Off to MIT …

I am really looking forward to my visit to MIT STEP. Lots of new things to learn, reflect on my own activities, set new goals, re-define my own interests and focus. Working on PhD publications and seeing my own publications in a broader context. So in generla what we call in German “Über den Tellerrand schauen.”

So what I am leaving with topic wise:

  • my work in the last years on sensor-based and ubiquitous computing for learning support. We are running three related European projects in that research topic at the moment: METALOGUE on multimodal dialogue and coaching people in negotiations, weKIT on capturing and transfering expert knowledge, and TESLA on creating more efficient assessment with multimodal assessment and logging.
  • personalization and personalized learning. This is probably what I am longest working on. I expect new perspectives on that from my visit. I think the work at STEP on games, creating games, exploring simulations spaces, creating software is very interesting to give a new notion to personalized learning looking more at the power of creativity and customisation.

Both of these topics are related to my work on competence management and development of competence-based education and learning support.

More to come … so stay tuned.

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