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Hi… it’s Shrimpy talking: The platforms new chatbot feature

From next semester on, there will be a new feature on SHRIMP: A Chatbot! Students will be able to talk to our one and only aquatic team member and resident learning expert, Shrimpy, who will help them use and navigate the platform more easily and who will provide advice on how to learn more effectively. Here’s a picture of him:

Picture of Shrimpy


How You Used Shrimp This Semester

The semester is coming to an end - while you are probably busy with your exams at this point, we are evaluating and interpreting your and your fellow students’ interaction data. With these numbers and statistics, we primarily intend to help you to learn more about yourself and your learning behavior. Maybe you consider yourself as some kind of learning type – for example, as someone who likes to annotate a lot. The figures can show you if this is actually the case and help you to maybe adjust your learning methods in the future.

Midterm Survey: The Results

Sometimes you have to ask to find out if someone is okay. That goes for friends, family, colleagues... and especially for you! In order to adapt SHRIMP better to your needs, it is super important for us to know whether you are satisfied with the platform and if you think we could improve certain features or processes. That’s why we started a short midterm survey on SHRIMP a few weeks ago. Here are the results!

SHRIMP goes Bildungswissenschaften: Interview mit Dr. Christian Herfter

SHRIMP wird seit 2015 an der Universität Leipzig am Institut für Amerikanistik als Lehr-Lern-Experiment erprobt und evaluiert. Doch der Reader eignet sich auch für den Einsatz in anderen Gebieten der textbasierten Geisteswissenschaften – das dachte sich auch Dr. Christian Herfter vom Institut für Bildungswissenschaften der Uni Leipzig. Im Rahmen eines LiT Shortcut, eines Kurzworkshops für Lehrende an der Uni Leipzig, erfuhr er von SHRIMP und sah sofort das Potenzial für den eigenen Fachbereich.

SHRIMP at Digital Humanities Day Leipzig 2019

On December 02, 2019 we were invited to present SHRIMP at the Digital Humanities Day organized by the Forum Digital Humanities Leipzig (Uni Leipzig), which took place this year at the Grassi Museum. As part of a poster slam, we presented SHRIMP and the current project status - all in just sixty seconds! Visitors who were interested in a more detailed introduction to the project after this little and compact "appetizer" could visit us at a poster exhibition afterwards.

Distribution of learning types in the current semester

Shortly after the start of the semester we want to present you some statistics! Remember the test you had to take before you could use SHRIMP? On the basis of these questions we wanted to find out what type of learner you are in order to customize SHRIMP according to your personal learning needs. Now we have evaluated the test results and determined the exact distribution of learning types in your seminar – interesting to find out how your fellow students prefer to learn, isn't it?

Review: Tag der Lehre 2019

Last Friday, November 8, 2019, the SHRIMP team introduced the platform at “5. Tag der Lehre” with the format “Digitale Insel” on the main campus of the University of Leipzig. The focus of this year’s event was on the future of higher education (“Zukunft der Lehre”) - a perfect setting for presenting our current project results and plans.


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