Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Computer Science Education | Computer Science and Society

DSSC - Detecting and Supporting Student Creativity in online learning

since 2020

The DSSC is a research project funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) to develop technology-based environments to detect and support creativity in students in online learning. The goal of the project is to develop novel computational models for describing creativity in technology-based learning environments, and for detecting creative outcomes from students’ interactions with these environments. This project is carried out together with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. The project contributes to basic research, both in computer science and educational technology. Further goals of the project are: 

  • Developing machine learning models to detect creativity in students while using educational technology. 
  • Providing visualizations for teachers to support the creative thinking process of students.
  • Lastly, it involves developing algorithms for producing machine-generated support that will adapt to the needs of students, directing their interactions in a way that facilitates the creative process.