[MOOC] Mathe Fit MOOC startet #imoox #tugraz #mathematik

Ich darf ankündigen, dass fast schon traditionell am Montag der Mathe Fit MOOC der TU Graz startet. Dieser Online-Kurs ist ein Brückenkurs und dazu gedacht Studienanfänger:innen den Einstieg in ein technisches oder naturwissenschaftliches Studium zu erleichtern:

Der iMoox-Kurs Mathe-Fit dient als verbindlicher Vorbereitungskurs für die gleichnamige TU Graz Lehrveranstaltung. Beides zusammen, Online-Kurs und Lehrveranstaltung, sind speziell ein Angebot für Erstsemestrige der TU Graz, die eigenen Fähigkeiten und Fertigkeiten im Fach Mathemathik zu überprüfen und aufzufrischen, damit der Übergang und Start ins Studium möglichst reibungslos verläuft. Gemeinsam mit dem bereits durchgeführten Mathe-MINT Brückenkurs, bilden sie ein umfassendes mathematisches Starterpaket, welches nicht nur für angehende Studierende der TU Graz geeignet ist, sondern sich generell an all jene richtet, die an mathematischen Inhalten interessiert sind.

[Link zur kostenlosen Anmeldeseite]

Damit darf ich mich auch in den Sommerurlaub 2022 verabschieden und ich werden dann wieder ab Herbst in gewohnter Manier über unsere Aktivitäten berichten. Wer wissen möchte was ich so mache inzwischen, kann ja gerne auf meinem Profil beim Alpenverein vorbei schauen – ich bin mir sicher, die ein oder andere Tour wird hinzukommen 😉

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 17 / No.14 #ijet #research

Issue 17(14) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Mapping the MOOC Research Landscape: Insights from Empirical Studies
  • A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Classes Using Traditional Methods, Problem-Based Learning, and Flipped Learning to Enhance Thai Student-Teacher Problem-Solving Skills and Academic Achievement
  • IVUL Model: An Intelligent Learning Development Process
  • Mobile Gramabot: Development of a Chatbot App for Interactive German Grammar Learning
  • Opening Knowledge Graph Model Building of Artificial Intelligence Curriculum
  • Learning Approaches Influence on College Students‘ Digital Literacy: The Role of Self-Determination Theory
  • The Feasibility of Practical Vocational Education in Higher Education Institutions
  • Use of Knowledge Acquisition Surface to Monitor and Assess Students’ Success
  • The Cultivation of Teamwork Quality from the Perspective of Competitive-Complementary Relations
  • Operating Mechanism of University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education and Its Contribution to Regional Economy
  • Students’ Experiences of E-learning Practices During COVID-19: A Qualitative Study
  • Qualitative Analysis Method for Training of College Students’ Entrepreneurial Resilience from the Perspective of Entrepreneurial Ecological Environment
  • Level of Digital Teaching Competence on the Verge of the Post Pandemic
  • Enhanced Virtual Reality Plant: Development and Application in Chemical Engineering Education
  • The Importance of Learning Resources for University Students During Emergency Remote Learning
  • Approach for Eliciting Learners‘ Preferences in Moocs Through Collaborative Filtering
  • The Application of Blended Learning with a Community Science Technology Approach to Improve Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
  • 3D Molecular Interactive Multimedia for Building Chemistry Students‘ Spatial Ability

[Link to Issue 17/14]

Nevertheless, if you are interested to become a reviewer for the journal, please just contact me 🙂 .

[publication] MOOCs, Learning Analytics and OER: An Impactful Trio for the Future of Education! #imoox #OER #tugraz #LearningAnalytics

Our contribution to the CSEDU 2020 conference about „MOOCs, Learning Analytics and OER: An Impactful Trio for the Future of Education!“ got finally published. I did the presentation in May 2020 in the very beginning of the COVID19-pandemic and it was my first complete online keynote 🙂

Abstract:
This paper discusses the general thesis that massive open online courses (in short MOOC), open educational resources (in short OER) and learning analytics are an impactful trio for future education, especially if combined. The contribution bases upon our practical experience as service providers and researchers in the department “Educational Technology” at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Austria. The team members provide support to lecturers, teachers and researchers in these addressed fields for several years now, for example as host of the MOOC platform iMooX.at, providing only OER since 2015. Within this contribution, we will show, against some doubtful or conflicting opinions and positions, that (a) MOOCs are opening-up education; (b) learning analytics give insights and support learning, not only online learning, if implemented in MOOCs; and (c) that OER has the potential for sustainable resources, innovations and even more impact, especially if implemented in MOOCs.

[full article @ book’s homepage]
[draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Ebner M., Schön S. (2021) MOOCs, Learning Analytics and OER: An Impactful Trio for the Future of Education!. In: Lane H.C., Zvacek S., Uhomoibhi J. (eds) Computer Supported Education. CSEDU 2020. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1473. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86439-2_2

[presentation] Content quality ensurance in a Higher Education OER-repository #OER #OEAA #repository

Within the ENCORE+ Quality Workshop 2 I did a short presentation about how we are dealing with quality ensurance when uploading OER to our OER-repository at Graz University of Technology. Find here my slides:

[presentation about „Content quality ensurance in a Higher Education OER-repository“]

This works happens within our Open Education Austria Advanced project – thanks to all to let this happen 🙂

Neue OER für Lehrer:innen und Schüler:innen – Ergebnisse eines Workshops #oer #phooe

Quelle: CC 0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/195513695@N02/52038174741/

Im Rahmen eines Lehrauftrags an der PH Oberösterreich haben Sandra Schön und ich wieder einen zweitägigen Workshop zu den Themen OER und MOOCs angeboten. Als Arbeitsauftrag gilt es dabei auch, OER zu veröffentlichen. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass es damit wieder gelungen ist, vielen Knowhow und Spaß am OER-Machen vermitteln zu können – und natürlich auch darüber, dass es nun wieder vier Handvoll mehr OER gibt:

[master] Empirical Analysis of Automated Editing of Raw Learning Video Footage #tugraz #presentation

We congratulate David for doing his masterthesis on „Empirical Analysis of Automated Editing of Raw Learning Video Footage“. Here you can find the slides of his final defense:

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[publication] An Exploratory Mixed Method Study on H5P Videos and Video-Related Activities in a MOOC Environment #H5P #MOOC #imoox

Our article about „An Exploratory Mixed Method Study on H5P Videos and Video-Related Activities in a MOOC Environment“ got finally published:

In this paper, an exploratory mixed-method study is presented examining the video-related behavior of participants of a massive open online course (MOOC; N=1.238). Firstly, detailed log-file analysis of six videos has been carried out to compare clickstreams of videos with and without integrated H5P quiz integration. It shows quite different seeking and watching pattern behavior in video with H5P quizzes. In a second step, learners participated in an online questionnaire (N=707): Most of them see the quizzes in videos as always or mostly helpful (67%). The survey also shows that for many, taking notes, turning on subtitles, using the transcripts or even increasing the speed are important activities when learning with the videos in the MOOC. In a third step, interviews with ten MOOC participants are a source for qualitative insights in how the learners use the learning videos.

[article @ journal’s homepage]
[article @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Thurner, S., Schön, S., Schirmbrand, L., Tatschl, M., Teschl, T., Leitner, P., & Ebner, M. (2022). An Exploratory Mixed Method Study on H5P Videos and Video-Related Activities in a MOOC Environment. International Journal of Technology-Enhanced Education (IJTEE), 1(1), 1-18. http://doi.org/10.4018/IJTEE.304388

[podcast] MOOCs, OER und Making in der Informatik #tugraz #mooc #telucation

Es freut uns, dass wir nun den siebenten Teil unserer Podcast-Serie „Lehren – Lernen – Lauschen“ auf der TELucation-Webseite zur Verfügung stellen können. Diesesmal spricht Maria Grandl über MOOCs, OER und Making in der Informatik:

Maria Grandl spricht in diesem Podcast über ihren Massive Open Online Course und die dazugehörige Lehrveranstaltung Informatik Fit, die von ihr organisierten Maker Days for Kids und wie man junge Menschen für ein Studium im Bereich Informatik motivieren kann.

[Podcast #8 MOOCs, OER und Making in der Informatik]

Und nicht übersehen – der Podcast ist auch in allen gängigen Portalen verfügbar:

[publication] iMooX – a MOOC platform for all (universities) #imoox #mooc #tugraz

I wrote a short article about our MOOC platform iMooX.at:

Abstract:
iMooX.at is the Austrian MOOC platform founded in 2014. This platform offers free, openly licensed online courses for all, so called Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs). It aims to offer university education in an innovative and digital way.In this article, we will briefly look at the history of the platform and its main milestones till now. Finally, a few possible development steps will be pointed out and discussed.

[article @ proceeding’s homepage]
[draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Ebner, M. (2021) iMooX – a MOOC platform for all (universities), 2021 7th International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering (ICEEIE), 2021, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/ICEEIE52663.2021.9616685.

[blog] The stage model of digital transformation / Das Stufenmodell der digitalen Transformation #transformation #highereducation #tugraz

We just wrote a short essay about the digital transformation in higher education and how we are able to describe the current situation. Therfore, we propose a stage model of digital transformation.

CC BY SA – Hochschulforum Digitalisierung

[Blog article @ Hochschulforum Digitalisierung]
[article @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Ebner, M., Edelsbrunner, S., Schön, S., Dennerlein, S. (2022) Das Stufenmodell der digitalen Transformation. Hochschulforum Digitalisierung