From next semester on, there will be a new feature on SHRIMP: A Chatbot! Students will be able to talk to our one and only aquatic team member and resident learning expert, Shrimpy, who will help them use and navigate the platform more easily and who will provide advice on how to learn more effectively. Here’s a picture of him:
Zum 6. Tag der Lehre an der Uni Leipzig präsentiert das SHRIMP Projekt nicht nur ein neues Video über das Projekt. Wir stellen auch unseren neuen Chatbot vor. Der Shrimpy-Chatbot soll im kommenden Semester als automatischer Tutor bei der Lehre helfen. Zum Tag der Lehre erklärt er das Projekt.
The semester is coming to an end - while you are probably busy with your exams at this point, we are evaluating and interpreting your and your fellow students’ interaction data. With these numbers and statistics, we primarily intend to help you to learn more about yourself and your learning behavior. Maybe you consider yourself as some kind of learning type – for example, as someone who likes to annotate a lot. The figures can show you if this is actually the case and help you to maybe adjust your learning methods in the future.
Sometimes you have to ask to find out if someone is okay. That goes for friends, family, colleagues... and especially for you! In order to adapt SHRIMP better to your needs, it is super important for us to know whether you are satisfied with the platform and if you think we could improve certain features or processes. That’s why we started a short midterm survey on SHRIMP a few weeks ago. Here are the results!
SHRIMP wird seit 2015 an der Universität Leipzig am Institut für Amerikanistik als Lehr-Lern-Experiment erprobt und evaluiert. Doch der Reader eignet sich auch für den Einsatz in anderen Gebieten der textbasierten Geisteswissenschaften – das dachte sich auch Dr. Christian Herfter vom Institut für Bildungswissenschaften der Uni Leipzig. Im Rahmen eines LiT Shortcut, eines Kurzworkshops für Lehrende an der Uni Leipzig, erfuhr er von SHRIMP und sah sofort das Potenzial für den eigenen Fachbereich.
On December 02, 2019 we were invited to present SHRIMP at the Digital Humanities Day organized by the Forum Digital Humanities Leipzig (Uni Leipzig), which took place this year at the Grassi Museum. As part of a poster slam, we presented SHRIMP and the current project status - all in just sixty seconds! Visitors who were interested in a more detailed introduction to the project after this little and compact "appetizer" could visit us at a poster exhibition afterwards.
When starting a class, everbody has their personal goals – some people want to improve their skills or knowledge, some just want to pass, other’s like to be one of the best. Did you wonder what your fellow students aspire to? We have the answer!
Shortly after the start of the semester we want to present you some statistics! Remember the test you had to take before you could use SHRIMP? On the basis of these questions we wanted to find out what type of learner you are in order to customize SHRIMP according to your personal learning needs. Now we have evaluated the test results and determined the exact distribution of learning types in your seminar – interesting to find out how your fellow students prefer to learn, isn't it?
In order to customize SHRIMP according to our students’ needs and to personalize the platform as well as possible, we try to determine the individual learning type of each user with a short test at the beginning of each semester. We distinguish between four learning types:
Last Friday, November 8, 2019, the SHRIMP team introduced the platform at “5. Tag der Lehre” with the format “Digitale Insel” on the main campus of the University of Leipzig. The focus of this year’s event was on the future of higher education (“Zukunft der Lehre”) - a perfect setting for presenting our current project results and plans.
On Friday, November 8, 2019, the “5. Tag der Lehre” will take place at the University of Leipzig. The event focuses on the exchange on subject-specific and interdisciplinary questions of teaching and learning. We will present SHRIMP, our latest results and insights and the team behind the project. Come over and say hello between 11-12.30 h! The video shows some impressions of last year's event:
SHRIMP sucht nach noch mehr Verstärkung für unser Team. Für das kommende Wintersemester 2019/2020 und die neue Projektphase von SHRIMP suchen wir einen neuen Tutor / Community Manager mit guten Kentnissen der Inhalte von LC I. Die Bewerbungsfrist ist der 19. Juli.
Exciting Opportunities ahead! Mit der neuen Projektphase von SHRIMP sucht unser Team nach Verstärkung in den Bereichen Coding, PR und Mediendidaktik. Die Bewerbungsfrist ist der 12. Juli 2019, Details können den jeweiligen Ausschreibungen entnommen werden.
The SHRIMP team is happy to announce that we have been able to secure funding from for our next project phase, which will last from now until December 2020, allowing us to build on what we have learned in the previous phases, try out new things and implement new features.
SHRIMP project coordinator Dr. Sebastian Herrmann held a talk at the second Digital Humanities Day in Leipzig on December 3, 2018. Once again, SHRIMP had the chance to introduce itself as a project at the intersection of digitalization and humanities. Last year's shorter poster presentation was replaced by a longer talk this time.
On November 7, 2018, the SHRIMP team had the opportunity to introduce the platform to the attendees at the "Digitale Inseln zum Ausprobieren" at the University's main campus. This year, the topic at the heart of Tag der Lehre was digitalization in the context of higher learning, making it the ideal forum to introduce SHRIMP.
The semester is finally in full swing and we’re back with some stats! In case you were wondering where the results of the test went that you took before starting out on SHRIMP – here they are, neatly cast into a beautiful chart!Based on the answers you gave in the test, we calculated a profile of scores.
Am 22. Juni hatte der Leiter des SHRIMP Projekts Dr. Sebastian Herrmann die Gelegenheit, die Plattform im Rahmen der Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften im Ägyptischen Museum vorzustellen. Das Projekt weckte viel Interesse, wie ein Voting am Ende bestätigte, als SHRIMP zu dem Interessantesten unter den vorgestellten Projekten gewählt wurde.