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[mooc] Demokratie MOOC / Teil 3 #imoox

Der iMooX Demokratie-MOOC geht nun in den dritten und letzten Teil. Wir freuen uns, wenn sie gemeinsam mit uns diese spannenden Inhalte erarbeiten, denn besonders in diesen Tagen ist das Demokratieverständnis wichtig:

Der Demokratie-MOOC stellt ein Curriculum für die demokratiepolitische Bildung dar, wobei die vollständigen Lehr- und Lernmaterialien zur Verfügung gestellt werden. So dient der MOOC einerseits der Weiterbildung von allen interessierten Personen, MultipliaktorInnen, KurserstellerInnen, LehrerInnen oder (Sozial-)PädagogInnen. Andererseits stellt der MOOC auch Materialien und Methoden zur Verfügung, damit sich die Teilnehmenden auch motiviert und in der Lage fühlen, Kurse, Unterricht oder Projekte zur Politischen Bildung zu entwickeln und anzubieten.

Die Anmeldung ist wie immer vollkommen kostenfrei: [Link zur Anmeldung]

[publication] Effects of a Mathematical Bridging Course #MOOC #imoox #MatheFit

Our contribution about „Effects of a Mathematical Bridging Course“ to this year eMOOCs conference in Naples got published now:

The secondary to tertiary transition is generally considered as problematic. Thereby, especially mathematics is a significant barrier for students of universities. The reasons are diverse and occur not least because of the changes in the school curriculum caused by the centralised school leaving examination. Subsequently, many universities and academies in the European area provide various approaches to work against the widely spread issue. In 2018, a free accessible online bridging courses for mathematics was designed by Graz University of Technology. The course is provided on the iMooX platform 1 and represents a form of technology-enhanced learning. The aim is to optimise the design of the course considering the needs of freshmen and freshwomen. Following the active course period, course participants take part in evaluations. The outcomes are investigated, which represents the empirical part of the paper. The online course receives positive feedback. As a consequence, it is recommended to continue the course offer within the next few years.

[Full article @ ResearchGate]

[Conference Proceeding eMOOCs 2019]

Reference: Reich, S., Ebner, M., Ebner, M. (2019) Effects of a Mathematical Bridging Course. Proceedings of EMOOCs conference, pp. 197-202, Naples (Italy)

[publication] Conception of a Conversational Interface to Provide a Guided Search of Study Related Data #chatbot

Our research about „Conception of a Conversational Interface to Provide a Guided Search of Study Related Data“ got published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies.

Abstract:

Since the beginning of software development, solution approaches and technolo-gies have changed massively, including the requirements for a user interface. At the very beginning, it was the desktop application, with a classic Graphical User Interface (GUI), which fulfilled the needs of a user. Nowadays, many applica-tions moved to web respectively mobile and the user behavior changed. A very modern concept to handle the communication between a computer and a user is a chatbot. The range of functions of a chatbot can be very simple up to complex ar-tificial intelligence based solutions. This publication focuses on a chatbot solution for Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), which should support the student by finding study related information via a conversational interface.

[Full Article @ Journal’s Homepage]

[Full Article @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Berger, R., Ebner, M. & Ebner, M. (2019) Conception of a Conversational Interface to Provide a Guided Search of Study Related Data. International Journal of Emerging Technologies (i-JET). 14(7). pp. 37-47

[podcast] Wir bauen eine Stadt #makerdays #tugraz #makereducation

Maria hat in einem kurzen Interview über die Makerdays an der TU Graz berichtet und auch gleichzeitig noch angekündigt, dass es ein paar wenige Restplätze gibt. Die Anmeldung ist hier möglich.

Technik zugänglich und angreifbar zu machen: Das ist das Ziel des Projekts „Maker Days for Kids“. Die TU Graz und der gemeinnützige Verein BIMS e.V. bietet Kindern und Jugendlichen im Sommer die Möglichkeit, in einer offenen Werkstatt kreativ zu arbeiten.

[Link zum Podcast bei Aircampus]

[publication] Experiences with a MOOC-platform — Who are our learners and what do they think about MOOCs? #research #MOOC #emoocs #imoox

Our contribution about „Experiences with a MOOC-platform — Who are our learners and what do they think about MOOCs?“ to this year eMOOCs conference in Naples got published now:

iMooX, the first and currently only Austrian MOOC platform, has been hosting xMOOCs since 2014. Directly after the start a survey of the first three MOOCs was conducted and published in 2015. In the meantime, the MOOC platform contains more than 45 courses and serves many thousands of learners. Therefore, we are investigating, if there is a change towards the learners themselves, their expectations and experiences regarding learning with MOOCs as well as with the platform. Using the exact same survey as years before it can be shown that there are little changes in the right directions or maybe it can be concluded that learning with MOOCs became more common to a broader public, at least in the academic world.

[Full article @ ResearchGate]

[Conference Proceeding eMOOCs 2019]

Reference: Leitner, P., Ebner, M. (2019) Experiences with a MOOC-platform — Who are our learners and what do they think about MOOCs?. Proceedings of Work in Progress Papers of the Research, Experience and Business Tracks at EMOOCs 2019co-located with the (European MOOCs Stakeholders Submmit 2019) Conference. pp 163-168. Naples, Italy

[interview] Der Einsatz von Technologien kann nie Selbstzweck sein #conference #swiss #elearning

Anlässlich des 10-jährigen Jubiläums der Swiss eLearning conference durfte ich ein kurzes Interview geben und man hat es mit dem Titel „Der Einsatz von Technologien kann nie Selbstzweck sein“ versehen. Zum Nachlesen steht es zusammen mit den Interviews meiner 21 Kolleginnen und Kollegen hier.

[publication] Influential factors for technology-enhanced learning: professionals’ views #tugraz #research

Our publication about „Influential factors for technology-enhanced learning: professionals’ views“ got published in the Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching &Learning.

Abstract:

Purpose
The literature includes several studies that define different critical success factors (CSF) which have to be considered to support the implementation of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) approaches. An analysis of such studies revealed that (1) regional differences seem to determine the CSF for TEL approaches, (2) certain CSF are relevant for TEL approaches in general, and (3) professionals in higher education determine which influential factors they consider when implementing TEL approaches. Thus, the question arises: in general, which influential factors do professionals in Austrian and German institutions of higher education actually consider when implementing TEL approaches?

Design/methodology/approach
The study is a quantitative research approach based on survey data.

Findings
The results show that certain influential factors seem to be generally important, such as the factors of respecting learning success or motivation. However, the outcome of the study also indicated that different moderating variables like experiences and personal relevance affect the professionals’ choices.

Originality/value
The originality and value are in the approach to identify generally important influential factors for the implementation of TEL approaches in Austrian and German institutions of higher education.

[Article @ Journal’s Homepage]

[Article @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Schweighofer, P., Weitlaner, D., Ebner, M., Rothe, H. (2019) Influential factors fortechnology-enhanced learning: professionals’ views. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching &Learning, https://doi.org/10.1108/JRIT-09-2017-0023

[study] AHEAD – Internationales Horizon-Scanning: Trendanalyse zu einer Hochschullandschaft in 2030 #tugraz

Es freut uns, dass die Studie zu „AHEAD – Internationales Horizon-Scanning: Trendanalyse zu einer Hochschullandschaft in 2030“ nun öffentlich zugänglich ist. Wir haben über ein Jahr mit dem internationalen Konsortiuum arbeiten dürfen (AHEAD-Webseite) und freuen uns über das Ergebnis:

Das Projekt „(A) Higher Education Digital (AHEAD) – Internationales Horizon-Scanning / Trendanaly- se zur digitalen Hochschulbildung“ hat von Februar 2018 bis Januar 2019 eine systematische Ana- lyse der aktuellen Trends und Anforderungen in den Bereichen Wissens- und Kompetenzanforde- rungen unternommen und die neuesten Entwicklungen in der Lerntheorie, Didaktik sowie in der digitalen Bildungstechnologie vor dem Hintergrund einer (zunehmend) digitalisierten Hochschulbil- dung untersucht. Die Analyse bildete die Grundlage für ein Horizon-Scanning für die Hochschulbil- dung im Jahr 2030, das Zukunftsszenarien entwickelt, die sich soziale und digitale Innovationen zunutze machen, um künftige Anforderungen an das Hochschulwesen erfüllen zu können. Die Studie wurde im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) vom FiBS Forschungsinstitut für Bildungs- und Sozialökonomie zusammen mit dem Institut für Hochschul- entwicklung (HIS-HE) durchgeführt.

[Studie beim Hochschulforum Digitalisierung]

[Studie @ ResearchGate]

Zitation:
Orr, D., Lübcke, M., Schmidt, P. Ebner, M., Wannemacher, K., Ebner, M., Dohmen, D. (2019). AHEAD – Internationales Horizon-Scanning: Trendanalyse zu einer Hochschullandschaft in 2030 – Hauptbericht der AHEAD-Studie. Arbeitspapier Nr. 42. Berlin: Hochschulforum Digitalisierung. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2677655

[master] Learning Analytics Tools for Massive Open Online Courses #LearningAnalytics #MOOCs #tugraz

Karin did her masterthesis about „Learning Analytics Tools for Massive Open Online Courses“ and helped us a lot developing our MOOC platform iMooX.at in this direction. Here you can find her slides for the defense:

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 14 / No. 10 #ijet #research

Issue 14(10) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • A Mind Map Teaching Mode for Sports Anatomy based on 3DBody
  • Structural Equation Model of Acceptance Cloud Learning for Sustainability Usage in Higher Education Institutes
  • Hybrid Learning by Using Brilian Applications as One of the Learning Alternatives to Improve Learning Outcomes in College
  • Learning Style Preferred by English and Computer Students in Indonesia Context
  • Factors Influencing ICT Adoption in Some Selected Secondary Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Redesigning and Implementing Traditional Musical Instrument in Integrated Technology Classroom
  • Family Volunteers as Alternative Future Resources: School Leaders’ Beliefs and Practices
  • The Classroom as a Makerspace: Use of Tablets and Cutting Plotter to Create Pop-Up Cards in Educational Environments
  • The Development Model of Semar Counselling to Improve the Self-Esteem of Vocational Students with Psychological Distress
  • Optimizing E-Learning Cognitive Ergonomics Based on Structural Analysis of Dynamic Responses
  • Scaffolded Block-based Instructional Tool for Linear Data Structures: A Constructivist Design to Ease Data Structures’ Understanding
  • Learning Analytics: Issues on the Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Primary Schools in Nigeria
  • Internet Utilization by the Students with Visual Impairment Disabilities
  • Design of Programming Experiment Course Platform Based on MOOCs

[Link to Issue 14/10]

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