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[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)

[presentation] Should You Go for Smartphones at School? #digitalNatives #edmedia #edil18 #InnovateLearning

At this year ED-Media conference in Amsterdam we present our yearly study about our beginners‘ survey. As usual the yearly progress is shown as well as some special research questions. Here you can find the slides:

[publication] Mobile, Social, Smart, and Media Driven The Way Academic Net-Generation Has Changed Within Ten Years #netgeneration #digitalnatives

Another publication at this year ED-Media conference is about „Mobile, Social, Smart, and Media Driven The Way Academic Net-Generation Has Changed Within Ten Years„. The presentation has been recorded and can be find here.
Abstract:

Starting in 2007, Graz University of Technology has conducted an annual poll amongst its new students about their IT preferences and competences. After ten years of survey it is time to consider the overall results. Based on more than 7700 data records we can obviously state that freshmen have changed significantly according to their IT devices ownership, their communicational behavior using IT devices, as well as their usage of Web 2.0 tools. But there are some facts that have remained unchanged, such as the very low usage of Twitter or the usage of e-learning platforms at secondary school level, which is only slowly rising. Furthermore, the long-time survey tracks and reflects international trends, such as the outstanding hypes of Facebook and WhatsApp, replacing SMS over the last three years. We can conclude, that our students have become mobile, social, smart, and media driven.

[Draft version @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Nagler, W., Ebner, M. & Schön, M. (2017). Mobile, Social, Smart, and Media Driven The Way Academic Net-Generation Has Changed Within Ten Years. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (pp. 826-835). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

[vodcast] Mobile, Social, Smart and Media Driven – The Way Academic Net-Generation Has Changed Within Ten Years #research #tugraz

Because we are not able to attend the ED-Media conference 2017 in Washington this year, we are doing our presentations virtually. The first of four talks is about „Mobile, Social, Smart and Media Driven – The Way Academic Net-Generation Has Changed Within Ten Years„:

[publication] Mobile Phones and Learning Perceptions of Austrian Students, aged 11 to 14 Years

Our publication about „Mobile Phones and Learning Perceptions of Austrian Students, aged 11 to 14 Years“ at this year ED-Media conference is now online available. The presentation slides have been published right here.

Abstract:

This article aims to report on the findings of a study of perception for using mobile phones for learning in Austria. Surveys were conducted to examine the ownership and usage of mobile phones of eight to 14 year old pupils. Findings indicate that gathered data show a lack of perceptions for benefits of mobile phones for learning. Issues based on the research in 2013 and 2014 are discussed with regard to demands and challenges for education. Using their own mobile phones for various learning activities could build a bridge between students‘ practice in everyday life and school learning, and developing indispensable 21 st century skills.

[Full publication @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Grimus, M. & Ebner, M. (2016). Mobile Phones and Learning – Perceptions of Austrian Students aged from 11 to 14 Years. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (pp. 106-115). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

[presentation] R.I.P E-Mail * 1965 – 2015 #edmediaconf #tugraz

Our presentation at this year ED-Media Conference in Vancouver about „R.I.P E-Mail * 1965 – 2015“ is now online available. Here are the slides:

[presentation] Digital Natives und die Welt von heute #tugraz #research

Im Rahmen des Antikorruptionstages des Bundesministeriums für Inneres bin ich gefragt worden über das Thema Digital Natives zu reden. Hier sind meine Folien dazu:

[presentation] Why Facebook Swallowed WhatsApp! #edmedia

Our second presentation at this year ED-Media conference in Montreal is about „Why Facebook Swallowed WhatsApp!„. Here you can find the slides:

[presentation] Studierende und ihre Anforderungen an die 
IT von heute #tugraz

Im Rahmen der UniIT-Tagung an der Universität Graz bin ich gebeten worden über unsere langjährigen Umfragen zu reden und den Studierenden von heute vorzustellen. Ich habe mir gedacht, fangen wir mit einem durchaus ernst gemeinten „Witz“ an:

[publication] Do You Mind NSA Affair? Does the Global Surveillance Disclosure Impact Our Students?

Our contribution at this year ED-MEDIA conference in Tampere, Finnland about „Do You Mind NSA Affair? Does the Global Surveillance Disclosure Impact Our Students?“ is now online available. The slides have alreday been published here.
Abstract:

In summer 2013 the discussion about security and Internet peaked when the ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden uncovered secret details about his former employer NSA. Since then bad news and stories about government surveillance have come along daily worldwide. But did they change anything according to our way of working and living with the Internet? We wanted to know, whether there is a change of Internet behavior to be determined among freshmen coming to Graz University of Technology. On base of an annual questionnaire that is carried out by the Department of Social Learning at TU Graz since 2007 we found out that although a quarter of polled students are influenced by those disclosures there is no decrease in Internet usage to be realized compared to former years results; quite the reverse: applications working on cloud-principle like Dropbox are strongly upcoming. Apart from that, the long term survey generally mirrors new media competences and Internet usage of TU Graz freshmen. This paper discusses this year´s results and progressions of the survey.

Reference: Ebner, M., Nagler, W. & Schön, M. (2014). Do You Mind NSA Affair?Does the Global Surveillance Disclosure Impact Our Students?. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2014 (pp. 2307-2312). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.