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What is University? Presentation in the Lecture Series of Goethe University

What is University? Presentation in the Lecture Series of Goethe University

Invited talk
[gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="6538,6539,6536,6537"] On Thursday, 6th June 2024, Hendrik Drachsler and Daniele Di Mitri presented "Multimodal Learning Analytics: How AI and sensor technology are changing the way we learn." The presentation was part of a lecture series, "What is University?" organized by Goethe University. The presentation touched upon the relevance of Artificial Intelligence in Education, its sociotechnical implications, and the opportunities and challenges of Generative AI. It also included the role of Education Technologies in their three forms: Learning Analytics, AI in Education, and Immersive Learning. In the presentation, Drachsler and Di Mitri outlined their research, work, and thoughts on the added value of academic research and university AI in education instead of corporate research. A video recording of the presentation is available below.
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New Pub: Emotional and motivational effects of automated and personalized feedback

New Pub: Emotional and motivational effects of automated and personalized feedback

Computer-supported collaborative learning, Empirical Study, Feedback, Higher Education, Journal, Learning Analytics, New Pub, Open access
With increasingly large student numbers, providing personalized teacher feedback becomes untenable. On the other hand, providing students feedback about their work is an integral part of ensuring student support throughout their learning trajectory. Fortunately, Learning Analytics now makes it feasible to automatically deploy feedback to many students at once. However, the design of effective feedback still remains an area of investigation Joshua Weidlich, Aron Fink, Ioana Jivet, Jane Yau, Tornike Giorgashvili, Hendrik Drachsler, and Andreas Frey's recently published paper in the Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning focused on one key design feature: the reference frame. Any feedback content must be formulated in reference to some performance level, be it the average of the student group (social comparison), the desired performance level (criterion-referenced comparison), or past performance. A longstanding literature on this…
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JTEL workshop: Making Presentable Research

JTEL workshop: Making Presentable Research

Higher Education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Workshop
[caption id="attachment_6515" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo of Nina and Stefan presenting in the worskhop[/caption] On May 14th, a workshop titled "Making Presentable Research" was held at the JTEL Summer School 2024, led by Stefan Hummel, Nina Mouhammad, Daniele Di Mitri, and Jan Schneider. The session was designed to equip PhD candidates with the skills necessary to effectively communicate their research. The ability to present research clearly and persuasively is a vital skill for PhD candidates. This workshop provided a platform to learn and practice these skills, using innovative software tools designed for message composition and nonverbal communication training. The workshop was organized into several segments, each focusing on different aspects of research presentation: An introduction to the topic and project. A guide to downloading and accessing the necessary software. A session…
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Last HIKOF-Beiratsmeeting & Project Wrap-Up 2021-2024

Last HIKOF-Beiratsmeeting & Project Wrap-Up 2021-2024

Project
On 13.5.24, HIKOF project members – Hendrik, Jane, Josh, Sebastian G. (DIPF), Andreas Frey, Aron Fink (GU Psychology), Tornike and Thorsten (GU Studiumdigitale) met members of the HIKOF-Beirat online to share final project results. The project has been running for the past three years from May 2021 and has officially ended in May 2024. In 2022, we completed our pilot study, and in 2023, our evaluation study with ca. 1000 students in a Teacher Education course at Goethe University, where we collected (with students' consent) information relating to their motivation and emotions before and after they had completed their assignments. We constructed some machine learning models for automatically assessing the assignments in order to reduce lecturers' workload. Finally, we provided highly-informative competence driven feedback to students and also collected their…
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New BJET special section published

New BJET special section published

Special Issue
In the ever-evolving landscape of education, innovative technologies continue to shape the way we learn and acquire new skills. One such frontier that is gaining momentum is the realm of multimodal and immersive learning systems. Recently, a special section in a prestigious British Journal of Education Technology delved into this fascinating intersection, shedding light on the potentialities and challenges of these cutting-edge technologies. Di Mitri, D., Limbu, B., Schneider, J., Iren, D., Giannakos, M. and Klemke, R. (2024), Multimodal and immersive systems for skills development and education. Br J Educ Technol. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13483 Multimodal learning, as defined in the special section, engages learners through multiple sensory and action systems, offering a more holistic and immersive educational experience. This approach is supported by the theory of multimodality in communication, which emphasizes the emergence of…
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Workshop: A Deep Dive into Multimodal Technologies for Skills Development

Workshop: A Deep Dive into Multimodal Technologies for Skills Development

Summer School, Workshop
  In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, the integration of technology in learning processes has become a pivotal element. The recent workshop on Multimodal Technologies for Skills Development, hosted at the JTEL summer school, stands as a testament to this transformation. The Workshop Overview The workshop, aptly titled "Multimodal Technologies for Skills Development (mute4skid)," was a comprehensive event that explored the utilization of AI and multimodal systems in the realm of education. It was structured in two parts, offering theoretical insights and practical applications. The speakers  The speakers for the "Multimodal Technologies for Skills Development" workshop were: Daniele Di Mitri, DIPF, Germany Jan Schneider, DIPF, Germany Bibeg Limbu, University of Duisburg Khaleel Asyraaf Mat Sanusi, Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln, Germany Roland Klemke, Open University of The Netherlands, The…
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FoLA supports Simulation-based Training for High-risk Clinical Situations

FoLA supports Simulation-based Training for High-risk Clinical Situations

Assessment, Empirical Study, Feedback, Further Education, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Learning Design, medical education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Workshop
From May 16th to 17th, 2024, Hendrik Drachsler and Marcel Schmitz (TETRA AI, ZUYD University of Applied Science) had the pleasure of providing a FoLA workshop at the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) in Dublin, Ireland, under the support of the Insight research centre. Together with members from CAI and from the ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork (UCC), they used the FoLA tool to plan a simulation-based training for high-risk clinical situations using highly informative feedback. Data from these trainings will be collected and analyzed to determine how effective this training is in improving the performance of the attendees. The study is being planned to take place with around 100 doctors in training at two simulation training centers: at ASSERT Centre UCC and at…
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How to Implement and Scale Learning Analytics Infrastructures in the Cloud @ #JTELSS24

How to Implement and Scale Learning Analytics Infrastructures in the Cloud @ #JTELSS24

Critical Online Reasoning, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Summer School, Workshop
At the 18th EATEL Summer School on Technology-Enhanced Learning (JTELSS 2024) in Gabicce Mare, Pesaro, Italy, Gianluca Romano and Sebastian Gombert conducted the workshop "From Learner Behavior to Big Data: How to Implement and Scale Learning Analytics Infrastructures in the Cloud”. In the ever-evolving world of cloud computing, Azure stands out as a robust platform offering a myriad of services and tools to help businesses innovate and scale. Recently, we had the chance to delve deep into Azure's ecosystem, exploring its billing structures, infrastructure capabilities, and budgeting models. Here's a glimpse into what we learned and how you can leverage Azure for tracking user behavior and managing costs effectively. One of the foundational aspects of working with Azure is understanding its billing structure, which is organized into tenants, subscriptions, and…
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GREAT project presentation at the Int. Conf. of Young Scientists 2024

GREAT project presentation at the Int. Conf. of Young Scientists 2024

Conference
From 7-10 May 2024, Jane Yau was at the International Conference of Young Scientists, held in conjunction with the Global Young Academy Annual Conference. This year's theme was "Transformative and inclusive science for a sustainable future" and was held at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington D. C. Jane presented the GREAT project, which was recorded and live-streamed (the recording will be available shortly). Positive and enthusiastic feedback was received relating to how the project can align with the United Nations Climate Promise Plan to reduce global carbon emissions by 1.5 degrees by 2025. The project is currently undertaking a number of case studies and by the end of the year, there will be lots of detailed results relating to how games can be used effectively…
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Dr. Diana Gayol Visits the EduTec Team

Dr. Diana Gayol Visits the EduTec Team

Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Transfer Activity
Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Diana Gayol, Director of Diploma in Didactics and Pedagogy in Health Areas at the Faculty of Medicine of the Fundación Barceló in Buenos Aires (Argentina), to DIPF. Dr. Gayol's research focuses on psychological studies of Argentinean students and shows parallels with various activities of the TBA Center. On her research trip, she was able to make a stop at Campus Westend, where she was particularly interested in an exchange about future AI applications in argentinian education with Sebastian Wollny and Sebastian Gombert. Collaborative Discussions During her visit, Dr. Gayol engaged in dynamic discussions with our researchers. We explored topics ranging from personalized learning through Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) to Chatbots and AI-driven analytics. Dr. Gayol emphasized the importance of bridging the…
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