On 23.06. – 24.06.2022 Hendrik Drachsler and Daniele Di Mitri were invited to organise a session at the Didactics Working Groups (FDAKs) to present the concept of Learning

Analytics applied to teaching and learning science (physics and mathematics) in the universities of applied sciences in German (Hochschulen).

The didactics working groups, invited colleagues from all over Bavaria, Baden-Wuttenberg, Hessen and North Rehin Westalia to exchange ideas on teaching (content, methods, etc.).

The Mathematics/Physics working group is currently headed by Prof. Dr. Elmar Junker from the Technical University of Rosenheim and Prof. Dr. Thomas Skill organized by the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. The AK usually meets every semester in Ingolstadt at the DiZ.

Hendrik Drachsler & Daniele Di Mitri reflected on the process of applying learning analytics within higher education settings, its implications, and the critical lessons learned in the Trusted Learning Research Program.

The session focused on the experience of edutec.science research collective that contribute to the Trusted Learning Analytics (TLA) research program. The TLA program aims to provide actionable and supportive feedback to students and stands in the tradition of human-centered learning analytics concepts. During the session, Hendrik & Daniele discussed the lessons learned from implementing TLA systems for learning and teaching. They touched upon the TLA prerequisites like ethics, privacy, and data protection, as well as high informative feedback for psychomotor, collaborative, and meta-cognitive competencies and the ongoing research towards a repository, methods, tools, and skills that facilitate the uptake of TLA in Germany.

Te session included an interactive activity, which included playing the Fellowship of Learning Analytics (FoLA2) following a scripted scenario. This session was aimed to raise awareness in how to design learning activities with Learning Analytics in mind.