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DIPF & CEL Innovation Room #13: Learning Analytics in Higher Education

DIPF & CEL Innovation Room #13: Learning Analytics in Higher Education

Keynote, Workshop
On 8 April we contributed to the CEL 13th Innovation Room on Learning Analytics; an afternoon focusing on the topic of Learning Analytics. Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht, head of CEL, TU Delft kicked off the innovation room with a welcome and overview of the programme. Hendrik Drachsler, Professor of Educational Technologies and Learning Analytics, followed with a keynote on Tangible Trusted Learning Analytics. Interactive workshops followed the keynote. Participants could choose one workshop out of four, all exploring a different side of Learning Analytics. After thr coffee break the afternoon was wrapped up with a panel discussion about the Future of Learning Analytics. Marcus Specht moderated this interesting discussion with Claudia Hauff (Associate Prof., EEMCS TU Delft), Tinne de Laet (Associate Prof., Engineering Science KU Leuven), Heather Hamilton (Brightspace), Willem van…
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SCRUM Workshop 5

Workshop
In April, the ET team held workshops on the SCRUM method at the Fürstenbergerschule in Frankfurt and at the AGORA Reform School in Roermond, the Netherlands. SCRUM is a process model for project and product management, especially for agile software development.
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New team member

New team member

Team
Dr. Oliver Schneider joined us in the project Innovationsforum Trusted Learning Analytics funded by the DigLL project. Before he had a chair on Multimedia-Technologie, at the University of applied science in Darmstadt, Germany. His main subjects are: Multimediatechnics Web-Applikationen Social Media and Learning Management Systeme
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Chinese-German Center for the Promotion of Science: Project Consulting

Chinese-German Center for the Promotion of Science: Project Consulting

Conference, Keynote, Project
As part of the CDZ-funded project "Intercultural Perspectives on CI-supported Educational Technologies", Hendrik Drachsler travelled to Wuhan, China from the 25th of March 2019 to the 29th of March 2019, together with representatives of the HU Berlin. He is involved in the project as a consulting expert. The aim is to submit an application for learning analysis together with China and the DFG by the end of the year.
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Best Demo Award at LAK19

Best Demo Award at LAK19

Team
Jan Schneider und Hendrik Drachsler wurden auf der neunten International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in den USA (siehe „Neues aus den Abteilungen“) gemeinsam mit Daniele Di Mitri von der Open University of the Netherlands (links) mit dem „Best Demonstration Award ausgezeichnet“ – für ihre Präsentation „Multimodal Tutor Builder Kit“.
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Profiling sympathetic arousal in a physics course: How active are students?

Profiling sympathetic arousal in a physics course: How active are students?

Publication
Pijeira-Díaz, H.J., Drachsler, H., Kirschner, P.A. & Järvelä, S. (2018). Profiling sympathetic arousal in a physics course: How active are students? Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Abstract Low arousal states (especially boredom) have been shown to be more deleterious to learning than high arousal states, though the latter have received much more attention (e.g., test anxiety, confusion, and frustration). Aiming at profiling arousal in the classroom (how active students are) and examining how activation levels relate to achievement, we studied sympathetic arousal during two runs of an elective advanced physics course in a real classroom setting, including the course exam. Participants were high school students (N = 24) who were randomly selected from the course population. Arousal was indexed from electrodermal activity, measured unobtrusively via the Empatica E4 wristband. Low arousal was the level…
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Read Between the Lines: An Annotation Tool for Multimedia Data for Learning

Read Between the Lines: An Annotation Tool for Multimedia Data for Learning

Open access, Publication
DiMitri, D., Schneider, J., Klemke, R., Specht, M. & Drachsler, H. (2019). Read Between the Lines: An Annotation Tool for Multimodal Data for Learning. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Arizona, US, March 7–9, 2019 (LAK ’19). This paper introduces the Visual Inspection Tool (VIT) which supports researchers in the annotation of multimodal data as well as the processing and exploitation for learning purposes. While most of the existing Multimodal Learning Analytics (MMLA) solutions are tailor-made for specific learning tasks and sensors, the VIT addresses the data annotation for different types of learning tasks that can be captured with a customisable set of sensors in a flexible way. The VIT supports MMLA researchers in 1) triangulating multimodal data with video recordings; 2) segmenting the multimodal data into…
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Von der LAK19 -> LAK20 in Frankfurt, Germany

Von der LAK19 -> LAK20 in Frankfurt, Germany

Conference, Publication, Workshop
Hendrik Drachsler und sein Team sowie Marc Rittberger waren vom 4. bis 8 März mit mehreren Beiträgen auf der neunten International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference 2019 (LAK 19, siehe Bild) in Tempe, USA, vertreten. Dazu gehörte zum Beispiel ein umfangreiches, gemeinsam mit Forschenden von der Open University of the Netherlands verfasstes Paper mit dem Titel Read Between the Lines: An Annotation Tool for Multimodal Data for Learning. Die LAK 20 findet übrigens nächstes Jahr vom 23. bis 27. März an der Goethe-Universität statt – mit ausgerichtet von unseren Kolleginnen und Kollegen. The 10th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference will be held at University of Frankfurt, in Germany on March 23–27, 2020.
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Gastvortrag am DIPF

Gastvortrag am DIPF

Workshop
Am 08. Januar 2019 lud der Forschungsbereich »Educational Technologies« zu einem öffentlichen Gastvortrag von Prof. David Williamson Shaffer im Kontext des DELTA-Projekts ein: »Quantitative Ethnography: Turning Big Data into Real Understanding«. David Williamson Shaffer ist Vilas Distinguished Professor für »Learning Sciences« an der University of Wisconsin-Madison, Obel Foundation Professor für »Learning Analytics« an der Aalborg University in Kopenhagen und »Data Philosopher« am Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
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EduArc: Auftakttreffen

EduArc: Auftakttreffen

Project
Am 10. und 11. Dezember 2018 fand an der Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in Essen ein erstes Auftakttreffen des Verbundprojekts »EduArc: Digitale Bildungsarchitekturen« statt. Das Vorhaben, voraussichtlich für fünf Jahre bis Ende September 2023 vom BMBF gefördert, entwickelt ein Gestaltungskonzept für verteilte Lerninfrastrukturen, mit denen digitale Bildungsressourcen föderiert bereitgestellt werden. Für das DIPF, neben dem Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft und der Universität Oldenburg Kooperationspartner von EduArc, nahmen Hendrik Drachsler und Marc Rittberger an dem Treffen teil; die Projektleitung hat Michael Kerres von der UDE inne.
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