Marco Kalz 
Professor, Heidelberg University of Education, Germany

Unintended consequences of mainstreaming of technology-enhanced learning

Time: Monday June 3 at 09:00.

Abstract: coming soon

About the speaker: Marco Kalz is full professor of technology-enhanced learning at the Heidelberg University of Education. He is also affiliated to the UNESCO chair of open education of the Open University of the Netherlands. His research interest lies on the use of open education, pervasive technologies and formative assessment to support self-directed lifelong learning. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Marco is a fellow of the Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences (ICO) and the Dutch research school on information and knowledge systems (SIKS). He is elected president of the European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EA-TEL), director of the study program on E-Learning and Media Education, co-director of the Education for Sustainable Development Center and board member of the International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era. Over the last 5 years he could secure approx. 2 Mil EUR of research funding for his institution. Besides European projects he was and is regularly involved in educational innovation projects with partners inside and outside of his institutions.


Rebecca Ferguson
Senior lecturer, The Open University, United Kingdom

Keynote 2: Title to be announced

Time: Tuesday June 4 at 09:00.

Abstract: a topic in Technology-Enhanced Learning. Details are coming soon..

About the speaker: Short bio of the speaker is to be added. Details are coming soon.



Keynote 3: Title to be announced

Time: Wednesday June 5 at 14:00.

Abstract: a topic in Technology-Enhanced Learning. Details are coming soon.

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Roberto Martinez-Maldonado 
Researcher, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

From Oysters to Pearls:
Key Strategies for Communicating Learning Analytics Insights

Time: Thursday June 6 at 09:00.

Abstract: Learning Analytics (LA) innovations offer exciting opportunities for enhancing technology-enhanced learning and teaching. From a human-centred learning analytics perspective, making sense of the vast quantities of educational data now available is of utmost importance. However, data can get easily stripped from its context. This can potentially lead to making spurious assumptions or building rather complex learning analytics representations. Emerging educational dashboards and visualisations are already exposing critical design challenges that may often be trivialised but can negatively impact the successful adoption and use of these LA innovations. Empirical evidence already shows that ‘usable’ and visually appealing visualisations, or even visualisations that invite users to explore data, are not necessarily effective from an educational perspective.

Since an educator’s interpretation of visualised data is essentially the construction of a narrative about student progress, this talk will focus on the concept of “Educational Data Storytelling” as an approach for explaining student data by aligning educational visualisations with the intended learning design. In this talk we will use the metaphor of coming “from oysters to pearls” as a way to explain key strategies for creating LA innovations that communicate insights. This talk will also cover key literature in the areas of information visualisation and human-computer interaction, which is relevant for designing effective educational technologies. We will also analyse examples that may be useful for a wide range of purposes related to communicating insights based on educational evidence..

About the speaker: Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado is a full-time researcher at the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) and data visualisation lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. He has a background in Computing Engineering. His areas of research include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI, CSCW), Learning Analytics, Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED, EDM) and Collaborative Learning (CSCL). In the past years, his research has focused on applying data mining techniques to help understand how people learn and collaborate in collocated environments, empowering people with emerging technologies such as interactive surfaces, combining available technologies for capturing traces of collaboration and helping teachers to orchestrate their classroom through the use of interactive devices and learning analytics innovations. Recently, he was program co-chair of the research and industry track program of the International Conference of Artificial Intelligence in Education 2018.



Keynote 5: Title to be announced

Time: Friday June 7 at 09:00.

Abstract: a topic in Technology-Enhanced Learning. Details are coming soon.

About the speaker: Short bio of the speaker is to be added. Details are coming soon.