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KickOff DiFA project

KickOff DiFA project

Project
Group picture of the DiFA Consortium consisting of representatives from the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Leibniz Institute LifBI, and the DIPF. On 03.02.2020 the KickOff of the DiFA project – Digital Formative Assessment – Unfolding its full potential by combining psychometrics with learnings analytics, took place at the DIPF. The DiFA project integrates methodological perspectives from educational assessment and learning analytics to develop new kinds of non-invasive assessment by exploiting digital trace data. The findings of this research are highly relevant for a better understanding of learner’s behavior, learning outcomes and for providing individual feedback automatically to learners in digital environments. More details about the project can be found on our project page.
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Personalia

Personalia

Team
On 01.02.2020 Dana Kube started as European Project Coordinator at the EduTec group. Dana manages international scientific cooperation projects such as a strategic partnership in schools co-funded by the European Commission. She started her career as a social science researcher and project staff in 2016 working in several EU projects in the field of education in the Western Balkans and Northern Africa. She then supported the German Development cooperation agency in Frankfurt and joined the DIPF staff in 2019. More details about Dana can be found on her personal profile page.
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Vodcast for Digital Social

Vodcast for Digital Social

Publication
In January 2020 the Digital Society Initiative launched their own vodcast. In each episode of "Learning in a Digital Society" an expert delves into a topic in Technology Enhanced Learning and discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by technology and their vision for the near future. LDE CEL proudly collaborated on this series, here the vodcast with Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler on Educational technologies | Learning in a Digital Society. The Digital Society Initiative on their vodcast: "The digital revolution is having a significant impact on the way we learn and the ways in which educational institutions operate and engage with their students. Learning in a Digital Society vodcast series gives a platform to leading experts in Technology-Enhanced-Learning (TEL) to discuss this digital transformation. In each episode an expert delves into…
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Learntec keynote

Learntec keynote

Conference, Keynote
From the 28th to the 30th of January the Learntec Europe’s #1 fair on digital learning took place. There Jan Schneider gave a presentation about Multimodal Learning Analytics. During the presentation, he gave a live demonstration of the Multimodal Learning applications developed by the EduTec team such as the Dancing Coach, Presentation Trainer, the Booth, LearningHub, and Visual Inspection Tool.
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Top cited paper Award

Top cited paper Award

Award, Publication
At the end of January 2020 the paper “From Signals to Knowledge. A Conceptual model for multimodal learning Analytics” received the recognition of being one of the top-cited articles published between January 2018 and December 2019 from the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.
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Assessing the validity of a learning analytics expectation instrument: A multinational study

Assessing the validity of a learning analytics expectation instrument: A multinational study

Open access, Publication
To assist higher education institutions in meeting the challenge of limited student engagement in the implementation of Learning Analytics services, the Questionnaire for Student Expectations of Learning Analytics (SELAQ) was developed. This instrument contains 12 items, which are explained by a purported two‐factor structure of “Ethical and Privacy Expectations” and “Service Feature Expectations.” As it stands, however, the SELAQ has only been validated with students from UK university, which is problematic on account of the interest in Learning Analytics extending beyond this context. Thus, the aim of the current work was to assess whether the translated SELAQ can be validated in three contexts (an Estonian, a Spanish, and a Dutch University). The findings show that the model provided acceptable fits in both the Spanish and Dutch samples, but was not…
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Kick-Off of the European Project for Augmented Reality and Gamification Strategies in STEM subjects in European Schools

Kick-Off of the European Project for Augmented Reality and Gamification Strategies in STEM subjects in European Schools

Project
Espresso and Learning Apps – From 22nd to 24th January, the 7 partner organisations under the lead of the DIPF met at the ITT technical college in Florence. The Team of the EU project successfully kicked-off “AR4STEAM” and will, together with partners from civil society and the school sector in Europe, start to promote the use of augmented reality and gamification strategies in STEM subjects in schools over the next 2 ,5 years to make science lessons more attractive and innovative for teachers and students.
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Trusted Learning Analytics Workshop am 14. eLearning-Netzwerktag der Goethe-Universität

Trusted Learning Analytics Workshop am 14. eLearning-Netzwerktag der Goethe-Universität

Conference, Project, Workshop
Am 11. Dezember 2019 fand der 14. eLearning-Netzwerktag der Goethe-Universität auf dem Campus Westend im Casino von 10 – 18 Uhr statt. Mehr als 200 Lehrende und eLearning-Interessierte aus der Goethe-Uni sowie aus anderen Hochschulen, Schulen und Bildungseinrichtungen sahen Präsentationen von eLearning-Lehrprojekten aus den Fachbereichen sowie studentische eLearning-Initiativen. Am Vormittag stellten insgesamt 18 Projekte aus den eLearning-Förderrunden eLF und SeLF ihre Arbeiten vor. Der Nachmittag stand im Zeichen des hessischen Verbundprojektes DigLL (Digital gestütztes Lehren und Lernen in Hessen), dessen Teilprojekte an der Goethe-Universität von Vizepräsident Prof. Dr. Roger Erb vorgestellt wurden. Für das DigLL Teilprojekt - Trusted Learning Analytics moderierten Prof. Dr. Drachsler and Dr. Christoph Rensing zwei Workshops rund um ethischer Richtlinien zur Anwendung von Learning Analytics in Deutschland.
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Stakeholder Attitudes Towards Digitalization in Higher Education Institutions 

Stakeholder Attitudes Towards Digitalization in Higher Education Institutions 

Conference, Publication
Abstract: We report the results of a group concept mapping study on the topic of digital transformation in German higher education. Students, teachers and administrative employees participated in the study where they first gathered statements which were then clustered and ranked according to importance and feasibility. The results show agreement between all groups that matters of culture and mentality remain the biggest factors for a successful digitalization of higher education. While we found agreement between groups on the importance of topics, those working at the institution are more pessimistic of cultural changes than students. The unification of service platforms and the development of validated didactical concepts for digital learning offerings are also seen as open challenges. Full Reference: Biedermann, D., Kalbfell, L., Schneider, J. & Drachsler, H., (2019). Stakeholder attitudes towards digitalization…
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Aufruf zur Teilnahme: Was erwartest du von einer digitalen Hochschule?

Aufruf zur Teilnahme: Was erwartest du von einer digitalen Hochschule?

Empirical Study, Project
Das Thema Learning Analytics gewinnt zunehmend an Bedeutung in der Bildungsforschung und Bildungspolitik. Darunter versteht man das Erheben, Sammeln und Analysieren von bildungsbezogenen Daten an Universitäten, mit dem Ziel die Lernenden besser zu verstehen und sie optimal beim Lernen zu unterstützen. Für welche Zwecke sollen Deine Daten genutzt werden? Welche Services könnten dich bei einem erfolgreichen Studium unterstützen? Welche Daten sollen nicht verwendet werden? Weil Studierende am meisten von dieser Weiterentwicklung betroffen sind, wollen wir - das digLL-Projekt - mehr über Eure Meinung erfahren.Studie
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