From February 1 – 2, 2017 the AFEL plenary meeting took place at the IWM – Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien in Tübingen.
The project members discussed the current state of work packages as well as research directions and future plans.


The first day kicked off with a quick overview of the ongoing work packages and state of the deliverables. After lunch, participants collaboratively worked on establishing a development plan for turning insights from work packages into products; specifically planning on the integration, adoption, communication, evaluation for the GNOSS extension.


On the second day, it was time for presentations – each partner presented their research direction in a short presentation. Topics included Visual analytics for learning, Learning patterns across demographics and Hashtag prediction and recommendation. This was followed by a discussion of plans for the upcoming months, where the focus will be the integration of project outcomes into GNOSS.


All in all, this plenary meeting proved to be very successful and highly productive for all partners. Read some statements from our work package leaders below:

The meeting in Tubingen proved to be very fruitful. We outlined concrete plans on how to enrich the data we are extracting as part of the AFEL project and how to use the data and enrichments to aide the final task of helping users in informal learning in the DIDACTALIA platform.
– Susana Lopez, GNOSS


We greatly enjoyed hosting our AFEL colleagues in Tübingen. We also liked to see how the research and development projects get more and more concrete. We liked in particular the discussions in the session on ongoing and possible future research cooperations.
– Peter Holtz, IWM

The project is now at a key transition time, approaching half of the time allocated to it. The meeting in Tübingen was important for the consortium to ensure we are cohesively working towards the same, concrete objectives both in the short and the long terms. Besides reporting on ongoing activities, clear plans were made for the first integrated tools to be finalised and promoted, which was very positive.
– Mathieu d’Aquin, The Open University


The next AFEL project meeting will take place in May 2017.


Have a look at some pictures from this successful meeting below:


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