Guest Professors Talk about Hackathons and Technology in Education

On May 23, Irene-Angelica Chounta and Alexander Nolte (both from the University of Tartu) will provide insight into their respective areas of research.

[Translate to Englisch:] v.l.: Chounta, Nolte; Credit: Privat

Computational Learning Analytics to Provide Personalized, Adaptive Scaffolding

Using modern technology in education gives us tools and methods to not only support learning, but also make it easier. The wealth of information gives us new possibilities when it comes to information and analysis, providing a unique opportunity to apply innovative computer-based approaches to basic educational challenges. The presentation will address the "grey area". This is a computational approach to modeling the proximal development zone (ZPD) of individual students. There will be a demonstration of the application for this approach to existing information. A subsequent discussion will focus on the theoretical and practical implications.

Hackathons - Current Practice and Missed Opportunities

In recent years, hackathons - and other events such as code festivals, data dives, edit-a-thons, etc. - have become a global phenomenon. These events cover topics ranging from developing innovative products and services to addressing citizens' concerns and environmental problems. Companies and educational institutions also aim to adopt this approach to innovatively tackle problems. The presentation will attempt to understand potential hackathon outcomes and identify factors that support their short-term and long-term sustainability.

Organized by: Institute for Business Informatics

The presentation will take place on May 23, at 9:00 AM in Room S3 134.