Kickoff: HELA – Improving HEI maturity to implement learning analytics

Kickoff: HELA – Improving HEI maturity to implement learning analytics

Digitalisation, Learning Analytics, Project, School
In February 2021, the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) approved funding of the research project "HELA - Improving HEI maturity to implement learning analytics" that will be implemented during the next 4 years at the Faculty of Organization and Informatics (FOI), University of Zagreb under the leadership of Full Prof. Nina Begičević Ređep, PhD The project, which started with its activities on March 1, 2021, will be financed by the HRZZ in the total amount of 776,230.00 HRK. The purpose of this research project is to contribute to a better understanding and optimization of the teaching and learning processes supported by LA through improving HEI maturity to implement LA. The expected impact of the research will be reflected in faster implementation of learning analytics in higher education, improved evidence-based strategic decision-making and…
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Kickoff Meeting of HICOF-DL – Highly Informative and Competence-based Feedback for Digital Learning

Kickoff Meeting of HICOF-DL – Highly Informative and Competence-based Feedback for Digital Learning

Computational Psychometrics, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Project
Currently, almost all students learn only digitally at home, because in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic, universities have largely converted their teaching to online courses. But the virtual lectures and seminars often still lack individual feedback for learners. A new project conducted by the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Human Development and Educational Information and the Goethe University Frankfurt aims to change that. The researchers want to develop a software tool that uses modern, automated evaluation methods to help provide accurate feedback. Derzeit lernen fast alle Studierenden nur digital zu Hause, denn im Zuge der COVID-19-Pandemie haben die Hochschulen ihren Lehrbetrieb größtenteils auf Online-Veranstaltungen umgestellt. Doch den virtuellen Vorlesungen und Seminaren mangelt es häufig noch an individuellen Rückmeldungen für die Lernenden. Ein neues, vom DIPF | Leibniz-Institut für…
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Meine KI-Forschung hilft dabei, produktive Lernverläufe zu identifizieren und Kompetenzen zu verbessern

Meine KI-Forschung hilft dabei, produktive Lernverläufe zu identifizieren und Kompetenzen zu verbessern

Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Press
[This article appeared on bildungsserver.de and it was written by Christine Schumann for Deutscher Bildungsserver] Wie bei digitalen Lerneinheiten entstehende Daten für personalisiertes Feedback genutzt werden können. FRAGEN AN Daniele Di Mitri, der im April 2021 in der Kategorie Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften zum AI-Newcomer des Jahres gewählt wurde. Am DIPF | Leibniz-Institut baut er gerade eine Forschungsgruppe zum Thema Künstliche Intelligenz auf, um verantwortungsvolle KI-Systeme für die Bildung zu entwickeln. Zurzeit konzentrieren sich seine Arbeiten auf praktische Lernaufgaben – und nicht auf allgemeine Lernsituationen im Klassenzimmer. Herr Di Mitri, sind Sie stolz auf Ihre Auszeichnung als „AI Newcomer“ des Jahres 2021? Ja, ich bin begeistert, dass ich im Rahmen des KI-Camps zum „AI Newcomer of 2021“ gewählt wurde. Das KI-Camp ist das nationale Event in Deutschland zur Künstlichen Intelligenz, das das Bundesministerium für…
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Interview for Hessischer Rundfunk

Interview for Hessischer Rundfunk

Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Press
Dr. Draniele Di Mitri was interviewed (in German) by Hessischer Rundfunk by Alexander Schmitt. The theme of the episode was: Artificial intelligence is penetrating deeper and deeper into our lives: we talk to computers, rely on their search results and will soon be driven by robot cars. The revolution is just beginning. What are young research talents in Hesse working on? [audio mp3="https://edutec.science/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/hr-info_wirtschaft_20210512_87919984-AudioTrimmer.com_.mp3"][/audio] Listen to the entire episode  Below the answer to the questions translated into English: *** You are interested in education and in technology - is it related to your parents? Yes, I believe I inherited my two main passions from my parents. My father was a first-generation software engineer and my mother was a teacher. In my teenage years, my father showed me how to create a…
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New Pub: Towards Automatic Collaboration Analytics for Group Speech Data Using Multimodal Learning Analytics

New Pub: Towards Automatic Collaboration Analytics for Group Speech Data Using Multimodal Learning Analytics

General education, Journal, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Open access, Publication
Collaboration is an important 21st Century skill. Co-located (or face-to-face) collaboration (CC) analytics gained momentum with the advent of sensor technology. Most of these works have used the audio modality to detect the quality of CC. The CC quality can be detected from simple indicators of collaboration such as total speaking time or complex indicators like synchrony in the rise and fall of the average pitch. Most studies in the past focused on “how group members talk” (i.e., spectral, temporal features of audio like pitch) and not “what they talk”. The “what” of the conversations is more overt contrary to the “how” of the conversations. Very few studies studied “what” group members talk about, and these studies were lab based showing a representative overview of specific words as topic clusters…
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Dr Daniele Di Mitri elected AI Newcomer 2021

Dr Daniele Di Mitri elected AI Newcomer 2021

Artificial Intelligence, Award, General education, Multimodal Learning Analytics
Dr. Daniele Di Mitri is the AI Newcomer 2021 of the category Humanities and Social Sciences at the KI Camp 2021 organised by the German Informatics Society and the German Federal Ministry of Education. His research is oriented towards the question: how can we best interface artificial intelligence applications with humans to ultimately support human learning, support their goal achievement and boost human productivity? "The only function for which is AI is currently used in higher education is plagiarism check. There is a lot more that AI can do for education. I can imagine realistic application scenario both at primary school, with intelligent tutors via playful interfaces can engage students both individually and in group in learning concepts as geometry, geography, algebra, history, physics." - Daniele Di Mitri, PhD Here the name…
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Workshop on Multimodal Artificial Intelligence in Education (MAIEd’21) 

Workshop on Multimodal Artificial Intelligence in Education (MAIEd’21) 

Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Workshop
1st International Workshop on Multimodal Artificial Intelligence in Education (MAIEd'21)  @ the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED’2021) https://aied2021.science.uu.nl/ 14th June 2021, 9 am to 4 pm CET online workshop Website: https://maied.edutec.science/ - Proceedings to be published by CEUR (more…)
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Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

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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New E+ project RAPIDE – Relevant assessment and pedagogies for inclusive digital education

New E+ project RAPIDE – Relevant assessment and pedagogies for inclusive digital education

Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Press, Project
The European strategic project in higher education titled RAPIDE- Relevant assessment and pedagogies for inclusive digital education starts on Monday, March 1st 2021. The project, coordinated by the Faculty of Organization and Informatics (FOI) of the University of Zagreb, is the 24-month project funded under the Erasmus + program of the European Commission in the total amount of 219,085 euros. The goal of this  project is to co-create, implement and share innovative pedagogies and aligned assessment for relevant and inclusive digital education in order to deal with the COVID-19 induced and similar crises and to support meaningful digital transformation of higher education in (post)COVID era. The kick-off meeting of the project team including the coordinator and project partners - School of Medicine of the University of Zagreb, University of Rijeka,…
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Kickoff Meeting: MILKY-PSY – Multimodal Immersive Learning with Artificial Intelligence for Psychomotor Skills

Kickoff Meeting: MILKY-PSY – Multimodal Immersive Learning with Artificial Intelligence for Psychomotor Skills

Digitalisation, Higher Education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Project
Those who want to learn a sport train new psychomotor skills. Until now, this has required role models such as teachers on site who explain, demonstrate and assess certain processes. A consortium around the Cologne Game Lab of the TH Köln is developing a learning environment with artificial intelligence (AI) to support the training process as part of the joint research project MILKI-PSY.   Wer eine Sportart erlernen will, trainiert neue psychomotorische Fähigkeiten. Bislang werden dafür Vorbilder wie Lehrerinnen und Lehrer vor Ort benötigt, die bestimmte Abläufe erklären, zeigen und beurteilen. Ein Konsortium um das Cologne Game Lab der TH Köln entwickelt im Rahmen des Verbundforschungsprojekts MILKI-PSY eine Lernumgebung mit künstlicher Intelligenz (KI), die den Trainingsprozess unterstützen soll. Künstlerische, sportliche und handwerkliche Tätigkeiten erfordern psychomotorische Fähigkeiten, bei denen körperliche Bewegungen mit…
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