Dear online measure enthusiasts,
It is with great pleasure that we invite all of you to the 3rd edition of the SIG 27 conference of EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) taking place from 14 to 16 December, 2020. Due to the current emergency situation, we are opting for a virtual SIG 27 conference.
The theme of the 2020 SIG 27 conference is Sharpening the facets of online measures: Research at the cutting edge. The theme relates to one of the most important symbols of the city of Antwerp: the diamond. As stated in the SIG 27 mission statement, learning is an ongoing process leading to an outcome. The assessment of learning thus requires considering the whole process and not merely the outcome of learning. Therefore, more and more online measures are adopted to gain more insight into the processes that take place whilst learning. We believe that these process measures can be seen as rough diamonds. Uncut diamonds that we as a community need to shape through discussion and collaboration in order to keep our research at the cutting-edge of our field. Both our empirical work needs to be sharpened as well as theories need to be reshaped based on these online measures. The conference will yield a great platform for discussion and exchange of experience with different online measures such as multimodal and multichannel process measures, eye-tracking, brain-imaging methods, psychophysiological measures such as EDA and heart rate variability, video data, log data and observational data.
We look forward to meeting all of you virtually.