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Shaping AI and the Future of Society @ Herrenhausen Conference and elf Annual Conference

Shaping AI and the Future of Society @ Herrenhausen Conference and elf Annual Conference

Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Digitalisation
The journey from an initial idea to a finished product is generally known to be a long one. At least, this also seems to be the case with the implementation of AI systems that are intended to support various areas of everyday life. With regard to the automated understanding of language and images, AI models have made great progress in recent years and are being used in more and more applications, such as chatbots (see GUDI at Goethe University). The Educational Technologies team is therefore researching AI implementations in the education sector to support teachers and students, as well as to develop autodidactic learning environments. [caption id="attachment_4583" align="alignright" width="300"] Herrenhausen Conference "AI and the Future of Societies" 2022[/caption] The fact that the development of AI technologies continues to advance and…
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New Pub: Effect of social support features via buddies in app-based habit building

New Pub: Effect of social support features via buddies in app-based habit building

Conference, Publication
During 10-12 October 2022 at the World Conference on Mobile, Blended and Seamless Learning (mLearn), the full paper "Effect of social support features via buddies in app-based habit building" was presented. The paper will also appear in the mLearn 2022 proceedings. The authors of the paper are Daniel Biedermann, Patrick Schwarz, Jane Yau and Hendrik Drachsler. The abstract is as follows: App-based habit building has been shown to be a good tool for building desired habits, however it is unclear how much individual features that are present in many apps contribute to the success of habit building. In this paper, the authors consider the influence of social support features by developing an app in which habit progress was shared with peers. In the study, 38 participants created habits and monitored…
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New Pub: the Multimodal Learning Analytics Handbook

New Pub: the Multimodal Learning Analytics Handbook

Book, Publication
Finally published, the new book "The Multimodal Learning Analytics Handbook" published by Springer edited by Michail Giannakos, Daniel Spikol, Daniele Di Mitri, Kshitij Sharma, Xavier Ochoa, Rawad Hammad. The book is the first comprehensive resource in the area of multimodal data for learning. State-of-the-art machine learning and AI methods for making sense of complex learning data. It explores the role and impact of multimodal data on teaching, learning, and training.
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New Pub: Multimodal Learning Experience for Deliberate Practice

New Pub: Multimodal Learning Experience for Deliberate Practice

Book chapter
A new book chapter has been published as part of the Multimodal Learning Analytics Handbook edited by Springer. While digital education technologies have improved to make educational resources more available, the modes of interaction they implement remain largely unnatural for the learner. Modern sensor-enabled computer systems allow extending human-computer interfaces for multimodal communication. Advances in Artificial Intelligence allow interpreting the data collected from multimodal and multi-sensor devices. These insights can be used to support deliberate practice with personalised feedback and adaptation through Multimodal Learning Experiences (MLX). This chapter elaborates on the approaches, architectures, and methodologies in five different use cases that use multimodal learning analytics applications for deliberate practice. Di Mitri, D., Schneider, J., Limbu, B., Mat Sanusi, K.A., Klemke, R. (2022). Multimodal Learning Experience for Deliberate Practice. In: Giannakos,…
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Keynote: Artificial Intelligence and Immersive Technologies for Feedback Augmentation

Keynote: Artificial Intelligence and Immersive Technologies for Feedback Augmentation

Invited talk, Keynote
On 5th October 2022, Dr Daniele Di Mitri was invited to give a keynote workshop at the SITE interactive online conference. Keynote Workshop: Artificial Intelligence and Immersive Technologies for Feedback Augmentation Abstract: Twenty-first-century learners are continuously required to nurture their competencies by acquiring new knowledge and mastering new skills. A way to meet this significant demand for learning is to offer learners continuous instruction and timely feedback. In the internet era, learners have access to a large variety of educational content outside formal education curricula, including online courses or video lectures. Unfortunately, access to content alone is not sufficient for guaranteeing learning. What is needed, and often lacking, is proper guidance and feedback. Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems can provide automatic, personalised, real-time feedback to learners in distance learning settings when…
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EC-TEL2022 best demo award goes to EduTec

EC-TEL2022 best demo award goes to EduTec

Award, Conference
The demo paper Superpowers in the Classroom: Hyperchalk is an Online Whiteboard for Learning Analytics Data Collection and the corresponding tool Hyperchalk by Lukas Menzel, Sebastian Gombert, Daniele Di Mitri and Hendrik Drachsler were awarded the best demo award at the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning 2022. Hyperchalk allows hosting collaborative whiteboards which can be used to collaborate in real-time. It collects rich user data which can be used to conduct learning analytics. Hyperchalk was initially developed for the ALICE project.
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Sebastian Gombert @ EC-TEL 2022 Doctoral Consortium

Sebastian Gombert @ EC-TEL 2022 Doctoral Consortium

Artificial Intelligence, Conference, Event, Learning Analytics, Research topic
At EC-TEL 2022, Sebastian Gombert presented his doctoral project "Methods and perspectives for the automated analytic assessment of free-text responses in formative scenarios". The goal behind this project is to build free-text assessment systems which can code constructed responses analytically. While much of the past work in response scoring focused on predicting holistic scores, analytic scoring allows to code free-text responses for multiple different aspects. The goal behind these efforts is to provide learners and teachers with useful feedback on each of them. A more detailed project overview will be released as part of the EC-TEL 2022 doctoral consortium proceedings soon.
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Third edition of the Culturally Aware Learning Analytics (CARLA) Workshop at ECTEL22

Third edition of the Culturally Aware Learning Analytics (CARLA) Workshop at ECTEL22

Conference, General education, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Workshop
On the 13th of September, as part of the EC-TEL22 conference, EduTec team member Ioana Jivet co-hosted the third edition of the Culturally Aware Learning Analytics (CARLA) Workshop together with Olga Viberg from KTH Stockholm and Maren Scheffel from Ruhr University Bochum. Learning analytics (LA) have been implemented in various countries, often at a limited scale. We have also seen that LA have been used in different ways in different countries. This makes the transfer of LA solutions from one country to another challenging, due to varying contextual, technical, and cultural factors. Also, the idea that a ‘one size fits all’ paradigm does not lead to effective LA tool designs and implementation has become accepted within both TEL and LA communities. Yet, there is still a big question about what…
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New Pub: Considerations in Feedback and Periodization for the Multimodal Learning Experience of Running via Wearable Devices

New Pub: Considerations in Feedback and Periodization for the Multimodal Learning Experience of Running via Wearable Devices

Workshop
On September 13, during the MILeS 2022 – Multimodal Immersive Learning Systems workshop that took place at EC-TEL 2022 conference in Toulouse, France, the paper entitled Considerations in Feedback and Periodization for the Multimodal Learning Experience of Running via Wearable Devices was presented. This paper, which will appear in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings, was written by Fernando P. Cardenas-Hernandez, and Jan Schneider. Abstract. For the integral learning/training of a psychomotor activity such as running, it is necessary to target not only the physical aspects but also the technical and mental aspects that make it up, an alternative to solve this issue is through the understanding and consideration of feedback and periodization, which are elements that constitute and influence transcendentally and differently each of the three aspects involved. That is why,…
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New Pub: Superpowers in the Classroom: Hyperchalk is an Online Whiteboard for Learning Analytics Data Collection

New Pub: Superpowers in the Classroom: Hyperchalk is an Online Whiteboard for Learning Analytics Data Collection

Computer-supported collaborative learning, Conference, Conference, Event, Further Education, General education, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Lifelong Learning, Publication, School, Technical paper
A new system demonstration paper authored by Lukas Menzel, Sebastian Gombert, Daniele Di Mitri and Henrik Drachsler has been released as part of the ECTEL 2022 proceedings. In this paper, we present Hyperchalk, a self-hosted collaborative online whiteboard software. Similar to commercial solutions like Miro or Flinga, this software provides users with collaborative boards which they can use to draw, write or sketch together. However, unlike commercial solutions, Hyperchalk allows for collecting rich log data, which can be used to study the behaviour of its users and to allow Learning Analytics and studies on computer-supported collaborative learning. Moreover, Hyperchalk comes with a built-in replay mode which allows watching how users behave in its spaces. It supports the LTI1.3 standard, which enables seamless integration with learning management systems such as Moodle,…
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