Hendrik Thüs's research while affiliated with FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and other places

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Die Anforderungen an moderne Lernende haben sich in den letzten Jahren enorm geändert, sowohl im akademischen und privaten Bereich als auch in berufsbezogenen Szenarien. Zunehmend wird auf die Lernenden selbst fokussiert, anstatt auf traditionelle Lehrformen wie Frontalunterricht zu setzen. Durch mehr Kontrolle und Selbstverantwortung obliegt die A...
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Recommender systems are essential to overcome the information overload problem in professional learning environments. In this paper, we investigate interest-based recommendation in academic networks using social network analytics (SNA) methods. We implemented 21 different recommendation approaches based on traditional Collaborative Filtering (CF),...
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Recommender systems can provide effective means to support self-organization and networking in professional learning environments. In this paper, we leverage social network analysis (SNA) methods to improve interest-based recommendation in professional learning networks. We discuss two approaches for interest-based recommendation using SNA and comp...
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In an organizational context, Knowledge Management (KM) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) have attracted attention over the past years and are meanwhile important tasks to increase competitive advantages of an organization. In practice, however, KM and TEL fields have evolved down separate paths. In contrast to former KM and TEL theories which...
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Learning analytics (LA) and Educational data mining (EDM) have emerged as promising technology-enhanced learning (TEL) research areas in recent years. Both areas deal with the development of methods that harness educational data sets to support the learning process. A key area of application for LA and EDM is learner modelling. Learner modelling en...
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have unique features that potentially can change the existing higher education landscape. MOOCs are an innovative form of Video-Based Learning (VBL) in the sense that they provide opportunities to a massive number of learners to attend free online courses around the globe. Video lectures are the major learning re...
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A key area of application for Learning Analytics (LA) and Educational Data Mining (EDM) is lifelong learner modeling. The aim is that data gathered from different learning environments would be fed into a personal lifelong learner model that can be used to foster personalized learning experiences. As learning is increasingly happening in open and n...
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Knowledge Management (KM) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) became a very important ißue in modern organizational profeßional learning and work proceß integration. Former learning and KM theories which characterize knowledge as a thing or proceß no longer fit today's digital world where the amount of required information is no more manageable...
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In recent years, learning analytics (LA) has attracted a great deal of attention in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) research as practitioners, institutions, and researchers are increasingly seeing the potential that LA has to shape the future TEL landscape. Generally, LA deals with the development of methods that harness educational data sets to...
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Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in professional and organizational settings is increasingly gaining importance. The high availability of mobile end devices and their ability to support learning across contexts open up new perspectives for effective professional learning and knowledge management. The BMBF project Professional Reflective Mobile Pe...
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There are many different ways and models how to characterize usage data to enable representation of user actions across learning management system, and systems in general. Based on this data, learning analytics can perform different analysis and provide personalized and meaningful information to improve the learning and teaching processes. There is...
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Das interdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekt „IGaDtools4MINT – Integration von Gender and Diversity in MINT-Studiengängen an Hochschulen“ arbeitet vor dem Hintergrund des geringen Frauenanteils sowie des Anteils an weiteren bisher unterrepräsentierten Studierendengruppen in der Informatik und den anderen MINT-Fächern an einem kohärenten Gesamtkonzept, u...
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Learning analytics has attracted a great deal of attention in technology enhanced learning (TEL) in recent years as educational institutions and researchers are increasingly seeing the potential that learning analytics has to support the learning process. Learning analytics has been identified as a possible key future trend in learning and teaching...
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Recently, there is an increasing interest in learning analytics in Technology-Enhanced Learning TEL. Generally, learning analytics deals with the development of methods that harness educational datasets to support the learning process. Learning analytics LA is a multi-disciplinary field involving machine learning, artificial intelligence, informati...
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The widespread use of mobile technologies has led to an increasing interest in mobile learning. Context is a central topic of research in that area. In fact, a major benefit of mobile devices is that they enable learning across contexts. In this paper, we explore how context can deliver significant benefits in mobile learning and provide an extensi...
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ScratchTab ist eine mobile und vielseitig einsetzbare Programmierumgebung für Tablet-Geräte. Dieser Artikel stellt die Motivation für eine derartige Programmierumgebung dar, beschreibt die Anforderungen und den Entwicklungsprozess, sowie die Ergebnisse einer Nutzerstudie mit Programmierneulingen. Die Ergebnisse der Nutzerstudie zeigen, dass eine de...
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When it comes to collaboration, today's students are highly dissatisfied with their current methods of doing online group work. Besides, we do not know how or even if the students at our university build and use their Personal Learning Environments. This paper investigates the status quo concerning link & web content sharing and online collaboratio...
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By using currently popular tools like blogs or wikis and services like social networks, the users become producers of content instead of just consuming it. Since those tools are familiar to the users, this can be an advantage because the user doesn’t have to get used to new tools if they can be embedded. Google Wave has the ability to integrate nea...
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This paper proposes a practical solution to the require-ment of obtaining logs of the activity of learners at work with computer-based learning tools. Obtaining these logs is in itself an easy task, but few architectures are transparent to the learner, respectful of the privacy, and useful to teach-ers. The paper grew out of the realization of lear...
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The current Multiplayer Online Games are suffering from the high number of participating players. The most used approach for Multiplayer Games is the standard client-server system. In this paper, some other systems are presented that are more flexible and scalable than known client-server approaches. The presented architecture Solipsis does not nee...
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By using currently popular tools like blogs or wikis and services like social networks, the users are becoming more and more involved into the production of content instead of just consuming it. This style of working should not only be used for pleasure but can also be embedded into higher education. Students should not only passively listen to lec...

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... Mori conducted research on a system capable of benchmarking comparative analysis between universities in real time using data from the School Basic Survey analyzed by Funamori (5) . Recently, research on the analysis of universities using Twitter text data has become a trend (6,7) . In Ref. (8), we reported a preliminary study that attempted to use text mining techniques to discover the strengths of individual universities. ...
... Berlin: DUZ Verlags-und Medienhaus GmbH.239Berg, T., Apel, R., Thüs, H.,Schroeder, U., & Leicht-Scholten, C. (2014). Vielfalt in der Informatik-Ergebnisse des Forschungsprojektes IGaDtools4MINT. ...
... The design of the system have been realized by ontology based knowledge modeling approach by including three different models to system namely: domain model, user model and adaptation model. Furthermore concerning learning analytics models, several models are proposed in the literature for instance Niemann et al and Lukarov et al respectively in [19] and [20] present the most commonly used learning analytics data models namely CAM (Contextualized Attention Metadata) [21], Activity Streams [22], Learning Registry Paradata [23] and NSDL Paradata [24]. Also another learning analytics model can be mentioned which had attracted a remarkable amount of attention in the last years is the Experience API (xAPI) [25]. ...
... They also provide their own architectural approach. The PRiME 1 project provides a seamless learning framework for the connection of learning and work processes [13]. The project aims to support inspectors with their daily tasks of inspecting trains and supports continuous creation of knowledge and reflection at three different layers. ...
... For instance, one visualization shows how learner interests evolve over time, something that may enable self-reflection (Thüs, Chatti, Brandt, & Schroeder, 2015). Lincke (2020) describes an approach for context modelling in her PhD dissertation, where she has developed a rich context model (RCM). ...
... Over the past years, companies and researchers are starting to recognize relationships and intersections between the professional learning and knowledge management fields and to explore the potential and benefits of their integration [1]. Professional learning is no longer regarded as an external online training activity separate from the work flow, but rather as a learner-controlled evolving activity embedded directly into work processes [2]. ...
... Research on MOOC learners indicates that self-regulation in online learning environments primarily requires support in goal setting, strategic planning, time management, self-evaluation, and note-taking [14,15]. A number of tools can be found in the literature that assists learners in self-regulating their learning processes like MetaTutor [16], eLDA [17], MyLearningMentor [18], Video-Mapper [19], Learning Tracker [20] or Note my progress [21]. To the best of our knowledge, there is no mature tool that supports students in SRL over longer period of time within an online learning environment like Moodle. ...
... Drawing inspiration from the identified developmental stages of EDM and its community, (Chatti et al. 2014) provided a reference model. The reference model is based on four dimensions with a view to providing a systematic overview of EDM and related concepts. ...
... Learning Analytics (LA) is a new research area related to data mining in the educational context. LA is part of technology-enhanced learning [1] which refers to the process of collecting, evaluating, analyzing, and reporting data intended to decision making [2]. LA as a measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of learners data which intended to optimize their learning process in the learning environment [3]. ...
... A similar concept is studied by Thüs et al. [25], who define an MPE (Mobile Personal Environment) as an environment where university students improve their ways of communicating whilst learning, by sending and receiving help and feedback from peers through the localization functions of their mobile devices. ...