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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

Back from Holiday – just a few links

Hi all,

it has been preety quiet here the past few weeks. Sorry for that but I had a lot of work to do followed by great holidays. Now I’d like to share some links with you which might be interesting.

  1. 100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers
  2. Presentation: Designing New Learning Landscapes (George Siemens)
  3. Twitter in Education Link 1 Link 2
  4. 20 Free eBooks About Social Media

May be I missed some important links during the past weeks. Please let me know!

Microlearning 2008

Thanks to Twemes and Martin Ebners Twitter Messages I get at least a Impression of what is going on at the Microlearning Conference 2008 in Innsbruck/Austria.
E.g. Judy Breck [Blog 1, Blog 2] with her Keynote about the Cloud in Education she states that:

Delivering the cloud to individual students is the key mobile role for education.

The node junction between web assets is the most important component of online learning.

That sounds a lot like George Siemens idea of Connectivism to me.

In her Keynote she presents a

3 Step Plan to complete before 2012

  1. No more pencils – mobile and connectivity to all school age kids
  2. No textbooks – schools use open educational resources online
  3. No more searching gobbledygook – educators and mobilists focus on learning content

Martin Ebners presentation titled “Has the end of chalkboard come? A survey about the limits of Interactive Pen Displays in Higher Education” could be a nice base for evaluating interactive whiteboards within our ePush Project.

That’s it so far. For me it is nice to get these impressions. Thanks a lot to the contributers!

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.


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.


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

It works like this Video from Teachertube:

Edumedia 08 – a review

It was my first Educational Conference I attended as usual visitor. The location St. Virgil in Salzburg was very useful. The Wifi was a little bit weak some times (as Martin already mentioned) and it seems that the eInfrastructure is more important than one thinks sometimes. A lot of the participants where hunting sockets, especially close to the rooms where the sessions took place. Even more important were the Tracks, Forums and Keynotes and I want to sum up my Impressions.

ePortfolio Expert Forum


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

International Seminar at the ZKM

Between 3rd and 6th international Seminar we had our fifth international Seminar for ePedagogy Design. This time it was held in the ZKM in Karlsruhe. One of our Focuses was the YOU_ser Exhibition.
I liked the FLICK_KA which is obviously related to the Photosharing Service Flickr. There were also some “usual” Seminar Program. Our dutch Fellows had some presentations about what they’re teaching at the Inholland University what was quite interesting, but too sad that we can’t take some of these Courses. Especially the course from Lynda Deutz seemed to be very interesting.
Further on some of the Weiterlesen