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[publication] Microblogging with Padlet: Students’ New Writing Experience on A2–B1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) #microblogging #research

I did together with my colleagues from Indonesia a small piece of research about „Microblogging with Padlet: Students’ New Writing Experience on A2–B1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)„.

This research work aims to answer the question, compared to conventional media, whether the use of Padlet as a microblogging platform can improve students‘ German writing skills for A2 – B1 level CEFR standard. Students in the class A wrote with conventional paper sheet. Meanwhile, students in the class B wrote essay writing assignment through the Padlet platform. The study took place in Malang, Indonesia and lasted for one semester. In summary 45 students participated. The pre-test data indicated that there is no difference in the results of the pre-test in the control class and experiment class. The post test scores were obtained from two writing assessments in both classes. The test results indicated the data value sig 0.326 in the ANOVA table, which means that there are no differences in the post-test results in the two classes. Thus, it was concluded that the use of Padlet in microblogging activities in writing did not affect the results of student writing scores. Nevertheless, the use of Padlet has not any disadvantages, whereas students get additonal digital skills and respond additionally positively to the use of Padlet.

Abstract of the publication

[Full article @ journal’s homepage]
[Full article @ researchgate]

Reference: Kharis, S., Ebner, M., Wijayati, P, Hidayat, E., Afifah, L. (2020) Microblogging with Padlet: Students’ New Writing Experience on A2–B1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (i-JET), 15(1), pp. 176-187

[presentation] It’s a Match! – Chancen und Herausforderung der Digitalisierung im Unterricht #digitalisierung #schule

Im Rahmen einer Vortragsreihe für Lehramtsstudierende bin ich gebeten worden einen kurzem Impuls rund um das Thema Digitalisierung und Unterricht zu geben. Hier der Foliensatz:

[publication] More Than a MOOC—Seven Learning and Teaching Scenarios to Use MOOCs in Higher Education and Beyond #mooc #imoox

Our contribution to the book Emerging Technologies and Pedagogies in the Curriculum“ got published right now. Following the title „More Than a MOOC—Seven Learning and Teaching Scenarios to Use MOOCs in Higher Education and Beyond“ we described different scenarios how MOOCs can be used in (Higher) Education. Furthermore, we also did a short summary of the outcome, which you can find here.

Since 2010, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been one of the most discussed and researched topics in the area of educational technology. Due to their open nature such courses attract thousands of learners worldwide and more and more higher education institutions begin to produce their own MOOCs. Even the (international) press is full of reports and articles of how MOOCs can revolutionize education. In this chapter, we will take a look from a meta-level. After years of experiences with different MOOCs, we recognize that many MOOCs are used in different ways by teachers, lecturers, trainers and learners. So, there are different learning and teaching scenarios in the background often not visible to the broader public. Therefore, we like to address the following research question: “How can MOOCs be used in Higher Education learning and teaching scenarios and beyond?” In the study, the authors will focus on the seven identified scenarios how particular MOOCs were used for teaching and learning and therefore illustrate, that a MOOC can be “more than a MOOC”. MOOCs are one of the key drivers for open education using Open Educational Resources. The use of open licenses for MOOC resources are the mechanism for potential innovations in learning and teachings scenarios.

Abstract of the publication

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

Reference: Ebner M., Schön S., Braun C. (2020) More Than a MOOC—Seven Learning and Teaching Scenarios to Use MOOCs in Higher Education and Beyond. In: Yu S., Ally M., Tsinakos A. (eds) Emerging Technologies and Pedagogies in the Curriculum. Bridging Human and Machine: Future Education with Intelligence. pp. 75-87 Springer, Singapore

[master] Development of a learning diary for a MOOC platform #app

Markus did his masterthesis about „Development of a learning diary for a MOOC platform“ and developed the iMooX Coach.
Here you can find his slides for the defense:

50 Mio. Euro für Digitalisierung an unseren Universitäten und iMooX ist dabei #imoox #mooc

iMooX die Bildungsplattform für Österreich

Seit gestern ist nun offiziell, iMooX ist eines der geförderten Projekte in der nun laufenden Ausschreibung des Bundesministeriums. Dabei ist das Ziel des Projektes folgendermaßen definiert:

iMooX wird derzeit von der TU Graz betrieben und soll im Rahmen des Projektes sowohl technisch als auch organisatorisch, logistisch und mediendidaktisch so ausgebaut werden, dass mittelfristig alle österreichischen Hochschulen auf der Plattform MOOCs anbieten können.

Auszug aus dem Projekantrag

Kurzum wir wollen, dass jeder österreichische Hochschule iMooX nun nicht nur passiv, sondern aktiv nutzen kann. Daher haltet uns die Daumen, dass wir das in den nächsten Jahren schaffen und wir freuen uns natürlich auch, dass viele Lernende vom Angebot profitieren können 🙂

[Pressemeldung des BMBWF]
[Bericht auf Futurezone]

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 15 / No. 1 #ijet #research

Issue 15(1) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Evaluation of Physical Education Teaching Quality in Colleges Based on the Hybrid Technology of Data Mining and Hidden Markov Model
  • Managerial Potential of Educational Organizations under Conditions of Network Interaction
  • Design and Implementation of a Computer Aided Intelligent Examination System
  • Perceptions of Syrian Student Refugees towards Blended Learning: Implications for Higher Education Institutions
  • The Effectiveness of ECOLA Technique to Improve Reading Comprehension in Relation to Motivation and Self-Efficacy
  • Improving Learning Experience of Probability and Statistics using Multimedia System
  • The Effect of Non-Monetary Rewards on Employee Performance in Massive Open Online Courses
  • Facilitating K-12 Teachers in Creating Apps by Visual Programming and Project-based Learning
  • Effects of Multimedia-Assisted Learning on Learning Behaviors and Student Knowledge in Physical Education Lessons: Using Basketball Game Recording as an Example
  • The Challenges of Adopting M-Learning Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Learners in Higher Learning Institution in Tanzania
  • Recognition and Segmentation of English Long and Short Sentences Based on Machine Translation
  • Exploring the Drivers of Intention to Use Interactive Whiteboards among Malaysia University Students: Does Technology Self-Efficacy Matter?
  • Microblogging with Padlet: Students’ New Writing Experience on A2–B1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • Deep Learning: The Impact on Future eLearning
  • Creative-Thinking Skills in Explanatory Writing Skills Viewed from Learning Behaviour: A Mixed Method Case Study
  • The Digital World for Children and its Relationship with Personality Disorders: Exploring Emerging Technologies
  • Chibumons: A Positive Effect On Game to Undergraduate Students
  • Formation of Professional Orientation of High School Students to Medical Profession by Using ICT Tools

[Link to Issue 15/01]

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

[workshop] Learning Management Systeme und Open Educational Resources #LMS #OER #tugraz

Im Rahmen des CAS eLearning Zertifikatkurses darf ich morgen das Modul „Learning Managment System und Open Educational Resources“ abhalten. Die dafür notwendigen Unterlagen sind hier nochmals übersichtlich dargestellt.

VORMITTAG: Learning Management Systeme

  • „LMS“: Learning Management Systeme – ohne geht’s auch nicht beschäftigt sich mit Learning Management Systemen. Sowohl technische und didaktische Aspekte kommen zur Sprache und auch wie man solche Systeme in Unternehmen/Bildungsinstitutionen einführt.

NACHMITTAG: Open Educational Resources

Als weiterführende Literatur wird das Lehrbuch für Lernen und Lehren mit Technologien empfohlen mit den entsprechenden Kapiteln.
Zur Info für Nicht-Teilnehmer/innen: Es handelt sich um einen ganztägigen Workshop.

Seven teaching and learning scenarios with MOOCs | Sieben Lehr- und Lernszenarien mit MOOCs

We produced a folder as a short overview about our research work with MOOCs called „Seven teaching and learning scenarios with MOOCs„. The research based on interviews with educational experts and their work with MOOCs over 5 years.

The folder is available in english and german on slideshare (for embedding) as well as .pdf (for download):

[Download folder (english) (.pdf)]
[Download folder (german) (.pdf)]

[imoox, gadi] Privatssphäre und Copyright #gadi18 #imoox

Peter PurgathoferGADI14 - Wolfgang SchinaglDer MOOC „Gesellschaftliche Aspekte der Informationstechnologie“ auf iMooX geht leider in die letzte und 10te Woche. Zum Abschluss kommen zwei sehr erfahrene Experten zu Wort: Prof. Peter Purgathofer und Dr. Schinagl.
Sie sind seit Anbeginn des Internets dabei und haben die rasante bisherige Entwicklung auch maßgeblich mitgesteuert. Trotzdem rufen sie auf, den kritischen Blick nicht zu verlieren? Warum? Nun dazu muss man beim MOOC vorbeischauen 🙂 .
Also unbedingt noch mitdiskutieren – der Einstieg in den MOOC ist jederzeit noch möglich.
[Link zum Kurs]

[mooc] LawBusters – Der Weihnachts-MOOC – Movie-Edition startet #imoox #weihnachten #tugraz

Auch heuer haben wir einen kleine Weihnachtsüberraschung vorbereitet und zwar einen MOOC der LawBusters mit dem klingenden Namen „Der Weihnachts-MOOC – Movie-Edition„. Er startet also heute 🙂

Diesmal nehmen sich die LawBusters bekannte und beliebte Weihnachtsfilme vor und beleuchten deren rechtliche Aspekte

  1. Kevin allein zu Haus
  2. Das letzte Einhorn
  3. Stirb langsam – Teil I

Als kleinen Vorgeschmack gibt es hier den Trailer:

Wer nun also so richtig Lust bekommen hat, ist herzlich eingeladen sich hier völlig kostenlos anzumelden und mitzumachen: [Link zur Anmeldung]