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

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 integration,… Read more »

12. January 2018

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

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 »

6. November 2017

Looking at data ethics in Learning Analytics

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

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 »

9. October 2017

AFEL at ECTEL 2017

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 »

25. September 2017

AFEL at LAIR2017 Chile – Expanding horizons

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 »

30. August 2017