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[presentation] A Contribution to Collaborative Learning Using iPads for School Children

Our presentation about “A Contribution to Collaborative Learning Using iPads for School Children” at this year 4th European Immersive Education Summit is now online available. I talked about our application “Buchstabenpost“, which can be used by anyone who is interested in it. Enjoy the slides and if there is any question, just ask :-)

[publication] Evaluation of Augmented Reality Frameworks for Android Development

Our publication about “Evaluation of Augmented Reality Frameworks for Android Development” has been published in the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies.

Abstract:

Augmented Reality (AR) is the evolution of the concept of Virtual Reality (VR). Its goal is to enhance a person’s perception of the surrounding world. AR is a fast growing state of the art technology and a variety of implementation tools thereof exist today. Due to the heterogeneity of available technologies, the choice of the appropriate framework for a mobile application is difficult to make. These frameworks implement different tracking techniques and have to provide support to various constraints. This publication aims to point out that the choice of the appropriate framework depends on the context of the app to be developed. As expected, it is accurate that no framework is entirely the best, but rather that each exhibits strong and weak points. Our results demonstrate that given a set of constraints, one framework can outperform others. We anticipate our research to be the starting point for testing of other frameworks, given various constraints. The frameworks evaluated here are open- source or have been purchased under Academic License.

Reference: Marneanu, I., Ebner, M., Rössler, T. (2014) Evaluation of Augmented Reality Frameworks for Android Development. In: International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies. Vol. 8 (4), pp. 37-44 [Link to the Article]

[presentation] Ist das Schulbuch in Zukunft zwingend noch ein Buch?

Im Rahmen der Fachgruppentagung 2014 der WKO in Klagenfurt bin ich eingladen worden meine Gedanken zum zukünftigen Schulbuch zu präsentieren. Ich gebe zu ich denke hier vielleicht quer und gänzlich anders, aber vielleicht bewahrheitet sich ja das eine oder andere doch.
Hier meine Vortragsfolien:

[recording] Learning Analytics – Der gläserne Lerner

Im Rahmen der DINI-Zukunfstwerkstatt durfte ich zum Thema Learning Analytics reden – die Folien sind bereits hier zugänglich. Jetzt gibt es auch noch die Aufzeichnung :-)

Learning Analytics

[Link zur Vortragsaufzeichnung]

[publication] Do You Mind NSA Affair? Does the Global Surveillance Disclosure Impact Our Students?

Our contribution at this year ED-MEDIA conference in Tampere, Finnland about “Do You Mind NSA Affair? Does the Global Surveillance Disclosure Impact Our Students?” is now online available. The slides have alreday been published here.

Abstract:

In summer 2013 the discussion about security and Internet peaked when the ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden uncovered secret details about his former employer NSA. Since then bad news and stories about government surveillance have come along daily worldwide. But did they change anything according to our way of working and living with the Internet? We wanted to know, whether there is a change of Internet behavior to be determined among freshmen coming to Graz University of Technology. On base of an annual questionnaire that is carried out by the Department of Social Learning at TU Graz since 2007 we found out that although a quarter of polled students are influenced by those disclosures there is no decrease in Internet usage to be realized compared to former years results; quite the reverse: applications working on cloud-principle like Dropbox are strongly upcoming. Apart from that, the long term survey generally mirrors new media competences and Internet usage of TU Graz freshmen. This paper discusses this year´s results and progressions of the survey.



Reference: Ebner, M., Nagler, W. & Schön, M. (2014). Do You Mind NSA Affair?Does the Global Surveillance Disclosure Impact Our Students?. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2014 (pp. 2307-2312). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

[publication] Technologiegestützte Echtzeit-Interaktion in Massenvorlesungen im Hörsaal. Entwicklung und Erprobung eines digitalen Backchannels während der Vorlesung

Ich habe noch diese Veröffentlichung nachzuholen, die auf der GMW 2014 dann in einem Flipped-Format diskutiert wurde bzw. wo die entsprechende Software auch erprobt wurde.

Zusammenfassung:

Interaktion zwischen Lehrenden und Studierenden in gefüllten, großen Hörsälen ist eine große Herausforderung. Audience-Response-Systeme werden als eine Möglichkeit betrachtet, schnelle Rückmeldungen von den Studierenden zu erhalten und so deren Einbindung und die Interaktion im Hörsaal zu erhöhen. Im vorliegenden Beitrag wird die Entwicklung, das Konzept sowie das Design eines Prototypen einer Anwendung vorgestellt („Backchannel“), die es den Studierenden ermöglicht, den Vortragenden kontinuierlich Rückmeldung zum Vortrag zu geben. Die Lehrenden erhalten ein aggregiertes visuelles Feedback in Echtzeit und können darauf reagieren. Ausführlich werden dabei die Ergebnisse des Testeinsatzes dargestellt sowie zukünftige Adaptionen und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten diskutiert.

[.pdf des Beitrages]

Zitation: Martin Ebner, Christian Haintz, Karin Pichler, Sandra Schön (2014). Technologiegestützte Echtzeit-Interaktion in Massenvorlesungen im Hörsaal. Entwicklung und Erprobung eines digitalen Backchannels während der Vorlesung. In: Klaus Rummler (Hrsg.), Lernräume gestalten – Bildungskontexte vielfältig denken, Münster: Waxmann, S. 567-578. Online-Version URL Gesamt-PDF: http://www.waxmann.com/fileadmin/media/zusatztexte/3142Volltext.pdf; URL Beitrag (Kommentierbar): http://2014.gmw-online.de/567/

[presentation] Are MOOCs the chance to open-up Education?

The slides of my talk about “Are MOOCs the chance to open-up Education?” at the “Workshop on Behind the Scenes: The Making of a MOOC” in Heidelberg are now online available:

[publication] Adaptive Learner Profiling Provides the Optimal Sequence of Posed Basic Mathematical Problems

Our publication about “Adaptive Learner Profiling Provides the Optimal Sequence of Posed Basic Mathematical Problems” at this year EC-TEL conference is now available.
Abstract:

Applications that try to enhance learners’ knowledge can profit by the creation and analysis of learner profiles. This work deals with the derivation of an optimal sequence of questions by comparing similar learning behaviour of users of a mathematics training application. The adaptation of the learners’ clusters to the answers of the revised optimal question sequence improves learning

Reference: Taraghi, B., Saranti, A., Ebner, M., Großmann, A., Müller, V. (2014) Adaptive Learner Profiling Provides the Optimal Sequence of Posed Basic Mathematical Problems. In: Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities. Rensing, C., de Freitas, S., Ley, T., Muñoz-Merino, P. J. (Ed.). Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8719, Springer 2014, pp. 592-59

[Link to .pdf at Springer]

[publication] Kosten und Wert von MOOCs am Beispiel der Plattform iMooX #imoox

Unsere Publikation über “Kosten und Wert von MOOCs am Beispiel der Plattform iMooX” ist auf der heurigen GeNeMe-Konferenz präsentiert und auch publiziert worden. Hier gibt es den Beitrag zum Nachlesen:

Zitation: Dreisiebner, S./Ebner, M./Kopp, M. (2014): Kosten und Wert von MOOCs am Beispiel der Plattform iMooX, in: Köhler, T./Kahnwald, N. (Hrsg.): Online Communities: Technologies and Analyses for Networks in Industry, Research and Education, 17. Workshop GeNeMe’14, Gemeinschaft in Neuen Medien: Virtual Enterprises, Research Communities & Social Media Networks, TUDpress, Dresden, S. 191-204.

[publication] The Maker Movement. Implications of new digital gadgets, fabrication tools and spaces for creative learning and teaching

Our article about “The Maker Movement. Implications of new digital gadgets, fabrication tools and spaces for creative learning and teaching” got republished in the Special Issue “Transforming Education through Innovation and Technology” of the elearning papers.
Abstract:

The “Maker Movement” deals with innovative forms of production and do-it-yourself work. It is not only a way for new business models and developments, e.g. using 3D print or other new digital tools and gizmos, but also influencing education. This paper introduces several diverse terms (from FabLabs to Hackerspaces) and gives insights into background, practice and existing experiences from Maker Movement in educational settings amongst all age groups. As a conclusion, the authors present reasons why practitioners and researcher should consider its educational potential. Besides its creative and technological impacts, learning by making is an important component of problem- solving and relating educational content to the real world. Besides this, digital tools for making are not expensive, for example apps for mobile devices or rents for 3D printer (compared with desktops in 1:1 settings). The Maker Movement is seen as an inspiring and creative way to deal with our world, it is aware of ecological challenges and of course, and it is able to develop technological interest and competences casually. Finally, the authors give recommendation for reading for all who got interested in making.

Reference: Schön, Sandra; Ebner, Martin & Kurma, Swapna (2014). The Maker Movement. Implications of new digital gadgets, fabrication tools and spaces for creative learning and teaching [Republished in special issue] . In: eLearning Papers, eLearning Papers Special edition 2014 “Transforming Education through Innovation and Technology, September 2014, pp. 86-100. [.pdf]