AFEL presented at the French eLearning conference

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AFEL coordinator, Mathieu d’Aquin, went to Strasbourg last month to present the research challenges and results of the AFEL project at the 2017 edition of EIAH, the french eLearning conference. In his invited presentation, Mathieu focused on the specific challenges associated with doing Learning Analytics in an environment where learning happens across multiple, online platforms… Read more »

First Release of the AFEL Learning Analytics Dataset

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As a research discipline, learning analytics crucially relies on data. Obtaining such dats however is not straightforward, as if data is available locally with the appropriate permissions to be exploited for researcher, it is unlikely to be comparable with other datasets available through other systems. For this reason, the AFEL project is releasing public, stable… Read more »

Know-Center represent AFEL at IUI 2017

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The annual ACM IUI conference took place between March 14th to 16th 2017 in Limassol, Cyprus, for the 22nd time, serving as a forum for the intelligent user interfaces community. Eduardo Veas, Cecilia di Sciascio and Peter Hasitschka from the Know-Center were present at the conference with one paper accepted for the main conference track, one invited paper, four… Read more »

Report from the EU participatory meeting on Digital Learning

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In Monday 27 March 2017, AFEL coordinator Mathieu d’Aquin attended a participatory meeting at the European Commission in Luxembourg on “Digital Learning”. This workshop was a gathering of members of different units from the commission and numerous projects related to digital learning in general. Mathieu introduced AFEL to the other participants, including the members of… Read more »

AFEL plenary meeting in Tübingen


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… Read more »

Big Data for Learning Analytics – AFEL at LearnTec2017


Between 24 and 26 January 2017, the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre hosted LearnTec 2017, among the world’s largest events for practitioners and researchers in digital education, involving both industry and academia. LearnTec features a fair with 250 exhibitors as well as a conference where selected speakers present the latest in learning technology to an audience… Read more »

AFEL-related paper accepted at WWW 2017


The A* International World Wide Web Conference 2017 (WWW)  is an annual forum that brings together the most influential researchers of the Web community. Thus, it is a special honour for Dominik Kowald and Elisabeth Lex from the Social Computing area of the Know-Center that their paper “Temporal Effects on Hashtag Reuse in Twitter: A… Read more »

AFEL Paper @ Complex Networks 2016


Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi from the Social Computing team of Know-Center attended the Complex Networks 2016 Workshop, in which she presented the paper entitled “Semantic Stability in Wikipedia” (download link) that was conducted in terms of the AFEL Project. This work assesses the semantic stability of Wikipedia by investigating the dynamics of Wikipedia articles’ revisions over time…. Read more »

AFEL in the media – Interview for Checkpoint eLearning


Ahead of his upcoming talk on AFEL-related work at LearnTec2017, Stefan Dietze from the L3S Research Center for basic and applied Web Science of the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, gave an interview to CHECK.point eLearning, a popular Web platform for practitioners in the fields of technology-enhanced and online learning. The interview (currently only available in german) discusses some of the current… Read more »