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[publication] Effects of a Mathematical Bridging Course #MOOC #imoox #MatheFit

Our contribution about „Effects of a Mathematical Bridging Course“ to this year eMOOCs conference in Naples got published now:

The secondary to tertiary transition is generally considered as problematic. Thereby, especially mathematics is a significant barrier for students of universities. The reasons are diverse and occur not least because of the changes in the school curriculum caused by the centralised school leaving examination. Subsequently, many universities and academies in the European area provide various approaches to work against the widely spread issue. In 2018, a free accessible online bridging courses for mathematics was designed by Graz University of Technology. The course is provided on the iMooX platform 1 and represents a form of technology-enhanced learning. The aim is to optimise the design of the course considering the needs of freshmen and freshwomen. Following the active course period, course participants take part in evaluations. The outcomes are investigated, which represents the empirical part of the paper. The online course receives positive feedback. As a consequence, it is recommended to continue the course offer within the next few years.

[Full article @ ResearchGate]

[Conference Proceeding eMOOCs 2019]

Reference: Reich, S., Ebner, M., Ebner, M. (2019) Effects of a Mathematical Bridging Course. Proceedings of EMOOCs conference, pp. 197-202, Naples (Italy)

[publication] Experiences with a MOOC-platform — Who are our learners and what do they think about MOOCs? #research #MOOC #emoocs #imoox

Our contribution about „Experiences with a MOOC-platform — Who are our learners and what do they think about MOOCs?“ to this year eMOOCs conference in Naples got published now:

iMooX, the first and currently only Austrian MOOC platform, has been hosting xMOOCs since 2014. Directly after the start a survey of the first three MOOCs was conducted and published in 2015. In the meantime, the MOOC platform contains more than 45 courses and serves many thousands of learners. Therefore, we are investigating, if there is a change towards the learners themselves, their expectations and experiences regarding learning with MOOCs as well as with the platform. Using the exact same survey as years before it can be shown that there are little changes in the right directions or maybe it can be concluded that learning with MOOCs became more common to a broader public, at least in the academic world.

[Full article @ ResearchGate]

[Conference Proceeding eMOOCs 2019]

Reference: Leitner, P., Ebner, M. (2019) Experiences with a MOOC-platform — Who are our learners and what do they think about MOOCs?. Proceedings of Work in Progress Papers of the Research, Experience and Business Tracks at EMOOCs 2019co-located with the (European MOOCs Stakeholders Submmit 2019) Conference. pp 163-168. Naples, Italy

[publication] How MOOCs can be used as an instrument of scientific research #emoocs2016 #mooc

Our paper on „How MOOCs can be used as an instrument of scientific research“ at this year EMOOCs conference is now online available.
Abstract:

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are an increasingly important phenomenon in the world of technology-enhanced learning. This development opens many opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction, not only for the purpose of researching MOOCs themselves, but for integrating them into various research settings. In this publication, we address the question of how MOOCs can be used as instruments in scientific research. Our suggestions are illustrated on the example of the „Dr. Internet“ project, which allowed us to gain practical experience in this area.

[Full paper @ ResearchGate]

[Conference Proceeding @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Zimmermann, C., Kopp, M., Ebner, M. (2016) How MOOCs can be used as an instrument of scientific research. In: Proceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs. Khalil, M., Ebner, M., Kopp, M., Lorenz, A., Kalz. M. (Eds.). BookOnDemand, Norderstedt. pp. 393 – 400

[publication] Portraying MOOCs Learners: a Clustering Experience Using Learning Analytics #emoocs2016 #mooc

Our paper on „Portraying MOOCs Learners: a Clustering Experience Using Learning Analytics“ at this year EMOOCs conference is now online available.
Abstract:

Massive Open Online Courses are remote courses that excel in their students‘ heterogeneity and quantity. Due to the peculiarity of being massiveness, the large datasets generated by MOOCs platforms require advance tools to reveal hidden patterns for enhancing learning and educational environments. This paper offers an interesting study on using one of these tools, clustering, to portray learners‘ engagement in MOOCs. The research study analyse a university mandatory MOOC, and also opened to the public, in order to classify students into appropriate profiles based on their engagement. We compared the clustering results across MOOC variables and finally, we evaluated our results with an eighties students‘ motivation scheme to examine the contrast between classical classes and MOOCs classes. Our research pointed out that MOOC participants are strongly following the Cryer’s scheme of Elton (1996).

[Full paper @ ResearchGate]

[Conference Proceeding @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Khalil, M., Kastl, C., Ebner, M. (2016) Portraying MOOCs Learners: a Clustering Experience Using Learning Analytics. In: Proceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs. Khalil, M., Ebner, M., Kopp, M., Lorenz, A., Kalz. M. (Eds.). BookOnDemand, Norderstedt. pp. 265 – 278

[presentation, emoocs] How to integrate and automatically issue Open Badges in MOOC platforms #emoocs2016 #imoox #tugraz

EMOOCs 2016Today the EMOOCs conference is starting – for sure it will be a great event. If you did not find time to visit us, you can follow the twitter stream with the hashtag #emoocs2016. The whole conference proceeding is already available on ResearchGate.
Futhermore I will also give a presentation today about our Open Badges implemention for the iMooX platform. Here you can pick up the slides:

[EMOOCs MOOC] Assessment and Higher Education #emoocs2016 #imoox

EMOOCs 2016Just one week before the conference – EMOOCS 2016 – will happen here in Graz. Don’t forget to register for the conference. You have to hurry up now 🙂 .
The fifth and now last week presents as usual two further videos. This time there will be two contributions adressing the topics Assessment and Higher Education. So enjoy the last week and have a safe trip to Graz, we love to meet you personally. Btw, social mediac channels are up and running, follow us on Facebook as well as Twitter and use the Hashtag #emoocs2016.

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[emoocs] eMOOC-MOOC week 4: Digital Learning Content #emoocs2016

EMOOCs 2016We are getting closer and closer to the conference date – EMOOCS 2016 will happen from 22th – 24th of February. Don’t forget to register for the conference.
In our preconference MOOC another two videos will be presented in week 4. This time there will be two contributions adressing the topic Digital Learning Content in MOOCs or simply questions of good Instructional Design. So enjoy the content and be excited about Graz 🙂 .

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[emoocs] E-MOOCs-MOOC week 3: Business Models #imoox #tugraz

EMOOCs 2016We are getting closer and closer to the conference date – EMOOCS 2016 will happen from 22th – 24th of February. Don’t forget to register for the conference.
In our preconference MOOC another two videos will be presented in week 3. This time there will be two publications about Business Models for MOOCs. So one of the most interesting question, you should not miss it 🙂

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[EMOOCs] Learning Analytics & Completion Rate #imoox #emoocs2016

EMOOCs 2016We are getting closer and closer to the conference date – EMOOCS 2016 will happen from 22th – 24th of February. Don’t forget to register for the conference.
In our preconference MOOC another two videos will be presented this week. This time there will be one about Learning Analytics and MOOC and another one about completion rate. So two hot topics, don’t miss them.

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Preconference MOOC for EMOOCs 2016 starts #emoocs2016 #imoox

We are very happy to announce that today the preconference MOOC for the EMOOCs 2016 conference in Graz is starting. You can register for the MOOC right here and for the conference follow this link.
Mohammad Khalil gives a short introduction to the MOOC, which will offer the top-paper of the researach and experience track of this year: