Learning Analytics and Spelling Acquisition in German - A First Prototype

  • Markus EbnerEmail author
  • Martin Ebner
  • Konstanze Edtstadler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9753)


Data-driven learning in combination with emerging academic areas such as Learning Analytics (LA) has the potential to tailor students’ education to their needs [1]. The aim of this article is to present a web-based training platform for primary school pupils who struggle with the acquisition of German orthography. Our objective is the improvement in their writing and spelling competences. The focus of this article is on the development of the platform and the details concerning the requirements and the design of the User Interface (UI). In combination with Learning Analytics, the platform is expected to provide deeper insight into the process of spelling acquisition. Furthermore, aspects of Learning Analytics will help to develop the platform, to improve the exercises and to provide better materials in the long run.


German orthography Technology-enhanced learning Learning analytics Educational media 



This research project is supported by the European Commission Erasmus+ program in the framework of the project IDERBLOG. For more information about the project IDERBLOG and its project partners: Hugo Adolph2, Christian Aspalter3, Susanne Biermeier4, Sandra Ernst5, Sonja Gabriel6, Gabriele Goor (See footnote 5), Michael Gros (See footnote 2), Mike Cormann (See footnote 5), Anneliese Huppertz (See footnote 5), Kathrin Irma (See footnote 4), Susanne Martich (See footnote 3), Nina Steinhauer (See footnote 2), Behnam Taraghi7 and Marianne Ullmann (See footnote 3), please visit our homepage (German language only).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Ebner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Martin Ebner
    • 2
  • Konstanze Edtstadler
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Information Systems and Computer MediaGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.Educational TechnologyGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  3. 3.University College of Teacher Education Vienna/KremsViennaAustria

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