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Fellowship Of The Learning Activity Learning Analytics (FoLA2)

Fellowship Of The Learning Activity Learning Analytics (FoLA2)

Game, open access, Project, Workshop — March 27, 2020
In the last years, research to connect learning analytics to learning design has been on the rise, but there still are a number of steps that need to be taken in order to make a workable connection between learning analytics and learning design. To improve the quality it is important to capture andstructure the design choices and to retrieve data on the behavior, the effects and the opinions about the designed learning activities. In an effort to get (1) input on the learning design choices of learning activities and (2) bridge the gap between learning analytics and learning design, a board game has been developed. The Fellowship of the Learning Activity is a serious game that captures and systematizes the learning design of learning activities. Additionally, the game brings awareness…
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Interview für den Tagesspiegel zur LAK20 Konferenz & Learning Analytics

Interview für den Tagesspiegel zur LAK20 Konferenz & Learning Analytics

Conference, Publication — March 27, 2020
Während weltweit Schulen und Universitäten wegen der Corona-Pandemie die Türen schließen, soll das Lernen im Internet weitergehen. E-Learning und Lern-Software sollen hier Vorlesungen und Unterrichtsstunden ersetzen. Doch wie kann überprüft werden, wie gut diese Angebote für Schüler und Studierende funktionieren? Eine Lösung, um die pädagogische Wirkung zu erfassen, könnte in der Big-Data-Analyse von Lernprozessen liegen: Wann fiel dem Schüler das Lernen am schwersten, wie oft blieb er im Text hängen, wo machte er beim Rechnen die meisten Fehler? Ziel der neuen Kombination von Informatik und Pädagogik unter der Bezeichnung Learning Analytics ist es, dem Lehrer ein individuelles Eingehen auf die Lernfortschritte der Schüler und Studenten zu ermöglichen. Beim E-Learning entstehen viele DatenIm statt wie geplant an der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main findet derzeit mit 560 Teilnehmenden die weltgrößte Fachkonferenz für Learning Analytics unter dem Namen „International Conference on…
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German Code of Conduct for Learning Analytics

German Code of Conduct for Learning Analytics

open access, Publication — March 26, 2020
Verhaltenskodex zur Anwendung von Learning Analytics Für besseres Lehren und Lernen an der Hochschule: Studierendendaten verantwortungsvoll einsetzen Mit neuen Techniken können Hochschulen inzwischen Daten, die Studierende während digitaler Lernprozesse generieren, dazu einsetzen, die Lernenden beim Erreichen ihrer Studienziele zu unterstützen. Dieses Vorgehen wird Learning Analytics genannt. Es erfordert jedoch einen verantwortungsbewussten und ethisch angemessenen Umgang mit den Daten. Dabei kann eine Selbstverpflichtung helfen. Hierfür stellen das DIPF | Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation, die Goethe-Universität Frankfurt und die TU Darmstadt interessierten Hochschulen jetzt eine strukturierte Vorlage bereit: den „Verhaltenskodex für Trusted Learning Analytics“.  „Der Verhaltenskodex ist für Hochschulen gedacht, die sich als lernende Organisation verstehen und mittels Learning Analytics die Qualität des Lehrens und Lernens verbessern wollen“, sagt Hendrik Drachsler, Professor für Educational Technologies am DIPF und an der Goethe-Universität.…
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What is Learning Analytics? Just in time for the LAK20  online conference DIPF  eduserver compiled a dossier about learning anaylics

What is Learning Analytics? Just in time for the LAK20 online conference DIPF eduserver compiled a dossier about learning anaylics

Conference, open access, Publication — March 24, 2020
Find out more about the definitions of learning analytics, the scientific societies, networks, projects, conferences, critical voices and learning analytics internationally in the dossier of the German eduserver: https://www.bildungsserver.de/Learning-Analytics-an-International-Overview-7514_eng.html
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Most significant international Learning Analytics conference will take place – fully online

Most significant international Learning Analytics conference will take place – fully online

Conference — March 23, 2020
On March 25, the “International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge 2020” (LAK20), will behold as a completely online format. The conference, joined by attendees across the world, is organised from Frankfurt am Main. Responding rapidly to the spread of the Coronavirus, the team of organisers has rescheduled and completely switched to a virtual conference. The event is the worldwide most significant forum for this discipline in digital education. Learning Analytics reflects the measurement and analysis of data from technology-based learning processes that are, for instance, gained in online courses or software tutorials. Learning is thus meant to be supported and optimized. “Especially at an international level, Learning Analytics has been shown to have a relevant impact on education“, says Professor Dr. Hendrik Drachsler from DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research…
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Teacher-Student-AI Co-Orchestration in Educational Settings

Teacher-Student-AI Co-Orchestration in Educational Settings

Workshop — March 17, 2020
On the 4th and 5th of March 2020 in Bochum the international workshop on Teacher-Student-AI co-orchestration in education took place. Participants in the workshop include Vincent Aleven, Ken Holstein and Bruce McLaren from Carnegie Mellon University, Manolis Mavrikis and Mutlu Cukurova from University College London, Anouschka van Leeuwen from Universiteit Utrecht, Jenny Olsen from École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne (EPFL), Inge Molenaar from Radboud Universiteit, Nikol Rimmel from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Knut Neumann from the Leibniz Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik, and Jan Schneider from the DIPF. AI and Education Workshop Programm During the workshop, researchers presented their research with the purpose to identify common challenges and propose ideas and research directions to solve them. Most of the institutes are working on different learning scenarios and therefore trying…
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#Work from Home: AR4STE(A)M – EU Team keeping up the good spirits

#Work from Home: AR4STE(A)M – EU Team keeping up the good spirits

Project — March 16, 2020
Technology is a blessing in times of social distancing and quarantine due to the global pandemic of #COVID-19. The AR4STE(A)M - Team is keeping up the good spirits using this opportunity to promote eLearning technolgies such as augmented reality and gamification for students and teachers of STEM subjects all over Europe! Stay Safe and eLearn! #New Poster created to promote AR and Gamification in European Curricula https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTdsvTL9pnY&feature=youtu.be #Video Compilation of the AR4STE(A)M Kick Off Meeting in Florence
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Learning Analytics supported Learning Design Workshop

Learning Analytics supported Learning Design Workshop

Project, Workshop — February 4, 2020
In the context of the hessian project, Digital gestütztes Lehren und Lernen in Hessen (digLL) organized the Innovation forum Trusted Learning Analytics (TLA) on 4th of February a workshop on Learning Analytics supported Learning Design with Marcel Schmitz. Marcel Schmitz is working for more than 16 years in Higher Education at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in the South of the Netherlands. His career at Zuyd started as a Technical Support Engineer and Developer on the learning management system and soon he began to implement and develop several learning enhancing technologies. In 2007 Marcel started to combine his support job, with a job as technology-enhanced learning advisor for all faculties at Zuyd and a teaching role at Zuyd Faculty of Information and Communication Technology. In 2009 Marcel became a team coordinator…
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KickOff DiFA project

KickOff DiFA project

Project — February 3, 2020
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 — January 31, 2020
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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