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[imoox] Tenses explained #mooc #tugraz #imoox

Diese Woche ist ein neuer MOOC gestartet mit dem klingenden Titel „Tenses explained„. Dabei geht es in diesem kurzem Online-Kurs um die Verwendung der Zeiten in der englischen Sprach – kurz und einfach erklärt von Thomas Murr. Es lohnt sich hineinzuschauen 🙂

In diesem Kurs werden alle englischen Zeitformen sowie ihre Funktionen vorgestellt und anhand von Dialogen, die deren Einsatz in realen Situationen zeigen, erarbeitet.
Nach erfolgreicher Absolvierung des Kurses sollen die TeilnehmerInnen in der Lage sein, die unterschiedlichen Tempusformen des Englischen situationsgerecht anzuwenden. Außerdem verfügen die TeilnehmerInnen über ein grundlegendes theoretisches Wissen des englischen Zeitenkontinuums.

iMooX.at

Die Teinahme am Kurs ist wie immer natürlich vollkommen kostenfrei: [Link zur Anmeldeseite des Kurses]

[presentation] MOOCs, Learning Analytics and OER 
- a perfect triangle for 
the future of education!

I feel honored to give the keynote presentation for this year CSEDU 2020 conference. Due to the CoVid-crisis it was done completely online. Here you can find my slides:

[presentation] MOOCs in der Hochschullehre und darüberhinaus #imoox #tugraz

Im Rahmen des „Monats der freien Bildung“ wollten wir eigentlich wieder einen Stand rund um iMooX.at anbieten (wie man hier auf dem Foto sehen kann). Nur leider ist das heuer nicht möglich aufgrund der Corona-Krise, daher mach ich jetzt einen Kurzvortrag online rund um das Thema MOOCs:

[MOOCs in der Hochschullehre und darüberhinaus – 4.5.2020 18.00 Uhr]

Das gesamte Programm mit weiteren Vorträgen finden man hier.

[publication] Open Educational Resources in Austria

As part of the book Current State of Open Educational Resources in the “Belt and Road” Countries we did a chapter about the current state in Austria.

Abstract:
In Austria, located in the center of Europe, when compared earlier in relation to other German-speaking countries in Europe, individuals and groups started to develop and work on the idea of freely available and usable learning content on the Internet. A first Austrian milestone was the coordination of an international conference on open educational content in 2007 as the final activity of the first European project that was focused on OER (olcos.org). Within the contribution an overview of current state and developments of OER activities in Austria is given, also describing its infrastructure, policy, existing resources, curriculum and teaching methodologies, outcome, stakeholders and impact for education. The chapter gives a comprehensive overview of all OER activities in Austria and outlines the benefits for the educational system as well. It can be summarized that the Austrian way seems to be successful even though the steps forward are often small.

[Chapter @ Journal’s Homepage]
[Chapter @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Schön S., Ebner M. (2020) Open Educational Resources in Austria. In: Huang R., Liu D., Tlili A., Gao Y., Koper R. (eds) Current State of Open Educational Resources in the “Belt and Road” Countries. Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. pp 17-33. Springer, Singapore

[workshop] Offene Bildungsressourcen in (Hoch-)Schulen

Ich darf heute wieder einen Workshop um das Thema Open Educational Resources halten. Hier einmal der Foliensatz:

Weiters besprechen wir auch den OER-Canvas für OER-Projekte, welchen ich bereits hier einmal veröffentlicht habe.

[publication] How to Support Girls’ Participation at Projects in Makerspace Settings. Overview on Current Recommendations #research #tugraz

Our contribution to the Edurobotics conference 2018 got published right now. According to the title „How to Support Girls’ Participation at Projects in Makerspace Settings„. Overview on Current Recommendations“ we did a study with a special view how we can increase the participation of girls in makerspaces.

Abstract:
Several biases and thresholds challenge the reach of girls in technology-related activities. For this contribution we collected and structured existing research and good practices on how to reach girls within projects in the field educational robotics, makerspaces, coding and STEM in general. The contribution presents general guidelines for future activities with a potential higher rate of participating girls in makerspace settings.

Abstract of the publication

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

Reference: Schön S., Rosenova M., Ebner M., Grandl M. (2020). How to Support Girls’ Participation at Projects in Makerspace Settings. Overview on Current Recommendations​.​ In: Moro M., Alimisis D., Iocchi L. (eds) Educational Robotics in the Context of the Maker Movement. Edurobotics 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 946, pp. 193-196, Springer, Cham

[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 :-).

[publication] Open educational resources in continuing adult education: development in the German-speaking area #OER #research

Our article about „Open educational resources in continuing adult education: development in the German-speaking area“ got published in the Journal „Smart Learnining Environment„. We aimed to give a short overview about the situation in the german-speaking area.

Abstract:
Open Educational Resources (OER) allow many different uses in educational work that are excluded from traditional materials by copyright laws, such as modifying and republishing existing materials. This article examines the current role of OER in the field of adult education in German-speaking area, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Although nowadays the topic of digitization is given a high strategic importance in continuing education in Switzerland, OER plays just a subordinate role there.

Website Smart Learning Environment

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

Reference: Schön, S. & Ebner, M. (2019) Open educational resources in continuing adult education: development in the German-speaking area. Smart Learn. Environ. (2019) 6: 25. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40561-019-0111-4

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]