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Dr Daniele Di Mitri elected AI Newcomer 2021

Dr Daniele Di Mitri elected AI Newcomer 2021

Artificial Intelligence, Award, General education, Multimodal Learning Analytics
Dr. Daniele Di Mitri is the AI Newcomer 2021 of the category Humanities and Social Sciences at the KI Camp 2021 organised by the German Informatics Society and the German Federal Ministry of Education. His research is oriented towards the question: how can we best interface artificial intelligence applications with humans to ultimately support human learning, support their goal achievement and boost human productivity? "The only function for which is AI is currently used in higher education is plagiarism check. There is a lot more that AI can do for education. I can imagine realistic application scenario both at primary school, with intelligent tutors via playful interfaces can engage students both individually and in group in learning concepts as geometry, geography, algebra, history, physics." - Daniele Di Mitri, PhD Here the name…
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Workshop on Multimodal Artificial Intelligence in Education (MAIEd’21) 

Workshop on Multimodal Artificial Intelligence in Education (MAIEd’21) 

Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Workshop
1st International Workshop on Multimodal Artificial Intelligence in Education (MAIEd'21)  @ the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED’2021) https://aied2021.science.uu.nl/ 14th June 2021, 9 am to 4 pm CET online workshop Website: https://maied.edutec.science/ - Proceedings to be published by CEUR (more…)
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Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

Best Paper award @LAK21 – Quantum of Choice

Award, Conference, Empirical Study, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Open access, Publication
Learning analytics dashboards (LADs) are designed as feedback tools for learners, but until recently, learners rarely have had a say in how LADs are designed and what information they receive through LADs. To overcome this shortcoming, we have developed a customisable LAD for Coursera MOOCs on which learners can set goals and choose indicators to monitor. Following a mixed-methods approach, we analyse 401 learners’ indicator selection behaviour in order to understand the decisions they make on the LAD and whether learner goals and self-regulated learning skills influence these decisions. We found that learners overwhelmingly chose indicators about completed activities. Goals are not associated with indicator selection behaviour, while help-seeking skills predict learners’ choice of monitoring their engagement in discussions and time management skills predict learners’ interest in procrastination indicators. The…
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Joshua Weidlich joins the team

Joshua Weidlich joins the team

Computational Psychometrics, Learning Design, Team
Starting April 2021, Joshua Weidlich joins the team as PostDoctoral researcher. He completed his PhD on social presence in online learning environments at the FernUniversität in Hagen in February 2021. He holds a Master's Degree in E-Learning and Media Education from Heidelberg University of Education as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Educational Science from Chemnitz University of Technology. See profile page for more information.
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PhD Defense on educational importance of a well-designed dashboard in the online learning environment

PhD Defense on educational importance of a well-designed dashboard in the online learning environment

PhD defense, Press, Team
The impact of technology in improving educational opportunities has grown significantly in the last decade. Especially in 2020, when the corona crisis led to an unprecedented growth in online education for all ages. Online learning environments are equipped with all kinds of possibilities to generate feedback, based on educational data, the learning analytics. Ioana Jivet investigated how learning analytics can be used as a feedback tool in online learning environments. What are relevant aspects in the design of the online learning environment? And what information should the dashboard display in order to optimally support the learner in the learning process? Ioana Jivet defends her thesis 'The Dashboard That Loved Me: Designing adaptive learning analytics for self-regulated learning' at the Open University on Friday 26 March 2021 at 1.30 pm (online).…
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New E+ project RAPIDE – Relevant assessment and pedagogies for inclusive digital education

New E+ project RAPIDE – Relevant assessment and pedagogies for inclusive digital education

Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Press, Project
The European strategic project in higher education titled RAPIDE- Relevant assessment and pedagogies for inclusive digital education starts on Monday, March 1st 2021. The project, coordinated by the Faculty of Organization and Informatics (FOI) of the University of Zagreb, is the 24-month project funded under the Erasmus + program of the European Commission in the total amount of 219,085 euros. The goal of this  project is to co-create, implement and share innovative pedagogies and aligned assessment for relevant and inclusive digital education in order to deal with the COVID-19 induced and similar crises and to support meaningful digital transformation of higher education in (post)COVID era. The kick-off meeting of the project team including the coordinator and project partners - School of Medicine of the University of Zagreb, University of Rijeka,…
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Kickoff Meeting: MILKY-PSY – Multimodal Immersive Learning with Artificial Intelligence for Psychomotor Skills

Kickoff Meeting: MILKY-PSY – Multimodal Immersive Learning with Artificial Intelligence for Psychomotor Skills

Digitalisation, Higher Education, Multimodal Learning Analytics, Project
Those who want to learn a sport train new psychomotor skills. Until now, this has required role models such as teachers on site who explain, demonstrate and assess certain processes. A consortium around the Cologne Game Lab of the TH Köln is developing a learning environment with artificial intelligence (AI) to support the training process as part of the joint research project MILKI-PSY.   Wer eine Sportart erlernen will, trainiert neue psychomotorische Fähigkeiten. Bislang werden dafür Vorbilder wie Lehrerinnen und Lehrer vor Ort benötigt, die bestimmte Abläufe erklären, zeigen und beurteilen. Ein Konsortium um das Cologne Game Lab der TH Köln entwickelt im Rahmen des Verbundforschungsprojekts MILKI-PSY eine Lernumgebung mit künstlicher Intelligenz (KI), die den Trainingsprozess unterstützen soll. Künstlerische, sportliche und handwerkliche Tätigkeiten erfordern psychomotorische Fähigkeiten, bei denen körperliche Bewegungen mit…
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KI@Schule – Virtueller Expert*innen-Workshop

KI@Schule – Virtueller Expert*innen-Workshop

Artificial Intelligence, Learning Analytics, Project, School, Workshop
Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler wurde von der Deutschen Telekom-Stiftung mit 15 weiteren Expert*innen zum virtuellen Workshop „KI@Schule – Zwischen Wunsch und Wahrscheinlichkeit“ am 25. Februar 2021 eingeladen, um die Befunde der Trend- und Zukunftsstudie „Künstliche Intelligenz in der schulischen Bildung“ zu diskutieren. Prof. Dr Hendrik Drachsler and 15 other experts were invited by the Deutsche Telekom Foundation to the virtual workshop "KI@Schule - Zwischen Wunsch und Wahrscheinlichkeit" on 25 February 2021 to discuss the findings of the trend and future study "Künstliche Intelligenz in der schulischen Bildung".
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Learning Analytics Anwendungen für den Hochschuleinsatz – Eine praxisnahe Übersicht

Learning Analytics Anwendungen für den Hochschuleinsatz – Eine praxisnahe Übersicht

Open access, Project, Publication, Report, Technical paper
Das Forschungsfeld Learning Analytics wächst in den letzten Jahren beständig. Mit dem Wachstum entstanden eine Vielzahl von Technologien und Anwendungen. Diese reichen von der Durchführung von kleinen Machbarkeitsstudien mit innovativen, prototypischen Anwendungen bis hin zu in großen empirischen Studien evaluierten kommerziellen Systemen. Es ist jedoch für potentielle Anwender von Learning Analytics schwierig, die Forschungslandschaft zu überschauen und sich einen Einblick in die Thematik zu verschaffen. Folglich sind viele Hochschulen und Lehrende beim Einsatz von Learning Analytics zögerlich, da alleine ein Überblick über die Möglichkeiten eine hohe Einarbeitungszeit erfordert. Auf Basis des ersten Verhaltenskodex für Trusted Learning Analytics (Hansen, Rensing, Herrmann, Drachsler, 2020), der vom Innovationsforum Trusted Learning Analytics des Projektes: Digital gestütztes Lehren und Lernen in Hessen (digLL) im Januar 2020 veröffentlicht wurde, möchten wir mit diesem Report einen Überblick…
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