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Seven teaching and learning scenarios with MOOCs | Sieben Lehr- und Lernszenarien mit MOOCs

We produced a folder as a short overview about our research work with MOOCs called „Seven teaching and learning scenarios with MOOCs„. The research based on interviews with educational experts and their work with MOOCs over 5 years.

The folder is available in english and german on slideshare (for embedding) as well as .pdf (for download):

[Download folder (english) (.pdf)]
[Download folder (german) (.pdf)]

[publication] Why Will Technology Enhanced Language Learning be Essential for Pupils? #LearningAnalytics

Our publication about „Why Will Technology Enhanced Language Learning be Essential for Pupils?“ got published in the Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology.

The availability of personal digital devices in schools and at home are offering new ways of engaging students in the area of language learning. In this publication, we present a new approach on writing and blogging for children aged 8 to 12 years, which is especially helpful for those who struggle with the acquisition of German orthography. On a web-based platform the pupils can write essays and blog them later on. Combined with learning analytics methods we offer individualized feedback during the process of writing and a training database with appropriate exercises to support the students‘ autonomous learning.

[Article @ Journal’s Homepage]

[Article @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Ebner, M., Ebner, M., Edtstadler, K. (2019) Why Will Technology Enhanced Language Learning be Essential for Pupils?. Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology. 2019/1. pp. 14-17

[webinar] Learning and instruction videos: design, production, use #tugraz #eduhub

In July I will give a short webinar about „Learning and instruction videos: design, production, use“ based on our long tradition in doing videos especially for the MOOC-platform iMooX.at:

The talk comes up with the topic of learning and instruction videos and shows the current forms of application. Different formats as well as creation possibilities are presented, which can be converted by today’s technologies partly also with manageable financial resources. In addition, theoretical approaches concerning the instructional design are addressed. In order to facilitate the production of learning and instructional videos in the future, a template for the development of learning and instructional videos, the „Learning-Video-Canvas“, shows how to approach the planning of video projects for learning issues.

The participation is free and I like to thank the eduhub-community for hosting this talk: [Free registration for the webinar]

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 14 / No. 3 #ijet #research

Issue 14(3) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Extending the Technology Acceptance Model to Understand Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems in Saudi Higher Education
  • A Learning Process Model to Enhance Digital Literacy using Critical Inquiry through Digital Storytelling (CIDST)
  • ARS Interactive Teaching Mode for Financial Accounting Course based on Smart Classroom
  • Augmented Reality Based Educational Design for Children
  • Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions toward Social Media Usage and Academic Performance: A Study from Saudi Arabia
  • Student Experiences of Using Online Material to Support Success in A-Level Economics
  • An Ethnic and Folk Art Space Course based on TPACK
  • Construction and Application of Internal Medicine Teaching Interactive Course Based on 5-Star Instructional Model
  • A “Maker Education + SPOC” Teaching Model for College Political Economics Courses
  • Investigating Language-related Tasks in EFL Settings in Light of Tele-Collaboration Phenomenon and Sociocultural Theory
  • Monitoring Indicators of the Flipped Classroom Learning Process based on Data Mining – Taking the Course of “Virtual Reality Technology” as an Example
  • Application of Blending Learning Based on Network Learning Space in Teaching Design of Digital Art
  • Illustration Design Teaching Mode Based on Virtual Wall Painting Technology
  • Design and Development of a Safety Educational Adventure Game
  • Face-to-face Teaching in the Flipped Classroom Supported by Visualization Tools – Taking the course of “Architectural Design of Housing” as an Example
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Education. Myth or Reality?
  • Integration of a Computer Device for Learning and Training Situations: The Case of Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sik (FSBM)

[Link to Issue 14/3]

Nevertheless, if you are interested to become a reviewer for the journal, please just contact me :-).

[CfP] ED-Media and Innovative Learning 2019 #fnma #edil19

It is a great honor to announce a Special Call for Papers for the county slot (Austria) at this year ED-Media conference in Amsterdam. We are searching for excellent research publications in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning. Please feel free to send us our proposal (Abstract) till 14th of December 2018.

[Detailed Information of the Call]

[app] Eduludo #appdevelopment #tugraz

Im Rahmen unserer Veranstaltung ist eine kleine, aber feine Lernapp entstanden, mit der man verschiedenste Lektionen durchführen kann. Im Vordergrund stand zwar das generelle Ertesten wie man Apps erstellt, aber vielleicht hat jemand auch an der App selbst Spaß:

Eduludo allow you to learn mathematics, english, french and german for free.

In our app:

  • 100% offline based. You’ll have to resolve challenges in each course, once you think you have the answer, just type it to see the result!
  • Multiple profile! You have the possibility to use 7 different slots for keeping your progress.
  • Perfect for children/home-schooler/ people wanting to improve their skills.
  • More than 50 challenges to solve!

[Link zur App]

Local LTI Consumer #development #LTI #moodle

One of my Phd-students developed a local LTI consumer, which is now available for free on github. So if you would like to do amazing external stuff and afterwards embed it into moodle, it might be helpful:

Typically you will develop your LTI provider locally and because of that you also want to test it locally. Unfortunately no simple LTI consumer for local usage existed. So I have written one based on python, django and the python LTI library.

[Link to the local LTI consumer]

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 13 / No. 6 #ijet #research

Issue 13(6) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • The Analysis of Digital Maturity of Schools in Croatia
  • Development of WebGL-based Virtual Teaching Platform for Mold Design
  • Improved Adaptive Genetic Algorithm for Course Scheduling in Colleges and Universities
  • MOOC Teaching Mode of News Transmission Based on Network Audio Data Decoding Technology
  • Information Communication Technology Use among Students in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Construction of Real-time Interactive Mode-based Online Course Live Broadcast Teaching Platform for Physical Training
  • Automatic Composition of Instructional Units in Virtual Learning Environments
  • Exploration and Practice on Course Teaching in Plastic Injection Mold
  • Students Acceptance of Google Classroom: An Exploratory Study using PLS-SEM Approach
  • Model of Incorporation of Emerging Technologies in the Classroom (MIETC)
  • A Teaching Model of Urban and Rural Planning Curriculum Integrating Virtual Simulation Technology
  • A Space Design Teaching Model Using Virtual Simulation Technology
  • Construction of Multifunctional Video Conversion-based Multimedia Teaching System for College Basketball
  • An Interaction Theory-based New Distance Teaching Model for Cross Talk
  • The Augmented Reality for Teaching Thai Students about the Human Heart
  • In MOOCs we Trust: Learner Perceptions of MOOC Quality via Trust and Credibility
  • Factors affecting Successful Implementation of eLearning: Study of Colleges and Institutes Sector RCJ Saudi Arabia

[Link to Issue 13/6]

Nevertheless, if you are interested to become a reviewer for the journal, please just contact me :-).

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 11 / No. 10 #ijet #research

Issue 11(9)Issue 11(10) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Quality Assurance for Reusable Learning Objects on a Peer-To-Peer Network
  • Student Assessment System for Distance Education on Financial Management
  • Application of a Big Data Platform in the Course of Java Language Programming
  • Extraction of Relevant Terms and Learning Outcomes from Online Courses
  • A Multimedia Teaching System with Special Acoustic Effects in the Course of Aerobics
  • Integration and Application of Animation Production Simplification in a VR Virtual Reality Teaching System
  • Analysis on the Man-Machine-Environment Collaborative Teaching Method for Mining Engineering Major
  • Digital Mining Technology-Based Teaching Mode for Mining Engineering
  • A Hierarchical Teaching Mode of College Computer Basic Application Course Based on K-means and Improved PSO Algorithm
  • EXPEL Protocol Based Architecture for Cooperative E-Learning
  • A Proposed Model for Detecting Learning Styles Based on Agent Learning
  • Motivation for Using ICT and Pupils with Learning Difficulties
  • Teachers’ Informal Learning via Social Networking Technology

Nevertheless, if you are interested to become a reviewer for the journal, please just contact me :-).

[iPhone] Learning Styria

Learning StyriaIm Rahmen unserer Vorlesung „Mobile Applications 2014“ ist auch das Lernspiel „Learning Styria“ entstanden. Es geht darum, das östereichische Bundesland Steiermark näher kennenzulernen und Städte, Berge, Flüsse zu lokalisieren:

„Learning Styria“ gibt dir die Möglichkeit die Steiermark auf spielerische Weise kennen zu lernen.
Wähle unter verschiedenen Kategorien aus (Städte, Seen, Berge, Gewässer) und versuche diese auf der Steiermark Karte zu finden.
Je näher du dran bist desto mehr Punkte bekommst du, solltest du sehr weit entfernt sein werden Punkte abgezogen.

[Link zur App]