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