Kategorie: Teaching

EduCamp Graz

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In den letzten Tagen war ich auf dem EduCamp in Graz. Wie es sich für ein BarCamp gehört habe ich versucht mich nicht nur in die Sessions der anderen einzubringen, sondern auch wenigstens eine eigene Session anzubieten. Ein Thema welches mich schon seit längerem beschäftigt ist das Thema Seminarblogs. Der folgende Beitrag soll ein kurzes Feedback zur Veranstaltung im Ganzen sein und meine Session zu Seminarblogs kurz zusammenfassen.

Feedback zum EduCamp Graz


Was mir am EduCamp in Graz besonders gefallen hatWeiterlesen

Zweite Seminarsitzung zum Thema PLE

Wie erwartet gab es noch leichte Schwankungen in der Teilnehmerzusammensetzung. Einige Teilnehmer waren erkrankt, so dass nicht alle Visualisierungen der PLE’s gezeigt werden konnten. Neue Seminarteilnehmer waren bereit spontan zu erläutern wie sie ihre Lernumgebung wahrnehmen.
Bei den Präsentationen sind mir folgende Punkte aufgefallen:

  1. Die meisten Seminarteilnehmer haben in ihren PLE Visualisierungen einen starken Bezug zu Orten dokumentiert.
  2. Ein Großteil der Teilnehmer hat angegeben (auch) in öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln oder anderweitig “mobil” zu lernen.
  3. Ca. jeweils die Hälfte der Teilnehmer hat angegeben am Schreibtisch oder in der Bibliothek bzw. eben nicht in der Bibliothek oder nicht am Schreibtisch zu lernen oder lernen zu können.
  4. Im vergleich zu den meisten PLE Visualisierungen die ich bisher kannte (z.B. hier) beinhalten die Visualisierungen digitale und analoge oder virtuelle und reale Elemente.

Besonders diesen Schnittstelle zwischen analog und digitalWeiterlesen

ePortfolio Tools

puzzle ((Bild Puzzles von DanonFire))
Im aktuellen Semester wird es eine Aufgabe der Teilnehmer meines Seminares sein ein ePortfolio zu erstellen.
Laut MOSEP Studie können ePortfolios sowohl das Lernen, als auch den Lerner unterstützen. Wenn dies gelingt lohnt sich das Führen eines ePortfolios aus meiner Sicht im Rahmen von universitären Lehrveranstaltungen (und nicht nur dort!).
Die ePortfolio-Software soll hierzu folgende Aufgaben erfüllen können:

  • speichern
  • versenden
  • veröffentlichen
  • ordnen und beschreiben
  • verknüpfen

von Artefakten. ((http://wiki.mosep.org/Mosep/?title=mosep:Module_1))
Die Funktion Inhalte des Portfolios versenden zu können finde ich nicht wichtig, mir reicht es, wenn Weiterlesen

Es war einmal ein Flipchart

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(( Bildquelle Rain Rabbit ))

Tatsächlich scheint das Flipchart deutlich von Powerpoint & Co verdrängt worden zu sein. Ich arbeite gerne noch mal mit Flipcharts und so freut es mich, dass die Karrierebibel ein paar hilfreiche Punkte zum Einsatz von Flipcharts zusammengestellt hat.
Hier mal ein Beispiel der Tipps.

  • Schreiben Was für Powerpointfolien gilt, trifft auch auf Flipchart-Blätter zu: Schreiben Sie groß und deutlich und möglichst nur in Stich- oder Reizworten. Sätze merkt sich eh keiner. Die Zehn-Finger-Faustregel: Buchstaben nicht kleiner als der kleine Finger, nicht mehr als zehn Worte pro Blatt.

Mehr dazu im zugehörigen Blogeintrag Flipchart-Ratgeber – Wie Sie das Werkzeug zur Präsentation nutzen.

What does an educational microblogging service need?

etherpadLast time in my Seminar about blogging in education we talked about the question if one would like to use microblogging in education, what would be needed to be a good educational microblogging service.
To discuss that and share some general information we used an etherpad document. And I have to admit that I was a bit surprised that instead of just thinking about the task everyone started creating content in this document. I shared the Information that we are working on this right now on twitter an so other seminar participants who can’t joint today and other twitter users joined as well. Thanks for that!

In my opinion the collected features might exclude each other sometimes, but it is a first collection and might be improved during the next weeks.

PS: During working with etherpad we discovered that there is a limitation to 8 users working on the document at the same time.

Intermediate Results at the end of the seminar:Weiterlesen

Twitter and Blogs in Seminars – my (beta)Concept

microblogging-educationNext semester I am going to host a Seminar which will try to make use of Blogs and Twitter. I’ll try to communicate a lot with the students using these tools. We will talk about pedagogical media theory and the way these tools could be used for learning.

Concept

My idea is that the students write short notes, exchange links and share ideas using the microblogging service. Reflections, media enhanced texts and structred ideas and findings should be collected within the blogs.
I would state that the mobile options and the factor that microblogging messages are cut down to 140 characters will make it easier and hopefully more fun to post also seminar related content. Later on the tweets could be used to make blogposts out of them, so there is some own material available before starting to write a blogpost.
I am not yet sure how, if and if yes where to aggregate all the content but are interested in suggestions. I made good experiences with keeping one blog as the aggregating central for all students blogs, but how about the tweets?
I would be happy if I can add a story about collaboration after the seminar, especially because I am sure that at least some of my seminar participants won’t meet in the seminar room because they’re from abroad.
The challange will be to connect the students and let them research/create the content of the seminar so that they can see wether these tools are a benefit for them or not. I would be happy if we could develop scenarios in which one or both of these tools might be meanimgful in educational contexts. But maybe the students don’t see a use for these tools in education, that would be ok too.

Additions

Inspired by a tweet of @trebors I decided to create the suhh group at tweetworks for this seminar.
I collectet some Links for the students concerning our topic at del.icio.us which is handed to them as a kind of preparation. If you’re interested in more of my links at delicious concerning twitter and blogging in educational contexts this is the right link for you.

Next steps

If there will be feedback from people who have worked with twitter in seminars already who can offer helpful hints they will influence my concept. Otherwise I will at least create/set up something to collect the blog entrys and prepare some tasks which will bring life into the students blogs and twitteraccounts, so that they will not only talk about blogging and microblogging in education but also “feel” those tools in the educational context.
Posting some feedback could be your next step 😉

Pedagogical Media Theory – Blogging and its possible relation to education

Description for my Seminar in Summer 2009:

blogging

Since Blogs are an easy way to publish information to the web the use of them is still increasing, even in educational settings. The question for this seminar is how could blogging and microblogging be used efficently for teachers and learners. What are traps and what are benefits in using those technologies for learning processes? What kind of understanding of the relation between teacher and student are common and meaningful if social software is used in education? We will deal with different learning theories and how they adapt to blogging. You will also try blogging and microblogging during the seminar to discover relevant aspects for judging about the relevance and to take didactical aspects in account for future learning arrangements.

Links for this Seminar will be bookmarked at delicious with the tag: seminarappeltsose2009

This Course will take place between Apr. 7th 2009 and Jul. 14th 10:00 – 12:00 h (cet).

Review of a Seminar with Blogs, a Wiki and more

In this post I’m going to review my first Seminar held at the university to share my experiences with you and get some Feedback for improvement. I will seperate this review into the following parts:

  1. Description of the Seminar (Intention, Participants, Goals)
  2. Approach (Schedule, Tools, …)
  3. Experiences
  4. Findings

  1. Description of the Seminar (Intention, Participants, Objectives)
  2. The Seminar was held at the University of Hamburg during Summersemester 2008. It was intended to be a Seminar for Students of Educational Science from Hamburg and for Students who are in the international MA Programme ePedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building located at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki – it’s Students are spread around the whole Globe like Weiterlesen

How to share Seminar Material online

Having a Webpage or a Blog for a Seminar becomes more and more popular. The times where you have to copy whole folders of seminal content are rarely over because of different good reasons.

Get it online

One can easily upload different kinds of files to the own webpage to make them available to the students. Usually Slides, Texts, Images, Videos or even a collection of Links are published on websites.

Share

The Web offers a lot of Options to share your Seminar stuff with others on social sharing services. This is helpful to avoid the reinvention of the wheel, to get credits and Feedback from others, even from people who are not within that particular seminar but interested in the topic.

Make it work

Most of those social sharing services do not only offer the storage of files. They usually offer user profiles, categories and tagging for your content. Another very useful feature is the embed function. That means you can upload and store your files on theyr server, but they allow you to copy an embed-code from their page to display the content in your blog/website. And further on to embed slideshows or films into your own website usually means that you can watch them without leaving your website.

How To

  1. Find the embed-code (Viddler, Teachertube, Slideshare, Flickr, Scribt, Issuu)
  2. Copy it to your Clipboard
  3. Go to your Blogpost (change to the code editor if you are in wysiwyg-mode)
  4. Paste the code
  5. Be happy 😉

Note: WordPress.com and Edublogs.org sometimes need special code. See their FAQ’s if no special code is offered.
The Screenshots below will show you where to find the embed code.

Services

Video: Viddler, Teachertube
Slides: Slideshare
Images: Flickr
Links: del.icio.us
Text: scribd, issuu

It works like this Video from Teachertube:

eLearning – Concept for a Seminar

I am giving my first Seminar at the University of Hamburg this Semester. It is a lot of fun working with interested and motivated students and it is a lot of work to arrange a seminar for those students.
I decided not to use one of the established plattform which are supposed to support seminars here in Hamburg.

Reasons to work with a Blog and Wiki in Seminars

I decided that i’d like to try to work with a weblog-wiki-combination for my seminar as I am always praying telling in my workshops.Weiterlesen