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[presentation] Increasing Learning Efficiency and Quality of Students Homework by Attendance Monitoring and Polls at Interactive Learning Videos #edil18 #tugraz #edmedia #InnovateLearning

At this year ED-Media conference in Amsterdam we present also our LIVE-system. which deals with interactivity in videos. This year we did a first study within a lecture. Here you can find the slides:

[publication] Increasing Learning Efficiency and Quality of Students´ Homework by Attendance Monitoring and Polls at Interactive Learning Videos #video #videoanalyses #tugraz #research

At this year Ed-Media conference in Amsterdam we published our research work about „Increasing Learning Efficiency and Quality of Students´ Homework by Attendance Monitoring and Polls at Interactive Learning Videosn“.

Abstract:

Due to the fact that students are confronted with a growing amount of texts, colours, figures and shapes and due to their ability to process only a limited number of such information simultaneously, it seems to be obvious that efforts should be made to increase the students‘ attention-levels. This is important because research results have indicated that selective attention is considered as the most valuable resource in the process of human learning. The application of interaction and communication to the process of learning is a useful strategy to direct the students‘ attention. It seems to be obvious that this is also true for learning videos. Therefore, this work contains a description of how a video platform with interactive components can be used to support the students and teacher. The video platform is explained and evaluated by analysing its usage in a large teaching course at an institution of higher education. The application of this strategy improved the students‘ performance and optimized the teacher’s workload.

[Draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Wachtler, J., Scherz, M. & Ebner, M. (2018). Increasing Learning Efficiency and Quality of Students´ Homework by Attendance Monitoring and Polls at Interactive Learning Videos. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1337-1347). Amsterdam, Netherlands: 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).

[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„:

[publication] An analysis of the use and effect of questions in interactive learning-videos

Our publication about „An analysis of the use and effect of questions in interactive learning-videos“ got published in the Open Journal Smart Learning Environments.

Abstract:

This study focuses on the positioning of interactive questions within learning videos. It is attempted to show that the position of a question’s occurrence has an impact on the correctness rate of its answer and the learning success. As part of the study, the interactive learning videos in which the questions are placed are used as teaching materials with a class. The pupils have been working with the videos for around one month and some interesting results could be obtained. It is shown that questions which are asked too early in the videos are answered incorrectly more often than other questions. This manuscript also recommends an adequate positioning of the first question in learning videos. The new hypothesis that the length of intervals between popping up questions plays a minor role at rather short learning videos is constructed in this publication. Moreover, the positive impact on the long-term learning success of the participants of learning videos is determined.

[Full Article @ ResearchGate]

[Full Article @ Springer]

Reference: Wachtler, J., Hubmann, M., Zöhrer, H., & Ebner, M. (2016). An analysis of the use and effect of questions in interactive learning-videos. Smart Learning Environments, 13(3). 10.1186/s40561-016-0033-3

[publication] On Using Learning Analytics to Track the Activity of Interactive MOOC Videos #lak16

As part of the Workshop on Smart Environments and Analytics in Video-Based Learning at this year LAK`16 conference our contribution about „On Using Learning Analytics to Track the Activity of Interactive MOOC Videos“ got published.
Abstract:

It is widely known that interaction, as well as communication, are very important parts of successful online courses. These features are
considered crucial because they help to improve students‘ attention in a very significant way. In this publication, the authors present an innovative application, which adds different forms of interactivity to learning videos within MOOCs such as multiple-choice questions or the possibility to communicate with the teacher. Furthermore, Learning Analytics using exploratory examination and visualizations have been applied to unveil learners‘ patterns and behaviors as well as investigate the effectiveness of the application. Based upon the quantitative and qualitative observations, our study determined common practices behind dropping out using videos indicator and suggested enhancements to increase the performance of the application as well as learners‘ attention.

[Publication @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Wachtler, J., Khalil, M., Taraghi, B. & Ebner, M. (2016). On Using Learning Analytics to Track the Activity of Interactive MOOC Videos. Paper presented at LAK 2016 Workshop on Smart Environments and Analytics in Video-Based Learning, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 26/04/16 – 26/04/16, pp. 8-17

[master] Interaktive Lernvideos im Mathematikunterricht #tugraz

Im Rahmen seiner Diplomarbeit hat Michael die Möglichkeiten von LIVE untersucht und den Mathematikunterricht mit Videos begleitet, welche Interaktionsmöglichkeiten hatten. Die Folien zu seiner Verteidigung sind hier zugänglich:

[publication] “How Satisfied Are You With Your MOOC?”- A Research Study About Interaction in Huge Online Courses #mooc

Our reworked publication about „“How Satisfied Are You With Your MOOC?”—A Research Study About Interaction in Huge Online Courses“ got published in the journal of Journalism and Mass Communication and is free available :-).
Abstract:

This research work investigates the importance and satisfaction on the level of interaction in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) as perceived by learners and instructors. The study is based on data from online students and instructors of MOOCs. Two web-based surveys were used to collect data. The theoretical bases of the two surveys is the five-step model for interactivity developed by Salmon (2001). Salmon’s model proposed effective e-moderating in five discrete steps (Access and Motivation, Online Socialization, Information Exchange, Knowledge Construction and Development). Findings of the survey revealed that students rated the importance of interactions in MOOCs as highly important. However, they reported negatively the availability of many criteria suggested by Salmon. On the other hand, Instructors rated nearly half of Salmon criteria as less important, and consequently did not offer them in their MOOCs. In addition, the study revealed that students and instructors rated a high level of satisfaction in MOOCs. In contrast, some students expressed their less satisfaction of interaction in MOOCs. They revealed their dissatisfaction to that lack of instructor interaction. Instructors suggested that it is impossible for instructor to interact with this huge number of students in MOOCs. As a result, some strategies were suggested to enhance instructor interaction with students of MOOCs

[Full article @ ResearchGate]

[Full article @ Journal Homepage]

Reference: Khalil, H., Ebner, M. (2015) „How Satisfied Are You With Your MOOC?“ —A Research Study About Interaction in Huge Online Courses, Journalism and Mass Communication 5 (12), pp. 629 – 639

[publication] Impacts of Interactions in Learning-Videos: A Subjective and Objective Analysis #tugraz

Our publication at this year ED-Media 2015 conference „Impacts of Interactions in Learning-Videos: A Subjective and Objective Analysis“ is now online available. You can find the described information system LIVE right here.

Abstract:

It is clear that a system known as selective attention is the most crucial resource for human learning (Heinze et al. 1994). Due to this fact a web based information system is developed to support the attention of the watchers of a learning video. This is done by enriching the video with different forms of interactions. Among others there are interactions presenting multiple-choice questions at predefined positions in the video as well as randomly occurring interactions displaying general questions, which are not content related. To gain a basic plan which points out how to distribute the interactions over the video the usage of the information system at a lecture is analyzed. For that on the one hand some feedback of the users is provided and on the other hand an objective analysis of the results of the multiple-choice questions is done by evaluating their time of occurrence in the video.

[Link to full text]

Reference: Wachtler, J., Ebner, M. (2015). Impacts of Interactions in Learning-Videos: A Subjective and Objective Analysis. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2015. pp. 1205-1213 Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

[publication] Design and Evaluation of a User Interface for an Interaction Supported Video Platform

Our contribution about „Design and Evaluation of a User Interface for an Interaction Supported Video Platform“ at this year uDay in Dornbirn is now online available.

Abstract:

Learning videos are currently more and more in use because of the evolving trend of so-called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) (Khalil & Ebner, 2013). However learning videos have only a con-suming character due to the fact that they are of passive nature. According to Carr-Chellman & Duchastel (2000) interaction as well as communication are key features of a successful online course. Because of that a web based information system has been developed to support learning videos with different forms of interac-tion (Ebner et al., 2013). It is obvious that such an information system has to be easily useable and due to that this research study presents the development process of a suitable User Interface (UI). The associated usabil-ity study as well as the field study point out that the design approach is generally working and also identified some components to improve


Reference:
Wachtler, J., Geier, G., Ebner, M. (2015) Design and Evaluation of a User Interface for an Interaction Supported Video Platform. Digital Medien in Arbeits- und Lernumgebungen. Jost, P, Künz, A (Ed.). S. 117-124. Pabst, Lengrich