Highlight Project: TABULA Makes Learning AccessibleCopyright: LuFg i9
On November 19, 2018 at 3.30 p.m. the depot in the Talstraße in Aachen was up close and personal. There, the Chair of Media Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction, the Chair of Learning Technologies and the Chair of Communication Science of the RWTH Aachen University presented the research project "TABULA" as part of the BMBF's information tour "Experiential Learning".
The project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, deals with the use of physically tangible objects, so-called tangibles, on multitouch tables in order to make computer science concepts interactive. The project uses a new generation of multitouch tables that combine an LCD flat screen with the capacitive touch recognition familiar from smartphones.
The information tour is about understanding the learning of the future. "TABULA" has been selected as one of the four highlight projects and forms the conclusion of the series at the Aachen location. Previously, it made stops in Munich, Bremen and Leipzig.
In addition to project demonstrations, the BMBF's information tour also featured exciting lectures and panel discussions, among others with science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. True to the motto "Bringing technology to people", everyone who is enthusiastic about learning in the future was cordially invited.
DeLFI 2017 - Best Paper and Best Demo AwardCopyright: DeLFI 2017
DeLFI 2017 Die 15. e-Learning Fachtagung Informatik vom 5. bis 8. September in Chemnitz (gemeinsam mit der GMW Jahrestagung 2017)
Best Paper Award DeLFI: Henrik Bellhäuser, Johannes Konert, René Röpke, Christoph Rensing für ihren Beitrag "Eine extravertierte und eine gewissenhafte Person in jeder Lerngruppe! Effekte der Verteilung von Persönlichkeitsmerkmalen auf Zufriedenheit und Lernergebnis"
Best Demo Award: Johannes Konert, René Röpke, Henrik Belllhäuser für ihren Beitrag "mod_groupformation: Moodle Plugin zur algorithmisch optimierten Lerngruppenbildung"
Nomination for the OER Award 2017Copyright: LuFg i9
We successfully concluded the year 2017 with the nomination for the OER-Award 2017 in the category "OER over OER" within the MINT-L-OER-amt project. The UNESCO took over the patronage for the category "OER over OER" and the nomination was rewarded both digitally and with a handmade prize.
The aim of MINT-L-OER-amt is to integrate the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) into the STEM education and training programs at the RWTH Aachen University. This is accomplished by qualifying and supporting certain target groups to create, edit and utilize OER Materials for teaching purposes. The target groups are: Lecturers and students of the STEM didactics at RWTH, current school teachers in the region and later on other lecturers and STEM field students of RWTH. The above-mentioned groups are to be qualified gradually supported by the center of excellence at RWTH (MINT-L⁴@RWTH). All materials used within the qualification program will be available also as OER.
Dr. Nadine Bergner appointed GI Junior FellowCopyright: LuFg i9
Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) has announced their designated GI Junior Fellows of 2017. Among them, there is Dr. Nadine Bergner from RWTH Aachen University, whose work includes the establishment of Europe's most successful school laboratory in computer science.
Her work connects the topics “Didactics of Computer Science” and “E-Learning”. She established a comprehensive “pupils lab” and evaluated its effects on the image of Computer Science with children and adolescents, thus earning good reputation in her scientific community. It is her aim to prepare children for life in the digital world from as early as elementary school age. To do so, she approached the GI and contributed to the “Dagstuhl-Erklärungen” of 2015 and 2016. In addition, she is the spokesperson of GI working group “E-Learning at schools”.
The Department of Computer Science congratulates Dr. Bergner on her appointment.
Code Week Award 2016Copyright: Code Week
Code Week Award - once more: The Winner is... InfoSphere!
After the great success with the project "Informatik-Feriencamp für Weltverbesser" in 2015, the InfoSphere was awarded again in 2016.
The Code Week Award jury selected the Family Days "Discovering the digital world from 110 to 1100011 years" as the 2016 prizewinner.
The InfoSphere team is delighted about the recognition and, with the prize money of 5,000 euros, can offer additional Family Days free of charge for those interested in information technology between 110 and 1100011 years of age - this also explains the age in decimal.
DiALOG Award 2016Copyright: DiALOG
Deutsche Bahn AG and RWTH Aachen "PRiME (Professional Reflective Mobile Personal Learning Environments)
With PRiME, an individual information and training offer for mobile employees in operational use is created. The system, which is based on digital media, makes it possible to retrieve, divide, supplement and annotate relevant information with other employees. The solution is based on a community-supported concept in in-company training (Learning as a Network learning theory). The system is represented by a multitude of mobile and web-based applications that are connected to each other. These enable, among other things, the intelligent splitting and storage of complex documents into the smallest possible, recyclable units, independent of the format of the document (e.g. text document).
RWTH research project PRiME wins eLearning AWARD 2015Copyright: eLearning
The eLearning research of the RWTH Aachen has achieved another great success. The PRiME project of the Department of Computer Science 9 receives the eLearning AWARD 2015 in the category Personal Learning Environments & Knowledge Management. Since 2008, the eLearning Journal has awarded the prize in around 25 categories to innovative concepts for improving teaching and learning.
Brigitte-Gilles-Preis 2015Copyright: Andreas Schmitter
The projects "go4IT!" and "Promotions-CAFÉ" receive the Brigitte Gilles Prize 2015
The prize, named after Brigitte Gilles, RWTH's first women's representative, honors projects that encourage female students to take an interest in MINT subjects, i.e. mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology. On the other hand, the prize supports measures that improve the living, study and working conditions of women at the university and encourage them on their career path. In addition to a university reference, the selection criteria are innovative strength and sustainability of the contributions submitted. This time, the "go4IT! projects of the Department of Computer Science 9 and "Promotions-CAFÉ" of the gender team of the AlgoSyn Research Training Group and the Department of Computer Science were each awarded 2,500 euros.
Excellence Label of the German Education Prize 2015Copyright: TÜV Süd, EUPD Research
In 2015 TÜV Süd and EUPD Research have awarded the PRiME project the Excellence Label of the German Education Prize 2015 in the category "Innovation".
With more than 70 competitors in our category, the project made it into the final round with only three contestants remaining. After a successful audit in February 2015, the project managers Dr. Mohamed Amine Chatti and Gerd Schumacher, Professor Ulrik Schroeder, Christoph Greven, Hendrik Thüs, and the manager of NextEducation, Andreas Eckelt, eventually received the award. The jury gave the following reasons for awarding PRiME:
With PRiME, the project team consisting of DB Mobility Logistics AG, DB Training, Learning & Consulting and the RWTH Aachen initiated an innovative project that is carried out professionally. By means of various mobile and web applications users can aggregate personally relevant information from within the learning environment. The architecture follows the principle of swarm intelligence and enables the users to exchange knowledge, collect best practice scenarios and discuss.
Code Week Award 2015
Code Week Award - And the Winner is...
the Student Lab for Computer Science InfoSphere!
The jury of the Code Week Award has come to a decision and has chosen the InfoSphere project "Informatik-Feriencamp für Weltverbesserer" as prize winner. The whole team is thrilled to be honored like this and we're even more happy to announce that the prize money of 10.000€ will be used to offer two Arduino holiday camps completely for free for all participants from class 8 upwards.
Since then, these holiday camps have been offered regularly during all holidays. For more information check the InfoSphere website.
DeLFI 2008 - Best Paper AwardCopyright: DeLFI 2008
Best Paper Award: Christian Spannagel (PH Ludwigsburg), Ulrik Schroeder (RWTH Aachen) for their contribution "GUI Adaptation in Learning Contexts".