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[GADI2010] Livestream zweiter Termin

Der zweite Termin der heurigen Vorlesung “Gesellschaftliche Aspekte der Informationstechnologie” an der TU Graz besteht aus folgenden 2 Vorträgen:

  • Mark Kramer: “The World as a Platform: Augmented Learning in the 21st Centrury” (Facebooklink)
  • Günter Schreier: “Wer hat eHealth in der Tasche?” (Facebooklink)

Beide Vorträge werden live gestreamt – Link zum Streamingserver
Weitere Vorträge/Abstracts findet man hier auf der Vorlesungshomepage.

[workshop] Social Software Engineering SSE

The program of the 3rd. International Workshop on Social Software Engineering is now online. We are happy to announce a high number of high quality contributions and looking forward to a great workshop on Wednesday in Paderborn:

Paper 1: Bringing Semantics into Social Software Engineering: Applying Ontologies to a Community-oriented Requirements Engineering Environment
Paper 2: Diagnosing Inconsistent Requirements Preferences in Distributed Software Projects
Paper 3: User-Driven Requirements Engineering for Mobile Social Software
Paper 4: Towards Social Information Systems
Paper 5: weHelp: A Reference Architecture for Social Recommender Systems
Paper 6: Switch! Recommending Artifacts Needed Next Based on Personal and Shared Context

[workshop] Using Microblogging to enhance communication within Communities of Practice

Due to the fact that I agreed to serve as member of the program committee I also like to hint to the forthcoming workshop “Using Microblogging to enhance communication within Communities of Practice” (MicroECoP) within the WCC 2010 conference in Brisbane, Australia.
The workshop aims to discuss:

A number of questions are emerging from the early use of micro-blogs as social networking tools that connect communities of practice and interest. These include: How can microblogs support the development of professional communities of practice? How can microblogs be effectively incorporated into formalised professional learning? How can we measure the optimum levels of engagement necessary for microblogs to be successful social networking tools within professional communities of practice? How are communities of practice enhanced or enriched as a result of the application of microblogs? What about issues of security, privacy and intellectual property – how can these be protected? Do the filtering features on microblogs constitute semantic tools?

So think about to participate – more details you will find at the homepage of MicroECoP.

[publication] Interactive Lecturing by Integrating Mobile Devices and Micro-blogging in Higher Education

The article about “Interactive Lecturing by Integrating Mobile Devices and Micro-blogging in Higher Education” is now published in the Journal Computing and Information Technology. Further there is a short video about the content of the paper.
Abstract:

Following the recent advances in both technology and social interaction, implementation of interactivity to large lecture rooms presents itself as a promising new methodology to improve the learning and teaching process in academia. Namely, based on the underlying ideas of Web 2.0, learners should be able to collect and share online resources during a lecture, additional communication channels such as discussion forums, chat and micro-blogging helping to achieve interactivity on traditional face-to-face teaching. Building on such premises, first experiences have been acquired by the use of mobile devices and instant messaging in enhancing the learning and teaching behavior, with the help of a university wide available Learning Management System (LMS), which has accordingly been adapted and extended to the specific needs of supporting interactivity through mobile devices. The LMS is intended to use common and existing software and hardware (devices of the learners). The goal of the above research is to find out the potentials of interactivity in order to enhance students’ engagement in traditional face-to-face teaching in Higher Education. The paper describes the outcomes of the first experiments in implementing interactivity in Higher Education in such a framework within the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and comments on the methodology applied. The experiments, which have been performed during lecturing within the course “Social Aspects of Information Technology” at the BSc level, attended by about 200 students, have shown that such kind of interactivity has a positive effect on the learners’ engagement.

Reference: Ebner, M. (2009), Interactive Lecturing by Integrating Mobile Devices and Micro-blogging in Higher Education, Journal of Computing and Information Technology (eCIT), Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2009, pp. 371-381 doi:10.2498/cit.1001382
Full article as [.pdf]

[paper accepted] ED-MEDIA 2010

We are happy that our contributions to this year ED-MEDIA Conference 2010 are accepted:

We are pleased to inform you that the Program Committee of ED-MEDIA 2010–World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, after rigorous peer review, has decided to ACCEPT your submission for presentation.

  • Full Paper on “Has Web2.0 Reached the Educated Top?
  • Full Paper on “Personal Learning Environment for Higher Education – A First Prototype

See you in Toronto :-) .

[podcast] Microblogging – Potential an der Hochschule

Die Aufzeichnung unseres Vortrags auf der heurigen Learntec über “Microblogging – Potentiale an der Hochschule” ist nun verfügbar. Der Vortrag ist auch Teil unseres iTunesU Channel. Die Folien und Foto sind ja schon online.
Ich muss mich noch für die Tonqualität entschuldigen – liegt ausschließlich an mir, da ich die Einstellungen am Funkmikro verändert hatte :-)

[discussion] “Das Internet – ein Bildungsraum?”

Das EduCamp in Hamburg ist vorbei. Ich konnte leider nicht teilnehmen, habe aber mit großen Interesse die aufgezeichnete Podiumsdiskussion verfolgt und bedanke mich auch für die Statements von Kerstin und Helge, sowie auch von Prof. Schulmeister die uns daran erinnern, dass es keine Revolution ist, sondern dass wir einen langen Weg der Forschung vor uns haben um Neue Medien gezielt und didaktisch sinnvoll einzuführen:

[presentation] Microblogging in Higher Education

Toegehter with Sandra I give this talk at Learntec 2010:

Special Issue: MashUps for Learning

We are very happy that we can announce that the Special Issue on “MahsUps for Learning” is now published (open access). Togehter with Sandra and Ralf the results of our Workshop at last year ICL Conference are online available:

The special track “Mashups for Learning” (MASHL 2009) took place within the “International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning” (ICL 2009) in Villach, Austria. Personal Learning Environments (PLE) are the application type for mashing up learning services. We asked for contributions for an increasing research field. MASHL 2009 provided an excellent space for discussions in order to improve the learning and teaching routines of tomorrow. This special issue consists of the outcomes of this intensive process with international experts.

Enjoy the papers and we are looking forward to your feedback.

[recording] 7. Online Webmontag / Microblogging an der Hochschule

Im Rahmen des 7. Online Web Montags hatte ich die Gelegenheit über die Verwendung von Microblogging an der Hochschule zu reden und unsere Untersuchungen kurz darzustellen, wie auch Projektkompetenz.eu berichtet. Die Aufzeichnung ist nun auch verfügbar und ich freu mich auf Rückmeldungen.