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[publication] COVID-19 Epidemic as E-Learning Boost? Chronological Development and Effects at an Austrian University against the Background of the Concept of “E-Learning Readiness” #covid19 #tugraz

Our first research article concerning the situation of COVID-19 titled „COVID-19 Epidemic as E-Learning Boost? Chronological Development and Effects at an Austrian University against the Background of the Concept of “E-Learning Readiness” is published right now.

Abstract:
The COVID-19 crisis influenced universities worldwide in early 2020. In Austria, all universities were closed in March 2020 as a preventive measure, and meetings with over 100 people were banned and a curfew was imposed. This development also had a massive impact on teaching, which in Austria takes place largely face-to-face. In this paper we would like to describe the situation of an Austrian university regarding e-learning before and during the first three weeks of the changeover of the teaching system, using the example of Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). The authors provide insights into the internal procedures, processes and decisions of their university and present figures on the changed usage behaviour of their students and teachers. As a theoretical reference, the article uses the e-learning readiness assessment according to Alshaher (2013), which provides a framework for describing the status of the situation regarding e-learning before the crisis. The paper concludes with a description of enablers, barriers and bottlenecks from the perspective of the members of the Educational Technology department.

Website Future Internet

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

Reference: Ebner, M.; Schön, S.; Braun, C.; Ebner, M.; Grigoriadis, Y.; Haas, M.; Leitner, P.; Taraghi, B. COVID-19 Epidemic as E-Learning Boost? Chronological Development and Effects at an Austrian University against the Background of the Concept of “E-Learning Readiness”. Future Internet 2020, 12, 94.

[article] A Voice-Enabled Game Based Learning Application using Amazon’s Echo with Alexa Voice Service: A Game Regarding Geographic Facts About Austria and Europe #research #TEL #Alexa

Our first resarch using Amazon’s Alexa for Learning are now published, named „A Voice-Enabled Game Based Learning Application using Amazon’s Echo with Alexa Voice Service: A Game Regarding Geographic Facts About Austria and Europe“ in the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) .

Abstract:
An educational, interactive Amazon Alexa Skill called “Österreich und Europa Spiel / Austria and Europe Game” was developed at Graz University of Technology for a German as well as English speaking audience. This Skills intent is to assist learning geographic facts about Austria as well as Europe by interaction via voice controls with the device. The main research question was if an educational, interactive speech assistant application could be made in a way such that both under-age and full age subjects would be able to use it, enjoy the Game Based Learning experience overall and be assisted learning about the Geography of Austria and Europe. The Amazon Alexa Skill was tested for the first time in a class with 16 students at lower secondary school level. Two further tests were done with a total of five adult participants. After the tests the participants opinion was determined via a questionnaire. The evaluation of the tests suggests that the game indeed gives an additional motivational factor in learning Geography.

Journal’s Homepage

[Link to full article @ ResearchGate]
[Link to full article @ Journal’s Homepage]

Reference: Bilic, L., Ebner, Markus, Ebner, Martin (2020) A Voice-Enabled Game Based Learning Application using Amazon’s Echo with Alexa Voice Service: A Game Regarding Geographic Facts About Austria and Europe, International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), 14 (3), pp. 226 – 23

[video] Procedure and behavioural guide for on-campus exams (staff) #tugraz #covid19

Graz University of Technology has started beginning with May 18th 2020 to conduct on-campus exams after the COVID-19 lockdown. To meet the hygienic requirements we created two video series, which explains step by step how to do it – one for students and one for the staff/lecturers. The videos for students we published here, now also the series the staff:

English version:

German version:

[mooc] Ein neuer MOOC zu Digitalen Kompetenzen startet 2021 #digiskills #imoox

DigiMOOCIm März 2021 wird ein weiterer MOOC rund um das Thema „digitale Kompetenzen“ gestartet. An den Inhalten wird aktuell gearbeitet, aber die Anmeldung ist schon freigeschalten 🙂

Die Kursinhalte verbinden Theorie und Praxis: Die Inhalte stammen aus Workshops mit BetriebsrätInnen verschiedener Branchen und der aktuellen Forschung. Die Inhalte des Onlinekurses orientieren sich damit an den Erfahrungen des betrieblichen Alltags und dem Bedarf in der Arbeitswelt. Sie sind für Sie, Ihren Job und Ihre berufliche Tätigkeit relevant. Für folgende Kompetenzen, die auf dem digitalen Kompetenzmodell Österreich aufbauen, werden wir relevante Inhalte erarbeiten:
  • Grundlagen von digitalen Kompetenzen (digitale Geräte bedienen, Formen des Zugangs zu digitalen Inhalten nutzen und bereitstellen)
  • Umgang mit Informationen und Daten (recherchieren, suchen und filtern, kritisch bewerten und interpretieren sowie verwalten)
  • Digitale Kommunikation und Zusammenarbeit (mithilfe digitaler Technologien kommunizieren, Daten und Informationen teilen, digitale Technologien für die gesellschaftliche und berufliche Teilhabe verwenden)
  • Kreation digitaler Inhalte (digitale Inhalte entwickeln, integrieren und neu erarbeiten, Werknutzungsrecht und Lizenzen, Abläufe automatisieren)
  • Sicherheit (Geräte schützen, personenbezogene Daten und Privatsphäre schützen, sich vor Betrug und KonsumentInnenrechtsmissbrauch sowie Überwachung schützen)
  • Problemlösen und Weiterlernen (technische Probleme lösen, kreativ mit digitalen Technologien umgehen, digitale Kompetenzlücken erkennen)

[Anmeldung zum kostenlosen MOOC]

[video] Procedure and behavioural guide for on-campus exams (students) #tugraz #covid19

Graz University of Technology has started this week to conduct on-campus exams after the COVID-19 lockdown. To meet the hygienic requirements we created this video, which explains step by step how to do it.

English version:

German version:

[video] Internetgestützte Kommunikation #imoox #lernvideo

Ich hatte noch vor der Krise Zeit ein Video zum Thema „Internetgestützte Kommunikation“ zu erstellen. Es leitet sich aus dem entsprechenden L3T-Kapitel ab, welches hier zugänglich ist.

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 15 / No. 9 #ijet #research

Issue 15(9) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Design and Implementation of a Computerized User Authentication System for E-Learning
  • An Empirical Study of Students‘ Intention to Use Cloud E-Learning in Higher Education
  • Optical Gamification (OG); Serial Versus Random Model to Improve Pre-Service Physics Teachers’ Concept Mastery
  • Predicting Learners‘ Performance in Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) based on Demographic, Behavioral and Engagement Antecedents
  • An Analysis of Students’ Misconceptions on the Implementation of Active Learning of Optics and Photonics Approach Assisted by Computer Simulation
  • Public Perceptions of Online Learning in Developing Countries: A Study Using The ELK Stack for Sentiment Analysis on Twitter
  • Toward Hand Functions Rehabilitation Using the Virtual World for Pre-school Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Programming Learners’ Perceptions of Interactive Computer Tutors and Human Teachers
  • Evaluation Model of Adaptive Teaching Ability of College Art Teachers
  • A Systematic Review on Open Educational Games for Programming Learning and Teaching
  • Linguistic and Cognitive Analysis of Inter-Cultural Business Discourse from the Perspective of “Dialogue of Cultures” in the Formation of Inter-Cultural Communicative Competence
  • Domain Specific Lexicon Generation through Sentiment Analysis
  • Extensible Strategies and Their Performance for Mental Health Education in Colleges
  • The Measurement of University Students’ Intention to Use Blended Learning System through Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) at Developed and Developing Regions: Lessons Learned from Taiwan and Indonesia
  • Use of Critical Annotation and Interactive Fiction for the Creation of Digital Educational Content
  • Analysis on Influencing Factors of Dance Teaching Effect in Colleges Based on Data Analysis and Decision Tree Model
  • Motivation and Employee Effectiveness in Online Learning Environments: Leadership Strategies of New Generation and Emotional Intellect

[Link to Issue 15/09]

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

[imoox] Making Young Social Innovators #mooc #tugraz #imoox

Maker MOOCToday another MOOC is starting on the platform iMooX.at named „Making Young Social Innovators„.

Course Content:

“Making Young Social Innovators”: New ways of training young learners in creativity, social innovation and entrepreneurial mindset in makerspaces

  • How can young learners work together and find creative solutions to societal problems?
  • How can YOU facilitate an engaging, meaningful and practice-oriented creativity workshop in a makerspace?
  • How can YOU encourage a socially entrepreneurial and innovative way of thinking among your students?

In this online course you will learn how to train young learners to develop a creative and innovative way of thinking to solve social problems. You will benefit from practical and effective methods developed from European innovation, maker pedagogy and creativity experts from experienced FabLabs and universities. They all worked together developing the DOIT-learning programme, workshop designs and innovation tools for young learners in the European project DOIT: https://www.doit-europe.net.

This course is specifically customized for teachers working with students in primary and

description iMooX.at

You can subscribe to this course for free right here [subscription page for the course]

[presentation] Digitalisierung der Lehre – was lernen wir aus der Corona-Krise? #covid19 #tugraz

Im Rahmen der Institutskonferenz an der PH Steiermark bin ich zu einem Vortrag eingeladen worden und habe mich entschieden, dass ich einmal die letzten beiden Monate aufarbeite. Hier sind die Slides, die man durchaus als Zusammenfassung der bisherigen covid19-Zeit sehen kann:

[publication] Was macht ein gutes Erklärvideo aus? #video #tel #research

Für das Buch „Lehren und Lernen mit Tutorials und Erklärvideos“ durften wir einen Kurzbeitrag zu „Was macht ein gutes Erklärvideo aus?“ schreiben.

Zusammenfassung:
Basierend auf der Analyse und der Gestaltungspraxis von Erklärvideos in der Hochschulbildung stellen Dr. Schön und Dr. Ebner die wichtigsten medialen und didaktischen Gestaltungskriterien für großartige Erklärvideos vor.Basierend auf der Analyse und der Gestaltungspraxis von Erklärvideos in der Hochschulbildung stellen Dr. Schön und Dr. Ebner die wichtigsten medialen und didaktischen Gestaltungskriterien für großartige Erklärvideos vor.

Teaser des Beitrags

[Entwurf bei ResearchGate]

Zitation: Schön, S. & Ebner, M. (2020) Was macht ein gutes Erklärvideo aus? In: Lehren und Lernen mit Tutorials und Erklärvideos. Dorgerloh, S. & Wolf, K. (Hrsg.). Beltz. ISBN 978-3-407-63126-8. S. 75-80