[imoox] Start of online-course „Bayesian probability theory“ #imoox #mooc

We are happy to announce that the online course about „Bayesian probability theory“ started last week.

„The primary motivation for this course is to warm a broader audience to probability theory, as it is central to all scientific fields. Or as E.T. Jaynes – one of the most important researchers on probability theory of the last century – put it: „Probability is the logic of science.“
This course equips you with the methods of probability theory and enables you to deal with uncertainties, qualify decisions, assign probabilities and estimate parameters and models. The Bayesian approach provides techniques to update „partial truth“.
As a whole, this MOOC delivers the basics that are needed and benefitial for the fields of machine learning and data science.“

Feel free to register to course and joint it for free: [Registration page of the course]

[publication] Development of a Quiz – Implementation of a (Self-) Assessment Tool and its Integration in Moodle #elearning #eassessment

Our publication about „Development of a Quiz – Implementation of a (Self-) Assessment Tool and its Integration in Moodle“ got published in the new issue of the Journal of Emerging Technologies for Learning (i-JET).

Technology Enhanced Learning has become more popular in recent times and many organizations and universities use it as a key instrument in various teaching and training scenarios. At the University of Technology of Graz, some courses require randomized quizzes where question variables can be assigned by arbitrary mathematical functions and this feature is missing in the current solutions. This article describes the development of a quiz application that can be integrated into Moodle by utilization of the Learning Tools Interoperability protocol (LTI). The PHP application is built to support programmable questions that can contain JavaScript and HTML code. Teachers are able to build interactive, randomized quizzes, in which the random variables can be assigned with complex mathematical functions. Furthermore, the application provides a programmable grading mechanism. With this mechanism, it is possible for students to self-assess their performance, as well as for teachers to formally assess their students‘ learning success automatically and send the results back to Moodle (or other LTI compatible consumer applications).

(Homepage i-JET)

[Full article @ ResearchGate]
[Full article @ Journal’s Homepage]

Reference: Schweighofer, J. , Taraghi, B., Ebner, M. (2019) Development of a Quiz – Implementation of a (Self-) Assessment Tool and its Integration in Moodle. Journal of Emerging Technologies for Learning, 14(23). pp. 1414-151