Lessons learned at #LAK18

The beautiful city of Sydney hosted the 8th international conference of Learning Analytics 2018 (LAK'18). There with my colleagues of OUNL and DIPF, we brought our contributions to the research community.

This year my main contribution constituted in the organisation of Multimodal Data Challange at the Learning Analytics Hackathon. Together with my colleagues Jan Schneider (DIPF) we brought our approach to capturing, storing, analysing, annotating and exploiting multimodal data. The challenge was introduced by the info document of the Hackathon,  as well as the 3-pages submission for the LAKHackathon submission Multimodal challenge: analytics beyond user-computer interaction data.

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Pitch session: Learning with Machines

On the 14th December 2017, during the (y)OUr day organised by the Open Universiteit I was invited to prepare a pitch of 3 minutes about my research. Here is what I said.

My name is Daniele Di Mitri and I am PhD candidate at the TELI department of the Welten institute. My field of research is learning analytics. The Open Universiteit is a distance university that provides its education online. With Learning Analytics it is possible to collect the user-interaction events, analyse these data and provide more personalisation opportunities to the students. Continue reading

eTwinning data project - Seville, Spain

The 29-39th November 2017 I was invited to join the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission located in Seville, Spain. There, I took place in an expert task-force organised by the JRC which aimed to gather ideas for further development of the eTwinning platform.

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HACK@LAK18 Call for Proposals

Call For Proposals (https://easychair.org/cfp/LAKHackathon2018)

The Hack@LAK18 is a pre-conference workshop of the 8th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK). It is the fourth in the series of Hackathons held at LAK, where we encourage a hands-on approach to combining novel data sources in a realistic infrastructure for the benefit of Learning. The approach is multi-disciplinary, reviewed from all angles, self-organising and team building. Anyone is welcome to participate as long as they are motivated to be politely critical and work towards and expand common objectives.

Please feel free to bring along your research questions, datasets and methodologies to the workshop for incorporation in the multidisciplinary activities. If you would like to suggest open research questions that you think should be addressed at the event, then please see our Call for Proposals which is open until December 18. However, you don’t have to have submitted a proposal in order to participate!

The event itself will take place on March 5-9, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.
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