[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 19 / No.04 #ijet #research

Issue 19(04) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • A Large-Scale Study on the Preferred Learning Mode in Higher Education: Which One Suits Me Better in the New Normal?
  • Exploring Common Game Elements in Serious Game Interventions for Health and Obesity Awareness in Children: A Systematic Review
  • Development of a Database of Educational Games Applicable to Production Engineering
  • Evaluating the Usability of a Gamified Virtual Course Designed to Teach Cultural Heritage
  • Exploring Digital Empathy in Vietnamese Tertiary EFL Education: Perspectives of Teachers across Career Stages
  • Web System to Support the Teaching of an Undergraduate Distributed Systems Course
  • Changing Trends in Teaching Computer Vision at Ukrainian Universities in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Star Words Re-Generated: Gamification and GenAI for Effective Training

[Link to Issue 19/04]

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

[press] MOOC zu “OER in Higher Education” in 11 Sprachen

Wir durften einen Gastbeitrag auf OERinfo veröffentlichen über den OER-Kurs der am 6.5.2024 in 11 Sprachen starten wird:

Für mehr OER in Hochschulen: Der neue Online-Kurs zu offenen Bildungsressourcen vereint geballte humane und künstliche Intelligenz, die für Mehrsprachigkeit sorgt. Dank der offenen Lizenz finden die Inhalte schon vor Start des MOOCs „OER in Higher Education“ Anwendung.

[Link zum MOOC und zur kostenlosen Teilnahme]
[Link zum Beitrag auf OERinfo.de]

[podcast] Studierbarkeit und Selbstreflexion in der Sprachenlehre #tugraz #telucation

Es freut uns, dass wir nun den 18. Teil unserer Podcast-Serie “Lehren – Lernen – Lauschen” auf der TELucation-Webseite zur Verfügung stellen können. Diesesmal spricht Isabel Landsiedler über Sprachenlehre:

In diesem Podcast spricht sie über ihre Lehre im Bereich Sprachen (Englisch, Spanisch) für Studierende und Teaching in English für Lehrende der TU Graz. Sie adressiert Unterschiede im Unterricht für die Zielgruppen Studierende und Lehrende, wie durch Maßnahmen wie betreute asynchrone Lehre die Studierbarkeit erhöht werden kann und plädiert für Selbstreflexion für Lehrende in der Nachbereitung ihrer Lehrveranstaltungen.

[#17 – Isabel Landsiedler: Sprachenlehre]

Und nicht übersehen – der Podcast ist auch in allen gängigen Portalen verfügbar:

[course] Exploring Open Educational Resources: Unite! course offerings #unite!

We are very happy that we can announce our UNITE! course on Open Educational Resources (OER) for at least all partner universities but also beyond:

Dive into the realm of OER, where educational materials are openly accessible, editable, and shareable. Discover how to utilize OER ethically and effectively, and earn badges and credits for your accomplishments!

[press release @ UNITE!’s homepage]
[MOOC @ imoox.at for free access]

[publication] Analysis of Learners’ Emotions in E-Learning Environments Based on Cognitive Sciences #research

Our article about “Analysis of Learners’ Emotions in E-Learning Environments Based on Cognitive Sciences” got published in the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM):

The present study aimed to examine students’ emotions in e-learning classes through facial expressions and investigate the influence of different instructional methods on students’ emotional responses. In this study, we examined the facial expressions of 17 undergraduate students using three different methods of presenting educational content (PowerPoint, video, and Kahoot) in online classes and analyzed the data with face reader software. The findings demonstrated that students experienced various positive and negative emotions with different methods of content delivery. Furthermore, comparing the three methods revealed that the Kahoot method elicited the highest average of positive emotions among students compared to the other two methods. This difference can be attributed to the visual attractiveness and interactive nature of the Kahoot environment. Additionally, this study highlights that simply incorporating multimedia materials, such as PowerPoint presentations and videos, is not sufficient to enhance effectiveness and cultivate positive emotions in e-learning. While multimedia materials serve as supportive tools and enhance visualization, interaction at various levels (content, teacher, peers, etc.) is necessary. Nevertheless, the significance of this research lies in the innovative application of a tool for analyzing emotions in online learning classrooms, thereby enhancing the measurement of genuine and objective emotional responses in e-learning environments.

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

Reference: Sahraie, F., Rezvanfar, A., Movahedmohammadi, S. H., Ebner, M., Alambeigi, A., & Farrokhnia, M. (2024). Analysis of Learners’ Emotions in E-Learning Environments Based on Cognitive Sciences. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)18(07), pp. 34–52. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijim.v18i07.48471

[master] Handpose-Estimation-Based Learning Academy for Improving Typing Efficiency #tugraz

Mathias hat im Rahmen seiner Masterarbeit sich mit einem sehr interessanten Thema beschäftigt und zwar wie er das Erlernen des 10-Fingersystems unterstützen kann. Dazu verwendet er das Smartphone, filmt die Fingerbewegungen von oben und kann mit Hilfe von KI sehr sehr gut erkennen ob nicht nur das richtige Wort geschrieben wird, sondern ob auch die korrekten Finger verwendet werden. Hier gibt es noch die Folien von seiner erfolgreiche Verteidigung:

Mathias, M. (2024, April 11). Handpose-Estimation-Based Learning Academy for Improving Typing Efficiency. Graz University of Technology. https://doi.org/10.3217/ncg5h-arv14

[publication] Evolving Digital Skills of first-year students: A Pre- and Post-Covid Analysis #zfhe #research

I am very happy that together with my colleagues we contribute to the newest issue of the “Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung” about Digital Skills. Therefore we present our latest results concerning the skills of our beginners at Graz University of Technology:

Digital skills are necessary for first-year students at Austrian universities. This paper unveils results from two surveys among first-year students at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz): Pre-Covid-19 data (n=921) is derived from a larger study on digital literacy among first-year students in Styria (Janschitz et al., 2021, N=4,676). The same questions were posed in the 2021 ‘Welcome Days’ survey after the Covid-19 distance learning phases (n=1,207). Surprisingly, the only significant change is a noticeable increase of skills concerning the digital signature. This article additionally presents the development of a lecture on digital skills that was implemented at TU Graz as a massive open online course (MOOC).

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

Reference: Ebner, M., Mair, B., Nagler, W., Schön, S., & Edelsbrunner, S. (2024). Evolving Digital Skills of first-year students: A Pre- and Post-Covid Analysis. Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung19(1), 45–65. https://doi.org/10.21240/zfhe/19-01/03

[MOOC] OER in Higher Education #imoox #unite!

Regarding the topic of Open Educational Resources, there will be a new MOOC available on the platform iMooX.at starting from May 6, 2024. The free online course “OER in Higher Education” by the European University Alliance “Unite!” and other cooperating partners will be accessible in several languages, and the learning videos are created with the help of artificial intelligence. The avatars of the course instructors – me and Sandra Schön from TU Graz – will now speak in French, Italian, Indonesian, and other languages in the course videos of the four units.


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