[publication] Mobile Applications for Encyclopedias #AustriaForum #mobileLearning

Paul developed within his master thesis mobile applications for the Austria Forum. We summarized this work in a chapter about „Mobile Applications for Encyclopedias“ within the book „Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning. Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education“.

Abstract:

In this research work a survey of tested mobile applications will be summarized, which were selected by a few defined prerequisites, and a brief overview is given of what is available in the corresponding stores. It will also be shown how the individual mobile applications for encyclopedias are presenting and providing information to users. This cover its visual representation and the manner in how information is retrieved. Additionally a new smart way will be introduced in which we can deal with information with a special focus to encyclopedias and mobile devices. The prototyped application carries out special features, which makes usage of mobile devices capabilities. The presented approach follows a slightly more aggressive way on how to bring information to users. For example it requires the permission of user and tells him/ her actively that there is an interesting piece of information close by his/ her location. Communication between the device and users is done using the notification system. To satisfy the needs of users a set of options will be presented so that they can customize time and number of notifications. Those settings shall also prevent the battery from draining to fast and give the user control about it. The outcome is a a prototype with a set of features which allows users to retrieve information based on their mood and their willingness of spending effort. If he/ she is eager to learn the application provides ways to support that. If he/ she just want some quick information there are ways to get it. And if he/ she wants a new way of information retrieval via mobile applications for encyclopedias the prototype offers the above mentioned possibility to do so

[Full article @ Springer]

[Draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Neuhold P., Ebner M., Maurer H. (2018) Mobile Applications for Encyclopedias. In: Yu S., Ally M., Tsinakos A. (eds) Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning. Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education. Springer, Singapore. pp. 229-247 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-6144-8_14

… digitale Bildung in Ghana #research #TUGraz

Wir können mit großem Stolz Margarete Grimus gratulieren, die in den letzen Jahren Tolles geleistet hat und die Bildung in Ghana im Rahmen ihrer Dissertation untersuchte. Sie schaffte dabei das Unmögliche möglich zu machen, in dem sie versuchte mobile Learning zu integrieren:

Die Motivation der Teilnehmenden machte Unannehmlichkeiten wie permanente Stromausfälle und schlecht gewartete und virenverseuchte Geräte mehr als wett.

Die TU Graz gratuliert und widmet ihrer Arbeit einen Beitrag auf der Homepage. Wir wünschen viel Vergnügen beim Nachlesen.

[Artikel „… digitale Bildung in Ghana“]

[imoox, GADI] Woche 7: Mobile Learning und MOOC #gadi17 #imoox

GADI 2015 - Margarete GrimusGADI - Michael KoppDer MOOC „Gesellschaftliche Aspekte der Informationstechnologie“ auf iMooX geht nun in die siebte Woche. Diesesmal sind die Expertin Margarete Grimus und der Experte Michael Kopp an der Reihe. Die Themen? Mobile Learning und MOOC. Ich denke spannend genug um mitzumachen.
Also unbedingt vorbei schauen und mitdiskutieren – der Einstieg in den MOOC ist jederzeit noch möglich.
[Link zum Kurs]

[publication] Mobile Phones and Learning Perceptions of Austrian Students, aged 11 to 14 Years

Our publication about „Mobile Phones and Learning Perceptions of Austrian Students, aged 11 to 14 Years“ at this year ED-Media conference is now online available. The presentation slides have been published right here.

Abstract:

This article aims to report on the findings of a study of perception for using mobile phones for learning in Austria. Surveys were conducted to examine the ownership and usage of mobile phones of eight to 14 year old pupils. Findings indicate that gathered data show a lack of perceptions for benefits of mobile phones for learning. Issues based on the research in 2013 and 2014 are discussed with regard to demands and challenges for education. Using their own mobile phones for various learning activities could build a bridge between students‘ practice in everyday life and school learning, and developing indispensable 21 st century skills.

[Full publication @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Grimus, M. & Ebner, M. (2016). Mobile Phones and Learning – Perceptions of Austrian Students aged from 11 to 14 Years. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (pp. 106-115). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

[iPhone, app] MathEvo #tugraz #iOS #AppDevelopment

Math EvoNun gibt es unser Spiel MathEvo auch für iOS, für Android wurde es bereits hier angekündigt. Viel Spaß mit dem Donkey Kong Revieval 🙂 .

MathEvo is an educational game for children.
The goal is to solve simple math problems, for which you get rewarded with stars. With these stars you are able to unlock new backgrounds and character models.
The gameplay is based on the old Donkey Kong game, where you have to climb ladders to reach the goal.
Each climed ladder adds another piece to the equation showing in the top right corner. If the equation is wrong, the right path will be displayed.
All levels are randomly generated.

[Link zur App]

[app] Balloon Math #app #iOS #tugraz

Balloon MathIm Rahmen einer Projektarbeit ist wieder einmal eine Mathematik App für das iPhone entstanden. Man soll Aufgaben lösen und die richtige Lösung bei den aufsteigenden Ballons erraten. Um den Spielspaß zu erhöhen kann man das auch gegeneinander spielen bzw. hindern noch ein paar gemeine versteckte Features auf dem Weg zum Sieg:

Diese App ermöglicht Kindern spielerisch Rechenaufgaben zu lösen und somit die vier Grundrechnungsarten zu trainieren. Ein Kind kann alleine oder mit bis zu 3 weiteren Spielern gemeinsam üben.
Aufgrund des einstellbaren Zahlenbereiches ist die App für jedes Alter ab der 1. Volksschulklasse geeignet.
Ziel des Spieles ist möglichst viele Rechenaufgaben durch Zerplatzen der richtigen Luftballons zu lösen.
Ein paar besondere Nebeneffekte machen das Spiel zusätzlich interessant.

[Link zur App im iOS-Store]

[Weitere Apps der TU Graz]

[imoox, GADI] Woche 7: Mobile Learning und MOOC #gadi16 #imoox

GADI 2015 - Margarete GrimusGADI - Michael KoppDer MOOC „Gesellschaftliche Aspekte der Informationstechnologie“ auf iMooX geht nun in die siebte Woche. Diesesmal sind die Expertin Margarete Grimus und der Experte Michael Kopp an der Reihe. Die Themen? Mobile Learning und MOOC. Ich denke spannend genug um mitzumachen.
Also unbedingt vorbei schauen und mitdiskutieren – der Einstieg in den MOOC ist jederzeit noch möglich.
[Link zum Kurs]

[publication] Cooperative Face-to-Face Learning with Connected Mobile Devices: The Future of Classroom Learning? #tugraz #research

Our chapter about „Cooperative Face-to-Face Learning with Connected Mobile Devices: The Future of Classroom Learning?“ got published as chapter of the book Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Pervasive Learning.

Abstract:

Communication and collaboration among peers influence learning outcomes in a positive way. Therefore our research work focuses on enhancing face-to-face group learning with the usage of mobile devices by developing a learning game for iPhone/iPad devices called MatheBingo. The app allows up to four learners to connect to each other through their mobile devices and learn together in a face-to-face setting. An initial evaluation in this field of research indicates the usefulness of such activities and how they uniquely motivate children to learn. It can be summarized that the connection of mobile devices is an important step towards the future of face-to-face classroom learning.

[Link to full chapter @ Springer]

[Link to Draft version @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Ebner, M., Schön, S., Khalil, H., Zuliani, B. (2016) Cooperative Face-to- Face Learning with Connected Mobile Devices: The Future of Classroom Learning? In: Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Pervasive Learning Fundaments, Applications, and Trends, Edition: 1st, Publisher: Springer, Editors: Alejandro Peña-Ayala, pp.121-138