OER-Canvas got translated #OER

What a big honor for our work – the OER-Canvas which was originally developed by Martin Ebner and me for a German and an Austrian project on OER got translated into different languages. Currently 18 languages are available steadily growing 🙂

A couple of weeks ago, the Open Education Working Group, decided to partner with OER info, to translate a beautiful Canvas to create OERs and OER project. To translate the Canvas we launched an Open Call via our twitter channels and we got a great response.

[OER-Canvas in different languages]

Thanks a lot especially to Javiera Atenas – without her, this would not have been possible ❤

[publication] Digital social innovation within education: Five insights on the role of digital tools in the field of Open Educational Resources (OER) projects #OER #DSI

Our publication titled „Digital social innovation within education: Five insights on the role of digital tools in the field of Open Educational Resources (OER) projects“ got published in the new volume of „Progress in Education„.


Open Educational Resources (OER) are regarded as one of the main digital social innovations (DSI) of the last centuries. OER is defined as open licenced learning content or software for learning and teaching, e.g. textbooks, courses, or learning management systems. Building on the authors‘ experiences in OER within the projects, this contribution describes four OER projects as case studies for OER. Based on a general case outline, involved partners, funding, development and organisation, used digital tools, results and impact of the projects are characterised. The final chapter addresses the main issues on tools and software needed in OER projects. According to the experiences in the case studies five assumptions about digital tools in OER projects are postulated and open for discussion.

[Draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Schön, S., Ebner, M., Hornung-Prähauser, V. (2017). Digital social innovation within education: Five insights on the role of digital tools in the field of Open Educational Resources (OER) projects. In: Nata, R. V. (ed). Progress in Education. Vol. 49. Nova publisher, pp. 167-188.

[publication] How Inverse Blended Learning Can Turn Up Learning with MOOCs? #imoox #InverseBlendedLearning

We did a publication about „How Inverse Blended Learning Can Turn Up Learning with MOOCs?“ for this year MOOC-Maker conference and reported about our sucessful MOOC-strategy Inverse Blended Learning.


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been a hype in technology enhanced learning systems the last couple of years. The promises behind MOOCs stand on delivering free and open education to the public, as well as training a large criterion of students. However, MOOCs clashes severely with students dropout which by then forced educationalists to deeply think of MOOCs effectivity from all angles. As a result, the authors of this paper pro-pose a pedagogical idea that strongly depends on injecting the online learning (MOOC) with face-to-face sessions to refresh the students minds as well as in-tegrating them in the real learning process. The authors after that analyze the re-sults of their experiment using Learning Analytics. The outcomes have shown a new record of certification ratio (35.4%), an improvement of student interaction in the MOOC platform, and a manifest in social interaction in the MOOC dis-cussion forum.

[Full paper @ CEUR-WS]

[Full paper @ Researchgate]

Reference: Ebner, M., Khalil, M., Schön, S., Gütl, C., Aschemann, B., Frei, W., Röthler, D. (2017) How Inverse Blended Learning Can Turn Up Learning with MOOCs? In: Proceedings of the International Conference MOOC-MAKER 2017. Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, November 16-17, 2017, pp. 21-30

Vortrag & Workshop: Making als Grundlage für Early Entrepreneurship Education #doit #h2020

Im Rahmen der Interpaedagogica in Salzburg findet auch wieder eine Tagung im Rahmen des eEducation-Netzwerks statt. Ich freu mich sehr, dort mit KollegInnen aus dem DOIT-Projekt vorzutragen und für Einsteiger/innen einen Workshop anzubieten.

The key ideas and approaches of DOIT will be part of Sandra Schön’s presentation (in German, titled “Maker-Ideen und -Projekte, die die Welt verbessern – digitale soziale Innovationen mit Kindern und Jugendlichen”) at the eEducation conference at the Interpaedagogica faire in Salzburg.


Colleagues from DOIT’s core team Salzburg Research as well as Zentrum für Soziale Innovationen (ZSI) – Margit Hofer, Eva Hollauf, Sebastian Mair, Sandra Schön, Petra Stabauer & Christian Voigt – will host additionally a workshop that give insights and hands-on in project work (in German, titled “Maker-Projekte und -Werkzeuge für Einsteiger/innen zum Welt verbessern mit Kindern”).

More here: https://www.doit-europe.net/event/salzburg2017


Invitation: Workshop at the EdMedia conference in June 2018, Amsterdam

Together with smart colleagues I will host a workshop at the next EdMedia: Itwill take place at 2018-06-25 from 9.30 to 13.00 h and is titled with „Making with kids in Europe – to foster digital literacy, to make a better world, and to build a new entrepreneurship education“. Your find details in the DOIT calendar and at the EdMedia conferene Website. Hope to meet you there!

Slides: Open educational resources for beginners – OER Introduction in English

In September I did an online workshop about OER for beginnes for some of the people of the eCraft2Learn project – an inspiring H2020 project where I was asked to serve as member of the advisory board – and where I am pretty proud to be involved!

Here are my slides of the online workshop.

Pretty proud: Starting a journey to innovate European early entrepreneurship education #doit #making #h2020

Yesterday, officially, a common journey of 13 key partners and more than 80 existing cooperations started the journey to innovate European Early Education, building upon the main ideas to favour social entrpreneurship thinking in makerspace settings for 6 to 16 years old within Europe and to bring together all these existing inspiring initiatives and organisations. I am really exited to see all of my wonderful DOIT collaborateurs at the end of the month in Amsterdam, at Waag ❤


Personally, this journey means to activate a new level of project management for me – as I am the coordinator of this challenging H2020 project with a budget with more than 2,4 million Euro for 36 months. But with all my great partners and colleagues and after getting through L3T 2.0 (together with Martin Ebner and more than 280 colleagues we succeeded to revise a textbook with 600 pages in 7 days) I am sure to survive this as well 😉