[publication] Approaches to Monitor and Evaluate OER Policies in Higher Education – Tracing Developments in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland #OpenEducationalResources #OER #OEAA

Togehter with my colleagues we did a research about OER policies in Higher Education with a strong focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the Asian Journal of Distance Education:

Abstract:
The 2019 UNESCO recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER) encourages member states to monitor policies and mechanisms in OER across the world. In higher education, there are many initiatives and policies around OER. This contribution gives insights into the current situation concerning OER policy documents that are of national or institutional relevance for public higher education institutions in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. For each country, a different approach for identifying OER policy documents was chosen, dependent on the availability of documents and different dominant forms of documentation. Whereas digital documents available on the web were found as helpful sources for Germany, and performance agreements between the national ministry and individual universities were used for analysis in Austria, a survey amongst all universities was the chosen research approach in Switzerland to give an overview about potentially OER related policy documents. All these documents are now made available via the OER World Map. With this contribution, the authors also highlight the possibility of using the OER World Map as a powerful tool to collect and evaluate OER policy documents.

[full paper @ journal’s Homepage]
[full paper @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Neumann, J., Schön, S., Bedenlier, S., Ebner, M., Edelsbrunner, S., Krüger, N., Lüthi-Esposito, G., Marin, V. I., Orr, D., Peters, L. N., Reimer, R. T., & Zawacki-Richter, O. (2022). Approaches to Monitor and Evaluate OER Policies in Higher Education – Tracing Developments in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Asian Journal of Distance Education.

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 17 / No.12 #ijet #research

Issue 17(12) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Using Cryptocurrency to Increase Student Motivation and Agency: Thoughts from Vietnam
  • Influence of SPOC Classroom Teaching on E-Learning Satisfaction
  • A New Deep Learning Model for Face Recognition and Registration in Distance Learning
  • Digitally Nudged Learning
  • The Relationship Between College Students’ Entrepreneurial Intention and the Teaching Quality of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice
  • The Role of E-learning Platforms in Supporting the Active Learning Elements for the First Three Grades
  • Gutenberg and the MOOC
  • The Cultivation of Students’ Multiple Practical Ability Under the Multimodal Blended Teaching Mode
  • A Blended System for Data-Driven Learning of English for Specific Purposes
  • The Online Teacher-Student Interaction Level in the Context of a Scenario-Based Multi-Dimensional Interaction Teaching Environment
  • Develop a New Model to Measure the Blended Learning Environments Through Students’ Cognitive Presence and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Mathematical Modelling of Teachers’ Intention to Participate in Online Training During Covid-19 Lockdown: Evidence from Emerging Economy
  • Online Learning Through LMSs: Comparative Assessment of Canvas and Moodle
  • Evaluation of the Teaching Effect in the Context of Collective Lesson Preparation
  • The Use of Augmented Reality for Teaching Kazakhstani Students Physics Lessons
  • Predicting Student Success Using Big Data and Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Web-Based Discussion in Teaching and Learning Organic Chemistry: Student’s Conception and Reflection
  • Cosine Similarity – A Computing Approach to Match Similarity Between Higher Education Programs and Job Market Demands Based on Maximum Number of Common Words
  • The Effect of Teaching Mathematics Supported by e-learning platforms on the Students’ Mathematical Skills in a College Course in Jordan

[Link to Issue 17/12]

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[publication] Promoting Digital Skills for Austrian Employees through a MOOC: Results and Lessons Learned from Design and Implementation #mooc #imoox

Our publication about „Promoting Digital Skills for Austrian Employees through a MOOC: Results and Lessons Learned from Design and Implementation“ got published in the journal Education Sciences:

Abstract:
Digital skills are now essential, not only in information and communications technology (ICT) jobs, but for employees across all sectors. The aim of this article is to detail how employees’ digital skills can be fostered through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), how such an offer is used and what the effects of such a measure are. Using an approach oriented at action research and design-based research activities, the authors describe the basics of their finding on existing European competence frameworks for digital skills and European projects that used MOOCs, the development and design of the MOOC, the evaluation on the basis of learning analytics insights and a questionnaire, as well as a reflection. The MOOC was offered as Open Educational Resources (OER) on the Austrian MOOC platform iMOOX.at from March to April 2021, with 2083 participants, of whom 381 fully completed the course (at end of June 2021) and 489 filled out the final questionnaire

[full article @ ResearchGate]
[full article @ journal’s homepage]

Reference: Edelsbrunner S, Steiner K, Schön S, Ebner M, Leitner P. Promoting Digital Skills for Austrian Employees through a MOOC: Results and Lessons Learned from Design and Implementation. Education Sciences. 2022; 12(2):89. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12020089

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 17 / No.11 #ijet #research

Issue 17(11) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Interactive PDF Forms to Conduct Online Examinations in University Education: Practical Experience and Lessons Learned
  • Developing Student Creative Problem-Solving Skills (CPSS) Using Online Digital Storytelling
  • The Effects of a Debate-Based Awareness Lecture on Cheating in Online Exams
  • Correlations Between Teaching and Scientific Research Ability and Professional Development of College Teachers
  • Online Live Teaching is Effective: An Empirical Study
  • The Emergence of the Emergency in Higher Education in Argentina
  • Evaluation and Measurement of Student Satisfaction with Online Learning Under Integration of Teaching Resources
  • Effectiveness of Collaborative Constructivist Strategies to Minimize Gaps in Students’ Understanding of Biological Concepts
  • A Ubiquitous Learning Model for Education and Training Processes Supported by TV Everywhere Platforms
  • Effects and the Analyzing of E-Learning on Higher Education During COVID-19 Period Time – Case Study University „Ukshin HOTI” Prizren
  • Feasibility Analysis of Visual Interaction Mode in Digital Art Design Teaching
  • The Camera-on or Camera-off, Is It a Dilemma? Sparking Engagement, Motivation, and Autonomy Through Microsoft Teams Videoconferencing
  • A Semantic Representation of Online Teaching Business Process Architecture
  • Development of the Improved Exercise Generation Metaheuristic Algorithm EGAL+ for End Users
  • Practice and Principle of Blended Learning in ESL/EFL Pedagogy: Strategies, Techniques and Challenges
  • Application of a Gamified Approach to Learning in the Treatment of Problems in Software Process Improvement: Analysis and Discussion of Results
  • Influence of Quality Development Over College Students’ Entrepreneurial Competency
  • Influence of Self-Regulated Strategy Development on the Performance of Virtual Reality-Based Teaching in Online Learning
  • Satisfaction of University Students with Teaching Performance, When Applying Virtual Teaching in the Context of COVID-19

[Link to Issue 17/11]

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Open Science Policy Austria: „So offen wie möglich“

Die „Open Science Policy Austria“ ist erschienen und Österreich bekennt sich damit ganz klar zur Open-Science-Bewegung und will Open Access stärken. Im Zuge dessen spielt natürlich auch OER eine sehr bedeutende Rolle und das kann man auch in diesem Abschnitt lesen:

Wir nehmen diese erfreuliche Entwicklung natürlich als Auftrag uns weiter intensiv im Projekt Open Education Austria mit dem Thema zu beschäftigen und es auch voran zu treiben.

[Link zur Open Science Policy Austria]

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 17 / No.10 #ijet #research

Issue 17(10) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Intersubjectivity and Virtual Practice in Courses Teaching
  • The Synergy Mechanism of Online-Offline Mixed Teaching Based on Teacher-Student Relationship
  • IdeAM Running Quiz: A Digital Learning Game to Enhance Additive Manufacturing Opportunities Discovery
  • Visualization of Culture Using Computer Technologies
  • The Influence of Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) on Skill Transfer of Learners: The Moderating Effects of Learning Engagement
  • A Big-Data Oriented Recommendation Method in E-learning Environment
  • The Development of Digital Competence of Future Teachers in the Process of Distance Learning
  • Correlation Between Student Internet Access and Teachers’ Self-Efficacy in Teaching Online Classes
  • Factors Affecting Students’ Continued Usage Intention of E-Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic: Extending Delone & Mclean IS Success Model
  • The Effect of Student and Peer Assessment Engagement on Learning Performance in Online Open Courses
  • Cultivation Path for Innovation Ability of Sci-Tech Talents in the Background of Big Data
  • Numeracy as a Part of Financial Literacy: Student Case Study in Slovakia
  • Mode and Effect Evaluation of Classroom Regulation Under Hybrid Teaching Mode in Colleges
  • Influence of Teacher-Student Interaction on Course Learning Effect in Distance Education
  • Learning Satisfaction of Learners and Curriculum Design under Different Online Teaching Platforms
  • Formative Evaluation of College Students’ Online English Learning Based on Learning Behavior Analysis
  • Learning Path Planning Algorithm Based on Career Goals and Artificial Intelligence
  • Influence of Sustained Learning on Knowledge Transferability in Distance Learning

[Link to Issue 17/10]

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[publication] Strategien zu offenen Bildungsressourcen an österreichischen öffentlichen Universitäten – Eine Beschreibung von nationalen Strategien, Whitepapers und Projekten sowie eine Analyse der aktuellen Leistungsvereinbarungen #OER #strategie #OpenEducation

Wir haben für die GMW 2021 Konferenz einen Beitrag gemacht zu „Strategien zu offenen Bildungsressourcen an österreichischen öffentlichen UniversitätenEine Beschreibung von nationalen Strategien, Whitepapers und Projekten sowie eine Analyse der aktuellen Leistungsvereinbarungen“. Die Idee war einmal darzustellen wie bei unseren Hochschulen das Thema OER strategisch abgebildet sind und welche Maßnahmen auf dem Weg dorthin geholfen haben.

Zusammenfassung:
Im Beitrag werden zunächst die österreichischen Strategien mit Bezug zu OER und den öffentlichen Universitäten sowie wichtige Initiativen beschrieben. Vor diesem Hintergrund wird die Auswertung der aktuellen Leistungsvereinbarungen der 22 öffentlichen Universitäten im Hinblick auf die Nennung von OER-Aktivitäten beschrieben. Damit wird aufgezeigt, dass 9 der 22 Universitäten konkrete OER-Vorhaben planen, drei weitere OER zumindest thematisieren. Zwei Universitäten haben bereits 2020 eine OER-Policy vorgelegt, weitere sind zeitnah zu erwarten. Die vorgelegte Beschreibung und Auswertung kann dabei als ein Beitrag zur in der UNESCO-Empfehlung zu OER (2019) gewünschten Entwicklung von Monitoring-Verfahren zu OER gesehen werden.

[full article @ ResearchGate]

Referenz: Edelsbrunner, S., Ebner, M., Schön, S. (2021) Strategien zu offenen Bildungsressourcen an österreichischen öffentlichen UniversitätenEine Beschreibung von nationalen Strategien, Whitepapers und Projekten sowie eine Analyse der aktuellen Leistungsvereinbarungen. In:Heinz-Werner Wollersheim, Marios Karapanos, Norbert Pengel (Hrsg.), Bildung in der digitalen Transformation, Tagungsband der GMW 2021, Waxmann, S. 31-36.

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 17 / No.9 #ijet #research

Issue 17(9) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Analysis of Scholarly Communications of Students on Twitter
  • Assessing Usability of Learning Experience Prototype
  • Practical Perception and Quality Evaluation for Teaching of Dynamic Visual Communication Design in the Context of Digital Media
  • Social Networking Site Usage, Intensity and Online Social Capital
  • A New Research-Based Case Teaching Method for an Occupational Quality Curriculum Based on Moodle
  • Influencing Factors of Distance Learning Students’ Support Services in a Smart Education Environment
  • The Cultivation Quality Evaluation of International Talents Based on Deep Learning
  • Teaching Practices of a Warehousing Management Curriculum based on Virtual Reality Simulation Technology
  • Entangling the Interrelationship Between Demographics Profiles, Referencing Competencies and Individual Performance in the Digital Environments
  • Factors Determining Academics’ Behavioral Intention and Usage Behavior towards Online Teaching Technologies during Covid-19: An Extension of the UTAUT
  • A New Micro-Studio Mode in Vocational Skills Teaching
  • Analysis Method for Teacher-Student Interaction in Online English Courses
  • Investigating Student’s Cognitive Engagement, Motivation and Cognitive Retention in Learning Management System
  • Influence Study of Learners’ Independent Learning Ability on Learning Performance in Online Learning
  • Effects of Teaching Behaviors on the Effectiveness of Classroom Learning Time
  • Influence of Teachers‘ Effective Teaching Behavior on Knowledge Transfer of Students in Online Teaching
  • The Practice of a New Maker Teaching Model in Vocational and Technical Education
  • SG-LOM as Metadata Description for Serious Games to Benefit from LMS Monitoring Features
  • Learners‘ Autonomous Learning Behavior in Distance Reading Based on Big Data

[Link to Issue 17/9]

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[publication] OER Certification of Individuals and Organisations in Higher Education: Implementations Worldwide #OER #OEAA

Our publication about „OER Certification of Individuals and Organisations in Higher Education: Implementations Worldwide“ got published in the Open Praxis Journal:

Abstract:
The initiative „Open Education Austria Advanced“ develops infrastructures for open educational resources (OER) in higher education. One part is the development of certification procedures to point out OER competencies of teachers in higher education and OER activities at Austrian universities. We present the results of our research on existing OER certification procedures from the German and English-speaking world. We started by searching in the OER World Map and there listed OER policies of universities worldwide and then tried to find examples for existing OER certification for people and organisations. There are several examples for certifications of persons such as in MOOCs on OER, university training on OER or the Creative Commons certification itself. We found only a few references of (partly) OER certificates for organisations. The publication then describes ambitions towards openness of the OER movement regarding possible certification procedures, namely open development, open content, open assessment and open certificates.

[article @ ResearchGate]
[article @ Journal’s homepage]

Reference: Schön, S., Ebner, M., Berger, E., Brandhofer, G., Gröblinger, O., Jadin, T., Kopp, M., Steinbacher, H.-P. and Zwiauer, C., 2021. OER Certification of Individuals and Organisations in Higher Education: Implementations Worldwide. Open Praxis, 13(3), pp.264–278. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.13.3.265

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 17 / No. 8 #ijet #research

Issue 17(8) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Investigating Learners‘ Experience of Autonomous Learning in E-learning Context
  • An Evaluation Model of Online Autonomous English Learning Efficiency Using an Artificial Neural Network
  • Factors Influencing the Implementation of Gamification for Learning in Information Systems Education
  • Use and Knowledge of ICTs in Inclusive Education at Educational Levels
  • MOOCs in Smart Education: Comparative Study by Applying AHP and COPRAS Method
  • A Predictive Model for Students Admission Uncertainty Using Naïve Bayes Classifier and Kernel Density Estimation (KDE)
  • Improving Reading Comprehension Skills Using Multimedia Storytelling with Mind Maps for Students with Learning Disabilities in Thailand
  • Prediction and Management of the Quality of Classified Student Training Based on an Improved Neural Network
  • Influences of Learning Emotion on Learning Outcome in Online Teaching Mode
  • Situational Teaching Based Evaluation of College Students’ English Reading, Listening, and Speaking Ability
  • College Students‘ Learning Decision-Making Based on Group Learning Behavior
  • Artificial Intelligence in Education Research During The Last Ten Years: A Review and Bibliometric Study
  • Identifying Students‘ Learning Patterns in Online Learning Environments: A Literature Review
  • Design and Realization of Experiential Teaching Based on Knowledge Feature Transformation of Course Teaching
  • Digital Textbook and Flipped Classroom: Experimentation of the Self-Learning Method Based on the Development of Soft Skills and Disciplinary Knowledge
  • Perspectives and Challenges of Online Language Learning: Slovak University Students‘ Viewpoints

[Link to Issue 17/8]

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