[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.

[publication] “Architecture Students Hate Twitter and Love Dropbox” or Does the Field of Study Correlates with Web 2.0 Behavior?

Our publication at this year ED-Media Conference in Victoria, Canada about „“Architecture Students Hate Twitter and Love Dropbox” or Does the Field of Study Correlates with Web 2.0 Behavior?“ is now online available.
Abstract:

One of the most important parameter for a successful service is to optimize targeting. Teaching at universities can be seen as a kind of service on students. To meet the needs of students according to e-learning services best an annual questionnaire amongst freshmen is carried out at Graz University of Technology by its Department of Social Learning since 2007. The poll takes a detailed look on digital device usage as well as on IT and Web 2.0 competences of the freshmen. This unique survey in Austria reflects the media behavior of young people aged 18 to 22 and can be compared to bigger reports like the German JIM-study. Special focus of this year ́s survey was laid on the question, whether the field of study correlates with any of the polled elements? Is there a need for a specialized e-learning service subject to the field of study? To answer these questions more precisely also a project has been started analyzing special e-learning requirements on base of oral interviews with selected teachers of different faculties. Apart from that, this publication offers all relevant results of this year ́s survey.

Reference: Ebner, M., Nagler, W. & Schön, M. (2013). “Architecture Students Hate Twitter and Love Dropbox” or Does the Field of Study Correlates with Web 2.0 Behavior?. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013 (pp. 43-53). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

[presentation] “Architecture Students Hate Twitter and Love Dropbox” or Does the Field of Study Correlates with Web 2.0 Behavior?

Our presentation about „“Architecture Students Hate Twitter and Love Dropbox” or Does the Field of Study Correlates with Web 2.0 Behavior?“ at this year ED-Media Conference is now online available:

[GADI13] Digital Natives und Software-Urheberrecht

jaburek[GADI13] Martin EbnerIch darf heute, Mittwoch 08.05.2013, wieder zur Vorlesung „Gesellschaftliche Aspekte der Informationstechnologie“ an der TU Graz herzlich begüßen. Der sechste Termin besteht aus folgendenden Vorträgen:

  • Martin Ebner: „Digital Natives – seid ihr alle anders?
  • Walter Jaburek: „Software-Urheberrecht

Die Vorträge werden live ab 16.15 Uhr gestreamt – Link zum Streamingserver
Weitere Vorträge/Abstracts findet man hier auf der Vorlesungshomepage.

[publication] Have They Changed? Five Years of Survey on Academic Net-Generation

Our publication about „Have They Changed? Five Years of Survey on Academic Net-Generation“ is now online available in the Open Access Journal of Applied Computing.

Abstract:

At Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) a questionnaire amongst freshmen is carried out each year since 2007. Aim of this poll is to check IT and Web 2.0 competences and skills of the newstudents coming to TU Graz in order to adapt the e-learning services for their study at TU Graz. Furthermorethe results mirror current trends and changing behaviors of young people said to be the net-generationoften postulated to which we and our teachers will face to. After five years of investigations time hascome to take a look back and reel up processes and progresses not only because five years match thestandard duration of a study at TU Graz. Which trends have been established, which assumptions did notarrive, what happened totally unexpected? This paper targets the main changes within the last five yearsdue to this subject. It compares the five study years and outlines the current study results of 2011 in. Oneof the main results over five years is that the net-generation did arrive but slowly adapt their study life towhat they are already used to do in private.

Reference: Ebner, M.; Nagler, W.; Schön; M. (2012) Have They Changed? Five Years of Survey on Academic Net-Generation, Journal of Applied Computing, Vol. 8, Nr. 1, p. 21-31, ISSN: 2179-2518 [Link to the article]

[presentation] Für die Kinder von heute ist der Füller der Touchscreen

Im Rahmen der 9. wbv-Fachtagung bin ich gebeten worden über das Thema Digitial Natives zu reden [Abstract]. Ich werde versuchen die Entwicklung der Jugend und die Auswirkung auf Lernen und Lehren darzustellen. Jedenfalls distanziere ich mich ohne große Worte auf Folie 4 von jüngsten Aussagen und werde Technologie als Unterstützung sehen, im Sinne des Forschungsbereichs Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).