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EC-TEL2022 best demo award goes to EduTec

EC-TEL2022 best demo award goes to EduTec

Award, Conference
The demo paper Superpowers in the Classroom: Hyperchalk is an Online Whiteboard for Learning Analytics Data Collection and the corresponding tool Hyperchalk by Lukas Menzel, Sebastian Gombert, Daniele Di Mitri and Hendrik Drachsler were awarded the best demo award at the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning 2022. Hyperchalk allows hosting collaborative whiteboards which can be used to collaborate in real-time. It collects rich user data which can be used to conduct learning analytics. Hyperchalk was initially developed for the ALICE project.
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Sebastian Gombert @ EC-TEL 2022 Doctoral Consortium

Sebastian Gombert @ EC-TEL 2022 Doctoral Consortium

Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Event, Learning Analytics, Research topic
At EC-TEL 2022, Sebastian Gombert presented his doctoral project "Methods and perspectives for the automated analytic assessment of free-text responses in formative scenarios". The goal behind this project is to build free-text assessment systems which can code constructed responses analytically. While much of the past work in response scoring focused on predicting holistic scores, analytic scoring allows to code free-text responses for multiple different aspects. The goal behind these efforts is to provide learners and teachers with useful feedback on each of them. A more detailed project overview will be released as part of the EC-TEL 2022 doctoral consortium proceedings soon.
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Third edition of the Culturally Aware Learning Analytics (CARLA) Workshop at ECTEL22

Third edition of the Culturally Aware Learning Analytics (CARLA) Workshop at ECTEL22

Conference, General education, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Workshop
On the 13th of September, as part of the EC-TEL22 conference, EduTec team member Ioana Jivet co-hosted the third edition of the Culturally Aware Learning Analytics (CARLA) Workshop together with Olga Viberg from KTH Stockholm and Maren Scheffel from Ruhr University Bochum. Learning analytics (LA) have been implemented in various countries, often at a limited scale. We have also seen that LA have been used in different ways in different countries. This makes the transfer of LA solutions from one country to another challenging, due to varying contextual, technical, and cultural factors. Also, the idea that a ‘one size fits all’ paradigm does not lead to effective LA tool designs and implementation has become accepted within both TEL and LA communities. Yet, there is still a big question about what…
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New Pub: Considerations in Feedback and Periodization for the Multimodal Learning Experience of Running via Wearable Devices

New Pub: Considerations in Feedback and Periodization for the Multimodal Learning Experience of Running via Wearable Devices

Workshop
On September 13, during the MILeS 2022 – Multimodal Immersive Learning Systems workshop that took place at EC-TEL 2022 conference in Toulouse, France, the paper entitled Considerations in Feedback and Periodization for the Multimodal Learning Experience of Running via Wearable Devices was presented. This paper, which will appear in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings, was written by Fernando P. Cardenas-Hernandez, and Jan Schneider. Abstract. For the integral learning/training of a psychomotor activity such as running, it is necessary to target not only the physical aspects but also the technical and mental aspects that make it up, an alternative to solve this issue is through the understanding and consideration of feedback and periodization, which are elements that constitute and influence transcendentally and differently each of the three aspects involved. That is why,…
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New Pub: Superpowers in the Classroom: Hyperchalk is an Online Whiteboard for Learning Analytics Data Collection

New Pub: Superpowers in the Classroom: Hyperchalk is an Online Whiteboard for Learning Analytics Data Collection

Computer-supported collaborative learning, Conference, Conference, Event, Further Education, General education, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Lifelong Learning, Publication, School, Technical paper
A new system demonstration paper authored by Lukas Menzel, Sebastian Gombert, Daniele Di Mitri and Henrik Drachsler has been released as part of the ECTEL 2022 proceedings. In this paper, we present Hyperchalk, a self-hosted collaborative online whiteboard software. Similar to commercial solutions like Miro or Flinga, this software provides users with collaborative boards which they can use to draw, write or sketch together. However, unlike commercial solutions, Hyperchalk allows for collecting rich log data, which can be used to study the behaviour of its users and to allow Learning Analytics and studies on computer-supported collaborative learning. Moreover, Hyperchalk comes with a built-in replay mode which allows watching how users behave in its spaces. It supports the LTI1.3 standard, which enables seamless integration with learning management systems such as Moodle,…
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New Pub: Meaningful Feedback from Wearable Sensor Data to Train Psychomotor Skill

New Pub: Meaningful Feedback from Wearable Sensor Data to Train Psychomotor Skill

Workshop
A new workshop paper was presented at the MILeS 2022 workshop written by Gianluca Romano entitled: Meaningful Feedback from Wearable Sensor Data to Train Psychomotor Skill. The MILeS 2022 – Multimodal Immersive Learning Systems workshop took place on the 13th of September at EC-TEL 2022 conference taking place in Toulouse, France. The paper will appear in the CEUR proceedings. Abstract. Learning psycho-motor skills requires feedback for improvement and give insight on performance. However, providing feedback is not trivial. Every learner is different and the same feedback might not work for everyone. The workshop aims to make participants aware of the problematic transition from analyzed wearable sensor data to meaningful feedback. Thus, the participants will get more familiar with wearable sensor data and directly experience how learners might want to receive feedback that they deem…
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MILeS 2022 – Multimodal Immersive Learning Systems

MILeS 2022 – Multimodal Immersive Learning Systems

Event, Workshop
On 13th September, the EduTec team members Daniele Di Mitri, Jan Schneider, Fernando Cardernas, Gianluca Romano, and George Ciordas, Sebastian Gombert and Onur Karademir contributed to organising the workshop at EC-TEL 2022 conference entitled MILeS 2022 – Multimodal Immersive Learning Systems. The DIPF also authored various contributions to the workshop: Bibeg Limbu, Gitte Van Helden, Jan Schneider and Marcus Specht. We can teach more than we can tell: combining Deliberate Practice, Embodied Cognition, and Multimodal Learning. Fernando Pedro Cardenas Hernandez and Jan Schneider. Considerations in Feedback and Periodization for the Multimodal Learning Experience of Running via Wearable Devices Gianluca Romano. Meaningful Feedback from Wearable Sensor Data to Train Psychomotor Skills Daniele Di Mitri, Sebastian Gombert and Onur Karademir. Reflecting on the Actionable Components of a Model for Augmented Feedback The MILeS 2022 workshop is…
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New Pub: Actionable Components of a Model for Augmented Feedback

New Pub: Actionable Components of a Model for Augmented Feedback

Feedback, Higher Education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Workshop
A new workshop paper was presented at the MILeS 2022 workshop written by Daniele Di Mitri, Sebastian Gombert, Onur Karademir entitled: Reflecting on the Actionable Components of a Model for Augmented Feedback. The MILeS 2022 – Multimodal Immersive Learning Systems workshop took place on the 13th of September at EC-TEL 2022 conference taking place in Toulouse, France. The paper will appear in the CEUR proceedings. Abstract. In this paper, we introduce the concept of "Augmented feedback'' as an enhanced version of traditional educational feedback enriched by digital data and artificial intelligence. To provide an operational definition of augmented feedback, we acknowledge previous research in the fields of technology-enhanced learning and learning analytics. We argue why augmented feedback constitutes a promising research direction for the future of learning. We define the…
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EC-TEL 2022 Doctoral Consortium

EC-TEL 2022 Doctoral Consortium

Event
On 12th September, 2022, EduTec members Daniele Di Mitri, Ioana Jivet and Jan Schneider chaired the EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium at the Seventeenth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning Educating for a new future: Making sense of technology-enhanced learning adoption Toulouse, France, 12-16 September 2022. Among the 12 PhD candidates presenting to the DC were EduTec PhD candidates Sebastian Gombert and visiting PhD candidate Andrea Zanellati.   The EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium brings together PhD candidates working on topics related to Technology-Enhanced Learning providing them an exceptional opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. Prominent professors and researchers in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning will provide formative feedback to the selected papers through the review process and contribute actively to discussions at the…
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New Pub: Privacy-Preserving and Scalable Affect Detection in Online Synchronous Learning

New Pub: Privacy-Preserving and Scalable Affect Detection in Online Synchronous Learning

Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Publication, Research topic
A full research paper entitled "Privacy-Preserving and Scalable Affect Detection in Online Synchronous Learning" written by Felix Böttger, Ufuk Cetinkaya, Daniele Di Mitri, Sebastian Gombert, Krist Shingjergji, Deniz Iren & Roland Klemke was  accepted at the Seventeenth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2022) Educating for a new future: Making sense of technology-enhanced learning adoption - Toulouse, France, 12-16 September 2022 The paper reports on a research prototype which stems from the cooperation between DIPF and the Open University of the Netherlands. Abstract The recent pandemic has forced most educational institutions to shift to distance learning. Teachers can perceive various non-verbal cues in face-to-face classrooms and thus notice when students are distracted, confused, or tired. However, the students’ non-verbal cues are not observable in online classrooms. The lack of…
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