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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

December 8, 2021
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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EduTec member Dana Kube awarded role model from the women network “net4tec”

EduTec member Dana Kube awarded role model from the women network “net4tec”

December 3, 2021
Award
This week, Dana Kube has been chosen as a role model from the women network "net4tec". As a feminst Dana thinks, we should all know at least 5 names of great women every time we are asked to recommend someone for a position. "Let's celebrate women* and their work in our field and make digital feminism a premise for us and future generations!" Dana is an EduTec member since 2019 working with augmented reality apps for STEM education in an EU school project. She supports the EduTec group and Goethe University wiht establishing artificial intelligence in education at German HEIs.
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Nationale Bildung Plattform (NBP) Brainstorm Meeting

Nationale Bildung Plattform (NBP) Brainstorm Meeting

December 1, 2021
Further Education, General education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Project, School, Workshop
Today, representatives from BMBF, DIPF, studiumdigitale and Open University NL discussed the potentials and challenges of the Nationale Bildung Platform (NBP) initiative by BMBF. The BMBF is following a fresh and new approach to making the NBP actually become a sustainable platform.  This was great to see and is a very promising approach for digital education in Germany. We first got a presentation of the KOMZERT project that works on the use case for the NBP.  KOMZERT aims to develop a virtualized training program for teachers that enables them to acquire methodological knowledge and digital skills in order to design their own teaching/learning scenarios in such a way that the potential of innovative educational technologies can be exploited. The teachers learn methods and tools that are used during the qualification…
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Guest Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University

Guest Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University

November 22, 2021
Invited talk
On 18th November 2021, Dr Daniele Di Mitri was invited to give a guest lecture to the Human-AI Interaction course at Carnegie Mellon University. The course is organised by Haiyi Zhu, Steven Wu and it resonates with Di Mitri's seminar Responsible AI for Human support. Abstract of the guest lecture: This guest lecture will focus on artificial intelligence in education. We start the lecture with a short history of AI systems in education; we will then introduce the concept of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), the idea of providing automatic and personalised feedback for learners and provide some examples of modern ITSs. Additionally, we look at alternative and more indirect applications of AI in education and their potential support and benefits in education. Finally, we consider how modern multimodal and multi-sensor interfaces…
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New Pub: Designing the Learning Analytics Cockpit – A Dashboard that Enables Interventions

New Pub: Designing the Learning Analytics Cockpit – A Dashboard that Enables Interventions

November 18, 2021
Conference, Conference, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Publication
This paper presents results from our design and evaluation studies of the Learning Analytics Cockpit (LA Cockpit) for a quiz app, which aims to provide lecturers with important information about students’ knowledge levels. We define a LA Cockpit as a tool for instructors that enables them to steer students’ learning process by providing a LA Dashboard which visualizes students’ learning indicators and an intervention feature enabling instructors to give feedback based on students’ knowledge levels. To address the needs of lecturers we applied the Double Diamond (DD) design process model which consists of four stages: discover, define, develop & refine. Following the DD process, we first conducted a qualitative study by interviewing four lecturers and student teachers to discover their needs. Results from the interviews allowed us to define requirements…
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Auftaktveranstaltung: Forschung über Studienerfolg und Studienabbruch II

Auftaktveranstaltung: Forschung über Studienerfolg und Studienabbruch II

November 12, 2021
Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Project, Project meeting
Am 11. November 2021 fand die virtuelle Auftaktveranstaltung der BMBF-Förderlinie Forschung über "Studienerfolg und Studienabbruch II" statt. Virtueller Gastgeber war die FernUniversität in Hagen. Das EduTec Team war mit dem Projekt LAMASS@DiLea, in dem Faktoren für Studienabbruch und Studienerfolg im Zusammenhang mit digitalen Lehrformaten untersucht werden, ebenfalls vertreten. [embed]https://static1.bmbfcluster.de/5/2/2/4/0_c464c1b3f1efcf4/52240_b0710c16e248bbf_web.mp4[/embed]   Nach einer Begrüßung der Rektorin der FernUniversität in Hagen, Ada Pellert, stellte Prof. Hans-Dieter Daniel wichtige Erkenntnisse aus der ersten Förderlinie vor und formulierte Anregungen und "lessons learned" für die aktuelle Förderlinie. Danach begannen die Kurzvorstellungen der geförderten Projekte, in denen sich alle 19 Vorhaben zum Thema Studienerfolg und Studienabbruch innerhalb von 5 Minuten präsentierten. Innerhalb der jeweiligen Themencluster entstanden angeregte Diskussion, in denen projektübergreifende Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze zur Sprache kamen. Im Anschluss an diese Präsentationen gab es Breakout-Sessions mit…
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Milky-Psy first face-to-face meeting

Milky-Psy first face-to-face meeting

November 11, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, General education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Project meeting
On November 9, 2021, the first face-to-face meeting of the BMBF funded project “Multimodal Immersive Learning with Artificial Intelligence for Psychomotor Skills” (Milki-Psy) consortium took place in the city of Cologne where the DIPF, as an active member, was represented by Dr Daniele Di Mitri, Dr Jan Schneider, Gianluca Romano and Fernando P. Cardenas-Hernandez. The purpose of this meeting was to present the progress of each project partner as well as to propose and discuss possible solutions for the two case studies of this project, which are running case and robot case. (more…)
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New Pub: Virtual Academic Conferences as Learning Spaces

New Pub: Virtual Academic Conferences as Learning Spaces

November 11, 2021
Journal, Publication
The COVID-19 outbreak came with an unprecedented opportunity to investigate how the new reality of social distancing and limited international travel will affect the organization of academic conferences. Drawing on conceptualization of academic conferences as professional learning spaces, in this study, we examine the factors associated with the perceived value of purely virtual academic conferences and how such perceptions differ between participants from different research fields. The aim was to gain knowledge about factors that should be considered when designing a virtual conference. Survey data from participants of three different virtual conferences were collected (N = 311). Kendall's rank correlation and χ2-analyses were performed. Results show satisfaction with social interaction, the extent to which presentations met participants' topics of interest and the perceived importance of learning and getting an overview on the…
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Invited talk at new Data Science in Education Center at PHZH, Switzerland

Invited talk at new Data Science in Education Center at PHZH, Switzerland

November 10, 2021
Invited talk
On 09.11.21 Hendrik Drachsler gave an invited talk on Learning Analytics - Data Science in den Bildungswissenschaften at a newly founded Data Science in Education Center the Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich. Hendrik reflected on the process of applying learning analytics solutions within higher education settings, its implications, and the critical lessons learned in the Trusted Learning Research Program. The talk focused on the experience of edutec.science research collective consisting of researchers from the Netherlands and Germany that contribute to the Trusted Learning Analytics (TLA) research program. The TLA program aims to provide actionable and supportive feedback to students and stands in the tradition of human-centered learning analytics concepts. During his talk, Hendrik discussed lessons learned from implementing TLA systems for learning and teaching. He will touch on TLA prerequisites like ethics, privacy,…
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