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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Transfer Workshop @ Digitaltag 2022 on highly informative and data-driven feedback with AI in higher education

Transfer Workshop @ Digitaltag 2022 on highly informative and data-driven feedback with AI in higher education

Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Event, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Open access, School, Transfer Activity, Webinar, Workshop
The third Digitaltag will take place on June 24, 2022. The initiative "Digital for All" is behind the Digitaltag. The alliance of more than 25 organizations from the fields of civil society, culture, science, business, welfare and the public sector unites a common goal: to promote digital participation in Germany. Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler contributes a talk on highly informative and data-driven feedback with AI in higher education. Feedback is a powerful element of all learning processes. However, it is difficult to offer highly informative feedback to large groups of learners. The Educational Technology Collective at Goethe University and the DIPF Leibniz Institute Frankfurt am Main are conducting research on this challenge in a variety of projects. In this talk, Professor Dr. Drachsler will present on designing highly informative feedback…
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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 – Learning Psychomotor Skills with AI & AR/VR considering Technical and Mental Aspects

Workshop – Learning Psychomotor Skills with AI & AR/VR considering Technical and Mental Aspects

Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Event, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Project, Research topic, Summer School, Workshop
From May 21 to 28, the 16th version of the EATEL Summer School on Technology-Enhanced Learning (JTELSS 2022) was held in the city of Halkidiki, Greece, whose purpose is to promote the dissemination of research in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning and encourage international cooperation between researchers, students and people interested in this topic. As members of the MILKI-PSY project, Dr. Daniele Di Mitri, Fernando P. Cardenas Hernandez, Gianluca Romano and Dr. Jan Schneider attended JTELSS 2022. Additionally, Fernando P. Cardenas Hernandez and Gianluca Romano, as active participants in the summer school, presented the workshop entitled "Learning Psychomotor Skills with AI & AR/VR considering Technical and Mental Aspects". This workshop started with a theoretical introduction given by both exponents where the participants were able to identify some of the…
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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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Workshop @JTELSS –  Causal Reasoning for TEL researchers

Workshop @JTELSS – Causal Reasoning for TEL researchers

Summer School, Workshop
At this year's JTEL summer school in Halkidiki, Greece (see previous blog post here), Joshua Weidlich presented a workshop on the topic of causal inference and causal graphs. The goal of this workshop was to equip young educational technology researchers with a toolkit for reasoning about causality and improving causal inference in their own research studies. Central to this approach are Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs), simple visual structures that encode variables and hypothesized causal effects. The resulting graphs can then be inspected with a few simple rules to learn whether a) causal inference is possible, b) bias is present. After establishing groundwork by laying out why causal inference is central to most research endeavours, information about the unique features of randomized experiments was provided alongside major sources of bias (see…
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Workshop – Designing Learning Analytics to Improve Lifelong? Learning

Workshop – Designing Learning Analytics to Improve Lifelong? Learning

Event, Learning Analytics, Learning Design, Lifelong Learning, Project, Report, Summer School, Workshop
Abstract: Learning Analytics (LA) has become a very heterogeneous research field due to the diversity in the data generated by the Learning Management Systems (LMS) as well as the researchers in a variety of disciplines, who analyze this data from a range of perspectives. In this workshop, we will present a LA tool called Open Learning Analytics Indicator Repository (OpenLAIR). OpenLAIR helps course designers, teachers, students and educational researchers to make informed decisions about the selection of learning activities and LA indicators for their course design or LA dashboard. The aim of this workshop is to allow users to interact with OpenLAIR and allow them to design a LA dashboard for a lifelong learning portal. During the workshop, participants will help with the design and evaluation of the OpenLAIR visual…
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EduTec Team @ JTEL Summer School 2022

EduTec Team @ JTEL Summer School 2022

Summer School
JTELSS is the premier event of the European Educational Technology community to support early career researcher and connect them with their peers. Three years after the last summer school of the European Association for Technology-enhanced Learning (EATEL) hosted in Italy, PhD students and Postdocs of the EduTec Team visited this year's summer school in Haldikidi, Greece. More than 140 participants from 27 countries met in the wonderful and sunny area of Halkidiki, Greece to present their research, to network and establish connections. The program consisted of cutting edge topics like Artificial Intelligence in Education, Immersive Technologies (AR, VR), and Robotics, as well as methodological (e.g. qualitative research methods; causal inference) and soft-skills workshops (e.g. project management; how to present your research). The EduTec team contributed to a total of nine…
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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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