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Workshop by Prof. Gerhard Fischer

Envisioning and grounding new educational designs in data driven approaches


On behalf of the REASON program at the Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (MCLS) we are very happy to announce:

Workshop “Envisioning and grounding new educational designs in data driven approaches”
Wednesday, 21.02.2018, 13:00-17:00, Room 3221

Gerhard Fischer

Prof. Gerhard Fischer
Center for LifeLong Learning and Design (L3D)
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO, USA

Data driven approaches have enhanced learning in many different ways particularly in technological environments in which the interactions of learners can be easily tracked, analyzed, predicted, and visualized. The “right kind” (not all of them) of data driven approaches are of critical importance to understand “how things are”.

The workshop will focus on theories, methods, and drawbacks based on specific examples that I consider a challenge of equal (if not more) importance:

  • how can data driven approaches be focused on “measuring what we value” rather than on “valuing what we measure”?
  • how can data driven approaches provide insights and foundations for envisioning new educational designs to explore “how things could or should be?”

The workshop will provide opportunities and encouragement for active participation by all participants.

Short Bio
Gerhard Fischer is a Professor Adjunct and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, a Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, and the Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design (L3D) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a member of the Computer Human Interaction Academy (CHI; 2007), a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM; 2009), and a recipient of the RIGO Award of ACM-SIGDOC (2012). In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research has focused on new conceptual frameworks and new media for learning, working, and collaborating, human-centered computing, and design. His recent work is centered on quality of life in the digital age, social creativity, meta-design, cultures of participation, design trade-offs, and rich landscapes for learning (including MOOCs).

Participation only after prior registration at