Embodied Design and Multimodal Learning Analytics
Time and place: May 6 – 10, 2024, EDRL at UC Berkeley
This international gathering is made possible through generous support from the Peder Sather Grant Program (Abrahamson & Jensensius).
About the workshop
Abrahamson et al. (2022) recently called for a merging of Embodied Design-Based Research and Learning Analytics to establish a coherent and integrated focus on Multimodal Learning Analytics of Embodied Design. In Spring 2022, members of EDRL and selected international collaborators of the lab participated in “Rhythm Rising,” a workshop week hosted at University of Oslo’s RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time, and Motion. The workshop featured activities for graduate students to learn the scientific research methodologies of gathering physical, physiological, and neurobiological data from study participants engaged in interactive learning of STEM content. The activities combined the respective expertise of Abrahamson (learning sciences) and Jensenius (embodied music cognition and technology) to investigate sensorimotor micro-processes hypothesized to form the cognitive basis of conceptual understandings, such as hand- and eye actions leading to the emergence of mathematical insight. Whereas the Oslo workshop spurred great enthusiasm among the graduate students, its duration only allowed time for initial data collection. Therefore, we would like to regather in Spring 2024 to continue our collaborative work and to share insights about data analysis, visualization, and interpretation. Concurrently, we’ll develop ideas for future joint research projects.