New Pub: EDMEDIA 2021 Conference Paper

New Pub: EDMEDIA 2021 Conference Paper

October 19, 2021
Conference, Learning Analytics, Publication
Our conference article has been published at EDMEDIA 2021 relating to the preliminary findings based on a systematic review on teaching analytics (see abstract below) and we are currently working on extending these findings for a journal article…… Title: Utilising learning analytics for teaching success Authors: Jane Yau & Dirk Ifenthaler Abstract: Learning analytics are utilized to support learners’ educational needs as well as to enhance their study success, for example, via the use of real-time prompts, motivational dashboards, appropriate learning interventions, which have been shown to increase students’ academic performance as well as their course retention rates. The combination of student, learning and curriculum profiles consisting of static and dynamic parameters enable analytics to be computed and academic interventions to take place. In this paper, we present the results of a systematic…
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New Pub: Analysis of the “D’oh!” moments.

New Pub: Analysis of the “D’oh!” moments.

October 12, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Conference, Further Education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Publication
“Soul and body, I suggest reacting sympathetically upon each other. A change in the state of the soul produces a change in the shape of the body and conversely, a change in the shape of the body produces a change in the state of the soul.” To test this hypothesis proposed by Aristotle, our bachelor student Tetiana Buraha investigated the physiology of students performing task-switching exercises. The physiological data were collected using an Empatica E4 band. The performances of the students were compared against the physiological data using descriptive statistics and machine learning techniques. The analysis of Tetiana enabled the identification of interesting correlations between galvanic skin response and performance, and models to predict performance based on the physiological data. Results of her excellent thesis were published and presented at…
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New Pub: Get your Back Straight!

New Pub: Get your Back Straight!

October 12, 2021
Conference, Conference, Game, Lifelong Learning, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Publication
“Mens sana in corpore sano” is a phrase that we all have heard multiple times in our life. We know all the positive effects of Sports and Exercise. However, let’s face it! Physical activity is not always fun and when doing it incorrectly without any guidance or feedback it is difficult to see improvements or even worse, we can face the risk of injury. To address these issues Anna Meik for her bachelor thesis developed the Pilates correction App. An application designed to support the practice of the “Kneeling Arm and Leg Reach” Pilates exercise in a gamified way, where the user helps a virtual rocket to reach high scores through the stability of their lower backs. Meik, A., Schneider, J., & Schiffner, D. (2021). Get your back straight! Learn…
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#Hackathon Game Design – Agenda (29.-31.10.2021)

#Hackathon Game Design – Agenda (29.-31.10.2021)

October 5, 2021
Augmented Reality, Conference, Empirical Study, Higher Education, Project, Team, Workshop
Agenda HackathonHier findet ihr die Agenda für das #Hackathon Wochenende zu AR-Game Design. Alle wichtigen Links & Infos für das gesamte Wochenende werden Euch vorher per Mail zugeschickt. Tag 1 - Freitag 29.10.2021 (15:00-20:00 Uhr) 15 Uhr Beginn des Hackathons Willkommen Dana Kube & EduTec TeamLecture: Was ist eure Challenge? Wie nutzt man AR Games im MINT-Schulunterricht? (Ala Al-saleh)Tutorial: Spiele & Entwicklungsumgebung (Onur Karademir)16 Uhr Klärung Aufgabenstellung & Team-Sessions bis 20 Uhr 20 Uhr Drinks & Games Socializing Event bis ca. 22 Uhr Tag 2 - Samstag 30.10.2021 (ab 10:00 Uhr) 10 Uhr Welcome back - Dana Kube & EduTec Team10:15 Uhr Team-Sessions, 15:00 Uhr kurzes Feedback im Plenum ab 15 Uhr (bis open End) Fertigstellung der Spiele-(Ideen) & Vorbereitung der Präsentation Tag 3 - Sonntag 31.10.2021 (10:00-12:30 Uhr) 10 Uhr Welcome back - Dana…
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New MMLA Pub: Get your back straight! Learn Pilates with the Pilates Correction App

New MMLA Pub: Get your back straight! Learn Pilates with the Pilates Correction App

September 8, 2021
Conference, General education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Open access, Publication
Currently, a vast number of the population faces several barriers like the lack of motivation and guidance that impede them from practicing physical activities. Thus, we developed the Pilates Correction Game (PCG), a gamified application designed to support learners with the practice of Pilates. The PCG is composed of two applications: a smartphone application that tracks the learner’s back posture and a PC game that steers a rocket and calculates a score based on the smartphone's information. In this paper, we present a user experience evaluation on the PCG. Our results show that PCG was positively perceived by participants and in most cases helped them to improve their posture while doing the Pilates exercise. Furthermore, it is also motivating them to continue with the training. Reference: Meik, A., Schneider, J.,…
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New Pub: The Design Cycle for Education (DC4E)

New Pub: The Design Cycle for Education (DC4E)

September 6, 2021
Conference, General education, Learning Design, Open access, Publication
The need for more and better online and blended education has lately become even more apparent. Many educational institutions had to pivot to emergency remote teaching. While online learning in itself is nothing new, the scope, suddenness and speed of this shift certainly was. However, courses and modules created for face-to-face settings, cannot simply be turned into blended or fully online ones easily. Learning design models can provide guidelines and guidance. Often, however, they are not constructed in a comprehensive way and are mainly conceptual. We thus created a procedural design model enriched with templates, tools, information and design examples to specifically support and facilitate the (re)design of blended and online learning and teaching and to thus provide quality education: the Design Cycle for Education (DC4E). Reference: Scheffel, M., Schmitz,…
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Now online: List of EduTec Journals and Conferences

Now online: List of EduTec Journals and Conferences

July 1, 2021
Conference, Journal, Open access, Publication
  Due to popular request, we’ve pulled together a list of peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences where research into Educational Technologies and Learning Analytics is published. Although the list is surely not comprehensive, it may be used as a handy overview to learn about the breadth and diversity of this area of research as well the publication outlets that the EduTec team reads and values. The journals are sorted by the main scientific publishing houses, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Springer, Wiley, and Sage. Journals that did not fit, either because they are published by a less represented publishing house (thus, not warranting its own category) or are published by scientific societies or universities, are listed under “Other”. Besides this, we further provide info whether the journals are subscription-based or open…
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Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

April 16, 2021
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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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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