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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!

[publication] The Multiplication Table as an innovative Learning Analytics Application #LearningAnalytics #tugraz

Another publication at this year ED-Media conference is about „The Multiplication Table as an innovative Learning Analytics Application„. The presentation has been recorded and can be find here.
Abstract:

The main topic of this paper is the development of a web-based application that helps children to learn the one-digit multiplication table. The developed application supports individual learning process of the pupils and also provides the teachers with the possibility to intervene according to the analysis of users’ answers. The application uses modern technologies in order to offer high performance and availability to the users. The system also provides an interface for mobile clients, which present the questions and the processed data in different forms. The answers of the pupils, as well as other gathered data from the application show interesting results related to the participation and learning improvement.

[Draft version @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Kraja, E., Taraghi, B. & Ebner, M. (2017). The Multiplication Table as an innovative Learning Analytics Application. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (pp. 810-820). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

[publication] On Using Interactivity to Monitor the Attendance of Students at Learning-Videos #tugraz #research

Another publication at this year ED-Media conference is about „On Using Interactivity to Monitor the Attendance of Students at Learning-Videos„. The presentation has been recorded and can be find here.
Abstract:

Many studies are claiming that compulsory attendance has its benefits for students because it is positively influencing their performance in consequence. This means that fully attending students are receiving a better grade than those who skip parts of the course. Whereas there are existing technologies to monitor the attendance of students in standard classroom situations the possibilities to provide such functionalities at online videos are limited. Because of that this work introduces an approach to assess the performance of students at videos. For that a web-platform which offers a detailed recording of the watched parts of videos is presented. The evaluation shows the performance of the students at a course consisting of videos with compulsory attendance and furthermore it points out that the approach for monitoring the attendance at online videos is basically working.

[Draft version @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Wachtler, J. & Ebner, M. (2017). On Using Interactivity to Monitor the Attendance of Students at Learning-Videos. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (pp. 278-288). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

[publication] Project Based Learning: from the Idea to a Finished LEGO® Technic Artifact, Assembled by Using Smart Glasses #edmedia17

The first publication at this year ED-Media conference is about „Project Based Learning: from the Idea to a Finished LEGO® Technic Artifact, Assembled by Using Smart Glasses„. The presentation has been recorded and can be find here.
Abstract:

Smart Glasses and 3D printers are now easily available on the market. The challenge is how to integrate them efficiently in a learning environment. This paper suggests a project-based learning (PBL) scenario how to construct, produce and assemble a planetary gear using Open Source tools, LEGO® Technic, 3D printers and Smart Glasses. The whole project-based learning scenario was implemented together with a 16-year-old student. Additionally, the assembly process using Smart Glasses was tested by seven users in a qualitative evaluation. The feedback of the student of the target group together with the feedback of other subjects was considered to improve the PBL scenario and the Smart Glasses (ReconJet) application. The evaluation showed the potential of Smart Glasses to improve hands-free assembly processes and supports the user to understand the structure and functionality of mechanical objects.

[Draft version @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Spitzer, M. & Ebner, M. (2017). Project Based Learning: from the Idea to a Finished LEGO® Technic Artifact, Assembled by Using Smart Glasses. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (pp. 196-209). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

[vocast] On Using Interactivity to Monitor the Attendance of Students at Learning-Videos #tugraz #research #edmedia

Because we are not able to attend the ED-Media conference 2017 in Washington this year, we are doing our presentations virtually. The last of four talks is about „On Using Interactivity to Monitor the Attendance of Students at Learning-Videos„:

[vodcast] From the Idea to a Finished LEGO® Technic Artifact, Assembled by Using Smart Glasses #tugraz #research #edmedia

Because we are not able to attend the ED-Media conference 2017 in Washington this year, we are doing our presentations virtually. The third of four talks is about „From the Idea to a Finished LEGO® Technic Artifact, Assembled by Using Smart Glasses„:

[vodcast] The Multiplication Table as an Innovative Learning Analytics Application #tugraz #research

Because we are not able to attend the ED-Media conference 2017 in Washington this year, we are doing our presentations virtually. The second of four talks is about „The Multiplication Table as an Innovative Learning Analytics Application “ and presents the complete reworked webapplication to train the multiplication table:

[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).

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

Our publication about „R.I.P. E-Mail * 1965 – ✝ 2015“ at this year ED-Media conference is now online available. The presentation slides have been published right here.

Abstract:

For the ninth time, the Graz University of Technology has carried out a survey amongst its freshmen in order to find out their preferences and habits according to the use of modern IT- and Web- technologies. Besides the remarkable long-term changes in regards to the ownership of technology, the results of this year ́s (2015) survey yielded a sensation. The instant messaging client for smartphones “WhatsApp” has superseded e-mailing from its leading position of being the preferred communication media. E-mailing was displaced on second place for the first time after nine years of survey. A clear trend can be stated in regards to communication media. The influence of WhatsApp on other communication behavior, notably e-mail and SMS, as well as the lasting rise of WhatsApp itself are special focuses of this paper.

[Full publication @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Nagler, W., Ebner, M. & Schön, M. (2016). R.I.P E-Mail * 1965 – ✝ 2015. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (pp. 464-473). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).