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AFEL Meeting in Hannover

15.05.2017

From May 10 – 12, 2017 the AFEL project and advisory board meeting took place at the L3S Research Center in Hannover. The project members discussed the current state of work packages as well as presentations and demos of the AFEL project in preparation for the advisory board meeting which took place as part of this meeting […]

First Release of the AFEL Learning Analytics Dataset

08.05.2017

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 […]

Know-Center represent AFEL at IUI 2017

13.04.2017

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 […]

Report from the EU participatory meeting on Digital Learning

29.03.2017

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 […]

AFEL plenary meeting in Tübingen

15.02.2017

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 […]

Big Data for Learning Analytics – AFEL at LearnTec2017

25.01.2017

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 […]

AFEL-related paper accepted at WWW 2017

11.01.2017

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 […]

AFEL Paper @ Complex Networks 2016

10.01.2017

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. […]

AFEL in the media – Interview for Checkpoint eLearning

12.12.2016

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 […]

GNOSS awarded “Best digital project 2016”

11.11.2016

The AFEL partner GNOSS has received an award for their project “The Prado on the Web“. During the ‘IX Premios de la Noche de las Telecomunicaciones’, it was awarded “Best digital project 2016” by the Association of Telecommunication Engineers of La Rioja (AITER). This award comes as yet another acknowledgement for their outstanding work, since […]

AFEL Paper at ISWC 2016

11.11.2016

On behalf of the AFEL project, Besnik Fetahu from the L3S Research Center attended the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC’16) where the work carried out as part of the ongoing AFEL project activities was disseminated. The work focused on a survey of challenges which are faced when using Web data that are part of the […]

Datasets for the Learning Analytics Community

03.11.2016

Although learning analytics (LA) is applied increasingly in various learning and education settings, it still lacks publicly available and interoperable research datasets, that would allow the reproduction, experimental evaluation, and benchmarking of algorithms,  methods, and tools. While AFEL has recognised this gap and is currently in the process of gathering a significant amount of activity […]

Meet AFEL in Graz, 24 – 25 October 2016

17.10.2016

The next AFEL plenary meeting will take place at Know-Center GmbH from October 24 to 25, 2016, in Graz. The Know-Center will be the host of the fourth AFEL meeting. As AFEL partner, the Know-Center contributes with its competencies in visual analytics, social network analytics, feature engineering and also human computer interaction. Additional contribution takes place in the exploitation and dissemination […]

AFEL project meeting in Tübingen

22.07.2016

During the last week, several AFEL team members from the L3S Research Center in Hannover visited the IWM in Tübingen for a joint meeting to discuss ongoing collaborations in the AFEL context, particularly concerning  AFEL WP2 on “enrichment” of Web data and WP4 on detecting learning-related notions and cognitive models in Web data. The day kicked of with a […]

AFEL at the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2016)

07.07.2016

Capturing knowledge from data on the Web is a research challenge almost as old as the Web itself, as aptly represented by long-running worldwide scientific events such as the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC). Having reached its thirteenth edition this year, the event that took place in Crete between May 29 and June 3 reflected […]

Impressions of “The 8th International ACM Web Science Conference 2016”

04.07.2016

Web Science is the emergent study of the people and technologies, applications, processes and practices that shape and are shaped by the World Wide Web. Web Science aims to draw together theories, methods and findings from across academic disciplines, and to collaborate with industry, business, government and civil society, to develop our knowledge and understanding […]

Museo del Prado wins Annual Webby Awards

11.05.2016

  The Prado Museum’s digital project, The Prado in the Web, developed with Gnoss.com technology, obtains two awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences Gnoss.com has developed and established the technology behind The Prado Museum’s digital project. The new website was launched on December 10, 2015, being the first time that The […]

LILE2016 Workshop – Learning and Education with the Web of Data

02.05.2016

Last week saw the 6th edition of the LILE workshop focused on learning & education with the Web of data and strongly related to AFEL research. Following  previous editions, LILE2016 was collocated with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2016) in Montreal, Canada. The interactive nature of the event was underlined by engaging talks and keynotes, […]

Meet AFEL in Hannover, 19-20 May 2016

12.04.2016

The next AFEL plenary meeting will take place at the Leibniz University Hannover from May 19 to 20, 2016, in Hannover.   The Leibniz Universitaet Hannover will be the host of the second AFEL meeting. As AFEL partner the L3S Research Center is contributing its expertise and infrastructure in the areas of data analytics, semantic technologies and […]

Illustration of “Everyday Learning” situations

10.04.2016

The AFEL project has assembled situations of everyday learning to make applications for the viewer vivid – free to share, copy and redistribute.   At the AFEL plenary meeting in London the AFEL project team has created a photo series to specifically illustrate situations of everyday learning. They are available under the “Creative Commons Attribution […]

Open Data for Education book published

07.04.2016

A key distinction between AFEL and other Learning Analytics-related projects is that it focuses on ‘Everyday Learning’: Informal or incidental learning that happens outside of educational platforms and systems. For this reason, Open Data are critical to us as a way to collect information about the resources available not only in a specific system but […]

Meet AFEL in London, 1-3 March 2016

22.01.2016

The next AFEL plenary meeting will take place at the Open University in London from the 1st to the 3d March 2016.    

AFEL supports the LILE “Learning & Education with the Web of Data” workshop

06.01.2016

The LILE workshop aims at addressing the technical and interdisciplinary challenges associated with using and publishing web data for learning and teaching by providing a forum for researchers and practitioners who make innovative use of Linked Data for educational purposes, and to discuss, exchange and disseminate their work. It will take place on the 11th […]

Happy New Year from AFEL

04.01.2016

Happy new Year! 2016 promises to be a very exciting year, as January does not only mark the beginning of the new year, but also the second month (out of 36) of the AFEL project. In this first month, we have mostly focused on setting ourself up – creating this website, starting the online presence […]

AFEL is Live!

01.12.2015

The AFEL project has officially started! The 1st of December 2015 is the official start of the project which will last 3 years. The aims are to research the tools necessary to understand and analyse learning activities, the behaviours of learners and the way learning processes occur in online, social and collaborative environment that are not […]