project ALICE. The visit to the CMU was also an opportunity to meet with…
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