Presentation at NLASI 22: Developments and Experiences at iMooX.at #LA #NLASI

At NLASI in Stockholm we presented what was developed and experienced concerning Learning Analytics at the national MOOC platform iMooX.at

[blog] The stage model of digital transformation / Das Stufenmodell der digitalen Transformation #transformation #highereducation #tugraz

We just wrote a short essay about the digital transformation in higher education and how we are able to describe the current situation. Therfore, we propose a stage model of digital transformation.

[Blog article @ Hochschulforum Digitalisierung] [article @ ResearchGate]

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

Together with my colleagues we did 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.  

[presentation] Digital Skills für Privatangestellte durch einen MOOC fördern #imoox #presentation #digitalliteracy

Wir freuen uns, dass wir unsere Präsentation rund um digitale Kompetenzen in der Erwachsenenbildung auf dem 28. DGfE-Kongress mit dem Thema ENT | GRENZ | UNGEN vorstellen konnten. Die Präsentation war Teil mehrerer Vorträge der AG Digitalisierung in der Erwachsenen- und Weiterbildung: Potenziale digitaler Medien für Zugänge zu Weiterbildungsangeboten.

[Präsentationsfolien auf ResearchGate]

Titel: [program] MSc in Immersive Technologies – Innovation in Education, Training and Game Design #master #Immersive

I am happy to be part of a very interesting program called „MSc in Immersive Technologies – Innovation in Education, Training and Game Design“ – distributed by the International Hellenic University.
Msc in Immsersive Technologieshttps://imt.ihu.gr/
Together with Martin Ebner and some more or less experienced monsters I am responsible to introduce into the topic of technology enhanced learning. ….The good news are, that the master will start again and you can apply for till July 10th 2022: [Link for detailed information]

Neue OER für Lehrer:innen und Schüler:innen – Ergebnisse eines Workshops #oer #phooe

Im Rahmen eines Lehrauftrags an der PH Oberösterreich haben Martin Ebner und ich wieder einen zweitägigen Workshop zu den Themen OER und MOOCs angeboten. Als Arbeitsauftrag gilt es dabei auch, OER zu veröffentlichen. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass es damit wieder gelungen ist, vielen Knowhow und Spaß am OER-Machen vermitteln zu können – und natürlich auch darüber, dass es nun wieder vier Handvoll mehr OER gibt:

[publication] Weitere österreichische Hochschulen veröffentlichen eine Policy zu offenen Bildungsressourcen – Zum Austausch der AG OER #fnma #OER

Im FNMA-Magazin 1/2022 haben wir die Ergebnisse des Webinars im Dezember 2021 nochmals zusammengefasst unter dem Titel „Weitere österreichische Hochschulen veröffentlichen eine Policy zu offenen Bildungsressourcen – Zum Austausch der AG OER„: Bei der fnma-Arbeitsgruppe zu offenen Bildungsressourcen dreht sich alles um die bisherige Entwicklung und Förderung von OER. Anfang Dezember 2021 ging es um Erfahrungen mit der Erstellung von strategischen Bekenntnissen und Maßnahmen österreichischer Hochschulen. [Artikel @ ResearchGate] [FNMA-Magazin 1/2022] Zitation: Ebner, Martin und Schön, Sandra (2022). Weitere österreichische Hochschulen veröffentlichen eine Policy zu offenen Bildungsressourcen – Zum Austausch der AG OER. In: fnma Magazin, 1/2022, S. 7-9.

[publication] Teaching German as a Foreign Language with Open Educational Resources (OER) #OER #research

Our article about „Teaching German as a Foreign Language with Open Educational Resources (OER)“ got published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies: Abstract: The focus of this research is to find OER to be used in learning German as a foreign language levels A1 to B1 of the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) standards and to implement in teaching at University of Malang (Indonesia). An overview of the OER will be given, which was categorized language learning level, themes, among others level and themes. From the implementation in university classes with about 19-21 years old, our interviews with five lecturers and their answers in an online questionnaire showed that the OER material in learning did provide many benefits for lecturers and students, including the variety of materials, the forms, and the economic aspect. However, the existing OER still have some downsides, like their suitability to the needs of lecturers and students, in terms of their themes, the technical requirements and levels of difficulty. [full article @ ResearchGate] [full article @ Journal’s Homepage] Reference: Wijayati, P. H., Kharis, M., Hidayat, E., Ardiyani, D. K., Ebner, M., & Schön, S. (2022). Teaching German as a Foreign Language with Open Educational Resources (OER): Implementation in and Experiences from an Indonesian University. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)17(04), pp. 225–238. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v17i04.23225

[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] Quiz Feedback in Massive Open Online Courses from the Perspective of Learning Analytics: Role of First Quiz Attempts #imoox #moox #tugraz

Our chapter about „Quiz Feedback in Massive Open Online Courses from the Perspective of Learning Analytics: Role of First Quiz Attempts“ got published: Abstract: Massive open online course (MOOC) platforms within the so-called xMOOC framework typically host quizzes, sometimes as part of the course assessment. Within our contribution we look at and describe quizzes and their results as a feedback for learners. Additionally, we describe current research on quizzes in MOOCs, especially from a learning analytics perspective. Building upon this, we explore data from a single MOOC (N = 1,484) from the Austrian MOOC platform iMooX.at where quizzes are used for final assessment but can be repeated up to five times within the course. The analysis of quiz activities shows a moderate correlation (r = 0,2765, N = 957) of the very first attempt with the final MOOC success. [full chapter @ book’s homepage] [draft @ ResearchGate] Reference: Schön S., Leitner P., Ebner M., Edelsbrunner S., Hohla K. (2022). Quiz Feedback in Massive Open Online Courses from the Perspective of Learning Analytics: Role of First Quiz Attempts. In: Auer M.E., Hortsch H., Michler O., Köhler T. (eds) Mobility for Smart Cities and Regional Development – Challenges for Higher Education. ICL 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 389. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93904-5_94