Did you ever use a language learning app and were annoyed that the exercises are either too easy or too hard? That are actually reasons people give up. Well, probably you would profit from adaptive learning systems, which adapt the difficulty of the exercises to your abilities! Providing Adaptive Learning Analytics Systems with data to do that, is one part of a project I am currently working on.
At the end of May I had the chance to attend the WebScience conference. A venue where computer scientists and social scientists meet! ACM Turing Lecture by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, adaptive learning analytics, roots of radicalisation on Twitter, internet regulation in Russia. These are only some of the very interesting topics. Continue reading for the full travel report.
The cabinet of Germany has the plan to publish the drafts of laws and associated position papers of the lobbies. This should be done for more than 600 laws of the past 4 years. This transparency can reveal a lot. For instance, which Lobby influenced which law actively. Nearly 17,000 documents are planned to be published. But how can one handle this huge amount?
Having Provenance or not having it, that could be worth than several hundred million dollar. Where does something come from, how was it changed since it exists, that is provenance. These informations help human beings to asses things. Which questions need to be answered and what is my role as computer scientists in this research field?!