In the last years, research to connect learning analytics to learning design has been on the rise, but there still are a number of steps that need to be taken in order to make a workable connection between learning analytics and learning design. To improve the quality it is important to capture andstructure the design choices and to retrieve data on the behavior, the effects and the opinions about the designed learning activities. In an effort to get (1) input on the learning design choices of learning activities and (2) bridge the gap between learning analytics and learning design, a board game has been developed. The Fellowship of the Learning Activity is a serious game that captures and systematizes the learning design of learning activities. Additionally, the game brings awareness…
Project — March 16, 2020
Technology is a blessing in times of social distancing and quarantine due to the global pandemic of #COVID-19. The AR4STE(A)M - Team is keeping up the good spirits using this opportunity to promote eLearning technolgies such as augmented reality and gamification for students and teachers of STEM subjects all over Europe! Stay Safe and eLearn! #New Poster created to promote AR and Gamification in European Curricula https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTdsvTL9pnY&feature=youtu.be #Video Compilation of the AR4STE(A)M Kick Off Meeting in Florence
On 4th 0f February Marcel Schmitz was visiting the DIPF and gave a workshop on Designing Learning Analytics supported Learning Design. Marcel Schmitz is working for more than 16 years in Higher Education at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in the South of the Netherlands. His career at Zuyd started as a Technical Support Engineer and Developer on the learning management system and soon he began to implement and develop several learning enhancing technologies. In 2007 Marcel started to combine his support job, with a job as technology-enhanced learning advisor for all faculties at Zuyd and a teaching role at Zuyd Faculty of Information and Communication Technology. In 2009 Marcel became a team coordinator of the Informatics department. In 2012 he was part of a team of educational coordinators that…
Project — February 3, 2020
Group picture of the DiFA Consortium consisting of representatives from the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Leibniz Institute LifBI, and the DIPF. On 03.02.2020 the KickOff of the DiFA project – Digital Formative Assessment – Unfolding its full potential by combining psychometrics with learnings analytics, took place at the DIPF. The DiFA project integrates methodological perspectives from educational assessment and learning analytics to develop new kinds of non-invasive assessment by exploiting digital trace data. The findings of this research are highly relevant for a better understanding of learner’s behavior, learning outcomes and for providing individual feedback automatically to learners in digital environments. More details about the project can be found on our project page.
Project — January 23, 2020
Espresso and Learning Apps – From 22nd to 24th January, the 7 partner organisations under the lead of the DIPF met at the ITT technical college in Florence. The Team of the EU project successfully kicked-off “AR4STEAM” and will, together with partners from civil society and the school sector in Europe, start to promote the use of augmented reality and gamification strategies in STEM subjects in schools over the next 2 ,5 years to make science lessons more attractive and innovative for teachers and students.
Am 11. Dezember 2019 fand der 14. eLearning-Netzwerktag der Goethe-Universität auf dem Campus Westend im Casino von 10 – 18 Uhr statt. Mehr als 200 Lehrende und eLearning-Interessierte aus der Goethe-Uni sowie aus anderen Hochschulen, Schulen und Bildungseinrichtungen sahen Präsentationen von eLearning-Lehrprojekten aus den Fachbereichen sowie studentische eLearning-Initiativen. Am Vormittag stellten insgesamt 18 Projekte aus den eLearning-Förderrunden eLF und SeLF ihre Arbeiten vor. Der Nachmittag stand im Zeichen des hessischen Verbundprojektes DigLL (Digital gestütztes Lehren und Lernen in Hessen), dessen Teilprojekte an der Goethe-Universität von Vizepräsident Prof. Dr. Roger Erb vorgestellt wurden. Für das DigLL Teilprojekt - Trusted Learning Analytics moderierten Prof. Dr. Drachsler and Dr. Christoph Rensing zwei Workshops rund um ethischer Richtlinien zur Anwendung von Learning Analytics in Deutschland.
Das Thema Learning Analytics gewinnt zunehmend an Bedeutung in der Bildungsforschung und Bildungspolitik. Darunter versteht man das Erheben, Sammeln und Analysieren von bildungsbezogenen Daten an Universitäten, mit dem Ziel die Lernenden besser zu verstehen und sie optimal beim Lernen zu unterstützen. Für welche Zwecke sollen Deine Daten genutzt werden? Welche Services könnten dich bei einem erfolgreichen Studium unterstützen? Welche Daten sollen nicht verwendet werden? Weil Studierende am meisten von dieser Weiterentwicklung betroffen sind, wollen wir - das digLL-Projekt - mehr über Eure Meinung erfahren.Studie
Learning design models provide guidelines and guidance for educators and course designers in the production and delivery of educational products. It is seen as beneficial to base learning designs on general learning theories, but these must be operationalised into concrete learning design solutions. We, therefore, present one such educational design model: the Design Cycle for Education (DC4E). The model has primarily been created to support the shift from traditional face-to-face education to blended learning scenarios. The cycle describes eight steps that can be used iteratively in the (re)design of educational products and provides educators and course designers with a flexible but clearly structured design model that enables them to reinvent traditional course content for blended learning with appropriate learning design tools. Scheffel, M., van Limbeek, E., Joppe, D., van Hooijdonk,…
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.