Paper “Analyzing Knowledge Gain of Users in Informational Search Sessions on the Web” has been accepted to CHIIR 2018.

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Web search is frequently used by people to acquire new knowledge and to satisfy learning-related objectives, but little is known about how a user’s knowledge evolves through the course of a search session. This paper presents a study addressing the knowledge gain of users in informational search sessions. Using crowdsourcing, 500 distinct users were recruited… Read more »

Meet AFEL @ LearnTec

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  We are happy to announce that the AFEL project will have a booth at the upcoming LearnTec, from 30. January to 1st of February Meet our AFEL experts and discuss with them, how learning analytics can improve your everyday learning.   Join the LearnTec and meet us in Halle 2, I46 (see the picture below)… Read more »

Meet AFEL at BIGSSS-CSS Summer School, Bremen, 23 July – 3 August 2018

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The AFEL expert Peter Holtz will participate as expert at the BIGSSS Summer School in Computational Social Science. The two-weeks summer school serves as a research incubator linking social science research on conflicts with computational methods of data mining and analysis. During the summer school, participants are introduced to methods of computational social sciences (CSS)… Read more »

AFEL Consortium Meeting: 12. -13. December 2017 in Logroño, Spain

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  Shortly before Christmas, the AFEL consortium meeting was hosted by GNOSS in Logroño, Spain. The goal was to jointly reflect the review results and to create a joint and focussed vision for the last year of the project. The main agenda was circulating three main strands: technical integration, evaluation and dissemination. Regarding the technical… Read more »

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 »