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Can Microblogs and Weblogs
change traditional scientific
         writing?
        Martin Ebner, Hermann Maurer
http://www.martinebner.at
                        http://lifestream.fm/mebner




http://mebner.jaiku.com



             ...
Technology enhanced Learning




http://flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/289992273//
uLearning




http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovietuk/141381675
„Our students have changed
                                       radically. Today‘s students are no
                     ...
Mobile
Information
  Society?
Mobile Learning?




http://flickr.com/photos/thomcochrane/416206133/
http://www.jaiku.com

   http://www.pownce.com




                                 http://www.twitter.com




   http://i...
Weblogs and
                                                         Microblogs -
                                        ...
First - the Study
Course „Social Aspects of Information Technology“:

    • - Obligatory for students of informatics during
          bachel...
Second - the didactical concept
Three crucial factors:


    • - Reflection of the given presentations
    • - Discussion for different perspectives
    •...
Third - the technical concept
Learning Management System
The Weblogs
The Integrated Microblogs
Evaluation results
Research Question 1:

     Before the start of the lecture
         - did not know    about Microbloggin (1)
         - ha...
Research Question 2:

     Have you ever read your reviews you
     got from your colleagues?



                         ...
Research Question 3:

     What do you think about the use of
     Microblogging in Higher Education?


        -   Maybe ...
Reflection / Discussion / Quality?




http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetoad01/2677459596
It is about a communication,
                                   collaboration, social networking
                         ...
SOCIAL LEARNING

 Graz University of Technology


           Graz University of Technology




       Martin Ebner
      H...
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  • Source for the Mark Pren_sk_y quote on slide 7: http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf or http://www.scribd.com/doc/9799/Prensky-Digital-Natives-Digital-Immigrants-Part1 .
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  1. 1. Can Microblogs and Weblogs change traditional scientific writing? Martin Ebner, Hermann Maurer
  2. 2. http://www.martinebner.at http://lifestream.fm/mebner http://mebner.jaiku.com http://elearningblog.tugraz.at http://twitter.com/mebner http://tugll.tugraz.at LaBomba Aida - Second Life
  3. 3. Technology enhanced Learning http://flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/289992273//
  4. 4. uLearning http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovietuk/141381675
  5. 5. „Our students have changed radically. Today‘s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.“ Mark Prenksy 2001 http://www.flickr.com/photos/maebmij/123180774
  6. 6. Mobile Information Society?
  7. 7. Mobile Learning? http://flickr.com/photos/thomcochrane/416206133/
  8. 8. http://www.jaiku.com http://www.pownce.com http://www.twitter.com http://identi.ca/ http://www.plurk.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericrice/1815164756/ Microblogging & the consequences Martin Ebner
  9. 9. Weblogs and Microblogs - Enhancing lecturing? http://www.flickr.com/photos/leapfrog_photo/2532068489
  10. 10. First - the Study
  11. 11. Course „Social Aspects of Information Technology“: • - Obligatory for students of informatics during bachelor program • - 200 students listening to 17 different presentations • - In recent years students have to write two essays
  12. 12. Second - the didactical concept
  13. 13. Three crucial factors: • - Reflection of the given presentations • - Discussion for different perspectives • - Quality by arguing using scientific rules, methods and approaches
  14. 14. Third - the technical concept
  15. 15. Learning Management System
  16. 16. The Weblogs
  17. 17. The Integrated Microblogs
  18. 18. Evaluation results
  19. 19. Research Question 1: Before the start of the lecture - did not know about Microbloggin (1) - have already heard about Microblogging (2) - have already used Microblogging for at least once (3) - have already been an active Microblogger (4) 1 2 3 4 Students 128 (86%) 17 (11%) 2 (1,5%) 2 (1,5%)
  20. 20. Research Question 2: Have you ever read your reviews you got from your colleagues? Yes No Scientific Writer 79% 21% Blogger 49% 51%
  21. 21. Research Question 3: What do you think about the use of Microblogging in Higher Education? - Maybe useful for virtual announcements - Exchange of information - Useful for fast discussions - Help to share links and ideas - Useful to pointing to a Weblog contribution - Problem is maybe the public nature - Sharing thougths with different people - New kind of information flow - Microblogging is a more interactive media between people of same interests
  22. 22. Reflection / Discussion / Quality? http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetoad01/2677459596
  23. 23. It is about a communication, collaboration, social networking - in a very, very new way http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/430523365 Microblogging & the consequences Martin Ebner
  24. 24. SOCIAL LEARNING Graz University of Technology Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner Hermann Maurer http://elearning.tugraz.at http://elearningblog.tugraz.at

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