Publication: Open Tools and Methods to support the development of MOOCs: A Collection of How-tos, Monster Assignment and Kits

We presented open licenced tools for MOOC development at this year’s emoocs conference. Thanks for the great collaboration!

  • Kerr, John; Lorenz, Anja; Schön, Sandra; Ebner, Martin & Wittke, Andreas (2021): Open Tools and Methods to support the development of MOOCs: A Collection of How-tos, Monster Assignment and Kits. In: C. Meinel, T. Staubitz, S. Schweiger, C. Friedl, J. Kiers, M. Ebner, A. Lorenz, G. Ubachs, C. Mongenet, J.A. Ruipérez-Valiente, M. Cortes Mendez (eds.), EMOOCs 2021 proceedings, Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, pp. 187-200, https://publishup.uni-potsdam.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/51030, https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-51030

Presentation: Change of IT equipment and communication apps used by first-semester students at TU Graz #edil2021

We were happy to present our research about „Change of IT equipment and communication applications used by first-semester students from 2011 to 2020 and possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of a long-term survey “ at this year „EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2021“ conference.
Nagler, W., Mair, B., Ebner, M., Edelsbrunner, S. & Schön, S. (2021). Change of IT equipment and communication applications used by first-semester students from 2011 to 2020 and possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of a long-term survey. Submission to EdMedia 2021. Sideshare: https://www.slideshare.net/mebner/change-of-it-equipment-and-communication-application%5B…%5Dfects-of-the-covid19-pandemic-analysis-of-a-longterm-survey

Presentation at #edil21 – The relation of prior IT usage, IT skills and field of study of study beginners

We were happy to present our research about „The relation of prior IT usage, IT skills and field of study: A multiple correspondence analysis of first-year students at a University of Technology“ at this year „EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2021“ conference.

[presentation] Open Tools and Methods to support the development of MOOCs #imoox #mooc #emoocs2021

At this year EMOOCS conference, virtually „in“ Potsdam, we contribute to the experience track with a publication about „Open Tools and Methods to support the development of MOOCs„. Here you can find our prerecorded talk. Thanks a lot for the interesting questions during the session.

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[publication] By Pupils for Students: Experiences with the MOOC „Tenses Explained“ #imoox #mooc #tugraz

We did a small contribution to this year Language Learning conference, which happened as onlince conference, titled: „BY PUPILS FOR STUDENTS: EXPERIENCE WITH THE MOOC „TENSES EXPLAINED““ Abstract: Usually, it is the university teachers who develop educational resources for their students. The development procedure presented in this article differs significantly from common processes: Students aged about 15 years (9th grade) were actively involved in the production of videos for a language learning MOOC, which is primarily aimed at university students. The article pursues the question of how and with what effects students were involved in the video production for a language MOOC. We systematically describe the background and processes of the development of the MOOC „Tenses Explained“ and the final result. The paper gives insights into the processes and activities of more than 600 participants so far through data from the MOOC platform MooX.at. In addition, the aim is to share the experience in the form of insights in processes as well lessons learned. [full article @ HAL-archive] [full article @ ResearchGate] Reference: Thomas Murr, Sandra Schön, Martin Ebner. BY PUPILS FOR STUDENTS: EXPERIENCE WITH THE MOOC „TENSES EXPLAINED“. MOOCs, Language learning and mobility, design, integration, reuse, Apr 2021, Online Conference, Italy. ⟨hal-03225981⟩

Published: The learning video Canvas

The learning video canvas supports the initial collection of ideas for creating a learning video. It also includes a template for a script and storyboard. It is developed by the Educational Technology team of TU Graz (Austria) as a service for teachers and course organisers at the MOOC platform iMooX.at and other learning videos as open educational resources (OER). The canvas is available under open license (and in German as well).

TU Graz (2021). Learning Video Canvas: Collection of Ideas for the Learning Video. Graz: TU Graz. Published under CC BY 4.0 International. URL: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4624701, Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350650248_Learning_Video_Canvas_Collection_of_Ideas_for_the_Learning_Video

Keynote at OpenCast Summit: Videos as OER – why and how #ocs21 #oer

Today I will give a keynote for the OpenCast Summit on OER videos, so videos as open educational resources (OER).

Schön, Sandra (2021). Videos as OER (open educational resources): Why and how. Keynote at OpenCast Summit 2021, Graz: TU Graz, 2021-04-06, URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350654555_Videos_as_OER_open_educational_resources_Why_and_how

Publication: MAKER DAYS for Kids: Learnings from a Pop-up Makerspace (#rie20)

Our conference contribution at last year Robotics in Education conference got published now titled „MAKER DAYS for Kids: Learnings from a Pop-up Makerspace“ and it’s about the Maker Days events 2018 and 2019 at TU Graz.

Abstract: Makerspaces exist in different forms with different target groups and goals. Dedicated makerspaces are often organized as communities of practise. They provide space, devices, tools and materials for (digital) (re)production to support (social) innovation and to democratize STEAM education. The potential of makerspaces as authentic learning environments to teach 21st century skills is one reason why pop-up makerspaces are especially designed for children and teenagers, with a great focus on the tools and activities offered. The MAKER DAYS for kids are one example of a temporary makerspace for more than 100 participants with an open approach to encourage (especially female) participants to pursue a career in STEAM domains. Based on the gathered data of the last MAKER DAYS in 2018 and 2019 at Graz University of Technology, this publication focuses on the challenges in the design of maker activities in pop-up makerspaces and comments on the changes and improvements that were/are applied to the last/upcoming event.

[article @ publisher’s homepage] [draft @ ResearchGate]

  • Cite this paper as: Grandl M., Ebner M., Schön S., Brünner B. (2021) MAKER DAYS for Kids: Learnings from a Pop-up Makerspace. In: Lepuschitz W., Merdan M., Koppensteiner G., Balogh R., Obdržálek D. (eds) Robotics in Education. RiE 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1316. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67411-3_33  

Presentation: Teacher Training at Universities with “Inverse Blended MOOC”

At the Second Thematic Seminar of the European Schoolnet Academy we contributed with a presentation about our experiences with Teacher Training in a an „Inverse Blended MOOC“ setting.

 

Publikation: The Development and Implementation of Missing Tools and Procedures at the Interface of a University’s Learning Management System, its OER Repository and the Austrian OER Referatory

How to develop missing tools and processes when impementing an OER repository and connect it with the Austrian wide OERhub.at? We document and explain our work in our latest publication:

To enable broad access to education and generous use of educational resources, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) also relies on Open Educational Resources (OER). This article describes the technological developments and processes that enable teachers at TU Graz to use their own learning management system (LMS) for the publication of OER. The article describes how interfaces and processes have marked educational resources of TU Graz with metadata to offer them to a broad public via the university’s own OER repository and via the Austrian OER portal of the University of Vienna. Only appropriately qualified lecturers at TU Graz are authorized to use the new OER plug-in. The article concludes with recommendations for projects in OER infrastructure implementations.