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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 http://elearningblog.tugraz.at http://twitter.com/mebner http://tugll.tugraz.at LaBomba Aida - Second Life
  • 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 longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.“ Mark Prenksy 2001 http://www.flickr.com/photos/maebmij/123180774
  • Mobile Information Society?
  • Mobile Learning? http://flickr.com/photos/thomcochrane/416206133/
  • 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
  • Weblogs and Microblogs - Enhancing lecturing? http://www.flickr.com/photos/leapfrog_photo/2532068489
  • First - the Study
  • 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
  • Second - the didactical concept
  • Three crucial factors: • - Reflection of the given presentations • - Discussion for different perspectives • - Quality by arguing using scientific rules, methods and approaches
  • 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) - 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%)
  • Research Question 2: Have you ever read your reviews you got from your colleagues? Yes No Scientific Writer 79% 21% Blogger 49% 51%
  • 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
  • Reflection / Discussion / Quality? http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetoad01/2677459596
  • 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
  • SOCIAL LEARNING Graz University of Technology Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner Hermann Maurer http://elearning.tugraz.at http://elearningblog.tugraz.at