Kategorie: Medien & Design

Advertising and Education

IAs you might already know I like to use blogs with my students. Because my students should just learn how to use blogs it is important that they have a possibility to try blogging for free. Till now I always recommended Edublogs.org because in comparison to wordpress.com they offer free podcasting, just in case anybody would like to use it.

Today I had one of my students in my consultation-hours and I was a little bit shocked when she showed me her blog on edublogs. In my opinion edublogs always offered a great service to education related people who wan’t to blog. Today my mind changed completely. Not only that edublogs added classical google ads (black arrows) to the newest posts, they also hyperlink text within the blogposts to differnt products (orange arrows). What I don’t like about this that as far as I know the users havent been informed about the change and that it is not that obvious to the visitors why ther is a ad-link in the text and who placed it.
Screenshot taken fom: http://lyra0809.edublogs.org/2009/03/03/task-1-experience-with-e-learning/

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

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:

Symbolische Form der “Neuen Medien”. Oder: Wie wird das Subjekt konfiguriert? – am Beispiel des Films “Memento”

Torsten Meyer, Institiut 10, H1
Christopher Nolans Film “Memento” setzt den Inhalt in die Form seiner Darstellung um. Der Hauptdarsteller leidet unter einer Blockade des Kurzzeitgedächtnisses. Alles neu Erlebte verblasst nach kurzer Zeit, jede Situation ist für ihn komplett neuartig, so als würde er an einem unbekannten Ort bei unbekannten Menschen aufwachen.
Die Erzähltechnik des Films bringt den Zuschauer permanent in genau die gleiche Lage. Ständig wird er in Szenen geworfen, die quasi mittendrin beginnen, und das Publikum teilt mit der Hauptfigur die Verwirrung darüber, was momentan “und überhaupt” los ist.
Mit Lev Manovich könnte dies als die “key form” des “computer age” gekennzeichnet werden: “Falls uns die Welt nach dem Tod Gottes (Nietzsche), dem Ende der großen Erzählungen der Aufklärung (Lyotard) und der Ankunft des Netzes (Tim Berners-Lee) als eine endlose, unstrukturierte Sammlung von Bildern, Texten und anderen “data records” erscheint, scheint es nur angemessen, dass wir dazu neigen, sie als “database” zu modellieren.”
Die Veranstaltung befasst sich mit der Frage, ob und wie sich im Zuge der Entwicklung neuer Medientechnologien und globalisierender Kultur das moderne Verständnis von Subjekt, Gesellschaft und Bildung verändert.
Die Veranstaltung steht in engem Zusammenhang mit der Veranstaltung Nr. 61.089 von Karl-Josef Pazzini.