CORE: New project investigates students’ critical use of digital media

CORE: New project investigates students’ critical use of digital media

Assessment, Digitalisation, Higher Education, Project, Research topic, Target group
Students are increasingly using information from the Internet to learn for their studies. According to recent surveys, they even cite the Internet as their main source when searching for learning materials. Research shows that students often rely on inappropriate, irrelevant and scientifically unsupported sources when searching the web. Little is known about exactly how self-directed learning takes place on the Internet and how information is selected and processed. This will now be addressed by the new research group "Kritisches Denken in Online-Lernumgebungen in der Hochschulbildung (CORE)” (Critical Thinking in Online Learning Environments in Higher Education), which is being funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with more than 5 million euros over the next four years. The CORE project will investigate the critical use of digital media and information among…
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Visit from Sasha Poquet

Visit from Sasha Poquet

Digitalisation, Higher Education, Invited talk, Learning Analytics, Research topic
On April 13th, we had the pleasure of welcoming Prof. Dr. Oleksandra (Sasha) Poquet, professor in learning analytics at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology at the Technical University of Munich, to our EduTec group in Frankfurt. The visit provided a valuable opportunity for the EduTec group to learn from Sasha's research experience and explore the future of educational technology. The visit began with an introduction by Hendrik Drachsler, who provided an overview of our current research and ongoing projects. This was followed by a presentation by Oleksandra Poquet, who discussed her current, present and future research. In the past, Sasha's research focused on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the impact of homophily on university course enrollment. She also discussed her work on Modelling Digital Networks with…
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Dissemination event for the AFELK project

Dissemination event for the AFELK project

Event, Feedback, Project, Project meeting, Research topic, School, Target group
Digital lessons can help track individual student learning progression, analyze the extent to which they are productive and report this information back to teachers. But how can this individual learning progression and the learning difficulties that arise in the process be depicted? The research project AFLEK "Analyse und Förderung von Lernverläufen zur Entwicklung von Kompetenzen" (Analysis and Support of Learning Trajectories for the Development of Competencies) is currently looking for answers to this issue. The interdisciplinary project team uses so-called teacher dashboards to provide physics teachers with almost real-time feedback on the learning progress of their students. The information from digital teaching units helps identify productive and unproductive learning progression; this information can then help to automatically recolonize learning difficulties und derive feedback for the teachers to support more productive…
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New Pub: Effective Use of Learner-Generated Data in Teacher Training Activities

New Pub: Effective Use of Learner-Generated Data in Teacher Training Activities

Learning Analytics, Publication, Report, Webinar
How can data be utilized in teacher training in an effective and ethical manner? This question was addressed by Hendrik Drachsler, 3 teacher trainers and the European Schoolnet Academy team at the webinar “Effective Use of Data in Teacher Training” held on the 18th and 19th of January 2023. One of the main focuses of the webinar was the newly-published report "Effective Use of Learner-Generated Data in Teacher Training Activities", written by Hendrik Drachsler. The report presents an overview of the concepts and applications of learner-generated data (learning analytics) and gives potential training scenarios for teacher training programs. Feel free to check out this report to learn more about learning analytics and how this has been and can be used in training: Effective Use of Learner-Generated Data in Teacher Training…
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Seasons Greetings and Thanks for a great 2022

Seasons Greetings and Thanks for a great 2022

Team
As the year 2022 nears its end, we take a few moments to reflect on what the year has brought us. Throughout the year we have had the pleasure of meeting people who have enriched our (research) lives: our 2 visiting guest researchers Josè Aznarte and Andrea Zanellati, our intern Lukas Menzel and our 2 new colleagues Stefan Hummel and Nina Mouhammad. Besides having guests, some team members were also guests themselves, for example Daniele Di Mitri who was a guest researcher in the USA. During the year the AR4STEAM project ended successfully and we started 2 new projects ML2MT and HyTea. We took part in around 20 events over the year, published 8 conference papers, 13 journal papers and 2 book chapters. We took part in 3 interviews and…
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New Pub: Are the World Health Organization’s Patient Safety Learning Objectives Still Up-to-Date

New Pub: Are the World Health Organization’s Patient Safety Learning Objectives Still Up-to-Date

Empirical Study, Higher Education, Journal, medical education, Open access, Publication
Ten-cluster map labeled with an MDS point map.In this article published in the Journal of Patient Safety the authors Lina Vogt, Slavi Stoyanov, Jochen Bergs, Hanna Schröder, Hendrik Drachsler, Martin Klasen and Saša Sopka investigate whether the overall topics and the specific learning objectives of the WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide are still applicable. They also examine what importance is attached to these and how difficult they are to achieve. Background The World Health Organization (WHO) Patient Safety Curriculum Guide defines learning objectives for patient safety. Current implementation in healthcare education is insufficient. Possible explanations may be obsolescence and/or a shift in needs. We investigated whether overarching topics and specific learning objectives of the WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide are still up-to-date, their attributed importance, and their perceived difficulty to…
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Interview with Bildung.Table

Interview with Bildung.Table

Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Press, Project, School
On 23.02.2022 Hendrik Drachsler was interviewed by Niklas Prenzel from Table.Media about Artificial Intelligence in university teaching and the joint project IMPACT. In the interview, he outlines how AI can support teaching and help reduce the burden on lecturers as well as giving answers to the concerns from other disciplines.   The interview "KI darf nur unterstützen, niemals entscheiden" is available in German in the Bildung.Table issue #46 from the 23rd of February can be read here.
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Guest scientist Prof. José L. Aznarte in Frankfurt

Guest scientist Prof. José L. Aznarte in Frankfurt

Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Team
We warmly welcome our guest scientist Prof. José L. Aznarte, who will be visiting the EduTec team at DIPF in Frankfurt until the end of July! Prof. José L. Aznarte is a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Department of the Spanish Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED (one of the biggest universities in Europe) and deputy vice rector for digitalization and innovation. He co-leads UNED's ambitious ED3 project ("Distance, Digital and Data-based Education"), which revolves around the improvement possibilities offered by massive-data-based technologies and other AI tools in the framework of learning/teaching processes, particularly in hybrid face-to-face and remote settings. During his stay at DIPF, Professor José L. Aznarte will study the digitalization problem in comparative terms, aiming at getting to know the experiences at DIPF and at…
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The EduTec team wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

The EduTec team wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Team
As we look back at this past year 2021, we look back on a year filled with many moments that have brought us joy, pride and contentment. Joy because of the new members that have joined our EduTec team in the past year that have enriched us not only academically but also on a personal level. Pride because of highlights such as a best paper award at the LAK21 conference, Daniele Di Mitri being elected AI Newcomer 2021 at the KI-Camp 2021 and Dana Kube being chosen as a role model from the women network “net4tec” to name a few. Contentment because despite the many restrictions the pandemic has caused in the past year, we have managed to accomplish quite a lot: over 20 publications; the organization of events such…
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