[publication] An Exploratory Mixed Method Study on H5P Videos and Video-Related Activities in a MOOC Environment #H5P #MOOC #imoox

Our article about „An Exploratory Mixed Method Study on H5P Videos and Video-Related Activities in a MOOC Environment“ got already published in 2022: In this paper, an exploratory mixed-method study is presented examining the video-related behavior of participants of a massive open online course (MOOC; N=1.238). Firstly, detailed log-file analysis of six videos has been carried out to compare clickstreams of videos with and without integrated H5P quiz integration. It shows quite different seeking and watching pattern behavior in video with H5P quizzes. In a second step, learners participated in an online questionnaire (N=707): Most of them see the quizzes in videos as always or mostly helpful (67%). The survey also shows that for many, taking notes, turning on subtitles, using the transcripts or even increasing the speed are important activities when learning with the videos in the MOOC. In a third step, interviews with ten MOOC participants are a source for qualitative insights in how the learners use the learning videos. [article @ journal’s homepage] [article @ ResearchGate] Reference: Thurner, S., Schön, S., Schirmbrand, L., Tatschl, M., Teschl, T., Leitner, P., & Ebner, M. (2022). An Exploratory Mixed Method Study on H5P Videos and Video-Related Activities in a MOOC Environment. International Journal of Technology-Enhanced Education (IJTEE), 1(1), 1-18. http://doi.org/10.4018/IJTEE.304388

Published: The stage model of digital transformation / Das Stufenmodell der digitalen Transformation #transformation #highereducation #tugraz

Last year we 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] Reference: Ebner, M., Edelsbrunner, S., Schön, S., Dennerlein, S. (2022) Das Stufenmodell der digitalen Transformation / The stage model of digital transformation. In: Hochschulforum Digitalisierung. https://hochschulforumdigitalisierung.de/en/blog/stage-model-digital-transformation / https://hochschulforumdigitalisierung.de/de/blog/stufenmodell-digitale-transformation

[publication] Developing a Professional Profile of a Digital Ethics Officer in an Educational Technology Unit in Higher Education #Learninganalytics #ethics #tugraz #research

Our chapter about „Developing a Professional Profile of a Digital Ethics Officer in an Educational Technology Unit in Higher Education“ is published right now.

Abstract: The digitalisation of learning, teaching, and study processes has a major impact on possible evaluations and uses of data, for example with regard to individual learning recommendations, prognosis, or assessments. This also gives rise to ethical issues centered around digital teaching and possible challenges of data use. One possible approach to this challenge might be to install a Digital Ethics Officer (DEO), whose future profile this paper outlines for a Educational Technology unit of a Higher Education Institution (HEI). Therefore, an introductory overview of the tasks and roles of Ethics Officers (EO) is given based on the literature. The authors then describe the current ethics program of a university of technology and collect current and potential ethical issues from the field of educational technologies. Based on this, a first professional profile for a DEO at an educational technology unit of a university is described. From the authors’ point of view, the article thus prepares important considerations and steps for the future of this position.

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

Reference: Andrews, D., Leitner, P., Schön, S., Ebner, M. (2022). Developing a Professional Profile of a Digital Ethics Officer in an Educational Technology Unit in Higher Education. In: Zaphiris, P., Ioannou, A. (eds) Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing the Learner and Teacher Experience. HCII 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13328. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05657-4_12

Finally: A visit of my Indonesian colleagues – a delegation of University of Malang in Bad Reichenhall

Since February 2020 I am an Adjunct Professor at Universitas Negeri Malang in Indonesia. As a start of this new task, a delegation of my university planned a visit already in March 2020 in Bad Reichenhall. But Covid-19 has made it necessary to cancel the visit in the first week of March.

Two and a half years later, the time had come and we were able to welcome the delegation from Indonesia to BIMS e.V..

We were pleased to welcome the following high-level delegation:

  • Prof. Utami Widiati, PhD, Dean of Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Dr. Dewi Kartika Ardiyani, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Dr. Primardiana Hermilia Wijayati, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Dr. Moch Syahri, Vice Dean for Finance, Infrastructure, and Human Resources, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Dr. Edy Hidayat, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang

Together with Martin Ebner and Martin Schön we had an intensive exchange and it is really wonderful to meet people „for real“ after such a long time online.

And of course, we took the opportunity to show our colleagues some wonders of the Berchtesgadener Alpen (Prof. Utami Widiati is missing because she arrived a day later).

We are already looking forward to all further collaborations!

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]

Reference:

[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.