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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Blogging in Higher Education by Martin Ebner and Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology

I came across a very interesting entry in the e-Learning Blog
E-Learn 2007 -- Quebec City, Canada, Oct. 15-19, 2007

Presentation at the E-Learn Conference in Quebec
Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Work Group Social Learning, Austria
Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media, Austria

This paper describes a Web2.0 approach to distant teaching a master course for students of informatics on Graz University of Technology. The course has been implemented by using a blogosphere for writing and collaborating. Students were able to choose whether they contribute to a new didactical concept on voluntary basis instead of writing the essays in a traditional way. The aim is to show that a good didactical concept combined with technological implementations can enhance the purposes of learning and teaching at educational institutions. The complete concept as well as all implementations are described and discussed. The publication points out that the use of the blogosphere named TU Graz LearnLand helped to turn the content of the lecture to a more student-centered one. In the end it must be taken into account, that this considerable effort requires a change of the role of the lecturers.

Related links
Graz University of Technology
International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL)

Source: e-Learning Blog