• Mar142019

    SHRIMP at the 48th annual DGHD conference

    DGHD1.jpgOn Wednesday, March 6, SHRIMP took part in the 48th annual conference of the

  • Dec062018

    SHRIMP at Digital Humanities Day 2018

    SHRIMP project coordinator Dr. Sebastian Herrmann held a talk at the second Digital Humanities Day in Leipzig on December 3, 2018. Once again, SHRIMP had the chance to introduce itself as a project at the intersection of digitalization and humanities. Last year's shorter poster presentation was replaced by a longer talk this time.20181203_164558.jpg

  • Nov302018

    SHRIMP at Tag der Lehre 2018

    On November 7, 2018, the SHRIMP team had the opportunity to introduce the platform to the attendees at the "Digitale Inseln zum Ausprobieren" at the University's main campus. This year, the topic at the heart of Tag der Lehre was digitalization in the context of higher learning, making it the ideal forum to introduce SHRIMP.

  • Nov042018

    Your Test Results and the Meta-Shrimp

    The semester is finally in full swing and we’re back with some stats! In case you were wondering where the results of the test went that you took before starting out on SHRIMP – here they are, neatly cast into a beautiful chart!Based on the answers you gave in the test, we calculated a profile of scores.

  • Jul102018

    SHRIMP bei der Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften

    Am 22. Juni hatte der Leiter des SHRIMP Projekts Dr. Sebastian Herrmann die Gelegenheit, die Plattform im Rahmen der Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften im Ägyptischen Museum vorzustellen. Das Projekt weckte viel Interesse, wie ein Voting am Ende bestätigte, als SHRIMP zu dem Interessantesten unter den vorgestellten Projekten gewählt wurde.

  • Jun192018

    SHRIMP beim LiT.Shortcut

    Am 19. Juni wurde SHRIMP im Rahmen eines LiT.Shortcut interessierten Lehrenden vorgestellt. Unter dem Titel ...


  • May272018

    SHRIMP beim Didaktik-Workshop der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien

    Am 25. Mai haben wir das SHRIMP Projekt bei einem Didaktik-Workshop im Rahmen der Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA) präsentiert. Ca. 30 Teilnehmende, überwiegend FachdidaktikerInnen, Lehrerinnen und Lehrer und interessierte Mitglieder der DGfA, nahmen die Präsentation zum Thema “Questioning the Authority of the Linear Form?

  • Apr302018

    Talk Canon to Me: Let's Analyze the LC-1 Canon!

    After the conclusion of the #readingsforthebreak, which we took from the Literature and Culture I-list of exemplary texts for each period, we thought it’s time for some statistics. We had some thought provoking conversations about diversity and representation regarding our reading recommendations and this prompted us to take a closer look at the canon, so here it is: #talkcanontome! We have six periods to look at, so let’s dive into it!

  • Jan282018

    Talk Nerdy to Me: The Grand Finale

    In this week’s Talk Nerdy to Me, the grand finale, we have not one but two graphs to show! They both relate to analyzing how everyone has been annotating during the semester, and so they provide an interesting window into how we engage with the texts as we read them.


  • Jan272018

    SHRIMP featured on the Leipzig University Instagram Account

    This Thursday, the instagram account of the University of Leipzig featured a special guest: Shrimpy! In a series of photos uploaded to their story, a feature that allows for a sequent of posts to disappears after 24 hours, viewers gained an insight into what a day with Shrimpy looked like. Starting with getting up:

  • Jan212018

    Talk Nerdy to Me: The Lost Cards

    Hey y’all! In this week’s Talk Nerdy to Me we’re going to discuss something a bit different: the cards the fewest distinct readers. That is to say, they’re the cards where the fewest number of specific users have read them. Let’s dive into the data!




    As we can clearly see, less than 25 of you have read each of these individual cards, and for some of them it’s less than 20! That’s not too many people.


  • Jan142018

    Talk Nerdy to Me: Leaving a Mark on the World (or on SHRIMP)

    This week in Talk Nerdy to Me, we will be discussing a lesser known feature on SHRIMP: bookmarks. They’re a great way to keep in mind cards that might be interesting or important in the future, but also to make sure you remember where you read something important for the next session. Let’s take a look at how you all have been using this function and which cards have received the most bookmarks:bookmarks.jpg

  • Jan072018

    Talk Nerdy to Me: A (not so) Shrimpy Christmas

    Talk Nerdy to Me: A (not so) Shrimpy Christmas

    Here at SHRIMP we hope everyone had a relaxing and fun Winter Break—we know we did! And we also know that at least a few of you got the best gift on Christmas: the gift of knowledge, for which some of you got the “Nerds on Christmas” badge. Accordingly, this week we wanted to check out how our vacation days affected reading habits.




  • Dec172017

    Talk Nerdy to Me: Looking for Answers about Reading Questions

    This week in Talk Nerdy to Me, we’re going to look at the reading questions – that neat feature that pops up at the end of sessions, asking you to reflect on what you read and to put it into your own words. Reading questions help you get organized for the seminars as they test whether or not you truly understood what you read, and prepare you for discussing the texts with your peers. While this feature has been steadily used by you all, we can detect quite a bit of fluctuation when we look at the data:

  • Dec102017

    Talk Nerdy to Me: How Much Are You Reading?

    This week in Talk Nerdy to Me we’re going to look at what cards have been the read the most this semester. This will give us a good idea of how reading habits change as the semester progresses.

  • Dec032017

    Talk Nerdy to Me: When Are You Logging on?

    This week in “Talk Nerdy to Me” we’re going to look at when you all read SHRIMP. Because SHRIMP is always just a click away, we can find out some interesting things about when students are engaging with the reader. What we’re looking at exactly is when cards get opened.







  • Nov242017

    Talk Nerdy to Me: Some Notes on Annotations

    Diese Woche bei “Talk Nerdy To Me“ schauen wir uns die verschiedenen Lerntypen an, die auf SHRIMP zu finden sind. Da es allerlei verschiedene Möglichkeiten gibt, auf SHRIMP mit dem Text zu interagieren – Kommentare, Likes, Annotationen – ist es ganz interessant zu sehen, wie diese Funktionen genutzt werden. Diese Woche analysieren wir, wie viele private Annotationen pro Person in einem Semester gemacht werden. Dazu haben wir den Datensatz des Wintersemesters 15/16 genutzt um ein Diagramm zu erstellen:

  • Nov172017

    Talk Nerdy to Me: Analytics for everyone

    Wie bereits angekündigt, dreht sich in dieser Projektphase von SHRIMP alles um Learning Analytics, also die Auswertung von Nutzungsdaten der Plattform. Um dem statistikgeneigten SHRIMP-Leser unsere Erkenntnisse nicht vorzuenthalten, gibt es hier ab jetzt das wöchentliche Installment "Talk Nerdy to Me" zu lesen, in welchem wir unserem inneren Statistik-Nerd frönen.

    Diese Woche liegt unser Fokus auf der Anzahl Karten, die pro Tag gelesen wurden:


  • Nov092017

    SHRIMP featured in Student!

    Student!, die Hochschulzeitung der Universität Leipzig, hat ihm Rahmen eines Artikels rund um die Digitalisierung an Hochschulen über SHRIMP berichtet. Im Fokus stand dabei, wie die Plattform funktioniert, und welche Erfahrungen Studenten mit den zahlreichen Features gemacht haben.