Das nächste Video im Rahmen des L3T-Projekts, diesesmal geht es um den Begriff Blended Learning. Ich habe versucht diesen im Rahmen der Barbecue Typologie zu erklären:
Our publication on “First Experiences with OLPC in European Classrooms” is now online as Draftversion available.
For many years now E-learning researchers have been discussing the use of laptops in educational settings. The One Laptop per Child project, (OLPC project), has been used in developing countries since the year 2002 to avoid the increase of the digital divide between those with ready access to technology and those with limited access. Austria has become one of the first countries in the European Union (EU) to start an OLPC-project of its own. The focus of the project was on the use of digital devices in education at elementary school level. Accompanied by a solid research team, which brought teachers, e-learning experts and a software developer together, a first attempt was established. This article will describe the preliminary work and the first real life setting of this project, concluding with the experiences of the whole research group. It will also summarize a recommendation for the transfer of the project to developing countries.
Reference: Ebner, M., Dorfinger, J. & Neuper, W. (2011). First Experiences With OLPC in European Classrooms. International Journal on E-Learning, 10(4), 343-‐364. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Teaching as well as attending lectures in big lectures halls is an often-usual situation in middle European universities. Bearing in mind that a huge mass of learners leads to a decrease of lecture-student interactivity during lectures, the research work aims to enhance traditional face-to-face teaching by technology. The well-known and widely usedmicroblogging platform Twitter is used to display questions, notices and ideas on a wall just in time. Therefore a so-called TwitterWall is developed by Graz University of Technology concerning special pedagogical needs. Afterwards a first use in a big lecture is pointed out and discussed. The publication concluded that the use of Twitter in combination with specifics oftware can help to enhance lecture interactivity in mass-education.
Reference: Ebner, M. (2011), Is Twitter a Tool for Mass-Education?, 4th InternationalConference on Student Mobility and ICT, Vienna, p. 1-6
My today’s talk at Vienna University of Technology at this year S-ICT conference on Virtual Mobility, will be about our research results and experiences in the use of the microblogging tool Twitter for Mass-Education.
Enjoy the slides:
Auf der 6. e-Learning Fachdidaktik Tagung in Wien präsentiert Martin Böckle unsere Ergebnisse zu Game Based Learning. Es wurde für Schulkinder eine Geospiel entwickelt, in dem sie einfach geographische Punkte in Österreich erlernen können.