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Focus on the social relevance of datafication.

Digitization is accompanied by a comprehensive datafication of public and social life. The open and hidden collection of data influences decision-making and opinion-forming processes; individually, organizationally and socially. The growing importance of data increases the influence of those who have the abilities needed to collect, evaluate and interpret data.

Analyzing datafication

ifib critically examines processes of datafication and analyzes the associated challenges for individuals and organizations. We examine how data infrastructures emerge as powerful

socio-technical relations, how they shape organizational structures, and how they change practices. We critically observe and accompany these ambivalent changes.

Generating knowledge and initiating research transfer

Our main research interest is in datafication processes in the education sector and public administration. We pay special attention to data-driven decision making and the transformation of organizations. ifib generates relevant knowledge in conjunction with its practice partners and benefits from the mutual learning processes.

Current projects

All is data

Die (gem-)einsame Suche nach Erkenntnis in einer digitalisierten Datenwelt

Current publications

Maya, Fatima; Krieter, Philipp; Breiter, Andreas; Wolf, Karsten D. (2022): Extracting Production Style Features of Educational Videos with Deep Learning. Konferenz: Deutsche eLearning Forschung Informatik (DeLFI), 12.-15.9.2022

Hartmann, Johanna; Heuer, Hendrik; Breiter, Andreas (2022): Data Leakage Through Click Data in Virtual Learning Environments. Karlsruhe: Konferenz: Deutsche eLearning Forschung Informatik (DeLFI)

Breiter, Andreas (2022): Digitale Transformation der Hochschulen … oder alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen?. Frankfurt/Main: Konferenz: Macromedia University Day, 21.9.2022

Breiter, Andreas (2022): Datafizierung von Schule – Wie die Schule durch Daten konstruiert wird. Pädagogische Hochschule Schwyz, Goldau, Schweiz: Konferenz: IMS-Tagung 2022 - datafication in education, 11.6.2022

Zakharova, Irina; Jarke, Juliane (2022): Educational technologies as matters of care. In Learning, Media and Technology , Heft: 47(1) , S.95-108.