[publication] Is Your University Ready For the Ne(x)t-Generation?

Our publication about „Is Your University Ready For the Ne(x)t-Generation? “ at this year ED-Media Conference is now online.
Abstract:

Abstract: At Graz University of Technology a survey about the hardware equipment and the Web2.0 skills among students of the first semester took place for the second time. This paper reflects the results of that two years evaluation. It answers the questions whether the net-generation already has arrived at universities or not and which consequences this fact has on the teaching and learning behaviors as well as infrastructural aspects of a university. Although young students are technologically increasingly well equipped they do not exhaust the potential of their devices or the potential of uncommon Web2.0 applications yet. Nevertheless the applications and communicational ways of a student’s average usage are signals not to be ignored by a university management. They not only indicate a dawning basic change of a typical student’s life but demand a rethinking of essential structural elements at universities right now.

Reference: Nagler, W., Ebner, M. (2009) Is Your University Ready For the Ne(x)t-Generation?, Proceedings of 21st ED-Media Conference (2009), S. 4344 – 4351; World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications
Here you will find the publication.

[publication] Trends Discovery in the Field of E-Learning with Visualization

Our publication about „Trends Discovery in the Field of E-Learning with Visualization“ at this year ED-Media Conference is now online.
Abstract:

In this paper we have performed a content analysis using a collection of papers from Ed-Media conferences archive. Various current trends in research topics, change of interest in contributions from across the world in the field of e-learning have been described using our internally built visualization tool. This visualization tool reveals the evolution or decline of research themes, hot research topics and key researchers across the world. In addition to this, evolution of countries, continents and institutions across research topics has been described as well.

Reference: Khan, M. S., Ebner, M., Maurer, H. (2009) Trends Discovery in the Field of E-Learning with Visualization, Proceedings of 21st ED-Media Conference (2009), S. 4408 – 4413; World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications
Here you will get the publication.

Look Back to ED-Media 2009

I was wondering about, what should I write about the ED-Media Conference, but maybe I should share some impressions with you:

  • First of all it was a great conference with such a great location – well done all the staff to bring us such an experience.
  • Furthermore I think we did a great job to bring Twitter to the Conference. There was so many contributors to gather new ideas, discussions and worthful thoughts. I think we are on the best way to integrate this kind of social media in one of the biggest conferences. Also the livestream beside the keynotes worked well and made the presentations interactive (Short video).
    If you are interested in the result and what was going on here, see the search of #edmedia here on twazzup.
  • For the first time I dealed also very deeply with the iPhone and there were so many exciting ways to enhance the whole stay – I recorded talks with audioboo, tweeted pictures and the geotagging of the location. Overall the WiFI was running quite good, so there are no additionally costs

And of course I met many interesting people and thanks all who made our stay here such nice – cu again in future.

Welcome ED-Media 2009

Walther und ich sind mitten auf der Reise zur heurigen ED-Media Konferenz.
Neben dem schönen Konferenzort wartet auch eine Menge Arbeit auf uns:

Selbstverständlich werde ich versuchen zu berichten.