Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart

Prof. Dr. Niels PinkwartHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinProfessorProf. Dr. Niels Pinkwart Address: Rudower Chaussee 25, Room 3.403
Phone: +49 30 2093-3124
Email: niels.pinkwart@hu-berlin.de

    Niels Pinkwart studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Duisburg from 1995 to 1999. As part of the COLLIDE research team at the University of Duisburg-Essen, he completed his PhD studies in 2005 with a dissertation on collaborative educational modeling systems. After a post-doctoral position at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (2005/2006), he accepted offers for Assistant Professor and Associate Professor positions at Clausthal University of Technology. In 2013, he moved to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where he heads the research group "Computer Science Education / Computer Science and Society", the ProMINT Kolleg and the center of technology enhanced learning located in the Professional School of Education of HU Berlin.

    In addition to his activities at HU Berlin, Prof. Pinkwart acts as Principal Investigator at the Einstein Center Digital Future and at the Weizenbaum Institute for the networked society (German Internet Institute). Within the German Computer Science Association, Prof. Pinkwart is currently co-chair of the working group on Learning Analytics. He is also member of the steering committees of the sections on eLearning and on CSCW / Social Computing of the Association.

    The professional activities of Prof. Pinkwart include participating in the program committees of a variety of scientific conferences, including the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, the International Conference on Computer Supported Education, the eLearning conference of the German Computer Science Association, the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, the International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, the CRIWG Conference on Collaboration and Technology, and others. Prof. Pinkwart also serves as a reviewer for several journals and is editorial board member of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education.

    Prof. Pinkwart serves on scientific advisory boards of several projects and organizations, including the Konrad Zuse Computermuseum Hoyerswerda, the Start Coding initiative, the KES Verbund Arbeit und Leben Berlin, and several eLearning projects conducted at SGM Solutions & Global Media GmbH.

    Publications

    2018
    [203] Z. Liu, N. Pinkwart, H. Liu, S. Liu, G. Zhang (2018). Exploring Students’ Engagement Patterns in SPOC Forums and their Association with Course Performance. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 7(15), 3143--3158.
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    [202] B. Paassen, B. Hammer, T. Price, T. Barnes, S. Gross, N. Pinkwart (2018). The Continuous Hint Factory - Providing Hints in Vast and Sparsely Populated Edit Distance Spaces. Journal of Educational Data Mining, 10(1), 1--35.
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    2017
    [201] J. Coenen, S. Gross, N. Pinkwart (2017). Comparison of Feedback Strategies for Supporting Programming Learning in Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). In N.-T. Le, T. van Do, N. T. Nguyen, H. A. L.e Thi, eds., Advanced Computational Methods for Knowledge Engineering: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Applications, ICCSAMA 2017 (pp. 72--83). Cham, Springer International Publishing.
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    [200] A. Fortenbacher, N. Pinkwart, H. Yun (2017). [LISA] Learning Analytics for Sensor-based Adaptive Learning. In LAK '17 - Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (pp. 592--593). New York, NY, USA, ACM.
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    [199] S. Gross, M. Kliemannel, N. Pinkwart (2017). Orientation and Navigation Support in Resource Spaces Using Hierarchical Visualizations. i-com, 16(1), 35--44.
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    [198] J. Katusiime, N. Pinkwart (2017). A review of privacy and usability issues in mobile health systems: Role of external factors. Health Informatics Journal.
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    [197] J. Katusiime, N. Pinkwart (2017). The T2RoL Access Control Model for Mobile Health Systems in Developing Countries. In M. Macedo, ed., Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Health 2017 (part of MCCSIS 2017).
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    [196] N. T. Le, N. Pinkwart (2017). K-12 Computational Thinking Education in Germany. In , ed., - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2017 (CTE2017). The Education University of Hong Kong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and City University of Hong Kong.
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    [195] M. Lindner, S. Schulz, N. Pinkwart (2017). Integration des Erwerbs von Basiskonzepten der Informatik in den mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Unterricht der Sekundarstufe I. In I. Diethelm, ed., Infos '17 - Informatische Bildung zum Verstehen und Gestalten der digitalen Welt (pp. 277-286). Köllen Druck+Verlag GmbH.
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    [194] Y. Patzer, N. Pinkwart (2017). Inclusive E-Learning - Towards an Integrated System Design. In P. Cudd, L. De Witte, eds., Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives (pp. 878-885). IOS Press.
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    [193] Y. Patzer, N. Pinkwart, S. Trzecinski (2017). Inklusive Lernmedien - ein Beispielszenario. In M. Lüdtke, B. Schulz, ARBEIT UND LEBEN - DGB/VHS, eds., Grundbildung und Digitalisierung - Herausforderungen, Chancen, Ansätze (pp. 34-39). Berlin.
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    [192] M. T. Rücker, N. Pancratz, C. Gold-Veerkamp, N. Pinkwart, T. Brinda (2017). Alltagsvorstellungen in der Informatik: Erhebungsmethodik und Implikationen für den Unterricht. In I. Diethelm, ed., Informatische Bildung zum Verstehen und Gestalten der digitalen Welt: 17. GI-Fachtagung Informatik und Schule (pp. 393--401). Bonn, Gesellschaft für Informatik.
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    [191] M. T. Rücker, N. Pinkwart (2017). Towards a grounded theory of how students identify computing. In WiPSCE '17 - Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Primary and Secondary Computing Education (pp. 111--112). New York, NY, USA, ACM.
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    [190] M. T. Rücker, N. Pinkwart (2017). The things that belong: a grounded theory study of student categorizations of complex technical artifacts. International Journal of Technology and Design Education.
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    [189] S. Schulz, N. Pinkwart (2017). A Categorizing Taxonomy for Occurring Problems During Robotics Activities. In WiPSCE '17 - Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Primary and Secondary Computing Education (pp. 35--38). New York, NY, USA, ACM.
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    [188] S. Strickroth, N. Pinkwart (2017). Automatisierte Bewertung in der Programmierausbildung – Eine Übersicht. In O. J. Bott, P. Fricke, U. Priss, M. Striewe, eds., Digitale Medien in der Hochschullehre - Automatisierte Bewertung in der Programmierausbildung (pp. 17--38). Münster, Germany, Waxmann.
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    [187] S. Strickroth, N. Pinkwart (2017). Planung von Schulunterricht: Automatisches Feedback zur Reflexionsanregung über eigene Unterrichtsentwürfe. In C. Igel, C. Ullrich, M. Wessner, eds., GI Lecture Notes in Informatics - Tagungsband der 15. e-Learning Fachtagung Informatik (DeLFI). Bonn, Germany, Köllen Druck+Verlag GmbH.
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    [186] H. Yun, A. Fortenbacher, N. Pinkwart (2017). Improving a Mobile Learning Companion for Self-regulated Learning using Sensors. In CSEDU 2017 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (pp. 531--536).
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    2016
    [185] S. Gross, N. Pinkwart (2016). Konzept-Lernressourcen-Beziehungen als Unterstützung von Selbstreflexion in einem Learning-Analytics-Werkzeug. In R. Zender, ed., Proceedings der Pre-Conference-Workshops der 14. E-Learning Fachtagung Informatik co-located with 14th e-Learning Conference of the German Computer Society (DeLFI 2016) (pp. 18--27). CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org).
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    [184] J. Katusiime, N. Pinkwart (2016). Supporting Maternal Health Education in Developing Countries Using Mobile Phones-Results of a Pilot Study. In AfriCHI'16 - Proceedings of the First African Conference on Human Computer Interaction (pp. 48--57). New York, NY, USA, ACM.
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    [183] M. Kliemannel, S. Gross, N. Pinkwart (2016). Orientierungsunterstützung in Ressourcenräumen mithilfe interaktiver Visualisierungen. In W. Prinz, J. Borchers, M. Jarke, eds., Mensch und Computer 2016 - Tagungsband. Aachen, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V..
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    [182] Y. Patzer, J. Sell, N. Pinkwart (2016). Anforderungen und ein Rahmenkonzept für inklusive E-Learning Software. In U. Lucke, A. Schwill, R. Zender, eds., GI Lecture Notes in Informatics - Tagungsband der 14. e-Learning Fachtagung Informatik (DeLFI) (pp. 257--268). Bonn, Köllen Druck+Verlag GmbH.
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    [181] N. Pinkwart (2016). Another 25 Years of AIED? Challenges and Opportunities for Intelligent Educational Technologies of the Future. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 26(2), 771--783.
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    [180] N. Pinkwart (2016). Lernen mit elektronischen Whiteboards: eine Synthese von Erkenntnissen und eine Beispielstudie. Magazin.Digitale.Schule, 25. Januar 2016.
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    [179] S. Schulz, N. Pinkwart (2016). Towards Supporting Scientific Inquiry in Computer Science Education. In WiPSCE '16 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (pp. 45--53). New York, NY, USA, ACM.
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    [178] J. Sell, N. Pinkwart (2016). Rambla: Supporting Collaborative Group Creativity For the Purpose of Concept Generation. In T. Yuizono, H. Ogata, U. Hoppe, J. Vassileva, eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Proceedings of the 22th International Conference on Collaboration and Technology (CRIWG) (pp. 81--97). Springer.
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    [177] M. Stapel, Z. Zheng, N. Pinkwart (2016). An Ensemble Method to Predict Student Performance in an Online Math Learning Environment. In Tiffany Barnes, Min Chi, Mingyu Feng, eds., Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2016) (pp. 231--238). Raleigh NC, US.
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    [176] H. Yun, M. Domanska, A. Fortenbacher, N. Pinkwart, M. Ghomi (2016). Sensor Data for Learning Support: Achievements, Open Questions & Opportunities. In R. Zender, ed., Proceedings der Pre-Conference-Workshops der 14. E-Learning Fachtagung Informatik co-located with 14th e-Learning Conference of the German Computer Society (DeLFI 2016) (pp. 28--39). CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org).
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    [175] Z. Zheng, M. Stapel, N. Pinkwart (2016). Perfect Scores Indicate Good Students !? The Case of One Hundred Percenters in a Math Learning System. In Tiffany Barnes, Min Chi, Mingyu Feng, eds., Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2016) (pp. 660--661). Raleigh NC, US.
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    2015
    [174] F. Balzer, O. Ahlers, M. Dittmar, N. Pinkwart (2015). Validating Algorithmic Optimization of Patient Allocation at Medical Schools: Which Patient is the Best Fit for Undergraduate Training? In D. G. Sampson, R. Huang, G.-J. Hwang, T.-Z. Liu, N.-S. Chen, Kinshuk, C.-C. Tsai, eds., IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 2015 (pp. 475--479). Los Alamitos, CA, IEEE Computer Society Press.
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    [173] S. Gross, B. Mokbel, B. Hammer, N. Pinkwart (2015). Learning Feedback in Intelligent Tutoring Systems. KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, 1--6.
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    [172] S. Gross, N. Pinkwart (2015). Towards an Integrative Learning Environment for Java Programming. In D. G. Sampson, R. Huang, G.-J. Hwang, T.-Z. Liu, N.-S. Chen, Kinshuk, C.-C. Tsai, eds., IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 2015 (pp. 24--28). Los Alamitos, CA, IEEE Computer Society Press.
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    [171] S. Gross, N. Pinkwart (2015). How Do Learners Behave in Help-Seeking When Given a Choice? In Cristina Conati, Neil Heffernan, Antonija Mitrovic, M. Felisa Verdejo, eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence in Education (pp. 600--603). Springer International Publishing.
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    [170] S. Gross, N. Pinkwart (2015). Ressourcenorientierte Visualisierungen als Learning-Analytics-Werkzeuge für Lehrende und Lerner. In S. Rathmayer, H. Pongratz, eds., Proceedings of DeLFI Workshops 2015 co-located with 13th e-Learning Conference of the German Computer Society (DeLFI 2015) (pp. 91--100). CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org).
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    [169] N. T. Le, N. Pinkwart (2015). Evaluation of a Question generation approach Using Open Linked Data for Supporting Argumentation. Special Issue on Modeling, Management and Generation of Problems/Questions in Technology-Enhanced Learning - Journal Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning.
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    [168] N. T. Le, N. Pinkwart (2015). Bayesian networks for competence-based student modeling. In S. M. Hawamdeh, T. Watanabe, K. Seta, eds., Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Knowledge Management (pp. 129--138). ICKM.
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    [167] M. Rücker, N. Pinkwart (2015). Review and Discussion of Children's Conceptions of Computers. Journal of Science Education and Technology.
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    [166] S. Schulz, N. Pinkwart (2015). Physical Computing in STEM Education. In WiPSCE '15 - Proceedings of the Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (pp. 134--135). New York, NY, USA, ACM.
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    [165] S. Strickroth, M. Striewe, O. Müller, U. Priss, S. Becker, O. Rod, R. Garmann, J. O. Bott, N. Pinkwart (2015). ProFormA: An XML-based exchange format for programming tasks. eleed, 11(1).
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    [164] Z. Zheng, T. Vogelsang, N. Pinkwart (2015). The Impact of Small Learning Group Composition on Student Engagement and Success in a MOOC. In J. G. Boticario, O. C. Santos, C. Romero, M. Pechenizkiy, A. Merceron, P. Mitros, J. M. Luna, C. Mihaescu, P. Moreno, A. Hershkovitz, S. Ventura, M. Desmarais, eds., Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2015) (pp. 500--503). Madrid, Spain.
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    2014
    [163] M. S. Ahmad, N. T. Le, N. Pinkwart (2014). Requirements for Supporting School Field Trips with Learning Tools. In Proceedings of 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2014) (pp. 373--378). Springer.
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    [162] M. S. Ahmad, N. Pinkwart (2014). A generalised framework to support field and in-class collaborative learning. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 8(3/4), 232--252.
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    [161] S. Gross, B. Mokbel, B. Hammer, N. Pinkwart (2014). How to Select an Example? A Comparison of Selection Strategies in Example-Based Learning. In S. Trausan-Matu, K. E. Boyer, M.and Panourgia K. Crosby, eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science (8474) - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) (pp. 340--347). Berlin, Germany, Springer Verlag.
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    [160] S. Gross, B. Mokbel, B. Paassen, B. Hammer, N. Pinkwart (2014). Example-based feedback provision using structured solution spaces. International Journal of Learning Technology, 9(3), 248--280.
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    [159] M. Kloft, F. Stiehler, Z. Zheng, N. Pinkwart (2014). Predicting MOOC Dropout over Weeks Using Machine Learning Methods. In Proceedings of the 2014 Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Workshop on Modeling Large Scale Social Interaction in Massively Open Online Courses (pp. 60--65). Qatar, Association for Computational Linguistics.
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    [158] N. T. Le, T. Kojiri, N. Pinkwart (2014). Automatic Question Generation for Educational Applications - The State of Art. In T. V. Do, H. A. L. Thi, N. T. Ngugen, eds., Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (282) - Advanced Computational Methods for Knowledge Engineering - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Applications (ICCSAMA) (pp. 325--338). Berlin, Germany, Springer Verlag.
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    [157] N. T. Le, N. P. Nguyen, K. Seta, N. Pinkwart (2014). Automatic Question Generation for Supporting Argumentation. Vietnam Journal of Computer Science, 1(2), 117--127.
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    [156] N. T. Le, N. Pinkwart (2014). Towards a Classification for Programming Exercises. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on AI-supported Education for Computer Science at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring, Systems (ITS). Honolulu, HI.
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    [155] N. T. Le, N. Pinkwart (2014). Question Generation Using WordNet. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 95--100). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
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    [154] M. Rücker, N. Pinkwart (2014). Petri Nets in Secondary CS Education. In WiPSCE '14 - Proceedings of the 9th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (pp. 138--139).
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