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Herzlichen Dank aus Graz!

Das erste österreichische (vierte deutschsprachige) EduCamp ist vorüber. Wir als Organisatoren möchten uns an dieser Stelle ganz herzlich bei allen Beteiligten bedanken; für die tolle Zusammenarbeit mit Marcel und Thomas, allen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern von tertiären Bildungseinrichtungen in Graz, sowie den Sponsoren und allen, die aus Fern und Nah zum EduCamp nach Graz gekommen sind. Auch wenn das Format des Camps noch wenig bekannt und etabliert ist in Österreich, freuen wir uns, auf ein bunt zusammengesetztes Besucherspektrum verweisen zu können, entgegen der typisch österreichische „Schau ma mal“-Mentalität. Die Themen der Sessions waren sehr zukunftsorientiert ausgerichtet. Mit der Bildungscouch durften wir ein neues gestalterisches Element zum erstenmal ausprobieren. Die live Übertragungen aus allen Sessions war ein weiteres Novum, ebenso wie der Besuch der Monsters (Monster Academy) bei einem EduCamp.

Als medialen Abschluss wird es noch einen kurzen Film über das vergangene EduCamp in Graz geben. Sobald dieser fertig ist, wird er unter anderem an dieser Stelle präsentiert.

Das Organisationsteam Graz hofft, dass Graz in guter Erinnerung bleibt und wünscht allen CamperInnen noch viele weitere erfolgreiche EduCamps!

Recording of the third Online Round Table on „mobile Learning“ is online

Educamp GrazThe recording of the third Online Round Table on mobile Learning is now here online available. Thanks again Mark A. Kramer and Sam Easterby-Smith for sharing their thoughts and great presentations.
Finally, I thank all participants for their contributions and like to invite you all again to our forthcoming EduCamp in Graz next week – cu there :-) .

Online Round Table / Session #3 – mLearning

Educamp GrazThe Online Round Tables (#ORT09) are back for the third time! This time around we are hosting a series of open discussions which will lead to the upcoming EduCamp Event in Graz, Austria (November, 6-7).

The third online event is already on Thursday October 29. Mark A.M. Kramer and Sam Easterby-Smith will be our guest speakers. They will guide us through an informal discussion around ‘mobile Learning’, a topic that will certainly generate a lively debate. Make sure to contribute to it too. 😉 We look forward to ‘seeing’ you there.

For further details about the speakers, their presentation and venue, please browse below.


Our Guest Speakers

Mark A. M. Kramer
Mark A.M. Kramer is an early adopter and informed critic of mobile information and communications technologies. Currently, Mark is teaching courses at the University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria, within the Mobile Computing Department in Hagenberg and the Management School in Steyr, Austria. Mark also acts as a consultant for Mobilizy GmbH, an
Austrian software company that specializes in location-based services and augmented reality experiences.
Mark spends a great portion of his time between Vienna and Salzburg traveling on average 16-24 hours a week on the Austrian Railway. This time is spent in part by conducting real-world research and developing strategies for extreme-mobile learning scenarios. Mark is conducting his doctoral research within the general field of e-learning, concentrating on applying mobile technologies to enhance personal and cooperative learning
communities.
Mark’s long-term goal is to apply his medical background and anthropological field-experience to help develop mobile ICT solutions and infrastructure to assist medical & humanitarian staff located in geographically and politically (democratically) challenged regions.
Research Focus:
e-Learning, e-Literacy, e-Inclusion, ICT Enhanced Acquisition of Learning, e-Health, e-Government & e-Democracy, m-Learning.

Abstract:
The application of computer-generated imagery in live-video streams on mobile devices, as a way to expand the real-world, is finally available for the masses on an affordable basis. Augmented and mixed-reality scenarios are now a common fixture of our technology arsenal of methods to acquire information about our surroundings. This emergence of augmented reality (AR) also has great potential to support individual and group learning. I will share thoughts and experiences on how AR will change the way we view and experience learning in a situated context.



portraitSam Easterby-Smith has been writing code since the age of 4 and has worked extensively on educational software projects, games, databases, websites and the development of data exchange standards throughout his professional career. He currently runs Spotlight Kid Ltd, a consultancy based in Manchester, UK specialising in mobile applications on iPhone and other platforms for the education and entertainment sectors. Prior to setting up his consultancy business, Sam has worked for many years with CETIS at the University of Bolton.
Research focus:
e-learning, m-learning, cybernetics, arts education, learning through play
Abstract:
Apple’s iPhone has shifted the goal posts for mobile devices, bringing truly usable computing and ubiquitous connectivity to the pockets of users and jangling coins to the pockets of Apple and independent software developers. A major key to the success of the device has been the combination of multi-touch screen and the software, both what comes in the box and the wealth of downloadable applications. Other manufacturers have taken note and are rapidly introducing their own platforms and App Stores to recoup some ground.

Among the available applications are many games and toys aimed at young children. Drawing on experiences (my own children aged 1 and 3) I will examine the way very young people approach these devices and their surprising levels of competency in navigating and operating them. I’ll also discuss the implications and opportunities for learning that mobile applications will doubtless bring to this new generation of digital natives.



Venue Details:

Topic: mobile Learning
Date: October 29, 2009 / 19.00 (BST) / 20.00 (CEST) (check your local time)
Moderation: Cristina Costa, Martin Ebner and Graham Attwell
Link to Venue: Elluminate
Add to calender: Link
Visit ORT09 on Facebook: LINK


This sessions runs in cooperation with the JISC Sponsored EVOLVE community.

The online round tables will be in English and are open for the ‘worldwide’ audience. Elluminate will be the online conference platform used. (A tutorial on how to join the session is available here). The recording of the sessions will be made available afterwards on this website.
Follow the Evolve Network on Facebook. Add your ideas to the discussion area (new discussion topics you would like EVOLVE to host; ideas, events you would like EVOLVE to support, etc) Do not hesitate to contact us. Any queries please email: ([Martin Ebner][Cristina Costa])

We look forward to the interesting discussions. Stay tuned and help us spread the word about it (when mentioning it on twitter, blogposts, your social networks, etc please use the following tags: #ecg09 #educamp09 #EduCampGraz #ort09)

Online Round Table / Session #2 – Personalization and Learning

Educamp GrazThe Online Round Tables (#ORT09) are back for the second time! This time around we are hosting a series of open discussions which will lead to the upcoming EduCamp Event in Graz, Austria (November, 6-7).

The first online event is already onThursday October 8. Erik Duval and Ralf Klamma will be our guest speakers. They will guide us through an informal discussion around ‘Learning in futurue concerning personalization of content’, a topic that will certainly generate a lively debate. Make sure to contribute to it too. 😉 We look forward to ‘seeing’ you there.

For further details about the speakers, their presentations and venue, please browse below.


Our Guest Speakers

Erik DuvalErik DuvalErik Duval is a professor at the computer science department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Erik’s research focuses on management of and access to structured and unstructured data. In practical terms, we research repositories, federated search, harvesting, content management, but also more end user oriented aspects like information visualization, mobile information devices, multi-touch displays and mash-ups. His group typically applies research results to technology enhanced learning, access to music and ‚research2.0′. His current obsession is massive hyper-personalization („The Snowflake Effect“) – a topic on which he regularly keynotes. Erik teaches courses on Human-Computer Interaction, Multimedia, problem solving and design. With the ARIADNE Foundation, he is quite active in the development of technical standards. He chairs the IEEE LTSC working group on Learning Object Metadata. Erik co-founded two spin-offs that apply research results for access to music and scientific output.
Abstract:
Learning is personal. So, learning environments should be personal too… Many (not all!) of our students do not expect anything less. Yet, organization-wide support for learning environments seems to be incompatible with personalization as witnessed by the one size fits all approach of dominant LMS’s. I will share some of my experiences in this domain: I once chaired the group that helped my university to decide to adopt Blackboard. That university wide system now has more than 90.000 users. Yet, my courses in it only contain a link to a wiki or a blog or a facebook group. In my talk, I will try to provide a happy twist to this ironic story…


Ralf KlammaRalf Klammais a senior researcher within the Information Systems group at RWTH Aachen University. He has visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge and has been a substitute professor at the universities of Chemnitz and Passau. He is technical coordinator of the EUIP ROLE (Responsive Open Learning Environments), member of the Aachen Excellence Cluster UMIC (Ultra-High Speed Information and Communication) and project manager for a number of EU and German funded projects. His research interests include web science, technology enhanced learning, and mobile data management.

Abstract: No country of old men
Despite the deep societal and economical changes induced by the media changes towards the Internet the impact on the future of learning remains unclear. Policy making like the Bologna process seems to have much more influence on agenda setting in the transformation of learning organizations
than technological innovations. Even in widely recognized debates like the adoption of learning management systems in learning institutions organizational change processes are far behind technological offers. Will also personal learning environments share the fate of the technology generations before them or can the adoption process in learning communities aligned with the development of learning services?



Venue Details:

Topic: Personalization and Learning
Date: October 8, 2009 / 19.00 (BST) / 20.00 (CEST) (check your local time)
Moderation: Cristina Costa, Martin Ebner and Graham Attwell
Link to Venue: Elluminate
Add to calender: Link
Visit ORT09 on Facebook: LINK


This sessions runs in cooperation with the JISC Sponsored EVOLVE community.

The online round tables will be in English and are open for the ‘worldwide’ audience. Elluminate will be the online conference platform used. (A tutorial on how to join the session is available here). The recording of the sessions will be made available afterwards on this website.
Follow the Evolve Network on Facebook. Add your ideas to the discussion area (new discussion topics you would like EVOLVE to host; ideas, events you would like EVOLVE to support, etc) Do not hesitate to contact us. Any queries please email: ([Martin Ebner][Cristina Costa])

We look forward to the interesting discussions. Stay tuned and help us spread the word about it (when mentioning it on twitter, blogposts, your social networks, etc please use the following tags: #ecg09 #educamp09 #EduCampGraz #ort09)

Online Round Table / Session #1 – Open Content

Educamp GrazThe Online Round Tables (#ORT09) are back! This time around we are hosting a series of open discussions which will lead to the upcoming EduCamp Event in Graz, Austria (November, 6-7).

The seconde online event is already next Monday (September 14). Martin Weller and Martin Lindner will be our guest speakers. They will guide us through an informal discussion around ‘Open Content’, a topic that will certainly generate a lively debate. Make sure to contribute to it too. 😉 We look forward to ‘seeing’ you there.

For further details about the speakers, their presentations and venue, please browse below.


Our Guest Speakers

Martin WellerMartin Weller is Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University in the UK. He chaired the Open University’s first major elearning course with 15,000 students annually. He was the Project Director for the Open University Virtuel Learning Environment and more recently, SocialLearn the Open University social networking project. His interests are in digital scholarship, implications of new technologies for higher education, learning design and social networks. He blogs at edtechie.net
Abstract:
Martin will explore the ways in which the term ‚open‘ has changed in usage over the years since the founding of the Open University, and consider what ‚open‘ principles such a university would be founded on now. The practice of being an ‚open scholar‘, and the benefits and issues involved will be examined.


Martin LindnerMartin Lindner is a researcher and consultant on the new growing Microweb. His work focuses strongly on Digital Knowledge Management, Learning in the Web and Building of Virtual Teams. He sees himself as a Digital Immigrant and Media Researcher, with a PhD in Literature.

Abstract: OPEN CONTENT: NON-LEARNERS ANONYMOUS
More and more, people get frustrated by training and education that is overly formalized, expensive, stealing too much lifetime or simply not producing usable learning results. On the other hand, the Web is presenting a plethora of free and open content for many subjects and fields. And we have new stunningly powerful tools for collaboration and knowledge that cost nearly nothing. But still people are not able to take full advantage of these possibilities, feeling to be left on their own with the ambitious task of „self-learning“. I would like to share and discuss some thoughts from a working group thinking about how we could set up self-organizing groups, where „Non-learners Anonymous“ can use Web 2.0 tools and practices to break with the painful habit of non-learning.
So how can we help creating self-organizing groups that can systematically take advantage of the „open content“ in the web? What templates, tools and what rules should we arrange so that they can easily form, set up their project and their goals and then work collaboratively in a given time frame toward some tangible results.



Venue Details:

Topic: Open Content in Education
Date: September 14, 2009 / 19.00 (BST) / 20.00 (CEST) (check your local time)
Moderation: Cristina Costa, Martin Ebner and Graham Attwell
Link to Venue: Elluminate
Add to calender: Link
Visit ORT09 on Facebook: LINK


This sessions runs in cooperation with the JISC Sponsored EVOLVE community.

The online round tables will be in English and are open for the ‘worldwide’ audience. Elluminate will be the online conference platform used. (A tutorial on how to join the session is available here). The recording of the sessions will be made available afterwards on this website.
Follow the Evolve Network on Facebook. Add your ideas to the discussion area (new discussion topics you would like EVOLVE to host; ideas, events you would like EVOLVE to support, etc) Do not hesitate to contact us. Any queries please email: ([Martin Ebner][Cristina Costa])

We look forward to the interesting discussions. Stay tuned and help us spread the word about it (when mentioning it on twitter, blogposts, your social networks, etc please use the following tags: #ecg09 #educamp09 #EduCampGraz #ort09)

Online Round Table – In preparation for Educamp Graz

Please note, article is provided in two languages (german/english):Educamp Graz


Online Round Table 2009 im Vorfeld des EduCamp Graz (Kooperation mit dem EVOLVE-Netzwerk)

Wir möchten die eigentlich schon traditionell gewordenen Online Round Tables im Vorfeld des EduCamps auch für das bevorstehende Event in Graz (6-7. November, Österreich) aufleben lassen. Ähnlich zu den bisherigen Veranstaltungen (Link) ist es uns mit Unterstützung von Graham Attwell und Cristina Costa gelungen, mittels des EVOLVE-Netzwerks (gefördert duch JISC) drei weitere Sessions durchführen zu können. Zusammen mit Martin Ebner werden sie die Online Round Table abhalten.

Bis zum Hauptevent im November in Graz (EduCamp Graz) sind an folgenden Tagen, folgende Themen vorgesehen:

Alle Round Tables werden in englischer Sprache durchgeführt und sind geöffnet für ein weltweites Publikum. Es wird die Video-Konferenz-Software Elluminate verwendet werden (Hier gibt es ein Tutorial). Es werden alle Round Tables im Anschluss als Aufzeichung zur Verfügung gestellt.

Genaue Informationen zu jedem einzelenen Ereignis gibt es dann spätestens ein Woche vor dem eigentlichen Event und werden auch in Facebook (Evolve-Network) bekannt gegeben.

In diesem Sinne freut sich das EduCamp-Team auf spannende Diskussionen, stay tuned und helft es zu verbreiten :-) . Bitte verwendet die offizellen Tags #ecg09 #educamp09 #EduCampGraz #ort09


Online Round Table 2009 – In preparation for Educamp Graz (a partnership with the EVOLVE Community)

As we have grown used to, the Online Round tables, in preparation for the upcoming Educamp Event (November 6-7, in Austria), are back!

Once again, the online sessions will be supported by the JISC sponsored EVOLVE Community. Graham Attwell and Cristina Costa, two of the co-founders of EVOLVE, will co-moderate the online events. Together with Martin Ebner they will organise these events. Three sessions will be offered prior to the face to face event in Graz, Austria.

The themes under discussion and the guest speakers of each event are listed below.

  • Event #3
    Theme: Mobile Learning
    Speackers: TBC
    Date / Time: October 29, 2009 / 19.00 (BST) / 20.00 (CEST) (check your local time)
    Link to Venue: Elluminate
    Add to Calender: Link

The online round tables will be in English and are open for the ‘worldwide’ audience. Elluminate will be the online conference platform used. (A tutorial on how to join the session is available here). The recording of the sessions will be made available afterwards on this website.

Further information about each session and speakers will be published one week prior to event to take place. So check this place often, and also follow the Evolve network on Facebook.

We look forward to the interesting discussions. Stay tuned and help us spread the word about it (when mentioning it on twitter, blogposts, your social networks, etc please use the following tags: #ecg09 #educamp09 #EduCampGraz #ort09)


Keine grauen Haare in Graz

Die Vorbereitungen zum 4. deutschsprachigen EduCamp, gleichzeitig dem ersten in Österreich, sind gut im Gange. Fleisig gelauscht haben wir der informellen Fazitrunde und können uns an dieser Stelle auch mal (in)offiziell für die bestens funktionierende Zusammenarbeit mit dem original EduCamp-Team in Ilmenau bedanken!! Egal ob Editiermöglichkeit in diesem Blog, Vorlage von Flyers und Logos oder einfach organisatorische Hilfestellungen; es klappt alles einwandfrei!

Als einen wichtigen Punkt dem Podcast entnehmend habe ich die gut strukturierte Organisation und Eindeutigkeit der Rollenverteilung (sprich Ansprechpartner) herausgehört. In puncto Doppelveranstaltung werden wir zwar ebenso eine haben, allerdings müssen wir mit dieser nicht organisatorisch „konkurrieren“, da sie erst nach dem offiziellem Abschluss unseres EduCamps am 07. November stattfinden wird. Es handelt sich um die „Lange Nacht der Forschung“ die in ganz Graz an diesem Abend über die Bühne gehen wird. Wir selbst von der Abt. Vernetztes Lernen der TU Graz werden ebenso aktiv daran teilnehmen. Dies bietet natürlich für alle nicht Grazer einen weiteren Anreiz noch etwas länger in Graz zu bleiben :-)

In diesem Sinne – mit den besten Grüßen aus dem sonnigen Süden!