New Pub: Personality and Social Presence

New Pub: Personality and Social Presence

October 23, 2021
Higher Education, Journal, Publication
Social presence is an important and well-established construct in learning scenarios that make use of online-based technology to mediate learning activities and communication among students, like online learning and distance education. Researchers and practitioners refer to social presence to better understand the socio-emotional dimension of these learning scenarios and/or improve the quality of the experience. As a construct that has emerged out of a socio-psychological research tradition, social presence has mostly been understood as a state variable, the result of situative/contextual factors, like the communication media, group size, or instructional design. What has been entirely overlooked is the possibility that some students are inherently more prone to experiencing social presence, while others may be less inclined to these perceptions. This study published in Open Education Studies, authored by Joshua Weidlich,…
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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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KickOff: KomZert Projekt – Lehren in einer digitalen Welt – Kompetenzen entwickeln, überprüfen und zertifizieren

KickOff: KomZert Projekt – Lehren in einer digitalen Welt – Kompetenzen entwickeln, überprüfen und zertifizieren

October 20, 2021
Further Education, General education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Project
Unter der Leitung von studiumdigitale tragen wir im folgende Projekt zur Nationalen Bildung Platform (Gaia X) bei. Ziel des Projekts ist die Entwicklung eines virtualisierten Qualifizierungsangebotes für Lehrende, mit dem sie Methodenwissen und digitale Kompetenzen erwerben können, um eigene Lehr-/Lernszenarien so zu gestalten, dass Potenziale innovativer Bildungstechnologien zum Tragen kommen. Die Lehrenden lernen dabei Methoden und Tools kennen, die während der Qualifizierung zum Einsatz kommen (didaktischer Doppeldecker) und mit denen sie innovative Lehre umsetzen können. Das Qualifizierungsangebot wird kompatibel mit der nationalen Bildungsplattform umgesetzt. Somit lässt sich das gesamte Angebot durch standardisierte Metadaten auffinden und verknüpfen, erworbene Kompetenzen feingranular zertifizieren und zu einem Kompetenzprofil in Form eines persönlichen Data-Wallets auf der Meta-Bildungsplattform zusammenstellen. Als hochschulübergreifend organisiertes Verbundprojekt werden bestehende Netzwerke und die Expertise im Aufbau hochschulischer Qualifizierung und Infrastruktur (u.a.…
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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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#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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#Hackathon Game Design – Sei dabei und lerne Spieldesign und neue Leute an deiner Uni kennen!

#Hackathon Game Design – Sei dabei und lerne Spieldesign und neue Leute an deiner Uni kennen!

September 17, 2021
Augmented Reality, Digitalisation, Event, Game, Higher Education
Hey Game-Creators!Das Forschungs-Team rund um die „Educational Technologies“ der GU und des DIPF veranstalten einen Online #Hackathon: Wir suchen männliche und weibliche Studierende der Informatik ab dem 2. Semester, um am 29.-31. Oktober (halbtags, also ca. 12 Stunden insgesamt) in gemischten Teams EduGames zu entwickeln!Die Hackathon-Teams werden ein Augmented Reality (AR) Spiel für die Schule entwickeln. Ihr braucht keine Coding-Vorkenntnisse: Die Entwicklungs-Umgebung werden wir an eure Programmier-Erfahrungen anpassen, damit Erfahrene wie Anfänger gleiche Chancen und Spaß haben das beste Spiel zu designen! Das beste Spiel und Team wird ausgezeichnet (Gewinn: 1000 Euro!) und danach auf einer internationalen Konferenz präsentiert. Nutzt die Gelegenheit mit erfahrenen Programmierern in einem Projekt mehr über Game-Design und Game-Programmierung zu lernen! Wir freuen ins insbesondere über Teilnehmerinnen, da wir viele gemischte Teams kreieren wollen.Take-Aways? Ihr lernt neue…
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Daniele Di Mitri presents at Falling Walls Lab

Daniele Di Mitri presents at Falling Walls Lab

September 9, 2021
Higher Education, Keynote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouqn2SayzjM Dr Daniele Di Mitri was invited to present his research on the 8th September 2021 for the Falling Walls Lab Rhineland organised in Bonn. The title of the presentation was "Breaking the Walls of Digital Classroom". Falling Walls Lab Rhineland is jointly hosted by RWTH Aachen, University of Bonn, University of Cologne, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich. The event is hosted on a rotating basis by the participating institutions. Next year's Falling Walls Lab Rhineland will take place in Düsseldorf.  The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organisation in Berlin, dedicated to the support of science and the humanities. It is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business and politics, the arts and society. Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes…
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New Pub: A short history, emerging challenges and co-operation structures for Artificial Intelligence in education

New Pub: A short history, emerging challenges and co-operation structures for Artificial Intelligence in education

August 16, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Journal, Lifelong Learning, Publication, School
To accompany the special issue in Artificial Intelligence and Education, this article presents a short history of research in the field and summarises emerging challenges. We highlight key paradigm shifts that are becoming possible but also the need to pay attention to theory, implementation and pedagogy while adhering to ethical principles. We conclude by drawing attention to international co-operation structures in the field that can support the interdiscipniary perspectives and methods required to undertake research in the area. Reference: Mavrikis, M., Cukurova, M.,  Di Mitri, D., Schneider, J., & Drachsler, H. (2021). A short history, emerging challenges and co-operation structures for Artificial Intelligence in education. Bildung und Erziehung 2021 74:3, 249-263. https://doi.org/10.13109/buer.2021.74.3.249.
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Ioana Jivet joins the team

Ioana Jivet joins the team

August 1, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Learning Design, Team
Ioana Jivet is Associate Researcher at EduTech group at DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. Ioana obtained her Masters degree in Computer Science in 2016 from the TU Delft and then pursued a PhD at the Open University of the Netherlands which she obtained in March 2021 Cum Laude. Her research focused on designing learner-facing learning analytics dashboards that foster the development of self-regulated learning skills. Over the past years, she has contributed to Competen-SEA, a capacity building project in South-East Asia around MOOCs, and SHEILA, a research project that investigated the adoption of learning analytics in European higher education institutions and built a policy development framework for HEIs to facilitate adoption. At the moment, Ioana is serving on the Executive Committee of the Society of Learning…
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QE Webinar series moderated by DIPF

QE Webinar series moderated by DIPF

July 28, 2021
Further Education, General education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, School, Webinar
The monthly QE Webinar Series showcases emerging research and exciting new developments in Quantitative Ethnography. These one-hour events begin with a 30-minute presentation by scholars from the QE community, followed by 30 minutes of moderated discussion. Attendance is free and open to anyone who is interested! The DIPF is currently moderating a series of webinars of the Quantified Ethnography (QE) community as pre-events to the QE conference taking place in October. So far we have been discussing the following topics and the recording can be watched back: Putting the E in QE: How Quantitative Ethnography can Enrich Qualitative Analyses Yotam Hod University of Haifa QE Data ChallengeField Report: Reflecting on the benefits of multidisciplinary research teams Daniel Spikol University of Copenhagen, DK Barbara Wasson University of Bergen, Norway Stefano Schiavetto…
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