Using Multimodal Data to Prepare the Next Generation of Data Scientists Webinar

Join us on 3rd March 2021 for the eighth session from the CSCL in Times of Crisis webinar series. We hope to see you there to explore Using Multimodal Data to Prepare the Next Generation of Data Scientists with Bertrand Schneider and Javaria Hassan, Harvard University. Using Multimodal Data to Prepare the Next Generation of Data Scientists Data literacy is becoming a central skill for the next generation of STEM students. However, most data science courses focus on pre-collected datasets and neglect challenges associated with data collection and data cleaning. This project is about teaching data science skills through real-world, ecological, multimodal datasets. In this presentation, I will describe two technological contributions: (1) a website that allows learners to collect rich multimodal datasets, from any webcam or video recording, by using machine learning algorithms that track eye movements, body postures, heart rate and emotions; (2) a learning portal, which provides instructional videos to teach concepts related to multimodal learning analytics. This portal...
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Fostering Humanistic Knowledge Building Communities using Online Collaborative Tools Webinar

Join us on 24th February 2021 for the seventh session from the CSCL in Times of Crisis webinar series. We hope to see you there to explore Fostering Humanistic Knowledge Building Communities using Online Collaborative Tools, with Yotam Hod, Michal Dvir, Shiri Kashi, Liat Rahmian; University of Haifa. Fostering Humanistic Knowledge Building Communities using Online Collaborative Tools: A New Frontier after a Decade of Research The learning goals of this innovation are to foster online humanistic knowledge building communities (HKBCs) where communities’ ideas as well as the participants’ identities as learners and knowledge builders are jointly co-advanced. Target groups include online courses in higher educational settings designed for collaboration in technology-enhanced KBCs. While it is relevant to all disciplines and contexts, we have implemented this at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels following the same design principles in teacher education, educational technologies, statistics education, and introduction to Ph.D. studies. Although our current implementations are fully online due to COVID, we have over...
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Promoting Engineering Students’ Intercultural Communication and Diversity Understanding Webinar

Join us on 17th January 2021 for the sixth session from the CSCL in Times of Crisis webinar series. We hope to see you there to explore Promoting Engineering Students intercultural Communication and Diversity Understanding, with Anuli Ndubuisi, Jim Slotta, Elham Marzi, OISE, University of Toronto. Promoting Engineering Students’ Intercultural Communication and Diversity Understanding Amidst the global disruption of international education programs, educators are creatively adapting their education abroad programs aimed at building global citizens. We will present the use of the Knowledge Community and Inquiry (KCI) model to support students’ development of intercultural communication competencies and global perspectives within the context of a global virtual team learning environment where they work in culturally diverse project teams. This approach focuses on supporting students that seek alternative solutions to the traditional study abroad programs, or where access to travel-related international experiences have been limited by social distancing constraints. We will share how the International Virtual Engineering Student Teams (InVEST) initiative helps students to...
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Learning Together Online through Peer Review Webinar

Join us on 3rd January 2021 for the fourth session from the CSCL in Times of Crisis webinar series. We hope to see you there to explore Learning Together Online through Peer Review, presented by Armin Weinberger. Learning together online through Peer Review Learning through peer review has been applied across all age groups, from primary education to adult education. There has been a focus on higher education with a pronounced interest to attain competencies in arguing within a domain of study and deal with complex problems. Depending on grade level, students would need differently specified additional scaffolding, but have always been found to be more productive learning together with a peer review structure than without. You can stream the webinar and participate in the subsequent Q & A session here on Wednesday, February 3rd 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London, UK): https://youtu.be/xXKZ2uYdYiI The webinar will be presented by Armin Weinberger, Saarland University. CSCL in Times of Crisis Webinar Series The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)...
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Learning in and with Community – CSCL in Times of Crisis Webinar

Tomorrow (27th January 2021) see the third session from the CSCL in Times of Crisis webinar series. We hope to see you there to explore Learning in and with Community. Learning in and with Community In this webinar, we will present about our tools, procedure, and scaffolds that focus on the process of building community. Virtual learning configurations have intensified the need for community building within learning groups and making connections with communities beyond in order to develop inclusive, equity oriented, and generative spaces and enrich learning experiences for students, teachers, community groups, and preservice educators. You can stream the webinar and participate in the subsequent Q & A session here on Wednesday, January 27th 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London, UK): https://youtu.be/kXfEEVz2mKo The next webinar will be presented by Sarah Radke, Hui-Ling Sunshine Malone, Kristin Fisher, Molly L Kelton, Jasmine Y Ma, & Alison White; New York University. CSCL in Times of Crisis Webinar Series The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) community of...
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Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis

A weekly webinar series about good practices of learning together online The COVID-19 pandemic has changed school and higher education on a global scale with the rise of online teaching and learning. The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) community of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) together with the Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) is offering a live webinar series with presentations as well as Q & A about effective practices, approaches, and tools for fostering a sense of co-presence and community in online teaching and learning. Live streaming of the webinar and participation in the Q&A session is free of charge for you - a service supported by the CSCL community of ISLS and NAPLeS. This webinar series is particularly interesting for practitioners teaching in schools and higher education who want to engage with experts on research and practice in computer-supported collaborative learning. On Wednesdays, January 13th – April 7th 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London...
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Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis – Social Annotation as Justice-Oriented Collaborative Dialogue among K12 Educators

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis A weekly webinar series about good practices of learning together online. On Wednesdays, January 13th – April 7th 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London UK) The Learning Sciences Research Institute at the School of Education of the University of Nottingham invites you to participate in a webinar series with presentations from experts in the field of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning about good practices of learning together online. The series consists of 13 weekly presentations and subsequent Q & A with experts in the field. We highly recommend participating in the free webinar series and we would like to ask you to forward the invitation to interested colleagues: The next webinar in this series will be presented by Remi Kalir and colleagues from the University of Colorado, Denver. Title: Social Annotation as Justice-Oriented Collaborative Dialogue among K12 Educators This presentation will introduce social annotation (SA) as an effective approach to online collaborative learning through practices and tools that...
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A new paper on Drawing to Learn

So in the LSRI, it's probably well known that we love learning by drawing. Over the years, we have researched drawing to learn from texts, drawing to learn in science, drawing when learning fashion design, drawing to tell stories, drawing from simulations in Chemistry and Physics and drawing in medical anatomy sessions. I am probably forgetting some! So in this paper, Katharina Scheiter (an honorary professor in the LSRI as well as a professor at the University of Tübingen) and Shaaron Ainsworth (Director of the LSRI) tried to synthesise these studies (and more) to explore how drawing can be used for different educational reasons. You don't have to be an expert as it was written for a general audience. It's just out but sadly paywalled so if you can't see it, do get in touch with Shaaron. ...
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New webinar series: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis

The Learning Sciences Research Institute is engaged in the organization of a webinar series with presentations from experts in the field of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning about good practices of learning together online. The series consists of 13 weekly presentations and subsequent Q & A with experts in the field. We are inviting you to participate in the free webinar series relevant to everyone who is teaching online: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis A weekly webinar series about good practices of learning together online On Wednesdays, January 13th – April 7th 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London UK) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed school and higher education on a global scale with the rise of online teaching and learning. The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) community of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) together with the Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) is offering a live webinar series with presentations as well as Q & A...
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Study Resources

Study Resources

If you are a student looking for ways to ways to help you learn more successfully, we have been creating a set of resources that describe approaches that you can use. Or maybe you are a teacher looking for approaches to recommend to students. Over the new few weeks, we are releasing blog posts which describe an approach, discuss when to use it, what resources you might need, give hints and tips for successful application and where relevant some practice example. Today, we start with a favourite, drawing to learn. ...
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