The project is part of the research cluster D²L² "Digitalization, Diversity and Lifelong Learning - Consequences for Higher Education" at the FernUniversität in Hagen.

Project leads: Prof. Dr. Jörg Haake (FernUniversität) und Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart (HU, DFKI and Visiting Professor with D²L²) - see also Cooperations.

Project duration: 01 April 2020 through 31 March 2024

The goal of the project is to investigate the potential of Learning Analytics for supporting adaptive learning in distance education, with a particular focus on the diversity of the learners. This potential will be investigated on the basis of three central issues:

  1. Diversity-Inspired Adaptive Assessment: Possibilities for adapting the assessments and tasks offered in a concrete learning situation, with respect to three dimensions: selection of task types, parameterization/generation of tasks, and adaptive feedback and solution hints.
  2. Diversity-Inspired Adaptive Support for Collaborative Learning: Possibilities for supporting dynamic education and reconfiguration of learning groups as well as adaptive support for diverse learning groups on the basis of individual profiles, group profiles, and interaction data.
  3. Emergence of Student Profiles: Collection and analysis of student data as the basis for a long-term investigation into whether and how the diversity of the student body changes over time in relation to learning-relevant parameters.

Research Team Members