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Dr Thomas Ullmann

Lecturer

I am a Lecturer at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK. I have a background in educational science and computer sciences. I am fascinated by research that combines both areas of research. Currently, I am researching methods to automatically analyse reflective thought in writings.

Try out ReflectR, a simple demonstration of reflective writing analytics: http://qone.eu/reflectr.

Dr. Thomas Ullmann is a Lecturer at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK. He researches especially in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning, with his background in empirical educational science, and computer science. His current focus of research is text analytics for learning. He is especially interested in the automated detection of reflection in writings.

Try out ReflectR, a simple demonstration of reflective writing analytics: http://qone.eu/reflectr

He is the Data Wrangler for the Faculty ofWellbeing, Education and Language Studies supporting all three schools ‘Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport’, ‘Health, Wellbeing and Social Care’, and 'Languages and Applied Linguistics' with bespoke Learning Analytics. Furthermore, he is the Data Wrangler for LTI.

His current teaching interests are H818 ‘The network practitioner’ and H817 ‘Openness and innovation in elearning’.

Previously he was working for several EU funded projects, such as the FP7 funded Catalyst project (http://catalyst-fp7.eu/), and the STELLAR Network of Excellence project (http://www.stellarnet.eu/), as well as the FP6 funded X-Media project (http://www.x-media-project.org/). For CATALYST he led the development and evaluation of the Collective Intelligence Dashboard. During STELLAR he focused on the development of the STELLAR Science 2.0 infrastructure for researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning. He also developed the social networking platform for technology-enhanced learning TELeurope.eu (http://teleurope.eu). He developed Knowledge Lenses for the SemSearch Semantic Search Engine within the X-Media Project to support information exploration tasks of knowledge engineers. For the SocialLearn project he created the ELLIMent tool, supporting mentees in developing their life long learning skills within a mentor relationship. ELLIMent builds upon the Effective Life Long Learning Inventory.

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2011

  • Reinhardt, Wolfgang; Ullmann, Thomas Daniel; Scott, Peter; Pammer, Viktoria; Conlan, Owen and Berlanga, Adriana (). Editorial: Awareness and reflection in learning networks. In: Reinhardt, Wolfgang; Ullmann, Thomas Daniel; Scott, Peter; Pammer, Viktoria; Conlan, Owen and Berlanga, Adriana eds. Proceedings of the 1st European Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Learning Networks. In conjunction with the 6th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Towards Ubiquitous Learning 2011. Palermo, Italy, September 21, 2011 CEUR-WS, pp. 2-7.

2010

  • Ullmann, Thomas Daniel; Wild, Fridolin; Scott, Peter; Duval, Erik; Vandeputte, Bram; Parra, Gonzalo; Reinhardt, Wolfgang; Heinze, Nina; Kraker, Peter; Fessl, Angela; Lindstaedt, Stefanie; Nagel, Till and Gillet, Denis. (). Components of a Research 2.0 infrastructure. In: 5th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ECTEL'10), 28 Sep - 1 Oct 2010, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Duval, Erik; Ullmann, Thomas Daniel; Wild, Fridolin; Lindstaedt, Stefanie and Scott, Peter (). Editorial: Research 2.0 for TEL: four challenges. In: Duval, Erik; Ullmann, Thomas Daniel; Wild, Fridolin; Lindstaedt, Stefanie and Scott, Peter eds. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Research 2.0. At the 5th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning: Sustaining TEL, Barcelona, Spain, September 28, 2010 Publisher not known, pp. 2-4.

2009

Completed

LAEP (The implications and opportunities of learning analytics for European educational policy) 2015 - 2016

Past

Conference Presentation

15th March 2017

Reflective writing analytics: empirically determined keywords of written reflection

Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference 2017 Vancouver, Canada