[publication] Handpose Estimation Based Learning Academy for Improving Typing Efficiency by Using Mobile Technologies #tugraz #research

Mathias did his master thesis about an innovative and new idea – using neural networks to estimate the hand pose while learning typing. Now we published his research in the International Journal of Interactive Mobile technologies.

Abstract:
This paper focuses on enhancing touch-typing skills through state-of-the-art deep learning technologies. It has been demonstrated that writing posture can be assessed using integrated keyboard detection and hand pose estimation in real-time browser environments. A unique dataset was created for training the object detection model to recognize individual keyboards. The object detection models were trained using various architectures and then assessed for both inference time and accuracy. In addition, a hand pose estimation was implemented to precisely recognize 21 knuckle points of the hand and compute their exact positions. In order to implement object detection and hand pose estimation, a stream transmission of the keyboard and hand scene is required. For this purpose, server-client communication via a QR code connection is implemented to transfer the stream between two mobile devices. Based on these deep learning technologies, a mobile web app was developed that offers 170 learning courses for touch-typing training. With the help of the Typing Learning Academy prototype, a study was conducted as part of this paper to evaluate the usability and utility of the learning app. This research demonstrates the potential for enhancing the development of writing skills through touch typing through the utilization of advanced deep learning technologies.

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[full article @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Mattersberger, M., Wachtler, J., & Ebner, M. (2024). Handpose Estimation Based Learning Academy for Improving Typing Efficiency by Using Mobile Technologies. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)18(10), pp. 59–70. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijim.v18i10.49037

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 19 / No.04 #ijet #research

Issue 19(04) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • A Large-Scale Study on the Preferred Learning Mode in Higher Education: Which One Suits Me Better in the New Normal?
  • Exploring Common Game Elements in Serious Game Interventions for Health and Obesity Awareness in Children: A Systematic Review
  • Development of a Database of Educational Games Applicable to Production Engineering
  • Evaluating the Usability of a Gamified Virtual Course Designed to Teach Cultural Heritage
  • Exploring Digital Empathy in Vietnamese Tertiary EFL Education: Perspectives of Teachers across Career Stages
  • Web System to Support the Teaching of an Undergraduate Distributed Systems Course
  • Changing Trends in Teaching Computer Vision at Ukrainian Universities in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Star Words Re-Generated: Gamification and GenAI for Effective Training

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[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 19 / No.02 #ijet #research

Issue 19(02) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Digital Inclusion in English Language Teaching in Ukraine
  • Teachers’ Perspectives on Using Technology to Facilitate Pupil Participation
  • Construction and Innovative Application of Fundamental Training Educational Resource Repository Using Data Mining Techniques
  • Integration of Internet Technology and Environmental Design Education: Cross-disciplinary Curriculum System Construction and Its Teaching Effect Evaluation
  • Utilising Big Data Analysis to Augment Student Learning: A Deep Dive into Customised Teaching and Management Mode
  • Research on Retrieval Method of Online English Grammar Questions Based on Natural Language Processing
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to Reform the Collaborative Teaching Mode of Visual Communication Design Courses
  • Transformation of Students’ Societal Perceptions through Data-Driven Pedagogies in Sociology Courses
  • Leveraging Gamification Strategies for Enhanced Environmental Education: An Exploration into Design, Technology, and Learning Outcomes

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[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 18 / No.9 #ijet #research

Issue 18(09) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Influence of APP-Assisted Teaching on Teaching Quality in Mobile Learning
  • Quality Evaluation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Based on Modelling of Students’ Behavior Sequences
  • Success Factors to Promote Digital Learning Platforms: An Empirical Study From an Instructor’s Perspective
  • What Motivate Students to Continue Using Online Collaborative Tools: Post-Acceptance of Information System Approach
  • The School of the Future
  • Differentiated Instruction Efficiency of the Design Courses for Engineering Majors in a Smart Education Environment
  • Classroom Teaching Decision-Making Optimization for Students’ Personalized Learning Needs
  • Influence of a Distributed Learning Environment on Learners’ Performance
  • A Hybrid Approach to Measure Students’ Satisfaction on YouTube Educational Videos
  • Prediction Model of Students’ Learning Motivation Based on Combinatorial Optimization Algorithm
  • Self-Efficacy and Digital Anxiety and their Influence on Virtual Educational Performance
  • Context and Learning Style Aware Recommender System for Improving the E-Learning Environment
  • The Effect of Cognitive Modeling in Mathematics Achievement and Creative Intelligence for High School Students
  • The Third Wave of Self-Regulated Learning’s Measurement and Intervention Tools: Designing ‘Diaria’ as a New Generation of Learning Diary
  • Online Sharing Mechanism of Digital Teaching Resources Considering Knowledge Potential Difference
  • Using Sentiment Analysis to Explore Student Feedback: A Lexical Approach
  • “Kaleidoscope Eyes”: The Exploration of a Sense of Place Through Art Strolling in Mozilla Hubs

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[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 17 / No.13 #ijet #research

Issue 17(13) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Natural Language Processing for Mapping Exam Questions to the Cognitive Process Dimension
  • Gamification: A Motivation Metric Based in a Markov Model
  • Influences of Online Learning Support Services on Continued Intention to Use MOOC
  • AR-Supported Mind Palace for L2 Vocabulary Recall
  • Design and Implementation of a Blended Learning System for Higher Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a Response to Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Interaction Mechanism for the Entrepreneurship of College Students with Diversified Values
  • A SMAC-based Programming Learning Tool: Validating a Novel System Architecture
  • Development of a “Small Contractions” Sensor for Practical Work in Biology Using 3D Printing Technology
  • Evaluation of Comprehensive Services of an Online Learning Platform Based on Artificial Intelligence
  • Applying Learning Analytics for Designing Effective Pedagogy for Online Courses: Analysis and Recommendations
  • Trends of Augmented Reality Applications in Science Education
  • Determinants of Zoom Fatigue Among Graduate Students of Teacher Education Program
  • Training Mode and Quality View of High-Class Talents
  • Digital Teaching Competence of University Teachers: Levels and Teaching Typologies
  • Exploring the Reliability of a Cross-Cultural Model for Digital Games: A Systematic Review
  • Case Study on the Evolution of Learners’ Learning in the MOOC
  • Big Data-Based Behavior Analysis of Autonomous English Learning in Distance Education
  • Enhancing the Reasoning Performance of STEM Students in Modern Physics Courses Using Virtual Simulation in the LMS Platform

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[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 15 / No. 18 #ijet #research

Issue 15(18) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Develop Academic Question Recommender Based on Bayesian Network for Personalizing Student’s Practice
  • A study of Grammar Analysis in English Teaching With Deep Learning Algorithm
  • Real Classes Vs Online Classes: A Comparative Study on the Chosen Course of HRM Students of Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Printed Textbooks Versus Electronic Textbooks: A Study on the Preference of Students of Gulf University in Kingdom of Bahrain
  • The Benefits of Implementation of an Instructional Strategy Model Based on the Brain’s Natural Learning Systems in Inclusive Classrooms in Higher Education
  • IT Governance Impact on Academic Performance Development
  • Postsecondary Instructors’ Perspectives on Teaching English as a Foreign Language by Means of a Multimodal Digital Literacy Approach
  • CDIO Approach in Developing Teacher Training Program to Meet Requirement of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Vietnam
  • Evaluation Model and Enhancement Strategies for Teaching Reform Capacity of Art Courses in Higher Vocational Colleges
  • Features and Inspirations of Performance Framework for Regional Universities in Australia
  • A Talent Cultivation Model for Improving the Innovation Ability of College Students in Scientific Research
  • Factors Influencing Students’ Intention to Use E-learning System: A Case Study Conducted in Vietnam
  • Teamwork Distribution: Local vs. Global Software Engineering Project Development Teamwork
  • Assessing Argumentative Writing Skills in Online Environments among Arabic Language Teachers of Grades 5 to 7 in UAE Schools
  • School + Family Community Learning Model of PE Course under COVID-19 Epidemic Situation
  • Does a Distributed Practice Strategy for Multiple Choice Questions Help Novices Learn Programming?
  • Online Learning as a Panacea? An Empirical Study to Discuss Problem-Based Cooperative Learning in Taiwan
  • Effects of a Blood Transfusion Course Using a Blended Learning Approach on the Acquisition of Clinical Reasoning Skills among Nursing Students in Morocco
  • The Use of Educational Software in Teaching Physics in the Moroccan Context

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[article] A Voice-Enabled Game Based Learning Application using Amazon’s Echo with Alexa Voice Service: A Game Regarding Geographic Facts About Austria and Europe #research #TEL #Alexa

Our first resarch using Amazon’s Alexa for Learning are now published, named “A Voice-Enabled Game Based Learning Application using Amazon’s Echo with Alexa Voice Service: A Game Regarding Geographic Facts About Austria and Europe” in the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) .

Abstract:
An educational, interactive Amazon Alexa Skill called “Österreich und Europa Spiel / Austria and Europe Game” was developed at Graz University of Technology for a German as well as English speaking audience. This Skills intent is to assist learning geographic facts about Austria as well as Europe by interaction via voice controls with the device. The main research question was if an educational, interactive speech assistant application could be made in a way such that both under-age and full age subjects would be able to use it, enjoy the Game Based Learning experience overall and be assisted learning about the Geography of Austria and Europe. The Amazon Alexa Skill was tested for the first time in a class with 16 students at lower secondary school level. Two further tests were done with a total of five adult participants. After the tests the participants opinion was determined via a questionnaire. The evaluation of the tests suggests that the game indeed gives an additional motivational factor in learning Geography.

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Reference: Bilic, L., Ebner, Markus, Ebner, Martin (2020) A Voice-Enabled Game Based Learning Application using Amazon’s Echo with Alexa Voice Service: A Game Regarding Geographic Facts About Austria and Europe, International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), 14 (3), pp. 226 – 23

[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 15 / No. 1 #ijet #research

Issue 15(1) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Evaluation of Physical Education Teaching Quality in Colleges Based on the Hybrid Technology of Data Mining and Hidden Markov Model
  • Managerial Potential of Educational Organizations under Conditions of Network Interaction
  • Design and Implementation of a Computer Aided Intelligent Examination System
  • Perceptions of Syrian Student Refugees towards Blended Learning: Implications for Higher Education Institutions
  • The Effectiveness of ECOLA Technique to Improve Reading Comprehension in Relation to Motivation and Self-Efficacy
  • Improving Learning Experience of Probability and Statistics using Multimedia System
  • The Effect of Non-Monetary Rewards on Employee Performance in Massive Open Online Courses
  • Facilitating K-12 Teachers in Creating Apps by Visual Programming and Project-based Learning
  • Effects of Multimedia-Assisted Learning on Learning Behaviors and Student Knowledge in Physical Education Lessons: Using Basketball Game Recording as an Example
  • The Challenges of Adopting M-Learning Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired Learners in Higher Learning Institution in Tanzania
  • Recognition and Segmentation of English Long and Short Sentences Based on Machine Translation
  • Exploring the Drivers of Intention to Use Interactive Whiteboards among Malaysia University Students: Does Technology Self-Efficacy Matter?
  • Microblogging with Padlet: Students’ New Writing Experience on A2–B1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • Deep Learning: The Impact on Future eLearning
  • Creative-Thinking Skills in Explanatory Writing Skills Viewed from Learning Behaviour: A Mixed Method Case Study
  • The Digital World for Children and its Relationship with Personality Disorders: Exploring Emerging Technologies
  • Chibumons: A Positive Effect On Game to Undergraduate Students
  • Formation of Professional Orientation of High School Students to Medical Profession by Using ICT Tools

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[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 14 / No. 21 #ijet #research

Issue 14(21) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Integrating Digital Technology in the School Curriculum
  • Construction and Application of a Competence Model of Accounting Vocational Education
  • Implementing Adaptive e-Learning Conceptual Model: A Survey and Comparison with Open Source LMS
  • Emerging Technologies for Developing Cross-Cultural Competency
  • MAPSS an Intelligent Architecture for the Pedagogical Support: Experiment, Results & Discussion
  • Use of Scratch for the Teaching of Second Languages
  • International Perspectives on ePortfolios in Higher Education: Case Studies from Asia, North America and Europe
  • A Practical E-Test System
  • Effects of Web-Based Learning and F2F Learning on Teachers Achievement in Teacher Training Program in Indonesia
  • The Effectiveness of the Flipped Classroom Model Using E-learning Media in Introduction to Information Technology Course
  • Conceptual Model for Profiling Student Behavior Experience in e-Learning
  • The Effectiveness of Social Media and Multimedia-Based Pedagogy in Enhancing Creativity among Art, Design, and Digital Media Students
  • Improving the Content of a Client-Server Technology Training Course: Set up and Collaborative Implementation of Local and Cloud-Based Remote Servers
  • The Study of the Factors and Development of Educational Model: The Relationship between the Learner Context and the Curriculum Context in Higher Education
  • Time Series Study of Problem Solving Ability of Tadulako University Students Using Metacognitive Skill Based Learning Model
  • Educational Content Development to Enhance STEM Learning
  • The Use of Ladder Snake Games to Improve Learning Outcomes in Computer Networking
  • Novel Methodology for Arbitration of Talented Students using an Electronic System: A Higher Education Perspective

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[ijet, journal] Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning Vol. 14 / No. 20 #ijet #research

Issue 14(20) of our journal on emerging technologies for learning got published. Enjoy the readings as usual for free :-).

Table of Contents:

  • Promoting Students’ Generic Skills with the Integration of e-Service Learning Platform
  • Development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) For English Teachers: The Validity and Reliability
  • Improving Students’ Scientific Writing Ability through Blended learning-Based Collaborative Learning
  • A Team-Teaching Model in an Informal Cooperative Learning Classroom
  • Content Learning Indicator in Equivalence Checking between Skills Module and Academic Module for APEL Process
  • Experts’ Consensus to Identify Elements of Career Management Competencies in Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program Using Fuzzy Delphi Analysis
  • Usability of M-PA21 Module to Improve Teachers’ Metacognitive Regulation in Teaching and Application of 21st Century Basic Skills
  • Effects of Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) towards Students’ Visualization Skills when Learning Orthographic Projection
  • Effective Strategies for Integrating Project Based Learning into Woodwork Technology Education and Understanding at Tertiary Institutes in Nigeria
  • The Impact of Socialization on Collaborative Learning Method in E-Learning Management System (eLMS)
  • The Influence of Artist in Schools (AiS) Program and the ARCS Motivational Model on Students’ Creativity and Motivation in Visual Art
  • Measurement Model of Teaching Competency of Secondary School Teachers in Malaysia
  • The Influence of E-Learning towards Metacognitive Enhancement in Mathematical Problem Solving
  • A Comparison of Lexical Richness in L2 Written Productions
  • Students Perception on the Level of Classroom Engagement at a Korean University

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