Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

April 16, 2021
Award, Conference, 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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EduTec@ AI Camp 2021 In dialogue. With algorithms. For society.

EduTec@ AI Camp 2021 In dialogue. With algorithms. For society.

January 21, 2021
Conference, Digitalisation, Workshop
https://kicamp.orgOn April 27, 2021, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Informatics Society (GI) will bring together selected AI talents up to the age of 35 with renowned AI experts from all over the world at the AI Camp 2021 in Berlin. Whether universities, startups or think tanks: young AI researchers from alldisciplines and backgrounds will meet in interactive fishbowl discussions, lecture sessions or hands-on workshops and address transdisciplinary future issues from the fields of society, sustainability, production, science, health, mobility, art and media. Starting as early as January, the hybrid on- and offline event will offer participants the opportunity to actively participate in the program design and to network on a topic-by-topic basis in virtual workshop and discussion formats. Artificial intelligence is not only…
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11th Brazilian – German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium

11th Brazilian – German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium

October 23, 2020
Conference, Digitalisation
Prof. Drachsler was invited to the 11th Brazilian – German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium. The focus of the event was on challenging times and progress of science & engineering with the current circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These times require creative approaches and stimulating individuals working on new solutions for the challenges of our time, realizing new solutions. In this view the BRAGFOST symposium aims to bring together young but experienced scientists and create the environment fostering a vibrant exchange with interesting colleagues from their own field and furthermore transdisciplinary exchange. The generalizable basis of complexity in our world already transcendent from science and natural systems more and more into our every days life – social systems, finances, economy up to education. Finding new solutions currently involves…
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Learning Analytics Workshop at DELFI 2020

Learning Analytics Workshop at DELFI 2020

September 14, 2020
Conference, Workshop
On behalf of the Arbeitskreis Learning Analytics (Learning Analytics Working Group of the German Informatics Society) the digLL innovation-forum Trusted Learning Analytics organised and lead the workshop Learning Analytics on 14th September 2020 as part of the pre-conference workshops of the biggest German eLearning conference DELFI. Due to corona the workshop was fully online. This year, the workshop was focused on „Trusted Learning Analytics“ lead by Oliver Herrmann of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and „Data Literacy“ with Sven Judel of the RWTH Aachen.
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TLA presented at Learning Analytics Learning Network (LALN)

TLA presented at Learning Analytics Learning Network (LALN)

September 4, 2020
Conference, Workshop
On 4th September 2020 Oliver Herrmann presented the current state of Trusted Learning Analytics (TLA) at a Learning Analytics Learning Network (LALN) workshop. LALN is a worldwide network of LA researchers. The workshop was held as a video conference as part of DELFI, Germany’s leading eLearning research conference. After the presentation, the meaning of “trusted” have been discussed in an international context, that brought new perspectives to be included in further research on TLA.  
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Towards Real-Time Multimodal Feedback with the CPR Tutor

Towards Real-Time Multimodal Feedback with the CPR Tutor

July 8, 2020
Conference, open access, Study
We developed the CPR Tutor, a real-time multimodal feedback system for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. The CPR Tutor detects mistakes using recurrent neural networks for real-time time-series classification. From a multimodal data stream consisting of kinematic and electromyographic data, the CPR Tutor system automatically detects the chest compressions, which are then classified and assessed according to five performance indicators. Based on this assessment, the CPR Tutor provides audio feedback to correct the most critical mistakes and improve the CPR performance. To test the validity of the CPR Tutor, we first collected the data corpus from 10 experts used for model training. Hence, to test the impact of the feedback functionality, we ran a user study involving 10 participants. The CPR Tutor pushes forward the current state of the art of…
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Which Strategies are Used in the Design of Technical LA Infrastructure? A Qualitative Interview Study

Which Strategies are Used in the Design of Technical LA Infrastructure? A Qualitative Interview Study

May 12, 2020
Award, Conference, Publication
At the end of April the EDUCON2020 – IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference took place. The Educational Technologies team managed to contribute with a full research paper and a short paper. The full research by George Ciordas-Hertel has the title: "Which Strategies are Used in the Design of Technical LA Infrastructure?: A Qualitative Interview Study". This paper was awarded as best paper the area "Infrastructure and Technologies for Engineering Education". Here an abstract of the paper: In order to obtain a holistic perspective on learning, technical infrastructure at an institutional level can be advantageous for Learning Analytics (LA). If personal data is collected and processed in such infrastructure, legal requirements are of crucial importance. Recent studies have examined various aspects of LA infrastructure, such as ethical trade-offs and stakeholder needs.…
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LAK20: Chatbots – An Opportunity for Individual Assistance in Education

LAK20: Chatbots – An Opportunity for Individual Assistance in Education

March 31, 2020
Conference, Publication
Last week the 10th Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference took place in cyberspace. The Edutec Team not only managed to first organize a face-to-face conference on the local campus Westend, prepare everything for a fully blended conference in the university and finally shifted completely to a fully virtual conference in cyberspace - The Edutec team also contributed scientifically to the conference: Beside Atezaz Ahmad et al., who won the Best Poster Award, a second poster by Sebastian Wollny, Jan Schneider, Marc Rittberger and Hendrik Drachsler was presented to over 500 international educational technology scientists. The manuscript and the poster itself can be accessed here: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24462.92485
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Radio Beitrag zu Online Konferenzen bei Campus & Karriere

Radio Beitrag zu Online Konferenzen bei Campus & Karriere

March 30, 2020
Conference, Digitalisation
Für den März 2020 hatte die Community das zehnjährige Bestehen der Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK20) geplant. Dazu hatte das Organisationsteam nach Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland, auf den wunderschönen Campus Westend der Goethe-Universität. Alle hatten sich darauf gefreut, die Leistungen der Community zu feiern und die Organisatorinnen und Organisatoren hatten die Gäste persönlich begrüßen wollen. Beinahe 600 Teilnehmende hatten sich zur Hauptkonferenz registriert. Dies entspricht einer Rekordzahl für diese Tagung.  Die Situation änderte sich jäh mit dem Ausbruch des COVID-19 –Virus. International wurden Reisebeschränkungen in Kraft gesetzt, und viele Universitäten erließen Maßnahmen, die eine wachsende Zahl der möglichen Teilnehmenden betrafen. Am 13. März 2020 – zwölf Tage vor dem Start der LAK20 - wurde der Campus der Universität Frankfurt am Main gesperrt.  Die Lage war heikel: nicht nur in Hinblick auf…
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