Nomination for the best paper award at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2013
The paper "Analyzing the Flow of Ideas and Profiles of Contributors in an Open Learning Community" by Iassen Halatchliyski (Knowledge Media Research Center), Tobias Hecking, Tilman Göhnert and H. Ulrich Hoppe (Collide Portal University Duisburg-Essen) has been nominated for the best paper award among 16 papers at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2013.
This paper provides an introduction to the scientometric method of main path analysis and its application to online learning communities like Wikiversity. The potential of the method is elaborated for analyzing the overall learning process of a community as well as the individual contributions of the participants in parallel.
Awards for outstanding paper by Krauskopf/Forssell at the SITE 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The contribution of Dr. Karsten Krauskopf and Karin Forssell, Ph.D. "I have TPCK! What does that mean? Examining the External Validity of TPCK Self-Reports" at this year's conference of the "Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)" was honored with the Thompson-TPACK-Award 2013. The paper, written by Dr. Karsten Krauskopf (Knowledge Media Research Center, Tübingen, Germany) and Karin Forssell, Ph.D. (Stanford University, Californien, USA), deals with the examination of TPCK-(Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) self-reports.
Karsten Krauskopf received the award on 26th March 2013 at the SITE conference in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA.
Krauskopf, K., Forssell, K (2013). I have TPCK! What does that mean? Examining the External Validity of TPCK Self-Reports. Proceedings Paper -SITE 2013 - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - March 25 - 29, 2013.
DFG-project „Mathe mit der Matte“ will be financed for another two years
The DFG-project "Mathe mit der Matte" will be financed for another two years. The project is part of the DFG research group "Analysis and Promotion of Effective Processes of Learning and Instruction". The project explores if children’s movement supports the acquisition of basic knowledge in mathematic. The project proposal was submitted by Prof. Ulrike Cress (KMRC), Prof. Hans-Christoph Nürk (department of psychology University of Tübingen), Prof. Korbinian Moeller (KMRC) und Dr. Anne-Christine Ehlis (University Hospital Tübingen). In the project a dance matt is used, and children have to compare figures and quantities.
In case of large numbers, they have to jump to the right, in case of small number they have to jump to the left. Within the first phase of the project it has been shown, that the movement improves building up a mental number line. This has a positive effect on several numerical tasks. In the seconds phase the project explores the underlying processes.
7th plenary meeting of the EU project NEXT-TELL from 26th to 28th September 2012 at the KMRC
This time the meeting was joined by members of the advisory board as well as by internationally selected principals and teachers to discuss about project ideas, developments and possibilities for knowledge communication.
Formative assessment, immersive learning environments, documenting and visualising learning data (see also OPCO12 „Learning Analytics“), teachers’ inquiriy, and strategic planning of ICT (information and communication technology) in education were discussed by the international partners of the project but also by the project’s advisory board members as well as principals and teachers.
NEXT-TELL based workshops as well as the current NEXT-TELL tool versions were offered to the principals and teachers from Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, England, and Germany. They were asked for their feedback for further development. Currently, the NEXT-TELL tools seem to increase efforts in the time limited school systems and therefore need further adaptation.
The goal to communicate and exchange experiences was very welcomed by the international school partners. They reported from their daily teaching and leading organization within their schools. The experiences ranged from sketches of the computer labs to reports of first steps in inquiring a teacher’s own testing ideas.
Knowledge on the Net - in Search of an Ethics in the Internet Age: International Conference on Ethics and Society at KMRC, Tuebingen, Germany
The Internet and varous Internet applications have changed our lives and our relationships. Changes concern the widened accessibility of knowledge and the understanding of what knowledge actually is. Coming along with the so called Internet revolution are ethical questions. How can we use knowledge responsibly in the Internet age? Who is responsible for selecting and structuring knowledge? What effects does the Internet have on our quality of life?
The conference Knowledge on the Net analyzes the impact of the Internet on the basis of some selected fields of human life and puts the ethical question at centre stage. Please find the programme here
The conference takes places in Tübingen, 11. - 12. October 2012, Knowledge Media Research Center, Alte Frauenklinik, Schleichstraße 6
It is already the 2nd Tübingen International Conference on Ethics and Society.