Published: Maker-MOOC – How to Foster STEM Education with an Open Online Course on Creative Digital Development and Construction with Children

Our publication on „Maker-MOOC – How to Foster STEM Education with an Open Online Course on Creative Digital Development and Construction with Children“ at this year ICL conference in publication got published.

Abstract:

The Maker Movement or do-it-yourself culture is a concept uses novel, mostly via digital applications and tools to emphasize the learning- through-doing in the social environment. This culture inspires teachers through learning by construction and is seen as an important driver for education. In this chapter, we introduce the Maker Movement and describe how it contributes to the STEM education. The authors recite their experience through the project “Maker Days for Kids” which after that, was served as a fundamental base for a following Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This online course brought some of the emerging technologies together with an appropriate didactical pro- ject about “Making activities for classrooms” to the public. It can be concluded that the MOOC assists in fostering the STEM education by rapidly transferring knowledge to the involved teachers.

[Draft version @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Ebner, M., Schön, S., Khalil, M. (2016) Maker-MOOC – How to Foster STEM Education with an Open Online Course on Creative Digital Development and Construction with Children. Conference Proceeding 19th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2016), Belfast, pp. 1233-1244

Presentation: Maker-MOOC – How to Foster STEM Education with an Open Online Course on Creative Digital Development and Construction with Children

Our presentation about „Maker-MOOC – How to Foster STEM Education with an Open Online Course on Creative Digital Development and Construction with Children“ at this year ICL conference in Belfast is online available – enjoy it:

Published: How OER Enhances MOOCs—A Perspective from German-Speaking Europe

Our chapter on „How OER Enhances MOOCs—A Perspective from German-Speaking Europe“ got published as part of the book Open Education: from OERs to MOOCs.

Abstract:

In this chapter, we discuss why OER and MOOCs are a necessary and pow- erful combination, especially in German-speaking Europe. We begin with an introduc- tion to open online courses and an overview of copyright law in Germany and Austria. We then describe the evolution of OER MOOCs in Austria and Germany, especially the development of two MOOC platforms. Finally, we present examples of the impact of OER on MOOCs to conclude that an approach combining OER and MOOCs can be very valuable to foster new and innovative didactical approaches as well as future education.

[Full chapter @ Springer]

[Draftversion @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Ebner, M., Lorenz, A., Lackner, E., Kopp, M., Kumar, S., Schön, S., Wittke, A. (2016) How OER enhance MOOCs – A Perspective from German-speaking Europe. In: Open Education: from OERs to MOOCs. Jemni, M., Kinshuk, Khribi, M. K. (Eds.). Springer. Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. pp. 205-220

Deadline Extension – Call for Papers: Edurobotics 2016 (Deadline: July, 31th) – Athens/Greece

Deadine Extensionn – Please send your contribution for Edurobotics 2016 by 2017-07-31. Find more here:

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Call for Papers: Edurobotics 2016 (Deadline: July, 10th) – Athens/Greece

MakerEducation is meeting in Athens (November) this year. Please send your contribution for Edurobotics 2016 within the next weeks. Find more here:

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Issue 11 of O3R.eu: Practical usage of OER material in the EFL classroom #OER #publication #coer16

Issue 11We are very happy to announce issue 11 of our series on Open Educational Resources. Maria Haas did her masterthesis about „Practical usage of OER material in the EFL classroom“.

Abstract:

Little research with regards to Open Educational Resources (OER) usage in secondary education is available. Therefore, a two week long study was conducted in an Austrian middle school with second year learners of English. The study tried to determine how OER material could be used in an offline environment for this particular type of students. For this purpose, preparation time, available material and students’ feedback was evaluated. The findings suggest that there is a lack of available material which, alongside difficultes related to licensing, increased preparation time. Students’ feedback was overwhelmingly positive which imply that if the other challenges encountered can be overcome, OER material can be a useful additon to the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom.

[Link to free pdf at O3R Website]

[Link to Book on Amazon]

Interview: What does it take to make a maker? #aace #making #interview

 

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