Hack@LAK18 – The Hackathon of the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference

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For the fourth time the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK 2018, Sydney, March 5-9) will host a hackathon (Hack@LAK18) dedicated to create an environment where technologists and practitioners can explore, in a hands-on way, open challenges and key research questions in the field of learning analytics. The hackathon includes access to specific data and… Read more »

Looking at data ethics in Learning Analytics

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As part of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017, 22/10/2017) in Vienna, the Re-codding Black Mirror workshop looked at both the potential ethical implications of semantic web technologies, and at the solutions they could provide to those issues. The workshop included discussions and debates, collective tasks around identifying potential ethics stories from semantic web… Read more »

AFEL at the CNR Institute for Educational Technologies

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Last week, AFEL researcher Stefan Dietze visited the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), namely its Palermo-based Institute for Educational Technologies (ITD), to continue a longstanding research collaboration on AFEL-related topics and deliver seminars at the institute and the University of Palermo. The more research-oriented talk at ITD titled “Analysing User Knowledge, Competence and Learning… Read more »

AFEL at ECTEL 2017

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The European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is the premier venue for researchers, practitioners, educational developers, entrepreneurs and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Unsurprisingly, Learning Analytics is becoming a core topic of interest in this community, as demonstrated by the special theme of the conference this year: ‘Data Driven Approaches… Read more »

AFEL at LAIR2017 Chile – Expanding horizons

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Eduardo Veas and Analía Cicchinelli, from AFEL partner Know-Center, were invited to talk on the topic of Analytics Tools for Knowledge Activities at the LAIR2017 conference in Chile. The talk introduced the tools built at Know-Center for assessment of quality in document repositories and their application to content creation. From knowledge exploration and content creation,… Read more »

Know-Center represented AFEL at UMAP 2017

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The 25th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalisation took place in Bratislava, Slovakia from the 09th to the 12th of July. The UMAP conference is one of the most popular conferences in the area of personalized recommender systems and adaptation services. Know-Center’s Social Computing area, represented by Dominik Kowald has successfully presented a… Read more »

Know-Center & AFEL Paper Presentation at ACM Hypertext 2017

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The ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT) is a venue for quality peer-reviewed research on theory, systems, and applications for hypertext and social media. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research, including social media, adaptation, personalization, recommendations, user modeling, linked data and semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext, and its… Read more »

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 »