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  • Trends Discovery in Distance Education with Visualization Muhammed Salman Khan, Martin Ebner, Hermann Maurer
  • http://www.martinebner.at http://mlearning.tumblr.com 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
  • „In any academic discipline the research publication represent the knowledge structure of that discipline. This represents the research trends, landmark papers, key researchers, network of collaborations and contributions from different institutions and regions.“
  • Research: „We like to demonstrate and compare the change of interest in publications, contributions and research across different regions and institutions over a period of time for ED-Media conference.“
  • Data Extraction: - parsing the HTML pages from 2003 - 2008 - country information compared with GeoByte database - for name‘s of insitutions string match algorithm called n-grams were used - 99 unique keywords were compared
  • Data Extraction: - 4607 papers were examined - 8186 authors - 2911 institutions in detail: 2003=779; 2004=921; 2005=810; 2006=501; 2007=697; 2008=899 papers
  • Visualisation tool: - Web application will be made available for researchers, lecturers and students - using Adobe Flex (for flash animation), Java Servlets, MySql
  • Main Interface:
  • World View (in general): 2003 + 2004 2003 + ... + 2006 2003 + ... + 2008
  • World View (contributions): 2003 + 2004 2007 + 2008 2005 + 2006
  • World View: top keywords 2003 + 2004 2003 + ... + 2003 + ... + 2006 2008
  • World View (top keywords): Students Educational Technology Teachers Learning Objects Instructional Design Interaction Computers Schools Virtual Environment and Learning Management System
  • World View (top contributors): 2003 + ... + 2008 2003 + ... + 2008
  • Continents view : Europe: 831 papers Europe: 493 papers Asia: 265 papers Asia: 565 papers Oceania: 169 papers Oceania: 276 papers Europe: 1365 papers Asia: 936 papers Oceania: 406 papers
  • Continents view : North America Europe Asia Oceania South America Africa
  • Countries view : Japan: 104 papers Japan: 200 papers Australia: 136 Canada: 227 papers papers Australia: 220 papers Canada: 87 papers Taiwan: 188 papers Japan: 344 papers Canada: 366 papers Australia: 333 papers Taiwan: 287 papers
  • Countries view : United States Japan Canada United Kingdom Australia Austria Taiwan Germany
  • Institutions view of USA: University of Texas at Austin: 10 papers University of Hawaii at Manoa: 18 University of Georgia: 19 papers papers University of Hawaii University of Texas at at Manoa: 15 papers Austin: 16 papers University of Texas at Austin: 6 papers University of Hawaii at Manoa: 21 papers University of Georgia: 27 papers
  • Discussion - Data Extraction and analyses show the global trends as well as top contributing nations - Problem of institutions ambiguity - Next steps are „appearing keywords“
  • SOCIAL LEARNING Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner http://elearning.tugraz.at http://elearningblog.tugraz.at