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

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

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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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Young Scientist member at Global Young Academy (2022-27)

Young Scientist member at Global Young Academy (2022-27)

Award, Press
An honour and privilege, Dr. Jane Yau joins the Global Young Academy as a Young Scientist member, starting in June 2022 and serving a five-year term. As a passionate and dedicated researcher in Mobile Learning and Educational Technologies since 2003, this membership gives Jane the opportunity to align her research efforts and collaboratively with the other members of the Academy to (1) help tackle the current global educational crisis with school closures; (2) bridge the digital, educational, and curriculum gaps and (3) support the development of young scientists into science leaders of the future. Jane’s vision for improving the state of the sciences/research and the situation of young scientists/scholars worldwide is: “There needs to be a more balanced proportion of young female and male scientists (under 20) to act as…
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Team of EduTec and TBA Members Wins Runners-Up Prize @ NAEP Reading Automated Scoring Challenge

Team of EduTec and TBA Members Wins Runners-Up Prize @ NAEP Reading Automated Scoring Challenge

Artificial Intelligence, Assessment, Award, Computational Psychometrics, School
The NAEP Reading Automated Scoring Challenge was a competition which was held in late 2021 by the National Center for Education (USA). The goal was to evaluate the applicability of natural language processing methodology to the task of scoring of large scale constructed response assessment data. In addition to this, participating models were also required to be interpretable and free of algorithmic bias against different student demographics. The data set which was used to evaluate the systems consisted of responses from 4th and 8th grade school student to 20 different reading comprehension tasks. More than a dozen different teams from universities and private assessment companies submitted contributions. Out of these, 12 contributions, including ours, were selected as eligible with respect to interpretability and algorithmic fairness. These contributions were then ranked…
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AR4STEAM: Premiere of the documentary film and ceremonial conclusion of the project work

AR4STEAM: Premiere of the documentary film and ceremonial conclusion of the project work

Augmented Reality, Award, Digitalisation, Learning Design, Project, School, Team, Workshop
Today we celebrated the successful completion of our joint project work between school and research institute in the innovative STE(A)M labs on an augmented reality (AR) apps and STEM learning. The DIPF and the Adorno Gymnasium in Frankfurt set out to develop and learn STEM topics with AR. The result of this innovative STEM Lab is a great app developed together and a documentary film on the process and results. We celebrate this with the presentation of AR Creator certificates for all students and teachers and 2 tablets, which the project team gives to the school as a thank you for the great cooperation and spirited joint works on the future of learning! The project was a true success. See for yourself. 
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EduTec member Dana Kube awarded role model from the women network “net4tec”

EduTec member Dana Kube awarded role model from the women network “net4tec”

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This week, Dana Kube has been chosen as a role model from the women network "net4tec". As a feminst Dana thinks, we should all know at least 5 names of great women every time we are asked to recommend someone for a position. "Let's celebrate women* and their work in our field and make digital feminism a premise for us and future generations!" Dana is an EduTec member since 2019 working with augmented reality apps for STEM education in an EU school project. She supports the EduTec group and Goethe University wiht establishing artificial intelligence in education at German HEIs.
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#Hackathon Game Design – Winner & Games

#Hackathon Game Design – Winner & Games

Award, Digitalisation, Event, Further Education, Game, School, Team
Der EduTec Hackathon 2021 für MINT-Lernspiele dieses Wochenende ist gerade mit 8 fertigen Spielideen für 45 Minuten Mathe, Bio, Physik oder Informatik Lernen auf spielerische Art und Weise in VR & AR geendet! Das Gewinnerteam nimmt und einmal mit zum Mond Wir sind sehr stolz und glücklich, wie grandios dieses Wochenende war. Haben akuten Schlafmangel, aber viel mit unseren Partnerschulen auszuprobieren in Zukunft und danken unseren tollen Mädels und Jungs der GU, UAS in Frankfurt und TU Darmstadt für 72 Stunden Einsatz, Energie und Kreativität im Team! #happy #MINT #STEM #augmentedreality #Gaming #education #Bildung #bildungsgerechtigkeit #bildungswissenschaften #technologie #futureoflearning #firstplace Euer EduTec Team [video width="3840" height="2160" mp4="https://edutec.science/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/zoom_0_Trim.mp4"][/video]
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EduTech team member finalist for Global Digital Female Leadership Award 2021

EduTech team member finalist for Global Digital Female Leadership Award 2021

Award, Digitalisation, Event, Press
EduTech team member Dana Kube is participating in the "Global Digital Female Leadership 2021 Award" finals. "I think female visibility cannot be supported enough in digital companies and branches throughout the world, also in Germany. I am happy to be a part of the #DFLA21 and also to get to know other women* and their innovative projects. Thanks for your vote and support! It is great to be a part of this."  Have a look at the DFLA 2021 and vote here: https://journeytodiversity.de/finalists21/dana-kube/
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Dr Daniele Di Mitri elected AI Newcomer 2021

Dr Daniele Di Mitri elected AI Newcomer 2021

Artificial Intelligence, Award, General education, Multimodal Learning Analytics
Dr. Daniele Di Mitri is the AI Newcomer 2021 of the category Humanities and Social Sciences at the KI Camp 2021 organised by the German Informatics Society and the German Federal Ministry of Education. His research is oriented towards the question: how can we best interface artificial intelligence applications with humans to ultimately support human learning, support their goal achievement and boost human productivity? "The only function for which is AI is currently used in higher education is plagiarism check. There is a lot more that AI can do for education. I can imagine realistic application scenario both at primary school, with intelligent tutors via playful interfaces can engage students both individually and in group in learning concepts as geometry, geography, algebra, history, physics." - Daniele Di Mitri, PhD Here the name…
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Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

Award, Conference, Empirical Study, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Open access, Publication
Learning analytics dashboards (LADs) are designed as feedback tools for learners, but until recently, learners rarely have had a say in how LADs are designed and what information they receive through LADs. To overcome this shortcoming, we have developed a customisable LAD for Coursera MOOCs on which learners can set goals and choose indicators to monitor. Following a mixed-methods approach, we analyse 401 learners’ indicator selection behaviour in order to understand the decisions they make on the LAD and whether learner goals and self-regulated learning skills influence these decisions. We found that learners overwhelmingly chose indicators about completed activities. Goals are not associated with indicator selection behaviour, while help-seeking skills predict learners’ choice of monitoring their engagement in discussions and time management skills predict learners’ interest in procrastination indicators. The…
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Daniele Di Mitri nominated as AI Newcomer 2021

Daniele Di Mitri nominated as AI Newcomer 2021

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Dr. Daniele Di Mitri, postdoctoral researcher at the EduTec group, was nominated as AI newcomer in the field of humanities and social science, within the KI-Camp 2021, the nation-wide Artificial Intelligence event in Germany. You can support Daniele's nomination by voting https://kicamp.org/en/ai-newcomers. Please make sure to validate your vote via the link in the confirmation email. Votes will be possible until 07 March 2021. What is KI Camp? At the KI-Camp of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Informatics Society (GI), AI talents up to the age of 35 will meet with renowned AI experts from all over the world on 27 April 2021 – in Berlin and virtually. In interactive fishbowl discussions, debating sessions and hands-on workshops, the free-of-charge Science Convention addresses transdisciplinary issues of the future in seven…
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