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#Hackathon Game Design – Sei dabei und lerne Spieldesign und neue Leute an deiner Uni kennen!

#Hackathon Game Design – Sei dabei und lerne Spieldesign und neue Leute an deiner Uni kennen!

September 17, 2021
Augmented Reality, Digitalisation, Event, Game, Higher Education, Workshop
Hey Game-Creators! Das Forschungs-Team rund um die „Educational Technologies“ der GU und des DIPF veranstalten einen Online #Hackathon: Wir suchen männliche und weibliche Studierende der Informatik ab dem 2. Semester, um am 29.-31. Oktober (halbtags, also ca. 12 Stunden insgesamt) in gemischten Teams EduGames zu entwickeln! Die Hackathon-Teams werden ein Augmented Reality (AR) Spiel für die Schule entwickeln. Ihr braucht keine Coding-Vorkenntnisse: Die Entwicklungs-Umgebung werden wir an eure Programmier-Erfahrungen anpassen, damit Erfahrene wie Anfänger gleiche Chancen und Spaß haben das beste Spiel zu designen! Das beste Spiel und Team wird ausgezeichnet und danach auf einer internationalen Konferenz präsentiert. Nutzt die Gelegenheit mit erfahrenen Programmierern in einem Projekt mehr über Game-Design und Game-Programmierung zu lernen! Wir freuen ins insbesondere über Teilnehmerinnen, da wir viele gemischte Teams kreieren wollen. Take-Aways? Ihr lernt neue…
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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

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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Daniele Di Mitri presents at Falling Walls Lab

Daniele Di Mitri presents at Falling Walls Lab

September 9, 2021
Higher Education, Keynote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouqn2SayzjM Dr Daniele Di Mitri was invited to present his research on the 8th September 2021 for the Falling Walls Lab Rhineland organised in Bonn. The title of the presentation was "Breaking the Walls of Digital Classroom". Falling Walls Lab Rhineland is jointly hosted by RWTH Aachen, University of Bonn, University of Cologne, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich. The event is hosted on a rotating basis by the participating institutions. Next year's Falling Walls Lab Rhineland will take place in Düsseldorf.  The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organisation in Berlin, dedicated to the support of science and the humanities. It is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business and politics, the arts and society. Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes…
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New MMLA Pub: Get your back straight! Learn Pilates with the Pilates Correction App

New MMLA Pub: Get your back straight! Learn Pilates with the Pilates Correction App

September 8, 2021
Conference, General education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Open access, Publication
Currently, a vast number of the population faces several barriers like the lack of motivation and guidance that impede them from practicing physical activities. Thus, we developed the Pilates Correction Game (PCG), a gamified application designed to support learners with the practice of Pilates. The PCG is composed of two applications: a smartphone application that tracks the learner’s back posture and a PC game that steers a rocket and calculates a score based on the smartphone's information. In this paper, we present a user experience evaluation on the PCG. Our results show that PCG was positively perceived by participants and in most cases helped them to improve their posture while doing the Pilates exercise. Furthermore, it is also motivating them to continue with the training. Reference: Meik, A., Schneider, J.,…
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New Pub: The Design Cycle for Education (DC4E)

New Pub: The Design Cycle for Education (DC4E)

September 6, 2021
Conference, General education, Learning Design, Open access, Publication
The need for more and better online and blended education has lately become even more apparent. Many educational institutions had to pivot to emergency remote teaching. While online learning in itself is nothing new, the scope, suddenness and speed of this shift certainly was. However, courses and modules created for face-to-face settings, cannot simply be turned into blended or fully online ones easily. Learning design models can provide guidelines and guidance. Often, however, they are not constructed in a comprehensive way and are mainly conceptual. We thus created a procedural design model enriched with templates, tools, information and design examples to specifically support and facilitate the (re)design of blended and online learning and teaching and to thus provide quality education: the Design Cycle for Education (DC4E). Reference: Scheffel, M., Schmitz,…
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New Pub: Digital self-control interventions for distracting media multitasking – A systematic review

New Pub: Digital self-control interventions for distracting media multitasking – A systematic review

August 19, 2021
General education, Journal, Open access, Publication
Digital distractions can interfere with goal attainment and lead to undesirable habits that are hard to get red rid of. Various digital self-control interventions promise support to alleviate the negative impact of digital distractions. These interventions use different approaches, such as the blocking of apps and websites, goal setting, or visualizations of device usage statistics. While many apps and browser extensions make use of these features, little is known about their effectiveness. This systematic review synthesizes the current research to provide insights into the effectiveness of the different kinds of interventions. The interventions showed varying degrees of effectiveness, and especially interventions that relied purely on increasing the participants' awareness were barely effective. For those interventions that sanctioned the use of distractions, the current literature indicates that the sanctions have to…
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New Pub: A short history, emerging challenges and co-operation structures for Artificial Intelligence in education

New Pub: A short history, emerging challenges and co-operation structures for Artificial Intelligence in education

August 16, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Journal, Lifelong Learning, Publication, School
To accompany the special issue in Artificial Intelligence and Education, this article presents a short history of research in the field and summarises emerging challenges. We highlight key paradigm shifts that are becoming possible but also the need to pay attention to theory, implementation and pedagogy while adhering to ethical principles. We conclude by drawing attention to international co-operation structures in the field that can support the interdiscipniary perspectives and methods required to undertake research in the area. Reference: Mavrikis, M., Cukurova, M.,  Di Mitri, D., Schneider, J., & Drachsler, H. (2021). A short history, emerging challenges and co-operation structures for Artificial Intelligence in education. Bildung und Erziehung 2021 74:3, 249-263. https://doi.org/10.13109/buer.2021.74.3.249.
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EduTech team member finalist for Global Digital Female Leadership Award 2021

EduTech team member finalist for Global Digital Female Leadership Award 2021

August 3, 2021
Award, Digitalisation, Event, Press
EduTech team member Dana Kube is participating in the "Global Digital Female Leadership 2021 Award" finals. "I think female visibility cannot be supported enough in digital companies and branches throughout the world, also in Germany. I am happy to be a part of the #DFLA21 and also to get to know other women* and their innovative projects. Thanks for your vote and support! It is great to be a part of this."  Have a look at the DFLA 2021 and vote here: https://journeytodiversity.de/finalists21/dana-kube/
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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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QE Webinar series moderated by DIPF

QE Webinar series moderated by DIPF

July 28, 2021
Further Education, General education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, School, Webinar
The monthly QE Webinar Series showcases emerging research and exciting new developments in Quantitative Ethnography. These one-hour events begin with a 30-minute presentation by scholars from the QE community, followed by 30 minutes of moderated discussion. Attendance is free and open to anyone who is interested! The DIPF is currently moderating a series of webinars of the Quantified Ethnography (QE) community as pre-events to the QE conference taking place in October. So far we have been discussing the following topics and the recording can be watched back: Putting the E in QE: How Quantitative Ethnography can Enrich Qualitative Analyses Yotam Hod University of Haifa QE Data ChallengeField Report: Reflecting on the benefits of multidisciplinary research teams Daniel Spikol University of Copenhagen, DK Barbara Wasson University of Bergen, Norway Stefano Schiavetto…
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