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

Together with Swapna Kurma and Sandra I did an short intrdocution to the increasing maker movement which was published right now: “The Maker Movement. Implications of new digital gadgets, fabrication tools and spaces for creative learning and teaching“.

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.

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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. In: eLearning Papers, 39, July 2014, pp.14-25., URL: http://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/en/article/Learning-in-cyber-physical-worlds_In-depth_39_2?paper=145315

Eine Lächel-Hupe? … und was passiert da?

Mitten in Bad Reichenhall stand vor einigen Wochen eine “Lächel-Hupe”. Einige Passanten haben neugierig gehupt. Was passierte, seht Ihr in diesem Video:



… Schwuppdiwupp, schon wieder ein Projekt zu Ende. Bei der unserer Abschlusspräsentation von “Lächeln in der Kurstadt” haben wir das Video zum ersten vorgestellt – und nun für alle auch hier im Blog: Das Video zur großen Lächel-Aktion. Viel Spaß!

[publication] Learning Analytics: From Theory to Practice – Data Support for Learning and Teaching

Our contribution at this year International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference (CAA 2014) about “Learning Analytics: From Theory to Practice – Data Support for Learning and Teaching” is now online available.

Abstract:

Much has been written lately about the potential of Learning Analyt- ics for improving learning and teaching. Nevertheless, most of the contributions to date are concentrating on the abstract theoretical or algorithmic level, or, deal with academic efficiencies like teachers’ grading habits. This paper wants to fo- cus on the value that Learning Analytics brings to pedagogic interventions and feedback for reflection. We first analyse what Learning Analytics has to offer in this respect, and, then, present a practical use case of applied Learning Analytics for didactic support in primary school Arithmetic.



Reference: Greller, W., Ebner, M., Schön, M. (2014) Learning Analytics: From Theory to Practice – Data Support for Learning and Teaching. In: Computer Assisted Assessment. Kalz, Marco, Ras, Eric (Eds.) -Research into E-Assessment, Communications in Computer and Information Science Volume 439, 2014, pp 79-87. Springer, New York

[presentation] Learning Analytics in Math – Why Open Education?

Marieke asked me if I can give a short input for the Open Education Working Group about aspects of Open Education for Learning Analytics. Here you will find the event and this are the slides I will use for the short talk:

[masterthesis] Machbarkeitsstudie zur Umsetzung von Schulbüchern als Open Educational Resource

Gernot hat in seiner Masterarbeit das schwierige Thema Open Educational Resources / Schulbuch / Österreich behandelt. Herausgekommen ist nicht nur eine sehr interessante Arbeit die man entweder hier bestellen kann oder unter http://o3r.eu nachlesen, sondern auch noch diese Abschlusspräsentation:

[presentation] Learning Analytics: From Theory to Practice – Data Support for Learning and Teaching

Our presentation (done by Martin) at this year International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference (CAA 2014) about “Learning Analytics: From Theory to Practice – Data Support for Learning and Teaching” is now online available.

[presentation] Finding and Exploring Commonalities between Researchers Using the ResXplorer

Our presentation at this year HCII Conference in Crete, Greece about “Finding and Exploring Commonalities between Researchers Using the ResXplorer” is now online available – enjoy the slides :-)

[presentation] Markov Chain and Classification of Difficulty Levels Enhances the Learning Path in One Digit Multiplication

Beni did the presentation about “Markov Chain and Classification of Difficulty Levels Enhances the Learning Path in One Digit Multiplication” at this HCII conference in Creete, Greece. Here are his slides:

[presentation] Attention Profiling Algorithm for Video-based Lectures

Our first presentation at this year HCII 2014 conferece in Creta Maris, Heraklion, Crete, Greece was about “Attention Profiling Algorithm for Video-based Lectures“. First of all find here the slides:

[recording] Digitale Ich & Green IT

Die Aufzeichungen vom 14.05.2014 aus der heurigen Vorlesung “Gesellschaftliche Aspekte der Informationstechnologie” sind nun verfügbar.

  1. Rüdiger Wetzl: Problematiken und Chancen in der Beschaffung und Entsorgung von Elektronikgeräten

  2. Wolfgang Schinagl: Das Ich – Personale Identität zwischen Vermassung und Individualität im digitalen Zeitalter