[publication] COVID-19 Epidemic as E-Learning Boost? Chronological Development and Effects at an Austrian University against the Background of the Concept of “E-Learning Readiness” #covid19 #tugraz

My first research article as a team member of Graz University of Technology is a research article concerning the situation of COVID-19 titled „COVID-19 Epidemic  as E-Learning Boost? Chronological Development and Effects at an  Austrian University against the Background of the Concept of “E-Learning  Readiness”. It’s really inspiring to be part of such a smart and commited Educational Technology team who did such a great job, not only but especially in the crazy first weeks of COID19 crisis in Austria.

Abstract:
The COVID-19 crisis influenced universities worldwide in early 2020. In Austria, all universities were closed in March 2020 as a preventive measure, and meetings with over 100 people were banned and a curfew was imposed. This development also had a massive impact on teaching, which in Austria takes place largely face-to-face. In this paper we would like to describe the situation of an Austrian university regarding e-learning before and during the first three weeks of the changeover of the teaching system, using the example of Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). The authors provide insights into the internal procedures, processes and decisions of their university and present figures on the changed usage behaviour of their students and teachers. As a theoretical reference, the article uses the e-learning readiness assessment according to Alshaher (2013), which provides a framework for describing the status of the situation regarding e-learning before the crisis. The paper concludes with a description of enablers, barriers and bottlenecks from the perspective of the members of the Educational Technology department.

Website Future Internet

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Reference: Ebner, M.; Schön, S.; Braun, C.; Ebner, M.; Grigoriadis, Y.; Haas, M.;  Leitner, P.; Taraghi, B. COVID-19 Epidemic as E-Learning Boost?  Chronological Development and Effects at an Austrian University against  the Background of the Concept of “E-Learning Readiness”. Future Internet 2020, 12, 94.

Brainstorming-Unterstützung: Technologie gestütztes Lernen innovieren

Letzte Woche durfte ich an einem zweitägigen Seminar zum Innovationsmanagement teilnehmen. Mark Markus und Thomas-Markus Leber haben hier volle Arbeit geleistet: Mich haben sie gleich schon mal angeregt, ein Hilfsmittel zu adaptieren wie man „systematischer“ ein Brainstorming für neue Ideen durchführt. Wie in der Osborn-Liste hier eine Liste zur Entwicklung von Ideen für innovative Anwendung neuer Applikationen und Geräten für Lernen und Lehren (und die Forschung dazu). Ich habe einfach mal „typische“ Aspekte von pädagogischen Aufgaben, Zielgruppen usw. gelistet um das Brainstorming zu unterstützen. Also: Mal eine neue Anwendung „vornehmen“, beispielsweise Google Wave, Etherpad, I-Pad – und Ideen sammeln! Für Rückmeldungen aller Art bin ich dankbar!

  • Schaffert, Sandra (2010). TEL innovieren. Liste zur Anregung von Innovation im Bereich technologiegestützen Lernens. [zur liste]