At this year ICL 2017 conference in Budapest, Hungary we did a publication on „PDM field study and evaluation in collaborative engineering education„. Andreas did the presentation and the introduction to his PhD-work.
Collaboration in general but especially between students of Austrian Federal Secondary Colleges of Engineering (HTL) is becoming more and more important. Therefore, the joint diploma thesis has been introduced into the cur- riculum. Furthermore, joint student projects have become a crucial topic within the subject of mechanical engineering design. Because of the worldwide activi- ties of most companies, being able to collaborate within a huge team is seen as an essential for future jobs. To support the collaboration process in engineering education, a product data management (PDM) system was introduced to several Austrian HTLs within projects carried out in the Sparkling Science program of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research. In the academic year 2016/17 a field study was started to figure out how to enhance collaboration be- tween students by using this kind of software and methods. The outcome of this study will be to find out about the level of collaboration within students’ design projects.
[Full article @ ResearchGate]
Reference: Probst, A., Gerhard, D., Ebner, M. (2017) PDM field study and evaluation in collaborative engineering education. In: Conference Proceeding of ICL2017 – 20th International Confer-ence on Interactive Collaborative Learning. Budapest, Hungary, pp. 1-9
Our publication on „Maker-MOOC – How to Foster STEM Education with an Open Online Course on Creative Digital Development and Construction with Children“ at this year ICL conference in publication got published.
The Maker Movement or do-it-yourself culture is a concept uses novel, mostly via digital applications and tools to emphasize the learning- through-doing in the social environment. This culture inspires teachers through learning by construction and is seen as an important driver for education. In this chapter, we introduce the Maker Movement and describe how it contributes to the STEM education. The authors recite their experience through the project “Maker Days for Kids” which after that, was served as a fundamental base for a following Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This online course brought some of the emerging technologies together with an appropriate didactical pro- ject about “Making activities for classrooms” to the public. It can be concluded that the MOOC assists in fostering the STEM education by rapidly transferring knowledge to the involved teachers.
[Draft version @ ResearchGate]
Reference: Ebner, M., Schön, S., Khalil, M. (2016) Maker-MOOC – How to Foster STEM Education with an Open Online Course on Creative Digital Development and Construction with Children. Conference Proceeding 19th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2016), Belfast, pp. 1233-1244
Our presentation about „Maker-MOOC – How to Foster STEM Education with an Open Online Course on Creative Digital Development and Construction with Children“ at this year ICL conference in Belfast is online available – enjoy it:
Our contribution at this year ICL Conference in Florence, Italy about „A STEM MOOC for School Children – What Does Learning Analytics Tell us?“ is now online available. The slides have already been published here.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been tremendously spreading among Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic disciplines. These MOOCs have served an agglomeration of various learner groups across the world. The leading MOOCs platform in Austria, the iMooX, offers such courses. This paper highlights authors’ experience of applying Learning Analytics to examine the participation of secondary school pupils in one of its courses called “Mechanics in everyday life”. We sighted different patterns and observations and on the contrary of the expected jubilant results of any educational MOOC, we will show, that pupils seemingly decided to consider it not as a real motivating learning route, but rather as an optional homework.
[Link to full text at ResearchGate]
Reference: Khalil, M., Ebner, M. (2015) A STEM MOOC for School Children – What Does Learning Analytics Tell us? In: Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL), Florence, Italy, pp. 1217-1221
Our presentation about „A STEM MOOC for School Children – What Does Learning Analytics Tell us?“ at this year ICL 2015 conference is online available. We did this work to contribute to the workshop on „Learning and Assessment Analytics in STEM Education„:
Our publication about „Automated Podcasting System for Universities“ at this year ICL 2012 conference is now online available.
This paper presents the results achieved at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in the field of automating the process of recording and publishing university lectures in a very new way. It outlines cornerstones of the development and integration of an automated recording system such as the lecture hall setup, the recording hardware and software architecture as well as the development of a text-based search for the final product by method of indexing video podcasts. Furthermore, the paper takes a look at didactical aspects, evaluations done in this context and future outlook.
Reference: Grigoriadis, Y., Stickel, C., Nagler, W., Ebner, M., Schön, M. (2012) Automated Podcasting System for Universities. 15th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning. ICL 2012, Villach, Austria
Our presentation about „Automated Podcasting System for Universities“ for this year ICL conference in Villach is online available.
Im Rahmen der ICL-Conference 2012 in Villach, Österreich lädt das Forum neue Medien Austria (fnma) zu einem Call ein. Das Besondere ist dabei der Fokus auf unsere Nachwuchswissenschaftler denen wir hier eine Bühne geben wollen, ihre Arbeiten einem internationalen Publikum vorzustellen.
Deadline ist der 14.5.2012 (!):
FNM-Austria likes to assist young researchers to present the community their studies, works, implementations and engage them to contribute at the International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (2012).
Therefore a Call for Papers called „Young Acedemics E-Learning Research“ is announced and the deadline to sumbit an extended abstract is 23th April 2012:
Our this year publication on „Playing a Game in Civil Engineering“ at ICL 2011 conference is now online available as Draft version. The slides were already published here.
The goal of our research work was to find out whether in-depth learning of complex theoretical engineering knowledge at higher education level could be improved by the use of online games. In this context we addressed the research question to what extent online games contribute to the students learnin goutcome. The corresponding online game was used for the first time during a lecture on Structural Analysis at bachelor’s level with 159 students of the third semester. We used a pre-/post-testdesign with questionnaires and an independent online tracking. As a result we can point out that playing the game did not increase the learning outcome per se and the didactical scenario should be reconsidered. Nevertheless, the usage of the game for learning purposes was underlined by the oral feedback given which says that students enjoyed playing the game more than learning in a traditional way.
Reference: Zechner, J.; Ebner, M. (2011), Playing a Game in Civil Engineering. – in: 14th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2011) ̶ 11th International Conference Virtual University (vu’11). (2011), S. 417 – 422