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[CfP] ED-Media and Innovative Learning 2019 #fnma #edil19

It is a great honor to announce a Special Call for Papers for the county slot (Austria) at this year ED-Media conference in Amsterdam. We are searching for excellent research publications in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning. Please feel free to send us our proposal (Abstract) till 14th of December 2018.

[Detailed Information of the Call]

[publication] Should You Go for Smartphones at School? How the Use of Modern Media in Class Influences IT-Competences #netgeneration #tugraz #digitalnatives

At this year Ed-Media conference in Amsterdam we published our research work about „Should You Go for Smartphones at School? How the Use of Modern Media in Class Influences IT-Competences“.

Abstract:

Since 2007, Graz University of Technology has been conducting an annual poll amongst its first-year students about their IT preferences and competence. On the basis of more than 8600 data records, this long-term survey reports the changes regarding students´ITstudents´IT device ownership, communicative behavior via IT devices, and use of apps as well as social media services over a time period of eleven years. Furthermore, this publication answers the question, whether the use of emerging technologies in classroom has an influence on these changes or not. It can be stated that an „IT-friendly“ environment (most of all internet access) and teaching at secondary school level significantly promotes IT and coding skills but does not intensify the use of social media applications.

[Draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Nagler, W., Grandl, M., Haas, M., Schön, M. & Ebner, M. (2018). Should You Go for Smartphones at School? How the Use of Modern Media in Class Influences IT-Competences. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 735-743). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

[publication] From Refugee to Programmer? An Action-Based Learning Approach for Teaching Coding to Refugees #research #CodingForAll

At this year Ed-Media conference in Amsterdam we published our research work about „From Refugee to Programmer? An Action-Based Learning Approach for Teaching Coding to Refugees“.

Abstract:

Teaching coding is currently gaining momentum in classrooms and informal learning spaces (coding fairs, labs, challenges, etc.) all over the world. In Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, a number of organizations offering coding courses for refugees (e.g. Refugees on Rails, HackYourFuture, CodeYourFuture) have been created as a reaction to the “refugee crisis“ in 2015-16. Such civic initiatives are aiming far beyond simply creating a new generation of programmers in response to integration and the lack of software developers in the job market. They show great potential in terms of providing rapid, innovative, and adaptive kinds of educational support. Their work is done by rapid and iterative testing of ideas in a way that traditional education institutions are not able to, possibly because of factors such as regulations, internal processes or mere traditions. To evaluate the impact of such approaches for the educational sector, and to develop courses appropriate for the needs of heterogeneous and culturally diverse groups, the authors report on two programming courses for refugees based on an empirical technique called “action research” and seek to offer practical advice for the implementation of courses for cultural diverse groups in the educational system. This study was conducted at “refugees{code}”, an Austrian coding school for refugees.

[Draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Wolf, D. & Ebner, M. (2018). From Refugee to Programmer? An Action-Based Learning Approach for Teaching Coding to Refugees. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2042-2056). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

[publication] Increasing Learning Efficiency and Quality of Students´ Homework by Attendance Monitoring and Polls at Interactive Learning Videos #video #videoanalyses #tugraz #research

At this year Ed-Media conference in Amsterdam we published our research work about „Increasing Learning Efficiency and Quality of Students´ Homework by Attendance Monitoring and Polls at Interactive Learning Videosn“.

Abstract:

Due to the fact that students are confronted with a growing amount of texts, colours, figures and shapes and due to their ability to process only a limited number of such information simultaneously, it seems to be obvious that efforts should be made to increase the students‘ attention-levels. This is important because research results have indicated that selective attention is considered as the most valuable resource in the process of human learning. The application of interaction and communication to the process of learning is a useful strategy to direct the students‘ attention. It seems to be obvious that this is also true for learning videos. Therefore, this work contains a description of how a video platform with interactive components can be used to support the students and teacher. The video platform is explained and evaluated by analysing its usage in a large teaching course at an institution of higher education. The application of this strategy improved the students‘ performance and optimized the teacher’s workload.

[Draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Wachtler, J., Scherz, M. & Ebner, M. (2018). Increasing Learning Efficiency and Quality of Students´ Homework by Attendance Monitoring and Polls at Interactive Learning Videos. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1337-1347). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

[presentation] OER-Certification for Higher Education #OER #edmedia #InnovateLearning #edil18

At this year ED-Media conference in Amsterdam we present also our work of the national working group on OER. Last year we published a whitepaper how we can deal with OER in Higher Education. Here you can find the slides:

[workshop] Making With Kids in Europe – To Foster Digital Literacy, to Make a Better World, and to Build a New Entrepreneurship Education #making #edmedia #InnovateLearning

At this year ED-Media conference in Amsterdam we start with a workshop on „Making With Kids in Europe – To Foster Digital Literacy, to Make a Better World, and to Build a New Entrepreneurship Education“ where we like to introduce to our activities.

Description:

Some of Europe’s leading experts on making with children will share their experiences and different approaches within this joint workshop The workshop will include presentations about teacher education within makerspaces at the University of Technologies Graz (AT), about inspiring social innovation and educational projects at the Waag Society (NL) and about the European initiative DOIT, which sees making as a good base for an early entrepreneurship education. Participants will work with a set of tools and smaller maker projects. For example, they can program educational games in Scratch, build a dough piano (which will do music!) with a MaKeyMaKey set, or sew some “smart gloves”. Interactive discussions will be the base to develop own future implementations.

Find here the slides and workshop hand-outs at our partner’s website DoIT.

Invitation: Workshop at the EdMedia conference in June 2018, Amsterdam #workshop #research

Together with smart colleagues I will host a workshop at the next EdMedia conference: It will take place at 2018-06-25 from 9.30 to 13.00h and is titled with „Making with kids in Europe – to foster digital literacy, to make a better world, and to build a new entrepreneurship education„.
You find details in the DOIT calendar and at the EdMedia conferene Website. Hope to meet you there!