AR4STEAM Last phase of project in Frankfurt: Sunshine in the park and AR app testing

AR4STEAM Last phase of project in Frankfurt: Sunshine in the park and AR app testing

September 10, 2021
Augmented Reality, Digitalisation, Event, Game, Learning Design, Project, School, Team, Workshop, Workshop
Augmented Reality in the Park in Frankfurt middle school students from Adornogymnasium tried out the augmented reality app in the park next to their school yesterday. a maths and physics question-based parkour in the park was tested. Objects were scanned, volumes calculated, distances estimated and calculated. We are entering the final phase of the project, where we will design a whole lesson together with AR and programme our app for it. exciting late summer leisure activity for teachers and students.
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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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Gianluca Romano joins the team

Gianluca Romano joins the team

July 28, 2021
Higher Education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Team
Starting July 2021, Gianluca Romano joins the team as a doctoral researcher. He holds a Master's as well as a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Goethe University Frankfurt. He finished his study with a thesis on an Intelligent Tutoring System for dancing which was also published in an online journal. Further, he has experience as an AI Engineer and currently is also employed as a Machine Learning Engineer.
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Fernando P. Cardenas-Hernandez joins the team

Fernando P. Cardenas-Hernandez joins the team

July 28, 2021
Multimodal Learning Analytics, Project, Team
Starting 1st July 2021, Fernando P. Cardenas-Hernandez joins the team as a doctoral researcher.  He earned his Master’s degree in Microsystems from the University of Freiburg. After his graduation, he worked as a software engineer in different companies. Some of his previous projects made use of microcontrollers, SBCs and thermal & industrial cameras. He is currently involved in the MILKI-PSY project.
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Sebastian Gombert joins the team

Sebastian Gombert joins the team

June 1, 2021
Learning Analytics, Team
Starting 1st June 2021, Sebastian Gombert joins the team as a doctoral researcher.  Before this, he studied Linguistic and Literary Computing at TU Darmstadt which he finished with a thesis on the detection of semantic uncertainty in scientific writing through a combination of transformer language models and conditional random fields. Besides this, Sebastian worked as a tutor, software developer and junior research assistant in various contexts and was active in academic self-government.
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Jane Yau joins the team

Jane Yau joins the team

June 1, 2021
Computational Psychometrics, Learning Analytics, Team
Starting 1st June 2021, Dr. Jane Yau joins the EduTec team as a Researcher in the HIKOF-DL project. This project combines the existing methods from two open-source software tools – personalisation of formative learning feedback with the OnTask tool (funded by the Australian Govt.) and transformation of generic tests into adaptive ones suiting to individual learner profiles with the KAT-HS tool (funded by BMBF, Germany) in order to form new technologies for improving teaching and learning in the university context. This new feedback system will be implemented and evaluated with students at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and further collaborations with industry partners will be developed, who are interested in the technologies for increasing the learning effectiveness and study success within their students’ courses. In Jane’s Masters thesis, she focused…
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Joshua Weidlich joins the team

Joshua Weidlich joins the team

April 6, 2021
Computational Psychometrics, Learning Design, Team
Starting April 2021, Joshua Weidlich joins the team as PostDoctoral researcher. He completed his PhD on social presence in online learning environments at the FernUniversität in Hagen in February 2021. He holds a Master's Degree in E-Learning and Media Education from Heidelberg University of Education as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Educational Science from Chemnitz University of Technology. See profile page for more information.
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PhD Defense on educational importance of a well-designed dashboard in the online learning environment

PhD Defense on educational importance of a well-designed dashboard in the online learning environment

March 24, 2021
Press, Team
The impact of technology in improving educational opportunities has grown significantly in the last decade. Especially in 2020, when the corona crisis led to an unprecedented growth in online education for all ages. Online learning environments are equipped with all kinds of possibilities to generate feedback, based on educational data, the learning analytics. Ioana Jivet investigated how learning analytics can be used as a feedback tool in online learning environments. What are relevant aspects in the design of the online learning environment? And what information should the dashboard display in order to optimally support the learner in the learning process? Ioana Jivet defends her thesis 'The Dashboard That Loved Me: Designing adaptive learning analytics for self-regulated learning' at the Open University on Friday 26 March 2021 at 1.30 pm (online).…
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Nina Seidenberg joins the team

Nina Seidenberg joins the team

February 11, 2021
Learning Analytics, Team
Starting January 1st 2021 Nina Seidenberg joins the EduTech team. She has a part time position at the DIPF and is also working for studiumdigitale (Goethe University). She was one of the organizing chairs of the 10th international Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, one of the very first conferences that was moved to the virtual space in spring 2020.Her research focuses on the management and design of virtual conferences.
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Onur Karademir joins the team

Onur Karademir joins the team

February 8, 2021
Learning Analytics, Team
Starting February 1st 2021 Onur Karademir joins the EduTec team as a PhD candidate. During his studies in M.Sc. Computer Science at the Goethe University Frankfurt he worked at the studential think thank #DigitalChangeMaker of Hochschulreform Digitalisierung. After graduating he founded in 2020 the StartUp StudyCore which delivers EdTech Tools for Universities and Schools. In his research Onur will be working on various Learning Analytics algorithms to distinguish successful learning strategies and extract the acquired skills in a learning environment. Furthermore he will be working on didactical feedback to support the individual learning process.     
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