The third presentation at this year EDMedia conference (online) was about “ Implementation fo Interactive Learning Objects for German Language Acquisition in Primary School based on Learning Analytics Measurements „. Find here the slides of the talk of Markus:
The second presentation at this year EDMedia conference (online) was about „Practitioner Integration in Computational Thinking Education“. Find here the slides of the talk of Michael:
Our publication about „A Search Interface for Researchers to Explore Affinities in a Linked Data Knowledge Base“ at this year International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013) described the research work of our PhD-students Laurens and Selver. The application is called ResXplorer and can be tested here.
Research information is widely available on the Web. Both as peer-reviewed research publications or as resources shared via (micro)blogging platforms or other Social Media. Usually the platforms supporting this information exchange have an API that allows access to the structured content. This opens a new way to search and explore research information. In this paper, we present an approach that visualizes interactively an aligned knowledge base of these resources. We show that visualizing resources, such as conferences, publications and proceedings,expose anities between researchers and those resources. We characterize each anity, between researchers and resources, by the amount of shared interests and other commonalities
Reference: De Vocht, L., Mannes, E., Van de Walle, R., Selver, S., Ebner, M. (2013) A Search Interface for Researchers to Explore Affinities in a Linked Data Knowledge Base. Proceedings of the ISWC 2013 Posters & Demonstrations Track a track within the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013). Blomqvist, E., Groza, T. (ed.) Vol-1035, pp. 21-24, ISSN 1613-0073
Our publication at this year ED-Media Conference in Victoria, Canada about „M-Learning in Sub Saharan Africa Context – What is it about“ is now online available.
Mobile devices are changing the social, educational and economic situation especially in developing countries. Based on recent scientific publications, conference reports and educational blogs meaningful trends and critical challenges with reference to Sub Saharan Africa are explored in this meta-study. Since mobile phones are increasingly affordable and accessible this has become one of the most important topics concerning future education in Sub Saharan Africa. They are seen as key technology for bringing educational opportunities to even the most marginalized populations. The development of and the needs for education in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) differs arbitrarily from other parts of the world. M-learning is one of the most emerging fields. This publication articulates and summarizes the wider issues raised by using mobile phones to deliver and enhance learning for dispersed population in Africa, Finally the key issues for further developments are pointed out to address the future needs for educational strategies.
Reference: Grimus, M. & Ebner, M. (2013). M-Learning in Sub Saharan Africa Context- What is it about. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013 (pp. 2028-2033). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.