Dr. Daniele Di Mitri

DIPF – Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Daniele Di Mitri is Research Group Leader at EduTec group at DIPF institute in Frankfurt. Daniele holds a BSc degree in Computer Science, a MSc degree in Artificial Intelligence and doctoral degree from The Open University of The Netherlands (2020) in Learning Analytics. He received the Martin Wolpers Award in 2018 and he was nominated as AI Newcomer 2021 at the German KI Camp 2021. Daniele’s current research focus lays in creating responsible AI for education and human support.

Marcel Schmitz

Lid van Lectoraat Data Intelligence, Herkenbosch, Limburg, Netherlands

Learning Analytics supported Learning Design especially instrumentalized by FoLA^2 (Fellowship of Learning Activities and Analytics) Board/Cardgame. All other T.E.L. research keeps me interested especially if it is within the Data Intelligence (Zuyd) or Online Learning and Instruction (OU) area. Every connection to Gaming Research I can make will be made. Most research fits into Design-Based Research. At the moment Hevner’s work is the inspiration for all things I do within this area.

Sebastian Gombert

DIPF – Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Frankfurt, Germany

Sebastian Gombert started to work as a doctoral researcher at the Educational Technologies group, DIPF, in 2021. Before this, he studied Linguistic and Literary Computing at TU Darmstadt which he finished with a thesis on the detection of semantic uncertainty in scientific writing through a combination of transformer language models and conditional random fields. Besides this, Sebastian worked as a tutor, software developer and junior research assistant in various contexts and was active in academic self-government.

Dr. Ioana Jivet

DIPF – Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Frankfurt, Germany

Ioana Jivet is Associate Researcher at EduTech group at DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. Ioana obtained her Masters degree in Computer Science in 2016 from the TU Delft and then pursued a PhD at the Open University of the Netherlands which she obtained in March 2021 Cum Laude. Her research focused on designing learner-facing learning analytics dashboards that foster the development of self-regulated learning skills. Over the past years, she has contributed to Competen-SEA, a capacity building project in South-East Asia around MOOCs, and SHEILA, a research project that investigated the adoption of learning analytics in European higher education institutions and built a policy development framework for HEIs to facilitate adoption. At the moment, Ioana is serving on the Executive Committee of the Society of Learning Analytics Research as Secretary.

Atezaz Ahmad

DIPF – Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Frankfurt, Germany

Atezaz Ahmad is a research assistant and doctoral candidate within the Leibniz Institute for Educational Research and Information and Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His PhD thesis is about learning analytics indicators and dashboards, where he is working, developing and evaluating a LA tool called OpenLAIR that helps course designers, teachers, students, and educational researchers to make informed decisions about the selection of learning design activities, LA indicators, and metrics for their course design or LA dashboard. He is further working on NLP to automize the process of harvesting LA indicators and their metrics from the LA literature and uploading them to OpenLAIR to keep the tool up to date. He graduated with a master’s in Software System Engineering in the field of learning analytics from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler

DIPF – Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Frankfurt, Germany

Hendrik Drachsler is Professor of Educational Technologies and Learning Analytics and affiliated with the German Leibniz Institute for International Educational Research (dipf.de), the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and the Open University of the Netherlands. He is the Scientific Director of studiumdigitale, the central research and innovation unit for technology-enhanced learning, at the Goethe-University with over 40.000 students. His research interests include Learning Analytics, Personalisation technologies, Recommender Systems, Educational data, mobile devices, and their applications in the fields of Technology-Enhanced Learning and Health 2.0. Hendrik is an elected board member of the board of the European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EATEL). From 2015 – 2020 he was elected board member of the Society of Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR). In the past, he worked as a principal investigator and scientific coordinator of various national and EU projects (e.g., patient-project.eu, LinkedUp-project.eu, laceproject.eu, safepat.eu, sheilaproject.eu), and was responsible for a consortium budget of over 15 million euros research grants and 3.2 million euros for his research group. Hendrik has regularly chaired international scientific conferences (e.g. LAK16, EC-TEL17, EC-TEL18, LAK20). He is Associate Editor of IEEE’s Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT), and is Special Issue Editor of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL). He authored various highly cited articles on Technology-Enhanced Learning.