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 SHRIMP Learning Analytics – The Journey Continues 

Submitted by Eric W. Fraunholz on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:09

American Studies Leipzig’s SHRIMP project will receive new funding, starting this winter, to begin a new project phase and to further improve the learning experience in the BA 1st-year module “Literature and Culture I.” The project's third milestone will focus on "learning analytics" -- strategies of using metadata analyses to personalize the learning experience, to digitally coach students and instructors, and to better understand the users' reading and learning processes.

Initially funded by Leipzig University's Laboruni Initiative, SHRIMP was developed in 2015 as the first social hypertext reader to be used for learning/teaching in the humanities. The basic idea is to turn static reading materials into a complex network of interconnected 'cards' that form a hypertext, and to enrich the reading experience with basic social media features. In 2016, the project refined the underlying didactics in a cooperation with TU Dresden's American Literature Professor Katja Kanzler, a cooperation made possible by the Lehrpraxis im Transfer funding line.

This second milestone also saw further improvements in the underlying concept of digital pedagogy, adding, among other features, a badge-based reward system to the platform. The upcoming, third project phase will again focus on the intersection of digital interactivity and pedagogy, with a special emphasis on understanding and furthering the underlying cognitive processes by analyzing metadata. It is made possible by a grant from the Arbeitskreis E-Learning at Bildungsportal Sachsen.

For more information on SHRIMP, please check out the project webpage at www.shrimpp.de, or like the project on facebook.

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