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[publication] Future Teacher Training of Several Universities with MOOCs as OER – Teaching in #COVID19 Pandemic. Stories from the field #imoox #mooc

#COVID19 was and is a big challenge for many people, for teachers as universities as well. And of course we love to share experiences we made or have seen at the TU Graz as well to enrich the contributions on teaching and learning with technologies in HEI.

This time we contributed to a book which collects 133 (!) experiences from colleagues worldwide, all available under CC BY NC ND. Please have look and check:


Our contribution describes:

To train future Austrian teachers in using digital media, a novel didactic design was implemented at several universities in Austria in summer semester 2019: The course includes the participation in a MOOC (massive open online course) on the topic, an accompanying group work at the universities and multiple-choice tests conducted at the universities. In the summer semester of 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the group work and exams had to be switched to virtual space as well. Because the course materials are available under an open license, i.e. as open educational resources, further use is possible and offered.

Ebner, Martin & Schön, Sandra (2020). Remote Future Teacher Training with MOOCs. In: R.E. Ferdig, E. Baumgartner, E., R. Hartshorne, E. Kaplan-Rakowski, & C. Mouza, C. (Ed). Teaching, Technology, and Teacher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Pp. 493-497. Book is available under CC BY NC ND: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/216903/;. Preprint at ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342261714_Remote_Future_Teacher_Training_with_MOOCs

[talk] Digital Tests, Examinations and Assessments – Chances and Challenges #fnma #webinar #eassessment

Am 6.7.2020 um 11.00 Uhr findet der nächste fnma-Talk zum Thema „Digital Tests, Examinations and Assessments – Chances and Challenges“ statt. Die Teilnahme ist wieder immer kostenlos und wird online gestreamt. Alexander Schulz wird dabei den Input geben:

Alexander Schulz koordiniert am Center für Digitale Systeme (CeDiS) der Freien Universität Berlin seit 2017 den Bereich E-Learning und E-Examinations. Zu dem Bereich gehören das E-Examination Center (EEC) und seit 2019 das E-Examination Center 2 (EEC2), die mit insgesamt mehr als 330 Prüfungsplätzen zu den größten digitalen Prüfungszentren im deutschsprachigen Raum gehören. Er beschäftigt sich seit 2005 mit digitalen Prüfungen und ist langjähriger Referent und Fachautor in diesem Bereich.


[Link zum Webinar]

[master] Einsatz von Mixed Reality im Klassenzimmer #mixedreality

Alexander Brunner hat seine Mastearbeit zum Thema „Einsatz von Mixed Reality im Klassenzimmer“ verfasst. Hier nun die Folien seiner erfolgreichen Verteidigung.

[call] The Digital Turn in Internationalization. Konzepte, Strategien und Praktiken #zfhe #CallForPaper

Die Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, kurz ZFHE, hat einen neuen Call veröffentlicht zum Thema „The Digital Turn in Internationalization. Konzepte, Strategien und Praktiken

Soeben wurde ein neuer Call for Papers der Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung veröffentlicht: Das Themenheft 16/2 (Juni 2021) trägt den Titel „The Digital Turn in Internationalization. Konzepte, Strategien und Praktiken“. Herausgeberinnen sind Svenja Bedenlier (Erlangen-Nürnberg) & Elisa Bruhn (Bonn), die Deadline zur Einreichung von vollständigen Beiträgen ist der 15. Jänner 2021. 

Homepage ZFHE

[Link zum Call]

[publication] Simulation data visualization using mixed reality with Microsoft HoloLensTM #AR #VR #tugraz

My PhD-Students wrote a chapter about the usage of Microsoft Hololens „Simulation data visualization using mixed reality with Microsoft HoloLensTM„. Now it got published within the book „New Perspectives on Virtual and Augmented Reality„.

Simulations and test beds are very difficult topics, especially for non-experienced students or new employees in the mechanical engineering domain. In this chapter, a HoloLens app and a CAD/Simulation workflow are introduced to visualize CAD models and sensor and simulation data of a test run on an air conditioning system test bed. The main challenge is to visualize temperature and pressure changes within opaque parts, such as tubes, compressors, condensers or electrical expansion valves. The HoloLens app supports various simulations and CAD visualizations. We exemplary implemented colouring the temperature or pressure changes of the test bed parts as Mixed-Reality (MR) overlays. The main purpose of the HoloLens app is to reduce the learning effort and time to understand such simulations and test bed settings. Additionally, the app could be used as a communication tool between different departments to transfer experiences and domain specific knowledge.

[chapter @ book homepage]
[draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Spitzer, M., Rosenberger, M., Ebner, M. (2020) Simulation data visualization using mixed reality with Microsof HoloLensTM, In: New Perspectives on Virtual and Augmented Reality, Daniela, L. (ed.), pp. 147-162, London: Routledge, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003001874

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 15 / No. 11 #ijet #research

Issue 15(11) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Application of Big Data Technology in Blended Teaching of College Students: A Case Study on Rain Classroom
  • Design and Application of Micro Course in Fundamentals of Computers
  • Designing Mangrove Ecology Self-Learning Application Based on a Micro-Learning Approach
  • Blended Web Mobile Learning (BWML) Model to Improve Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills
  • Design and Application of Experimental Teaching System Driven by Big Data Technology in Economics and Management Majors
  • Framework for e-Learning Materials Optimization
  • The Effectiveness of Google Classroom Among EFL Students in Jordan: An Innovative Teaching and Learning Online Platform
  • Impact of Information System and Blockchain on Organizational Learning Effectiveness
  • Effectiveness of the Implementation of Cognitive Conflict Strategy Assisted by e-Service Learning to Reduce Students‘ Mathematical Misconceptions
  • Empirical Research on the Application of Online Teaching in Chinese Colleges and Universities Under the Situation of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Prevention and Control
  • Perception of Teachers on Collaborative Tools Knowledge Level Mediated by ICT and Their Experience with Students
  • The Use of Reflective Journal as a Tool for Monitoring of Metacognition Growth in Writing
  • An Evaluation System and Its Model for Educational Competitiveness of Universities
  • A New Evaluation Technique Through Serious Games for Children with ASD
  • Project-Based Learning Technology: An Example in Programming Microcontrollers
  • The Machine Translation of Literature: Implications for Translation Pedagogy
  • Students’ Perceptions and Continuous Intention to Use E-Learning Systems: The Case of Google Classroom.
  • The Effect of Project-Based Learning Assisted PANGTUS on Creative Thinking Ability in Higher Education
  • Supporting College Students with Disorder of Written Expression: A Web-Based Model for Teachers in Under- Resourced Contexts

[Link to Issue 15/11]

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

[veranstaltung] Barcamp: TEL Marketplace #tugraz #barcamp

Es freut uns, dass wir am 1.Juli das zweite Barcamp an der TU Graz anbieten können. Es wird teilvirtuell sein, also wir werden sowohl vor Ort diskutieren als auch virtuell, leider ist es nur für TU Graz Angehörige geöffnet.

Im Projekt „TEL Marketplace“ dreht sich alles rund um Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), also technologiegestütztes Lehren und Lernen. An der TU Graz werden ausgewählte Pilotgruppen im Wintersemester 2019/20 und im Sommersemester 2020 dabei unterstützt, innovative TEL-Konzepte in der alltäglichen Lehrpraxis anzuwenden, zu evaluieren und gemeinsam mit Studierenden weiterzuentwickeln – von Lehrvideos über spielerische Quiz-Elemente bis hin zu virtuellen Labors. Beim Barcamp können Sie sich sowohl mit den Lehrenden und Forschenden der Pilotgruppen als auch mit Studierenden rund um technologiegestützte Lehre austauschen.

Beschreibung TEL Marketplace

[Link zum Barcamp (TU Graz Angehörige)]

MakerDays @ #TU Graz hat nun Facebook & Instagram Auftritt #makereducation

Zur Vorbereitung auf die Makerdays 2020 an der TU Graz – die Anmeldung ist bereits hier freigeschalten – gibt es nun weitere Social-Media-Auftritte wo regelmäßig aktuelle Nachrichten gepostet werden. Also einfach subscriben 🙂

[Facebook Channel Makerdays]
[Instagram Channel Makerdays]

[publication] Mixed Reality Books: Applying Augmented and Virtual Reality in Mining Engineering Education #AR #VR #research

Our chapter about „Mixed Reality Books: Applying Augmented and Virtual Reality in Mining Engineering Education“ got published in the book „Augmented Reality in Education“.

This chapter deals with the integration of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) elements into academic mining education. The focus lies on the didactical approach within the EU-funded MiReBooks (Mixed Reality Books) project. The project aims to develop a series of AR- and VR-based interactive mining manuals as a new digital standard for higher education across European engineering education. By combining AR and VR technologies, it is possible to address current challenges in mining education in an innovative way. These virtual applications should make otherwise impossible and dangerous situations accessible to students. Classical paper-based teaching materials are enriched with AR content and translated into pedagogically and didactically coherent manuals for integrative use in the classroom. The authors explore how AR and VR instruments can be effectively integrated into teaching. The results of a broad evaluation of AR/VR-based lectures are presented and discussed in this chapter. The experiences and findings are summarized in a decision matrix for the use of AR/VR-based technologies in teaching.

Abstract Chapter

[Chapter @ journal’s homepage]
[draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Daling, L., Kommetter, C., Abdelrazeq, A., Ebner, M. & Ebner, M. (2020) Mixed Reality Books: Applying Augmented and Virtual Reality in Mining Engineering Education. In: Augmented Reality in Education. Geroimenko, V. (Ed.). pp. 185-195. Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-42156-4

[interview] MOOCs zur Förderung der digitalen Kompetenz im Lehramtsstudium: Chancen und Herausforderungen #tugraz #imoox #mooc

Im Rahmen eines Themenspecials rund um „Digitale Medien im Lehramtsstudium“ habe ich das didaktische und organisatorische Konzept der beiden MOOCs „Lehren und Lernen mit digitalen Medien I“ und „Lehren und Lernen mit digitalen Medien II“ vorgestellt. Insbesondere ging es mir darum, zu zeigen, wie gut das Konzept auch für andere Hochschulen nutzbar wäre.

In der österreichischen Lehramtsausbildung arbeiten acht Hochschulen zusammen, um mithilfe von MOOCs und begleitenden Übungen die digitalen Kompetenzen der Studierenden zu fördern. Das Interview mit Dr. Martin Ebner von der Technischen Universität Graz gibt Einblicke in die Herausforderungen und Mehrwerte, die das innovative Lehr- und Lernkonzept bietet.

Webeite eteaching.org

[Interview auf eteaching.org]