As we look back at this past year 2021, we look back on a year filled with many moments that have brought us joy, pride and contentment.

Joy because of the new members that have joined our EduTec team in the past year that have enriched us not only academically but also on a personal level.

Pride because of highlights such as a best paper award at the LAK21 conference, Daniele Di Mitri being elected AI Newcomer 2021 at the KI-Camp 2021 and Dana Kube being chosen as a role model from the women network “net4tec” to name a few.

Contentment because despite the many restrictions the pandemic has caused in the past year, we have managed to accomplish quite a lot: over 20 publications; the organization of events such as a CARLA Workshop at the EC-TEL2021 and an EduTec Hackathon for MINT learning games; guest lectures for example at Carnegie Mellon University; an invited webinar for the SoLAR webinar channel; the next successful steps in projects such as MILKY-PSY, AR4StE(A)M, AFLEK and ALICE.

…we could go on and on about all the things that happened in the past year.

But just as importantly we look back to a year filled with many memorable and valuable interactions with our project partners, students, colleagues, family and friends. Without the support from all of these groups, we would have never been able to have had such a successful year. We the EduTec team therefore say a great big thanks to all of you!

We wish you all relaxing and heathy holidays and all the best for the coming year 2022!