All posts by Esther Félix

Esteban Villalobos gave a talk for Inria Chile

Esteban Villalobos, mathematical engineer, M.Sc. in computer science, and Ph.D. candidate in the TALENT team, presented a talk for Inria Chile.

In this talk, “Developing a data analysis framework to understand the temporal behavior of students”, he introduces an analytical framework designed to understand the temporal behavior of students in digital environments beyond traditional classrooms. By integrating data analysis techniques based on artificial intelligence, the presentation explores the evolution of students’ learning strategies, offering a detailed understanding of their behavior and how it is impacted by specific interventions.

Congratulations to Franck Silvestre !!

Franck Silvestre, a member of the TALENT team, defended his Habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR) entitled Évaluation formative et génération de feedbacks soutenues par la technologie (Technology-supported formative assessment and feedback generation) on 5 April 2024.

Congratulations to him!!!!!!!!

The jury was composed of :


  • Philippe Dessus, Professor, Grenoble Alpes University
  • Sébastien George, Professor, Le Mans University
  • Élise Lavoué, Professor, Université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3


  • Frédéric Amblard, Professor, Toulouse Capitole University
  • Grégoire Borst, Professor, Université Paris Cité
  • Julien Broisin, Senior Lecturer HDR, Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier University

LAFE Meeting

This week, the TALENT team had the pleasure of welcoming Elaine Teixeira and Rafael Ferreira Mello in Toulouse for the second LAFE (Learning Analytics solutions to support On time Feedback) meeting. Their visit was also an opportunity for them to present their work in a two-part seminar: “Unplugged Learning Analytics in Education to Promote Inclusion in Global South” (Rafael) and “Learning Analytics in Introductory Programming” (Elaine).

The LAFE project aims at supporting mobility between Brasil, France and Chile. During this meeting, we had the opportunity to discuss the different tools we are developing related to timely feedback and we organized the next steps. We are preparing the website and we will share it with you soon.

Rialy Andriamiseza defended his thesis

Rialy Andriamiseza successfully defended his thesis “Learning Analytics-Based Formative Assessment Recommendations for Technology-Enhanced Learning Practices” on Friday 25 November 2022, before a jury composed of Sebastien George, Elise Lavoué, Vanda Luengo, Philippe Dessus, Franck Silvestre and Julien Broisin.

Congratulations to him!

Abstract: Formative assessment is a useful teaching method for improving learning and teaching. Providing teachers and learners with feedback designed to help them reach the learning objectives is at the core of every formative assessment processes. To conduct large scale formative assessment, technology-enhanced formative assessment systems emerged to support the usage of formative assessment processes. These systems generate data that can serve as a basis for improving these processes and services they provide. Consequently, we tackle the following research questions:Which useful information can be inferred from the analysis of data gathered from a tool implementing formative assessment processes used in authentic contexts? How can such information contribute to improve formative assessment processes orchestration? Based on literature and using a dataset gathered from the use of a formative assessment tool named Elaastic, we use learning analytics to provide evidence-based knowledge about formative assessment practices. This knowl- edge led us to design (i) recommendations for system designers of formative assessment tools (ii) recommendations for teachers orchestration of formative assessment sequences (iii) an orchestration model to assist teachers decision- making during the sequence.Afterwards, we put this orchestration model to the test by implement- ing it within Elaastic through explainable recommendations and collecting data of its usage. The analysis of these data provides evidences that show that (1) teachers do not follow the recommendations and (2) if teachers had followed them, there would be significantly improved benefits for learners. Future works discuss the way our orchestration model could be improved and expanded to other contexts.

PROF-XXI Meeting in Toulouse

Last 12th and 13th September 2022 TALENT had the honour to host the meeting of the European Project PROF-XXI. Visitors from Guatemala, Colombia, Spain and Portugal participated in the event.

Linked to this event, we organised an open session to discuss about Experiences and policies to promote hybrid education. We counted, in this case, with the participation of António Teixeira (Universidade Aberta de Portugal) as a keynote, participants of the project to present their experiences in Latin America and another round table with experts from France. Here you have name of the participants and their affiliations.  

The event was a success, with more than 40 people attending.

Participants Round table Experiences in Latin America:

  • Mario Solarte, Asociado Universidad del Cauca, Colombia;  
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Catedrático Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, España; 
  • Miguel Morales, Director del Área de Educación Digital, Universidad Galileo, Guatemala; 
  • Olga Lucía Saavedra Villega, Directora CEA USB;
  • JORGE MALDONADO MAHAUAD, Director CEA Universidad de Cuenca.

Participants Round table Experiences in France:

  • Claude Maranges, Directeur du Département Formation et Vie Etudiante, Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi Pyrénées (;
  • Alain Bérard, Directeur adjoint du C2IP – Centre d’Innovation et d’Ingénierie Pédagogiques de l’INSA Toulouse (;
  • Patrice Terrier, Vice-président délégué au développement des usages du numérique et des systèmes d’information Université Tolouse II – Jean Jaurès (;
  • Sylvain Crémoux, Chargé de mission Développement et évaluation des formations et des enseignements (;
  • Elodie Guillon, Cheffe de projet THE Campus – Hybridation des formations, Université de Toulouse.

You can have a look at the main results obtained from the project in the website of the project.

Closing of the ECTEL 2022 conference organized by the TALENT team

The entire TALENT team is proud to have organized the ECTEL 2022 conference! This international conference took place in Toulouse from September 12 to 16 in the premises of the ENSEEIHT school.

The doctoral students of the TALENT team helped with the organization during the whole week

In parallel to the organization of the conference, Esteban Villalobos presented a paper for which he received the best paper award. Mar Pérez-Sanagustín also presented a paper, and Esther Félix a poster for her short paper.

TALENT organizes the PROF-XXI event on September 13 on the theme of “Hybrid Education”

As part of the PROF-XXI EU Project, TALENT organises this year the PROF-XXI Event. The event will take place at the IRIT new Auditorium the 13th September 2022. This time, the focus is Hybrid Education and we’ll count with national and international keynotes and panelists. We will count with the participation of people involved in THE CAMPUS Project, a project run by different institutions from Occitanie for moving Higher Education to Hyrid. 

The event will be in Spanish and French but we’ll count with simultaneous tradition in place.
Have a look at the complete agenda and register to the event here.

We hope to see you all there!

TALENT organises the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning 2022

This year, the TALENT team is in charge of hosting the ECTEL 2022 conference from 12 to 16 September, 2022. 

The conference will take place at the ENSEEIHT engineering school and will count with Workshop sessions and very good international keynotes. You can have a look at the program and the event on the ECTEL 2022 website and register here. We still have earlybird registrations until the 5th of August. 

We hope seeing you all there!