New team member

New team member

Team
Dr. Oliver Schneider joined us in the project Innovationsforum Trusted Learning Analytics funded by the DigLL project. Before he had a chair on Multimedia-Technologie, at the University of applied science in Darmstadt, Germany. His main subjects are: Multimediatechnics Web-Applikationen Social Media and Learning Management Systeme
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Chinese-German Center for the Promotion of Science: Project Consulting

Chinese-German Center for the Promotion of Science: Project Consulting

Conference, Keynote, Project
As part of the CDZ-funded project "Intercultural Perspectives on CI-supported Educational Technologies", Hendrik Drachsler travelled to Wuhan, China from the 25th of March 2019 to the 29th of March 2019, together with representatives of the HU Berlin. He is involved in the project as a consulting expert. The aim is to submit an application for learning analysis together with China and the DFG by the end of the year.
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Profiling sympathetic arousal in a physics course: How active are students?

Profiling sympathetic arousal in a physics course: How active are students?

Publication
Pijeira-Díaz, H.J., Drachsler, H., Kirschner, P.A. & Järvelä, S. (2018). Profiling sympathetic arousal in a physics course: How active are students? Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Abstract Low arousal states (especially boredom) have been shown to be more deleterious to learning than high arousal states, though the latter have received much more attention (e.g., test anxiety, confusion, and frustration). Aiming at profiling arousal in the classroom (how active students are) and examining how activation levels relate to achievement, we studied sympathetic arousal during two runs of an elective advanced physics course in a real classroom setting, including the course exam. Participants were high school students (N = 24) who were randomly selected from the course population. Arousal was indexed from electrodermal activity, measured unobtrusively via the Empatica E4 wristband. Low arousal was the level…
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Read Between the Lines: An Annotation Tool for Multimedia Data for Learning

Read Between the Lines: An Annotation Tool for Multimedia Data for Learning

Open access, Publication
DiMitri, D., Schneider, J., Klemke, R., Specht, M. & Drachsler, H. (2019). Read Between the Lines: An Annotation Tool for Multimodal Data for Learning. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Arizona, US, March 7–9, 2019 (LAK ’19). This paper introduces the Visual Inspection Tool (VIT) which supports researchers in the annotation of multimodal data as well as the processing and exploitation for learning purposes. While most of the existing Multimodal Learning Analytics (MMLA) solutions are tailor-made for specific learning tasks and sensors, the VIT addresses the data annotation for different types of learning tasks that can be captured with a customisable set of sensors in a flexible way. The VIT supports MMLA researchers in 1) triangulating multimodal data with video recordings; 2) segmenting the multimodal data into…
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Gastvortrag am DIPF

Gastvortrag am DIPF

Workshop
Am 08. Januar 2019 lud der Forschungsbereich »Educational Technologies« zu einem öffentlichen Gastvortrag von Prof. David Williamson Shaffer im Kontext des DELTA-Projekts ein: »Quantitative Ethnography: Turning Big Data into Real Understanding«. David Williamson Shaffer ist Vilas Distinguished Professor für »Learning Sciences« an der University of Wisconsin-Madison, Obel Foundation Professor für »Learning Analytics« an der Aalborg University in Kopenhagen und »Data Philosopher« am Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
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EduArc: Auftakttreffen

EduArc: Auftakttreffen

Project
Am 10. und 11. Dezember 2018 fand an der Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in Essen ein erstes Auftakttreffen des Verbundprojekts »EduArc: Digitale Bildungsarchitekturen« statt. Das Vorhaben, voraussichtlich für fünf Jahre bis Ende September 2023 vom BMBF gefördert, entwickelt ein Gestaltungskonzept für verteilte Lerninfrastrukturen, mit denen digitale Bildungsressourcen föderiert bereitgestellt werden. Für das DIPF, neben dem Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft und der Universität Oldenburg Kooperationspartner von EduArc, nahmen Hendrik Drachsler und Marc Rittberger an dem Treffen teil; die Projektleitung hat Michael Kerres von der UDE inne.
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Sympathetic arousal commonalities and arousal contagion during collaborative learning: How attuned are triad members?

Sympathetic arousal commonalities and arousal contagion during collaborative learning: How attuned are triad members?

Publication
This article explores the dynamics of collaborative learning in the classroom from the perspective of the commonalities and interdependence in the degree of physiological activation from the sympathetic nervous system (i.e., sympathetic arousal) of group members. Using Empatica E4 wristbands, electrodermal activity—to derive arousal—was measured in 24 high school students working in groups of three (i.e., triads) during two runs of an advanced physics course. The participants met three times a week over six weeks for lessons of 75 min each. Most of the time (≈60–95% of the lesson) the triad members were at different arousal levels, and, when they were on the same level, it was mainly the low arousal (or deactivated) level. Less than 4% of the time were the triad members simultaneously in high arousal. Possible within-triad arousal…
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DELTA – Towards Digital Education with modern Learning Technologies and Assesment approaches

DELTA – Towards Digital Education with modern Learning Technologies and Assesment approaches

Empirical Study
Im Rahmen des DELTA-Projekts wurde vom 23. Oktober bis zum 19. November 2018 eine »Expert Group Concept Mapping«-Studie durchgeführt, die untersuchen soll, was Erfolgskriterien für die Entwicklung einer digitalen Bildungsinfrastruktur an der Goethe-Universität sind. Die Auswertungen finden in den nächsten Wochen statt, die Ergebnisse werden am 13. Dezember 2018 beim »eLearning Netzwerktag« der Goethe-Universität vorgestellt.
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LAK 19

LAK 19

Conference, Publication, Workshop
Die folgenden Paper wurden für die »9th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference« (LAK 2019) vom 04. bis 08. März in Arizona akzeptiert: Di Mitri, D., Schneider, J., Klemke, R., Specht, M. & Drachsler, H. (2019). »Read Between the Lines: An Annotation Tool for Multimodal Data for Learning«. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Arizona, US, March 7–9, 2019 (LAK ’19) [Full Paper] Schneider, J., Di Mitri, D. & Drachsler, H. (2019). »Multimodal Tutor Builder Kit«. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Arizona, US, March 7–9, 2019 (LAK ’19) [Demo Paper] Schneider, J., Di Mitri, D. & Drachsler, H. (2019). »Multimodal Learning Analytics Runtime Framework«. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Arizona, US, March 7–9, 2019 (LAK ’19).…
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