[publication] Practical Usage of OER Material in the EFL Classroom #OER #reseach #OpenEducation

We did a publication about „Practical Usage of OER Material in the EFL Classroom“ and give an overview about daily barriers when you try to use OER in classrooms. The findings are for sure interesting.

Abstract:

In this research work, we want to follow the idea of using open educational resources (OER) in a classroom to gather practical experiences. The topic of our choice is English as a foreign language (EFL), because in our opinion a lot of teaching content should be available. The preparation of the lectures, as well as the final lecturing, is described to understand how OER can be used in the EFL classroom. The feedback of the pupils and the lessons learned point out that there are more obstacles than expected, mainly because of the strict copyright law in German-speaking Europe.

[Full Chapter @ Book Homepage]

 

[Full Chapter @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Maria Haas, Martin Ebner and Sandra Schön (July 18th 2018). Practical Usage of OER Material in the EFL Classroom. In: Núria Llevot & Olga Bernad Cavero (Ed.) Advanced Learning and Teaching Environments, IntechOpen, pp. 123-136 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72452. URL: https://www.intechopen.com/books/advanced-learning-and-teaching-environments-innovation-contents-and-methods/practical-usage-of-oer-material-in-the-efl-classroom

[workshop] Making With Kids in Europe – To Foster Digital Literacy, to Make a Better World, and to Build a New Entrepreneurship Education #making #edmedia #InnovateLearning

At this year ED-Media conference in Amsterdam we start with a workshop on „Making With Kids in Europe – To Foster Digital Literacy, to Make a Better World, and to Build a New Entrepreneurship Education“ where we like to introduce to our activities.

Description:

Some of Europe’s leading experts on making with children will share their experiences and different approaches within this joint workshop The workshop will include presentations about teacher education within makerspaces at the University of Technologies Graz (AT), about inspiring social innovation and educational projects at the Waag Society (NL) and about the European initiative DOIT, which sees making as a good base for an early entrepreneurship education. Participants will work with a set of tools and smaller maker projects. For example, they can program educational games in Scratch, build a dough piano (which will do music!) with a MaKeyMaKey set, or sew some “smart gloves”. Interactive discussions will be the base to develop own future implementations.

Find here the slides and workshop hand-outs at DOIT’s website.

Call for Papers: EDUROBOTICS 2018

The call for papers for EDUROBOTICS 2018 is online: https://easychair.org/cfp/ER18 – and you can as well visit the Maker Faire in Rome!

please find Call for papers for International Conference Educational Robotics 2018 https://easychair.org/cfp/ER18
Conference website http://edurobotics2018.edumotiva.eu/
Submission link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edurobotics2018 
Submission deadline July 14, 2018

the organizers 
Michele Moro, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, University of Padua, Italy
Luca Iocchi DIAG, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - (local chair)
Dimitris Alimisis , EDUMOTIVA (European Lab for Educational Technology), Greece

 

 

Publication: DOIT’s experiences with the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework

(C) McCallum E., Weicht R., McMullan L., Price A., (2018). EntreComp into Action: get inspired, make it happen (M. Bacigalupo & W. O’Keeffe Eds.) , EUR 29105 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 20, URL: europa.eu/!fb73BK – title

Within the first week of March 2018, the project team of the  European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework published – with a contribution of DOIT! (this posting was originally published at the DOIT homepage :-))

From the abstract:

EntreComp into Action is a guide for those individuals and organisations who want to use EntreComp, the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, to foster entrepreneurial learning. It illustrates the breadth and depth of potential for using EntreComp to meet different goals and aims to inspire more actors across Europe and beyond to use it as reference.

DOIT contributed to this guide as well, please have a look at the  screenshots of our contribution (not available under CC BY, but under similar conditions, see the reuse policy of European Commission documents is regulated by Decision 2011/833/EU (OJ L 330, 14.12.2011, p. 39).

(C) McCallum E., Weicht R., McMullan L., Price A., (2018). EntreComp into Action: get inspired, make it happen (M. Bacigalupo & W. O’Keeffe Eds.) , EUR 29105 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 20, URL: europa.eu/!fb73BK – p. 74

(C) McCallum E., Weicht R., McMullan L., Price A., (2018). EntreComp into Action: get inspired, make it happen (M. Bacigalupo & W. O’Keeffe Eds.) , EUR 29105 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 20, URL: europa.eu/!fb73BK – p. 75

 

  • McCallum E., Weicht R., McMullan L., Price  A., (2018). EntreComp into Action: get inspired, make it happen (M. Bacigalupo & W. O’Keeffe Eds.) , EUR 29105 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 20, URL: europa.eu/!fb73BK

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„.

Abstract:

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.

Abstract:

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