Dr. Daniel Schiffner Receives the First Edutec Award

Dr. Daniel Schiffner Receives the First Edutec Award

Award, Team
The newly created Edutec Prize was awarded to Dr. Daniel Schiffner, a leading supporter of the Edutec team. He has shown exceptional commitment to keeping the educational technologies up and running and restoring the systems after the cyber attack. [caption id="attachment_6284" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Hendrik Drachsler and the Edutec team congratulate Dr. Daniel Schiffner on this achievement.[/caption] A Trailblazer in Education Technology Dr. Daniel Schiffner serves as the Arbeitsbereichsleiter (Head of Department) for Bildungsinformatik (Educational Informatics) at the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. His work focuses on leveraging technology to enhance teaching and learning processes. Dr. Schiffner’s expertise lies at the intersection of education, data science, and digital tools. Together with his team, he enables educational researchers to make use of state of the art technologies.…
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Celebrating Ioana Jivet’s New Adventure at Catalpa: A Farewell and Congratulations

Celebrating Ioana Jivet’s New Adventure at Catalpa: A Farewell and Congratulations

Alumni, Team
In the midst of our busy lives between scholarly discourse and the clatter of keyboards, there are moments that stand out, moments of transition and reflection. In this blog post today, we bid farewell to a cherished colleague, Dr. Ioana Jivet, as she embarks on a new chapter of her journey as a Professor at CATALPA - Center of Advanced Technology for Assisted Learning and Predictive Analytics at the FernUniversität in Hagen. For nearly a decade, Ioana has been an integral part of our team, bringing not only her expertise but also her warmth and dedication. As analytics scientists we like diving into the numbers: from the start of Ioana’s time with us on June 1, 2021, until her your new start at CATALPA on March 1st, 2024, we've had…
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New Article – Gender diversity dynamics in a Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

New Article – Gender diversity dynamics in a Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

Artificial Intelligence, Computer-supported collaborative learning, Digitalisation, Empirical Study, Gender, Higher Education, Journal, Learning Design, New Pub, Open access, Publication, Special Issue, Team
🎉 Exciting News! Our article has just been published in the magazine of Computer Assisted Learning! 📰 We delved into the fascinating world of online group learning among adults, unravelling the mysteries of emergent team roles and their intricate connection to gender dynamics in communication. 🌐👥 Have you ever wondered how team roles subtly surface and evolve in online group learning discussions? We did, too! Our research explores the subtle nuances of team roles and their subversive emergence, especially when viewed through the lens of gender diversity, in order to understand how to support more productive learning for all participants. Gender and gender diversity are group features affecting social interaction and are critical for gender-inclusive and equitable education. As such, the role of gender and gender diversity is of particular…
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2023 in a Nutshell: A year of unbridled discovery, innovation, and collaboration, and a little help of AI. 

2023 in a Nutshell: A year of unbridled discovery, innovation, and collaboration, and a little help of AI. 

Team
What made this year special? Is it possible to reduce this year to just a few essential words? With all the people in our group, the many projects we worked on, the many publications we have written, and the events we have participated in, a lot has happened in 2023.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights:   Projects and Conferences At EduTec.science, just like every year, we're committed to enhancing our understanding of education and exploring the potential impact of technology interventions. Our primary focus is on executing research projects, collecting solid data sets, conducting rigorous analysis of the effects of technology on learning and teaching, and publishing our results in accordance with the highest quality standards. The significant advancements in generative AI and the transformative…
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Empowering TEDx Event in Frankfurt Explores the Role of Feminist AI in Driving Gender Equality and Inclusivity

Empowering TEDx Event in Frankfurt Explores the Role of Feminist AI in Driving Gender Equality and Inclusivity

Artificial Intelligence, Digitalisation, Event, Gender, Invited talk, Keynote, Lifelong Learning, Team, Transfer Activity
Frankfurt, Germany - Last Thursday, TEDx Women Gallus hosted a captivating event with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Over 200 participants, including experts and international attendees, gathered to gain insights from female speakers on gender equality and inclusivity. Our researcher, Dana Kube, was among the speakers who delivered a TED talk. Dana Kube, a dedicated researcher at DIPF and Goethe University Frankfurt, specializes in dismantling gender bias in social learning (CSCL) and AI. Her commitment to empowering women, nurturing non-binary individuals in education, and advocating for social justice and environmental protection shone through her presentation. Her TED talk, titled "Can feminist AI drive gender equality and inclusivity? Envisioning a collaborative future," provided profound insights into the intersection of AI and gender dynamics. She dismantled gender bias in AI,…
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Reelection in the Executive Committee of SoLAR

Reelection in the Executive Committee of SoLAR

Learning Analytics, Team
Ioana Jivet has been reelected to the Executive Committee of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) for another mandate of two years 2023-2025. The Executive committee governs the society's work and meets regularly to decide on matters of policy, general business, the tabling of reports from any Committee and any other matter that requires the Executive’s decision-making powers. The Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) is an inter-disciplinary network of leading international researchers who are exploring the role and impact of analytics on teaching, learning, training and development. SoLAR has been active in organizing the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK) and the Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI), launching multiple initiatives to support collaborative and open research around learning analytics, promoting the publication and dissemination of learning analytics research, and advising and…
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Seasons Greetings and Thanks for a great 2022

Seasons Greetings and Thanks for a great 2022

Team
As the year 2022 nears its end, we take a few moments to reflect on what the year has brought us. Throughout the year we have had the pleasure of meeting people who have enriched our (research) lives: our 2 visiting guest researchers Josè Aznarte and Andrea Zanellati, our intern Lukas Menzel and our 2 new colleagues Stefan Hummel and Nina Mouhammad. Besides having guests, some team members were also guests themselves, for example Daniele Di Mitri who was a guest researcher in the USA. During the year the AR4STEAM project ended successfully and we started 2 new projects ML2MT and HyTea. We took part in around 20 events over the year, published 8 conference papers, 13 journal papers and 2 book chapters. We took part in 3 interviews and…
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Nina and Stefan join the team

Nina and Stefan join the team

Team
We are glad to announce that two new team members have joined the EduTec team as PhD candidates. A warm welcome to Nina Mouhammad and Stefan Hummel! Nina and Stefan will work with Daniele Di Mitri on the HyTea project (Model for Hybrid Teaching). Nina will focus on data-driven approaches to include the human expert in the automated feedback loop, investigating the concept of "value alignment" in education. Stefan will focus on multimodal system architecture that will support the HyTea prototypes.
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New Pub: Gendered differences versus doing gender: a systematic review on the role of gender in CSCL

New Pub: Gendered differences versus doing gender: a systematic review on the role of gender in CSCL

Gender, Higher Education, Journal, Literature review, Meta-study, Open access, Publication, Special Issue, Team
How has CSCL research been treating the topic of Gender? Our systematic review on this topic is now published in Unterrichtswissenschaft and available online here. Gender equity in education is an essential UN sustainable development goal. However, it is unclear what aspects of gender are important to consider in regard to research outcomes as well as how findings can be interpreted in the context of gender stereotypes and bias. This lack of clarity is particularly salient in the STEM field. Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is a group learning method where learners work together on group tasks that aim at the sharing and co-construction of knowledge. Aside from the cognitive learning gains, the literature reports that CSCL can bring social and psychological benefits, such as fostering positive mutual relationships and increased understanding of equity and…
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Guest scientist Andrea Zanellati

Guest scientist Andrea Zanellati

Artificial Intelligence, Team
We welcome Andrea Zanellati, who will be visiting the EduTec team at DIPF in Frankfurt until the mid of September. Andrea is a Doctoral Researcher in Data Science & Computation at the University of Bologna with a background as a math and physics teacher. His main interest is in the application of machine learning techniques to analyze educational data and enhance learning and teaching processes. During the first year of his doctoral activity, he mainly focused on the development of AI tools for the early detection of students at risk of school dropout or underachievement. This early-stage research highlights the urgency to design ad-hoc indicators to trace students’ learning and increase the explainability of AI tools for the educational field. Andrea has been attracted by the advanced experiences of our…
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