AR4STEAM: Premiere of the documentary film and ceremonial conclusion of the project work

AR4STEAM: Premiere of the documentary film and ceremonial conclusion of the project work

December 8, 2021
Augmented Reality, Award, Digitalisation, Learning Design, Project, School, Team, Workshop
Today we celebrated the successful completion of our joint project work between school and research institute in the innovative STE(A)M labs on an augmented reality (AR) apps and STEM learning. The DIPF and the Adorno Gymnasium in Frankfurt set out to develop and learn STEM topics with AR. The result of this innovative STEM Lab is a great app developed together and a documentary film on the process and results. We celebrate this with the presentation of AR Creator certificates for all students and teachers and 2 tablets, which the project team gives to the school as a thank you for the great cooperation and spirited joint works on the future of learning! The project was a true success. See for yourself. 
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New Pub: Designing the Learning Analytics Cockpit – A Dashboard that Enables Interventions

New Pub: Designing the Learning Analytics Cockpit – A Dashboard that Enables Interventions

November 18, 2021
Conference, Conference, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Publication
This paper presents results from our design and evaluation studies of the Learning Analytics Cockpit (LA Cockpit) for a quiz app, which aims to provide lecturers with important information about students’ knowledge levels. We define a LA Cockpit as a tool for instructors that enables them to steer students’ learning process by providing a LA Dashboard which visualizes students’ learning indicators and an intervention feature enabling instructors to give feedback based on students’ knowledge levels. To address the needs of lecturers we applied the Double Diamond (DD) design process model which consists of four stages: discover, define, develop & refine. Following the DD process, we first conducted a qualitative study by interviewing four lecturers and student teachers to discover their needs. Results from the interviews allowed us to define requirements…
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Auftaktveranstaltung: Forschung über Studienerfolg und Studienabbruch II

Auftaktveranstaltung: Forschung über Studienerfolg und Studienabbruch II

November 12, 2021
Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Project, Project meeting
Am 11. November 2021 fand die virtuelle Auftaktveranstaltung der BMBF-Förderlinie Forschung über "Studienerfolg und Studienabbruch II" statt. Virtueller Gastgeber war die FernUniversität in Hagen. Das EduTec Team war mit dem Projekt LAMASS@DiLea, in dem Faktoren für Studienabbruch und Studienerfolg im Zusammenhang mit digitalen Lehrformaten untersucht werden, ebenfalls vertreten. [embed]https://static1.bmbfcluster.de/5/2/2/4/0_c464c1b3f1efcf4/52240_b0710c16e248bbf_web.mp4[/embed]   Nach einer Begrüßung der Rektorin der FernUniversität in Hagen, Ada Pellert, stellte Prof. Hans-Dieter Daniel wichtige Erkenntnisse aus der ersten Förderlinie vor und formulierte Anregungen und "lessons learned" für die aktuelle Förderlinie. Danach begannen die Kurzvorstellungen der geförderten Projekte, in denen sich alle 19 Vorhaben zum Thema Studienerfolg und Studienabbruch innerhalb von 5 Minuten präsentierten. Innerhalb der jeweiligen Themencluster entstanden angeregte Diskussion, in denen projektübergreifende Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze zur Sprache kamen. Im Anschluss an diese Präsentationen gab es Breakout-Sessions mit…
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Milky-Psy first face-to-face meeting

Milky-Psy first face-to-face meeting

November 11, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, General education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Project meeting
On November 9, 2021, the first face-to-face meeting of the BMBF funded project “Multimodal Immersive Learning with Artificial Intelligence for Psychomotor Skills” (Milki-Psy) consortium took place in the city of Cologne where the DIPF, as an active member, was represented by Dr Daniele Di Mitri, Dr Jan Schneider, Gianluca Romano and Fernando P. Cardenas-Hernandez. The purpose of this meeting was to present the progress of each project partner as well as to propose and discuss possible solutions for the two case studies of this project, which are running case and robot case. (more…)
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Workshop on Culturally Aware Human-Centred Learning Analytics (CARLA) at EC-TEL2021

Workshop on Culturally Aware Human-Centred Learning Analytics (CARLA) at EC-TEL2021

November 1, 2021
General education, Learning Analytics, Workshop
Learning analytics (LA) have been implemented in various countries, often at a limited scale. We have also seen that LA have been used in different ways in different countries. This makes the transfer of LA solutions from one country to another challenging, due to varying contextual, technical, and cultural factors. In an increasingly international educational landscape, how and to what extent should the LA community take into account cultural factors in order to make a relevant impact (i.e., improve learning) at scale? What opportunities are offered by LA technologies to consider learners’ cultural preferences and values, and how can we design culturally aware LA services which account for these values? These were some of the questions we aimed to answer during the Culturally Aware Human-Centred Learning Analytics (CARLA) workshop which…
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Two new research grants on AI in Higher Education

Two new research grants on AI in Higher Education

November 1, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Project
The EduTec group contributed to two winning research grants on AI in Higher Education for the upcoming four years. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is thus strengthening Frankfurt as an excellent centre for educational technologies, especially AI in Education (Learning Analytics). The federal-state initiative “Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education” supports two projects at the Goethe University Frankfurt. One of the projects is a cooperation project under the Goethe University Frankfurt direction, together with the University of Bremen, the FU Berlin, the HU Berlin, and the distance university in Hagen. The IMPACT project (IMPlementing AI-based feedbaCk and assessment with Trusted learning analytics in universities) is about the (partially) automated analysis of texts. Along the Student Life Cycle, prospective students, newcomers and students should receive text-based, highly informative and…
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Consortium meeting and research workshop of the HELA project

Consortium meeting and research workshop of the HELA project

October 22, 2021
Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Meta-study, Project, Workshop
On October 22st, 2021, Hendrik Drachsler contributed to the HELA project. Prof. Nina Begičević Ređep PhD, presented activities and results achieved in the seven months of project implementation and give an overview of upcoming research activities due to the end of the first project year. The HELA partners have set up a powerful machine learning literature review system and will focus on providing insights through meta-analysis on ethics & privacy, LA use cases, strategic planning for the adoption of learning analytics. On Friday, October 22nd, 2021, a research workshop will be held where the FOI team will present project results through three modules: 1) Conceptual framework of learning analytics (LA), 2) Strategic planning and decision making related to LA implementation and 3) LA use cases. After this, external associate Prof.…
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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: Mobile Sensing with Smart Wearables of the Physical Context of Distance Learning Students to Consider Its Effects on Learning

New Pub: Mobile Sensing with Smart Wearables of the Physical Context of Distance Learning Students to Consider Its Effects on Learning

October 19, 2021
General education, Journal, Learning Analytics, Lifelong Learning, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Open access, Project, Publication, Research topic, Target group, Technical paper
Research shows that various contextual factors can have an impact on learning. Some of these factors can originate from the physical learning environment (PLE) in this regard. When learning from home, learners have to organize their PLE by themselves. This paper is concerned with identifying, measuring, and collecting factors from the PLE that may affect learning using mobile sensing. More specifically, this paper first investigates which factors from the PLE can affect distance learning. The results identify nine types of factors from the PLE associated with cognitive, physiological, and affective effects on learning. Subsequently, this paper examines which instruments can be used to measure the investigated factors. The results highlight several methods involving smart wearables (SWs) to measure these factors from PLEs successfully. Third, this paper explores how software infrastructure…
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PhD defense by Tobias Rohloff: Learning Analytics at Scale Supporting Learning and Teaching in MOOCs with Data-Driven Insights

PhD defense by Tobias Rohloff: Learning Analytics at Scale Supporting Learning and Teaching in MOOCs with Data-Driven Insights

October 15, 2021
Learning Analytics, Lifelong Learning, PhD defense
Today I had the pleasure to participate in the PhD defense of Tobias Rohloff. The overall aim of this dissertation is to investigate the implementation of LA at the scale of MOOCs and to explore how data-driven technology can support learning and teaching in this context. To this end, several research prototypes have been iteratively developed for the HPI MOOC Platform. Hence, they were tested and evaluated in an authentic real-world learning environment. Most of the results can be applied on a conceptual level to other MOOC platforms as well. The research contribution of this thesis thus provides practical insights beyond what is theoretically possible. In total, four system components were developed and extended: (1) The Learning Analytics Architecture: A technical infrastructure to collect, process, and analyze event-driven learning data based…
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