The project kicks off with agreeing on the detailed project plan in WP1 led by the coordinator. The project manager will supervise the project throughout the project period and make sure the plan is followed and work is done according to the plan.
Before implementation of pilots, the current the-state-of-the-art in formative assessment and feedback in online learning, and chatbots will be investigated. This activity is led by one of the university partners with research expertise – CYENS - Centre of Excellence. The activity also includes need analysis, research and preparation needed to be able to start the implementation of pilots.
According to lean methodology, the implementation follows the planning and understanding (State-of-the-art analysis) just a few months after project start. Project coordinator, EdTech Foundry, will prepare the pilots and each academic partner will implement it at their institution. In the scope of the pilots, educators will receive instructions on how to use Differ and Hubert, and they will have the opportunity to adjust them to their needs. After each pilot, the coordinator will gather feedback and use it to improve the next round of piloting.
The quality of each pilot and the project as a whole, will be monitored in WP4. The work package is led by a data mining expert, University of Leeds, in collaboration with the respective university leading their own pilot and the service providers.
Deliverable 4: Quality Management Plan (confidential)
Deliverable 5: Data Report (confidential)
Based on the data from the pilots collected in the work package 4, partner from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics will lead the evaluation and knowledge sharing; together with a board of pedagogical and chatbot experts. Together all partners contribute to document learnings and outcomes to be shared in work package 6.
All partners contribute to sharing the learnings. Here we present all of the relevant materials.
Partner: CYENS, Leeds and UGR, Status: submitted to HCII 2022 conference
Partner: FOI, Status: accepted for publishing in journal WSEAS Transactions on Computers
Partner: Leeds, Status: submitted to International Journal of Lifelong Education
Partner: UGR, Status: submitted to Revista de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje de Ingeniería de Computadores
A. Čižmešija, G. Hajdin, D. Oreški (FOI)
A. Čižmešija, A. Horvat, D. Plantak Vukovac (FOI)
Dijana Plantak Vukovac, Ana Horvat & Antonela Čižmešija (FOI)
Olia Tsivitanidou, Andri Ioannou (CYENS)
Olia Tsivitanidou, Andri Ioannou (CYENS)
Fotos Frangoudes, Marios Hadjiaros, Eirini C. Schiza, Maria Matsangidou, Olia Tsivitanidou & Kleanthis Neokleous (CYENS)
Noorhan Abbas, Thomas Pickard, Eric Atwell, Aisha Walker (Leeds)
Antonio M. Mora, Alberto Guillén, Francisco Barranco, Pedro A. Castillo & Juan J. Merelo (UGR)
J. J. Merelo, P. A. Castillo, Antonio M. Mora, Francisco Barranco, Noorhan Abbas, Alberto Guillen, Olia Tsivitanidou (UGR/Leeds/CYENS)
Final Edubots conference (January 2022): The aim of the final conference was to raise dissemination about the project and also to attract more users to the Edubots application and registrations to the cMOOC. The statistics of the final conference are very good: 232 registrations, of which 132 were watching the conference live at some point. A series of 12 videos is available for the public here :
Edubots Conference, June 2021:
Presentation of Differ on faculty e-learning education: https://www.foi.unizg.hr/hr/novosti/edukacije-iz-e-ucenja-na-foi-ju
RISE presented on the 8th of October 2020 a conference paper titled: “Users' needs assessment for chatbots’ use in Higher Education” at the CECIIS conference (https://ceciis.foi.hr/).
A list of project results presentations: download the presentations from GD
June 2 2021, with Marita Skjuve
June 10 2021, with Myles Blaney
June 16 2021, with Markus Schatten
Aug 11, 2021, with Joonas Pesonen
Aug 27, 2021, with Sylvie Studente
Sep 23 2021, with Dr. Tim Coughlan
Sep 30, 2021, with Izaak Dekker
Recorded, but not published.
Developing Online Quality – Open Forum with EFMD, GBSN