Markus Ebner

Markus Ebner
Graz University of Technology | TU Graz · OU Educational Technology

Master of Science

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January 2019 - present
Graz University of Technology
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January 2017 - present
Graz University of Technology
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February 2015 - December 2016
Graz University of Technology
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The trend towards remote teaching is steadily increasing and intensified by the current situation of the global pandemic. This is a particular challenge for subjects with a high practical relevance, such as mining engineering education, as practical experiences and on-site excursions are an integral part of the curriculum. In face-to-face teaching...
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Today, our homes become smarter and smarter. We started to interact with our home with Intelligent Personal Assistants, like Amazon Alexa. In this paper we want to present and give a review on the Alexa skill developed for an online search for resources like rooms, courses, and persons. The goal is to provide the users an easy-to-use way to ask for...
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Since the Covid19-pandemic, digital teaching in higher education institutions has taken on an unintended but all in all a significant momentum (Pausits et al., 2021). Overnight, institutions were forced to switch at least partly to exclusively full distance teaching. This also helped MOOCs to gain further momentum, as it was precisely these courses...
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Der University Innovation Report ist der Wegweiser, um schnell erste Informationen einzuholen, direkt zu den digitalen Innovationen aus Lehre, Verwaltung und Forschung der TU Graz zu gelangen und mit den Methoden und Events des Marketplace die Universität von morgen mitzugestalten.
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Almost every child and adult today have access to the Internet and different technologies like smartphones, tablets and co. Scientists recognized this very quickly and started to create a whole new way of learning. Therefore, learning applications have been developed to increase student and adult interest in studying and training. This paper descri...
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This paper concentrates on the implementation of a new screening method in Austrian schools to assess children and find out if they have any special educational needs in educational areas like phonology, counting, knowledge of letters and numbers and others. The underlying structure of the assignments was developed by developmental psychologists fr...
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Mixed Reality technologies are on the rise in the educational sector. However, research shows that there is still a lack in knowledge concerning the evaluation of these technologies. In this paper we present a research on current practices in evaluation for Mixed Reality. For this purpose, we selected 94 publications from between 2015 and 2021 and...
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Um einen breiten Zugang zur Bildung und großzügige Nutzung von Bildungsressourcen zu ermöglichen, setzt auch die Technische Universität Graz (TU Graz) auf offene Bildungsressourcen (Open Educational Resources, kurz OER). Der Arbeitsbericht beschreibt die technologischen Entwicklungen und Prozesse, damit Lehrende der TU Graz das eigene Lernmanagemen...
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Um einen breiten Zugang zur Bildung und großzügige Nutzung von Bildungsressourcen zu ermöglichen, setzt auch die Technische Universität Graz (TU Graz) auf offene Bildungsressourcen (Open Educational Resources, kurz OER). Der Beitrag beschreibt die technologischen Entwicklungen und Prozesse, damit Lehrende der TU Graz das eigene Lernmanagementsystem...
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Over the last years software development life-cycles have continuously been shortened and new releases are being deployed at a more and more frequent level. In order to ensure the quality of those releases, a strong shift towards automated testing at all testing levels has become noticeable throughout the software development industry. At system te...
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Dieser Beitrag ermöglicht eine kurze Einführung in das Themenfeld Learning Analytics mit einem besonderen Blick auf den Schulunterricht. Heute erscheint es noch weit entfernt, bis derartige Anwendungen im deutschsprachigen Raum flächendeckend Fuß fassen können. Durch die voranschreitende Technologie werden jedoch solche Anwendungen und die Auseinan...
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Chatbots have gained enormous popularity in recent years. IT giants such as Microsoft, Google and Facebook have taken an interest in automated conversations. Messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are playing an increasingly important role in smartphone usage and communication in general perfect conditions for chatbots. This paper prov...
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To enable broad access to education and generous use of educational resources, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) also relies on Open Educational Resources (OER). This article describes the technological developments and processes that enable teachers at TU Graz to use their own learning management system (LMS) for the publication of OER. The...
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Präsentation von Christoph Ladurner und Markus Ebner (beide TU Graz) im Workshop „Hochschule 2030“ im Rahmen der 50. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik des Beitrags von Christoph Ladurner, Christian Ortner, Karin Lach, Martin Ebner, Maria Haas, Markus Ebner, Raman Ganguly und Sandra Schön (2020). Entwicklung und Implementierung eines Plug...
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The amount of digitalized information increases day by day. Everyone connected to the internet through different devices or interfaces can acquire information of specific topics and interests at every time on every place. Nowadays, nearly every child owns a mobile device or at least has access to a mobile device connected to the internet. The main...
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The paper depicts the Erasmus+ project “Individual DifferEntiated correct writing with Blogs - Individualizing and Implementing (IDeRBlog ii)”. IDeRBlog ii is a follow-up project evolving the result of IDeRBlog, a blogging platform for pupils aged eight and above. The project is an international cooperation between 3 countries in Europe. This paper...
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This paper shows how Learning Analytic Methods are combined with German orthography in the IDeRBlog-project (www.iderblog.eu). After a short introduction to the core of the platform – the intelligent dictionary – we focus on the presentation and evaluation of a new training format. The aim of this format is, that pupils can train misspelled words i...
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Obviously, reading and writing are important qualities nowadays, likely more so than ever before. Whether that be in school, work or everyday life, it is a skill set that is omnipresent. This is also evident by the countless contributions that are created and published on various online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or WhatsApp. In o...
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The COVID-19 crisis influenced universities worldwide in early 2020. In Austria, all universities were closed in March 2020 as a preventive measure, and meetings with over 100 people were banned and a curfew was imposed. This development also had a massive impact on teaching, which in Austria takes place largely face-to-face. In this paper we would...
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After examining the current developments in the field of knowledge and competence requirements, university teaching and technology, and their effects on a digital society through various background studies, this chapter focuses on modeling and developing different scenarios and discussions with regard to technology and social developments. Differen...
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This chapter provides four models of higher education for the year 2030, namely the Tamagotchi, Jenga, Lego Set, and Transformer models. The Tamagotchi model represents the classic approach to higher education, starting right after secondary school and leading up to a bachelor’s or master’s degree and then transitioning into employment, finishing t...
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As the digital transformation clearly highlights the role of universities and institutes of higher education in shaping a higher education system that is more open and provides education to everyone who can benefit from it, this study seeks to analyze, in more detail, what developments are having an impact on higher education and develops future sc...
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Reflecting the change in perspective taken in this book, our survey put questions about institutional support, governance, quality assurance or financial issues aside. Moreover, digitization is not only a technical innovation but always a social one as well. This fundamental change of perspective leads to questions such as “What does the learner ne...
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a) (b) Figure 1: Our system enables teaching mining students in virtual reality with 360°videos. (a) After exploring the environment, the teacher presents a specific procedure to all students by controlling the video playback and by consecutively enabling and disabling several prepared annotations (shown in red in this example). (b) Students follow...
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This chapter deals with the integration of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) elements into academic mining education. The focus lies on the didactical approach within the EU-funded MiReBooks (Mixed Reality Books) project. The project aims to develop a series of AR- and VR-based interactive mining manuals as a new digital standard for higher edu...
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Sustainably digitalizing higher education requires a human-centred approach. To address actual problems in teaching as well as learning and increase acceptance, the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) solution(s) must be co-designed with affected researchers, teachers, students and administrative staff. We present research-in-progress about a sandpi...
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The use of digital media is increasingly being promoted in school teaching. Since this aspect changes the interaction between teachers and pupils, this research is concerned with the development of a prototype of a mobile application for Android and iOS, in which different learning applications for language acquisition are offered on the basis of l...
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An educational, interactive Amazon Alexa Skill called “Österreich und Europa Spiel / Austria and Europe Game” was developed at Graz University of Technology for a German as well as English speaking audience. This Skills intent is to assist learning geographic facts about Austria as well as Europe by interaction via voice controls with the device. T...
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The wide range of applications and the capability to process and understand natural languages made chatbots very popular. Besides that, many applications chatbots are also used as information retrieval tools. Chatbots are changing the way users search for information. This document focuses on a chatbot that is used as an information retrieval tool....
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Chatbots are already being used successfully in many areas. This publication deals with the development and programming of a chatbot prototype to support learning processes. This Chatbot prototype is designed to help pupils in order to correct their spelling mistakes by providing correction proposals to them. Especially orthographic spelling mistak...
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In this research work, we deal with the topic of the integration of Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education. Due to the worldwide debate on digitalization in all possible sectors, educational institutions are asking how they can deal with this change and how they can prepare for the future. At Graz University of Technology, a pre-project w...
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The secondary to tertiary transition is generally considered as problematic. Thereby, especially mathematics is a significant barrier for students of universities. The reasons are diverse and occur not least because of the changes in the school curriculum caused by the centralised school leaving examination. Subsequently, many universities and acad...
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Das Projekt „(A) Higher Education Digital (AHEAD) - Internationales Horizon-Scanning / Trendanaly- se zur digitalen Hochschulbildung“ hat von Februar 2018 bis Januar 2019 eine systematische Ana- lyse der aktuellen Trends und Anforderungen in den Bereichen Wissens- und Kompetenzanforde- rungen unternommen und die neuesten Entwicklungen in der Lernth...
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Since the beginning of software development, solution approaches and technologies have changed massively, including the requirements for a user interface. At the very beginning, it was the desktop application, with a classic Graphical User Interface (GUI), which fulfilled the needs of a user. Nowadays, many applications moved to web respectively mo...
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The availability of personal digital devices in schools and at home are offering new ways of engaging students in the area of language learning. In this publication, we present a new approach on writing and blogging for children aged 8 to 12 years, which is especially helpful for those who struggle with the acquisition of German orthography. On a w...
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While a large number of scientific publications explain the development of prototypes or the implementation of case studies in detail, descriptions of the challenges and proper solutions when implementing learning analytics initiatives are rare. In this chapter, we provide a practical tool that can be used to identify risks and challenges that aris...
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span>The didactic method of digital, game-based learning includes integrating educational content or learning standards into video games with the objective to engage pupils. The method combines instructional content with computer or video games and can be used with all subjects and at all ability levels. Exponents of digital game-based learning arg...
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Poster für den Marketplace bei den Open Access Tagen an der TU Graz, September 2018
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) sind in den letzten Jahren in aller Munde, wenn es darum geht, technologiegestütztes Lernen für große Zielgruppen zu verwirklichen. MOOCs bieten dabei kostenlose Bildung mit offenem Zugang an, sowohl für die breite Öffentlichkeit als auch für spezielle Zielgruppen (z.B. Weiterbildung). Die in den Medien diskutier...
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Mobile apps and the gaming industry experienced continuous growth and popularity over the last couple of years. While children have always played games for fun, researchers, recognized the promising possibilities behind games in the field of education. As nearly every child is in possession of a mobile device today, the sector of digital game-based...
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According to the NMC Horizon Report (Johnson et al. in Horizon Report Europe: 2014 Schools Edition, Publications Office of the European Union, The New Media Consortium, Luxembourg, Austin, 2014 [1]), data-driven learning in combination with emerging academic areas such as learning analytics has the potential to tailor students’ education to their n...
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Learning Analytics ist die Möglichkeit aus gesammelten Daten durch entsprechende Analyseverfahren neue Erkenntnisse für die pädagogische Praxis zu erhalten. In diesem Beitrag soll eine kurze Einführung gegeben werden, sowie anhand von zwei konkreten Beispielen gezeigt werden wir man es für den Schulalltag nutzen kann.
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The article depicts the blogging platform IDeRBlog as an example of an Open Educational Resources Practice. The exercise databases of IDeRBlog are focussed in the context of orthography training. After briefly outlining Open Educational Resources an overview on how the exercises were researched and reviewed according to an established quality frame...
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Der Einsatz von digitalen Technologien im Alltag der Jugend ist selbstverständlich geworden. Die Schülerinnen und Schüler haben die Möglichkeit mit Hilfe von Geräten wie Computern, Tablets und Smartphones Zugang zu Informationen, Kursmaterialien und Übungen zu erhalten. Die dadurch gewonnenen Daten haben das Potential die Art und Weise wie wir Lehr...
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Durch die Erfindung des Computers hat sich das Leben in verschiedenen Bereichen stark verändert: Mobilität und Vernetzung halten Einzug in das tägliche Leben. Um am Puls der Zeit zu bleiben, ist es notwendig auch das bis jetzt nahezu unveränderte Bildungssystem in die Zukunft zu tragen. Ob der zahlreichen politischen Diskussionen konnte man sich bi...
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Dieser Beitrag beschreibt die Ziele, Methoden und Interessengruppen von Learning Analytics. Darüberhinaus werden die unterschiedlichen Struktu- ren der Daten von Big Data und Learning Analytics betrachtet. Dargestellt werden ferner die Planung des Einsatzes von Learning Analytics und die Phasen der technischen Implementierung.
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German orthography is known to be quite difficult to master, especially for primary-school pupils in writing texts [cf. 1]. In order to support children with the acquisition of German orthography, we are developing a web-based platform for German-speaking users based on learning analytics techniques. Our goal is to motivate pupils age 8 to 12 to im...
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Purpose – Due to the important role of orthography in society, the project called IDeRBlog presented in this paper created a web-based tool to motivate pupils to write text as well as to read and to comment on texts written by fellow students. In addition, IDeRBlog aims to improve student’s German orthography skills and supports teachers and parent...
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Together with my colleague I like to call for submissions on the topic „Learning Analytics„. The contributions will appear as Special Issue of the Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning that is an open access journal published by Emerald Publishing Services. Please consider to send us a scientific contribution on 28th April 2014 at l...
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This issue examines several of these settings and present a wealth of evidence from often overlooked topics as varied as online formative assessment, intelligent dictionaries, inverted or flipped classrooms, interactive multilingual software and games, Language MOOCs, machine translation, and mobile language resources in six in-depth articles and t...
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Ziel ist die Bereitstellung einer Internetplattform für Kinder zwischen acht und zwölf Jahren zum Verfassen von Texten. Aufgrund der interdisziplinären Entwicklung (Medieninformatik und -didaktik, Fachwissenschaft und -didaktik Deutsch, Schulkooperationen) werden erstmals Learning-Analytics-Verfahren im Bereich der Rechtschreibung angewandt. Dies g...
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Data-driven learning in combination with emerging academic areas such as Learning Analytics (LA) has the potential to tailor students’ education to their needs [1]. The aim of this article is to present a web-based training platform for primary school pupils who struggle with the acquisition of German orthography. Our objective is the improvement i...
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Graz University of Technology has a long tradition in doing technology-enhanced courses. Following the latest trends, as mentioned in the NMC Horizon Report [32], we reviewed the possibility to use a wearable technology, in our case the Google GlassTM, in courses to improve the interaction between the lecturer and the audience with a special focus...
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Many pupils struggle with the acquisition of the German orthography. In order to meet this struggle a web based platform for German speaking countries is currently developed. This platform aims to motivate pupils aged 8 to 12 to improve their writing and spelling competences. In this platform pupils can write texts in the form of blog entries conce...
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Schreiben und Lesen ist eine der grundlegenden Fertigkeiten, die in der Schule vermittelt wird. Durch die Existenz von Computern, Tablets und Handys werden den Schülerinnen neue Zugange zum Schreib- und Leselernlernprozess ermöglicht. Diese greift das Erasmus + Projekt IDeRBlog auf, indem es für das Schreiben eine Internetplattform mit vielen Mögli...
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Neuhold [1] developed a software for children to practice additions and subtractions, including tools to analyze the learner produced data to better understand this learning process and help teachers in finding appropriate measures to eliminate mistakes. Following this example we investigated in second language vocabulary acquisition (cf. [2, 3, 4]...
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Viele Jugendliche haben mit Lese- und Schreib-oder Rechtschreibproblemen zu kämpfen. Werden diese nicht erkannt und gefördert, wirkt sich das im Erwachsenenalter negativ aus [SMH08]. In diesem Beitrag beschreiben wir ein Informationssystem für den deutschsprachigen Raum, das sich derzeit im Aufbau befindet und mit Hilfe von Learning Analytics versu...

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In this call, we call to consider the topic of Massive Open Online Courses from all perspectives. The following questions can be taken as suggestions, but are by no means exhaustive: We ask for experiences with the use of Massive Open Online Courses in higher education teaching. Which strategic role will freely accessible courses play in the future in the higher education context? What technical developments can be expected in connection with MOOCs? How should the topic of MOOCs be addressed from a pedagogical perspective? Which pedagogical questions need to be answered? Which didactical implications are associated with MOOCS? How do MOOCs influence the Bologna Process or the continuing education sector (e.g. microcredentials)? Which role do MOOCs play in the third mission? Which specific content can be particularly conveyed through MOOCs? What experience and evidence-based studies are there on this? What influence do MOOCs have on educational equity or access to higher education? What are the implications of MOOCs for the function and understanding of higher education? We are looking forward to contributions about MOOCs and their role in higher education teaching from as many different perspectives as possible and thus to point out their use, development and role. Take part in the international discourse, send us your academic results and actively help to shape this issue!
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Objective: MiReBooks produces a series of Virtual and Augmented Reality based (=Mixed Reality MR) interactive mining handbooks as a new digital standard for higher mining education across Europe. Many current challenges in mining education will be met in an innovative new way, by combining classical paper based teaching materials with MR materials and their transformation into pedagogically and didactically coherent MR handbooks for integrative classroom use.
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Education without technology is nearly impossible these days. Moreover, the future of teaching and learning is becoming more and more digitalized. Therefore, we would like to invite you to contribute to a call for papers asking for contributions on “Trends and Opportunities in Online Education”. We are searching for innovative examples, and emerging trends in teaching and learning with technologies and visions. Please find here more details on the CfP: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet/special_issues/online_education