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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New pub: Causal reasoning with causal graphs, published in ETRD

New pub: Causal reasoning with causal graphs, published in ETRD

Journal, Publication, Research Methods, Special Issue
Educational Technology, like many other empirical research fields, needs to provide evidence for the causal effectiveness of their interventions. This is as important for establishing the efficacy of some novel educational technology as it is for theory-building. However, because educational research, especially field research, can be messy, tightly-controlled randomized experiments are not always the best option. Importantly, as our development paper shows, this does not mean that researchers should abandon all claims of causality. Instead, we highlight the importance of explicit causal reasoning, while equipping researchers with a tool to approach this daunting task systematically. Causal graphs (or Directed Acyclic Graphs = DAGs) are a low-barrier approach to reasoning about causality in all research contexts. Using a few construction rules, the resultant graphs allow researchers to figure out whether a…
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New Pub: special issue “From Sensor Data to Educational Insights”

New Pub: special issue “From Sensor Data to Educational Insights”

Special Issue
We are delighted to announce an editorial of the MDPI Sensors special issue "From Sensor Data to Educational Insights" published in Open Access written by José A. Ruipérez-Valiente, Roberto Martínez-Maldonado, Daniele Di Mitri  Jan Schneider. The editorial introduces 12 novel scientific articles in the field of educational sensors. The full special issue can be found on the MDPI website.
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