GREAT Project Presentation at a brainstorming event on diversity and research data

GREAT Project Presentation at a brainstorming event on diversity and research data

Invited talk
A virtual brainstorming event named “The Impact of Diversity on Research Quality: Exploring the Knowledge Gap” was organized by the Berlin Institute of Health, Einstein Foundation and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from 30 October - 1 November 2023. In addition to project dissemination and sharing with researchers our project aims, objectives and progress, Jane Yau discussed and presented how the use of games can be used to increase the reach of diverse citizens to improve research quality, in a short presentation.  Two types of games will be deployed in the project - short quiz ones and long collaborative ones. The games will be co-designed with participants and different stakeholders concerned with the climate emergency from various perspectives. Once the games have been co-designed, they will be ready and the short…
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Empowering TEDx Event in Frankfurt Explores the Role of Feminist AI in Driving Gender Equality and Inclusivity

Empowering TEDx Event in Frankfurt Explores the Role of Feminist AI in Driving Gender Equality and Inclusivity

Artificial Intelligence, Digitalisation, Event, Gender, Invited talk, Keynote, Lifelong Learning, Team, Transfer Activity
Frankfurt, Germany - Last Thursday, TEDx Women Gallus hosted a captivating event with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Over 200 participants, including experts and international attendees, gathered to gain insights from female speakers on gender equality and inclusivity. Our researcher, Dana Kube, was among the speakers who delivered a TED talk. Dana Kube, a dedicated researcher at DIPF and Goethe University Frankfurt, specializes in dismantling gender bias in social learning (CSCL) and AI. Her commitment to empowering women, nurturing non-binary individuals in education, and advocating for social justice and environmental protection shone through her presentation. Her TED talk, titled "Can feminist AI drive gender equality and inclusivity? Envisioning a collaborative future," provided profound insights into the intersection of AI and gender dynamics. She dismantled gender bias in AI,…
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Reflecting on the 8th National AI in Schools Conference: Transforming Teaching and Learning

Reflecting on the 8th National AI in Schools Conference: Transforming Teaching and Learning

Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Event, Feedback, Invited talk, Keynote, Learning Analytics, Learning Design, Project, School, Transfer Activity
The 8th National Conference on AI in Schools, held in Berlin, was a momentous event that gathered experts, policy-makers, and educators to discuss the current landscape and future prospects of AI in education. If there’s one word to describe the atmosphere at the 8th National Conference on AI in Schools, it would be “transformative“. The conference was not only setting high standards on political representatives, researchers in the field of educational & computer science, but also charged with representatives school supervisory boards, state institutes, and offices for teacher education in all 16 federal states. Overall, there was a palpable spirit of collaboration, optimism, and let”s get things done. Politicians, researchers, and practitioners were engaged and committed, staying until the very end of the event, signalling an overwhelming willingness to bring…
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Jane at the 13th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium

Jane at the 13th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium

Event, Invited talk
From 21-24 September, 2023, Jane was invited to present the project GREAT: Games Realising Effective and Affective Transformation at the 13th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium in Bremen, Germany. Jane was invited to present in the Healthcare session of the Symposium via invitation only. Each Symposium brings together 60 scientists from a wide range of disciplines (30 each from Germany and Brazil). The conference format allows for the exchange of ideas across disciplinary as well as national boundaries and, provides opportuniites for future binational collaborations and networking. This is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The aim of the talk was to make potential collaborations on the use of computer games to improve and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Jane participated in a 15-minute presentation followed…
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Exploring the Future of Chatbots in Education: Insights from DeGEval 2023

Exploring the Future of Chatbots in Education: Insights from DeGEval 2023

Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Invited talk, Lifelong Learning
We're excited to share highlights from the recent DeGEval 2023 conference in Magdeburg, where our DIPF Edutec team was part of. DeGEval: A Hub for Evaluation - DeGEval, or the Society for Evaluation, is renowned for bridging academia and industry. It's dedicated to enhancing education through rigorous evaluation methods. Sebastian Wollny's Presentation - At the conference, Sebastian Wollny, alongside Claudia Zaviska from BIBB, Anne Küttel from University of Saarland, and Ricarda Schlimbach from Hochschule Heilbronn, showcased DIPF research on chatbots in vocational education. Attendees showed keen interest and shared their own experiences. Sebastian also presented findings from his literature review titled "Are We There Yet? - A Systematic Literature Review on Chatbots in Education," shedding light on the latest developments. Ricarda Schlimbach's StudyBuddy -  Ricarda Schlimbach shone the spotlight on…
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Podium Royal’s’ Citizen Dialogue: AI – Fantastic Tool or Future Nightmare?

Podium Royal’s’ Citizen Dialogue: AI – Fantastic Tool or Future Nightmare?

Artificial Intelligence, Citizens science, Invited talk, Learning Analytics, Transfer Activity
A Reflective Look at 'Podium Royal's' Citizen Dialogue: AI - Fantastic Tool or Future Nightmare? On 5th September 2023, Heerlen's Royal Cinema had become more than just a movie house. It transformed into a dynamic platform for critical exchange, housing the latest 'Podium Royal.' This monthly meeting place had entertained a lively debate, scrutinizing AI's escalating prominence in our lives. The quaint interiors of the Royal Cinema echoed with the contemplations of concerned citizens. Artificial Intelligence or AI's omnipresence was the crux of the discussion. Visible in everyday activities, from supermarket self-scanners to self-driving cars, from online shopping algorithms to medical software detecting breast cancer – the omnipresence of AI was universally acknowledged. But this prevalence has also raised several unsettling thoughts - are we aligning with more totalitarian governments…
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Keynote: Teaching with AI?! School in the Era of ChatGPT and Chatbots

Keynote: Teaching with AI?! School in the Era of ChatGPT and Chatbots

Artificial Intelligence, Invited talk, Transfer Activity, Workshop
Last week, the University of Hildesheim hosted an enlightening keynote by Sebastian Wollny on the topic, "Unterricht mit KI?! Schule in Zeiten von ChatGPT und Chatbots" (Teaching with AI?! School in the Era of ChatGPT and Chatbots). This thought-provoking presentation unfolded a narrative that encompassed the history of chatbots, their profound influence on our daily lives, three pivotal areas for their application in education, and the evolving role of educators. The keynote was a pivotal event within the framework of the teacher training program, "Digitalisierung in der Unterrichtspraxis: Erprobte Konzepte und Tools für den Fachunterricht" (Digitalization in Teaching Practice: Tested Concepts and Tools for Subject Instruction). It brought together approximately 50 enthusiastic educators from across Lower Saxony, all eager to enhance their teaching through digital means. Aside from Sebastian Wollny's…
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GREAT project presentation

GREAT project presentation

Invited talk
On 10-11 July 2023, a representative of the GREAT project was invited to give a plenary talk at the “Young Minds in Technology Advancements” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which is the Science and Education Leadership Training event for young scientists at the Malaysian Young Academy. For the purpose of this event, Jane developed a plenary talk titled “Achieving 21st Century Education and Skills to advance Sustainable Development Goals”, which was presented by Dr. Sri Fatmawati from the Global Young Academy, as Jane could not be in-person at the event. The plenary talk included the following: - What 21st century skills and sustainable development goals are. - How education needs to be transformed to advance sustainable development. - How technologies can increase access to education. - Some disadvantages of technologies such as addiction,…
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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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HILA Keynote @ CEL annual meeting

HILA Keynote @ CEL annual meeting

Conference, Feedback, Higher Education, Invited talk, Keynote, Learning Analytics, Learning Design, Transfer Activity
Hendrik Drachsler gave a keynote @ the LDE CEL Annual Meeting under the theme ‘Developing a Culture of Learning Analytics'. Hendrik summarized the achievements of the Highly Informative and Learning Analytics (HILA) research program, that is the successor of the Trusted Learning Analytics research program conducted in Frankfurt, Germany.  After two years of digital annual meetings, finally CEL could invite again to their annual meeting 2022 at the CEL Teaching Lab. Among keynotes from Simon Buckingham Shum (University of Technology Sydney), and Alyssa Friend Wise (New York University), Hendrik presented the latest research outcomes on Highly Informative and Learning Analytics (HILA) research program. Highly informative and competency-based feedback is costly and can be best given in small teacher-to-learner settings. According to research, feedback has a powerful effect on learning success;…
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