[publication] Rechtliche Parameter zur „virtuellen Lehre“ im österreichischen Hochschul-Bereich #law #austria

Im Rahmen der AG „Quantifizierung der Hochschullehre“ haben wir uns in einer Untergruppe mit den rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen der unterschiedlichen Hochschulen beschäftigt. Dieser Text ist nun auch in der Neue@Hochschulzeitung erschienen:

Zusammenfassung:
Das „Forum Neue Medien in der Lehre Austria“ untersucht aktuell das Thema „Quantifizierung von virtueller Lehre an österreichischen Hochschulen“. Im Folgenden werden die wesentlichen Ergebnisse der „Unterarbeitsgruppe Recht“ des genannten Forums dargestellt. Dabei wird geklärt, ob bzw. in welchem Umfang das Thema „virtuelle Lehre“ in den einschlägigen Hochschulgesetzen abgebildet ist.

[draft @ ResearchGate]

Zitation: Ebner, M., Grün, E., Hauser, W., Karpf, K., Mantler, H., Niederl, F. (2022) Rechtliche Parameter zur „virtuellen Lehre“ im österreichischen Hochschul-Bereich. In: Neue@Hochschulzeitung, 2022 (1), S. 10-14 ISSN 2306-6059

[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

[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.

[publication] Evaluation Design for Learning with Mixed Reality in Mining Education Based on a Literature Review #research #tugraz

We are happy that our contribution about „Evaluation Design for Learning with Mixed Reality in Mining Education Based on a Literature Review“ got published now.

Abstract:
Mixed Reality technologies are on the rise in the educational sector. However, research shows that there is still a lack in knowledge concerning the evaluation of these technologies. In this paper we present a research on current practices in evaluation for Mixed Reality. For this purpose, we selected 94 publications from between 2015 and 2021 and reduced them to 45 which included formal evaluation processes. We then adapted a classification scheme by Duenser et al. [5] and categorized these papers according to their evaluation methods. We present our overall findings and explain some examples more detailed. The results are then compared to previous work outside and within the MiReBooks project and applied on the didactical framework. This allows us to illustrate the development of this sector over the last years and it helps us to enhance our own evaluation approaches. First results also show that there is a rise in evaluation approaches recently and that the overall goals for these processes did not change much from 2008.

[draft @ ResearchGate]
[full article @ book’s homepage]

Reference: Thurner S., Daling L., Ebner M., Ebner M., Schön S. (2021) Evaluation Design for Learning with Mixed Reality in Mining Education Based on a Literature Review. In: Zaphiris P., Ioannou A. (eds) Learning and Collaboration Technologies: Games and Virtual Environments for Learning. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12785. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77943-6_21

[publication] iMooX – eine MOOC-Plattform für alle (Hochschulen) #imoox #mooc #tugraz

Ich durfte in den Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare einen kurzen Beitrag rund um iMooX schreiben, der nun erschienen ist.

Zusammenfassung:
iMooX.at ist die österreichische MOOC-Plattform, also eine Plattform die kostenlose Online-Kurse für viele offen lizenziert anbietet. Damit folgt sie internationalen Trends und hilft Hochschullehre auf höchstem Niveau auf digitalem Wege anzubieten. In diesem Beitrag soll kurz die Entstehungsgeschichte und wesentliche Milestones beleuchtet werden. Abschließend werden ein paar mögliche Entwicklungsschritte genannt.

[Originalbeitrag @ ResearchGate]
[Originalbeitrag @ Journal’s Homepage]

Zitation: Ebner, M. (2021) „iMooX – eine MOOC-Plattform für alle (Hochschulen)“, Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare, 74(2). doi: 10.31263/voebm.v74i2.6271.

[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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[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 17 / No. 7 #ijet #research

Issue 17(7) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Heuristic Strategies: Achieving Influence Motivation with Success to Design Industrial Products in Projects from the Department of Architectural Education and Design
  • The Efficacy of REV-OPOLY Augmented Reality Board Game in Higher Education
  • Training and Educational Innovation: An Evaluative Perspective of the Digital Teaching Competence
  • University Students’ Perceptions on the Use of Quizlet in Learning Vocabulary
  • Construction and Application of a Major-Specific Knowledge Graph Based on Big Data in Education
  • Application of Knowledge Chain in the Construction of Online Tourism Education Resources
  • Research on Constructing Online Learning Performance Prediction Model Combining Feature Selection and Neural Network
  • An Efficient Framework for Intelligent Learning Based on Artificial Intelligence and IoT
  • Evaluation of Learning Management Systems
  • The Evaluation of User Experience on Learning Management Systems Using UEQ
  • Effects of a New Media Data Interaction System on Teaching Efficiency in Vocational Education
  • Application of a Teaching Plan for Algorithm Subjects Using Active Methodologies: An Experimental Report
  • Hybrid Genetic Algorithm and Modified-Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm (GA-MPSO) for Predicting Scheduling Virtual Machines in Educational Cloud Platforms
  • 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
  • Motivation of Students’ Persistency for Online Learning under Multiple Mediation Effect
  • Modelling Students’ Adoption of E-Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Flipped Classroom Real-World Activities for Learning Open Computing Concepts

[Link to Issue 17/7]

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[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 17 / No. 6 #ijet #research

Issue 17(6) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Distance Learning at the University of Jordan in the Setting of Covid-19 Pandemic from the Students’ Perspectives
  • Selection of Audio Learning Resources Based on Big Data
  • Development of a Technology-Assisted Assessment for Sign Language Learning
  • Threats Posed by Social Media and Computer and Video Games from the Perspective of Sport Education
  • Remote Supervision in Times of Pandemic at the University Level Under the Systemic Approach
  • Influencing Factors of Teachers’ Sharing Behaviors of Digital Teaching Resources in Online Teaching Activities
  • Emotion Recognition of College Students’ Online Learning Engagement Based on Deep Learning
  • How Has Gamification Within Digital Platforms Affected Self-Regulated Learning Skills During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Mixed-Methods Research
  • Acceptance of E-Learning Among University Students During Covid-19 Crisis: Bangladesh Perspective
  • The Impact of Blended Learning Assisted with Self-Assessment toward Learner Autonomy and Creative Thinking Skills
  • Implementation of Emergency Management Exercises as Alternate Reality Games – Students’ Perceptions
  • The Use of Mobile Phones in Classrooms: A Systematic Review
  • Optimal Allocation of Mobile Learning Resources Based on a Complex Network
  • Validation of an Instrument to Measure Students’ Perceptions of Online Learning
  • Recommendation of Micro Teaching Video Resources Based on Topic Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • An Experience of Using a Canvas-Based Template for Blended-Learning in a Master in Drug Discovery

[Link to Issue 17/6]

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[publication] Distance Learning 2020 – Rahmenbedingungen, Risiken und Chancen #nationalerBildungsbericht #tugraz

Auch 2021 durfte ich an der Erstellung des nationalen Bildungsberichts mitwirken. Es war durchaus herausfordender als die letzten Jahre, aufgrund der Umstände. Nun ist aber der gesamte Nationale Bildungsbericht abrufbar und auch unser Kapitel zu „Distance Learning 2020 – Rahmenbedingungen, Risiken und Chancen„:

Zusammenfassung:
Im Kern steht der menschenzentrierte Blick auf die Frage: „Was braucht es alles, dass Distance Learning gelingen kann, und welche didaktischen, gesellschaftlichen, technologischen und rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen müssen berücksichtigt werden, um digitale Lehre nachhaltig verankern zu können?“ Der Artikel beantwortet diese Frage aus einer holistischen Perspektive aus Sicht von Schülerinnen/Schülern, Lehrerinnen/Lehrern, Eltern und anderen Stakeholder/innen-Gruppen. Dabei stellt sich die Frage, was vom Distance Learning mitgenommen und gelernt werden kann, das kein Ersatz, sondern eine Erweiterung von Regel- bzw. Präsenzunterricht ist. Im Folgenden wird beschrieben, worauf zu achten ist, wenn Distance Learning als Erweiterung des Regelunterrichts angewandt werden soll, und wir formulieren literatur- und evidenzbasierte Gelingensbedingungen und Handlungsempfehlungen.

[full article @ ResearchGate]
[full article @ BMBWF Homepage]

Referenz: Kayali, F., Brandhofer, G., Ebner, M., Luckner, N., Schön, S., Trützsch-Winjen, C., (2021) Distance Learning 2020 – Rahmenbedingungen, Risiken und Chancen. Nationaler Bildungsbericht, Ausgewählte Entwicklungsfelder (Teil 3), S. 337-373 http://doi.org/10.17888/nbb2021-3-1