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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Guest scientist Prof. José L. Aznarte in Frankfurt

Guest scientist Prof. José L. Aznarte in Frankfurt

Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Team
We warmly welcome our guest scientist Prof. José L. Aznarte, who will be visiting the EduTec team at DIPF in Frankfurt until the end of July! Prof. José L. Aznarte is a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Department of the Spanish Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED (one of the biggest universities in Europe) and deputy vice rector for digitalization and innovation. He co-leads UNED's ambitious ED3 project ("Distance, Digital and Data-based Education"), which revolves around the improvement possibilities offered by massive-data-based technologies and other AI tools in the framework of learning/teaching processes, particularly in hybrid face-to-face and remote settings. During his stay at DIPF, Professor José L. Aznarte will study the digitalization problem in comparative terms, aiming at getting to know the experiences at DIPF and at…
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Artificial Intelligence, Digitalisation, Event, Learning Analytics, Team
So exciting! Today is the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science", initiated by the UN and celebrated annually worldwide on 11 February to promote girls and women in science and research, especially in STEM subjects. Today our members of the EduTec Team,Dana Kube, is having a lunch appointment online at Eindhoven EAISI, where she will exchange ideas with other European women scientists on the topic of "Women in AI"! There is now a global network of women experts in AI and robotics who are advocating for gender-just, ethical and responsible solutions for the benefit of society. Today they are talking about how we in Europe can close the gender gap in AI and robotics and increase women's participation through mentoring, hackathons, and educational initiatives. We are very much…
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The EduTec team wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

The EduTec team wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Team
As we look back at this past year 2021, we look back on a year filled with many moments that have brought us joy, pride and contentment. Joy because of the new members that have joined our EduTec team in the past year that have enriched us not only academically but also on a personal level. Pride because of highlights such as a best paper award at the LAK21 conference, Daniele Di Mitri being elected AI Newcomer 2021 at the KI-Camp 2021 and Dana Kube being chosen as a role model from the women network “net4tec” to name a few. Contentment because despite the many restrictions the pandemic has caused in the past year, we have managed to accomplish quite a lot: over 20 publications; the organization of events such…
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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

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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#Hackathon Game Design – Winner & Games

#Hackathon Game Design – Winner & Games

Award, Digitalisation, Event, Further Education, Game, School, Team
Der EduTec Hackathon 2021 für MINT-Lernspiele dieses Wochenende ist gerade mit 8 fertigen Spielideen für 45 Minuten Mathe, Bio, Physik oder Informatik Lernen auf spielerische Art und Weise in VR & AR geendet! Das Gewinnerteam nimmt und einmal mit zum Mond Wir sind sehr stolz und glücklich, wie grandios dieses Wochenende war. Haben akuten Schlafmangel, aber viel mit unseren Partnerschulen auszuprobieren in Zukunft und danken unseren tollen Mädels und Jungs der GU, UAS in Frankfurt und TU Darmstadt für 72 Stunden Einsatz, Energie und Kreativität im Team! #happy #MINT #STEM #augmentedreality #Gaming #education #Bildung #bildungsgerechtigkeit #bildungswissenschaften #technologie #futureoflearning #firstplace Euer EduTec Team [video width="3840" height="2160" mp4="https://edutec.science/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/zoom_0_Trim.mp4"][/video]
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#Hackathon Game Design – Agenda (29.-31.10.2021)

#Hackathon Game Design – Agenda (29.-31.10.2021)

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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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

Augmented Reality, Digitalisation, Event, Game, Learning Design, Project, School, Team, 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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