11 May 2015 - Bernd Krämer

On the effectiveness of interactive online media in distance education

Video abstract of the paper: B.J. Krämer, J. Neugebauer, J. Magenheim, H. Huppertz: New ways of learning – Comparing the effectiveness of interactive online ...

my name is ben cramer I'm professor

emeritus of fairly new hesitate in hog Germany I was a professor of software engineering and have many years of research experience in e-learning technology hello my name is Yoo nas na gawa I am a research assistant at the University of paderborn in the working group didactics of informatics my research is in the field of competence assessment and development well we are here to introduce our paper with Helga who puts and Johannes Mannheim on a comparative study of the effectiveness of interactive online media in higher distance education we have put this in contrast to the European distance teaching tradition relying on prepackaged self instructional correspondence courses why are we interested in this well Val universitet is the only German language distance teaching University worldwide we have more than 80,000 students and have experimented with innovative learning modes for about 20 years now countless studies have compared online and face-to-face learning to understand the impact of web-based learning technology on higher and extended education there is however very little original research

and evaluation evidence about the possible advantages and disadvantages of web-based learning in a higher distance education setting to fill this gap we've formed an interdisciplinary group of computer science researchers from family Medicaid and experts in the detectives of computer science from the University of parowan together we perform the quantitative study and experimental research in online learning in a distance teaching teaching setting the project set out to find answers to the following research research questions to what extent can the learning objective objectives of a distant learning course be achieved is there a significant difference in competence gains and learning outcomes between students using custom text books and online distance students do students accept or even prefer online learning technologies to traditional correspondence cause we're subject of the study where volunteer students from family desert the education context was an introductory programming course taught in the business informatics bachelor program for the purpose of the study one out of seven course modules

was fully redeveloped as a web-based course with lots of interactive learning objects and self assessment tests learning objectives lecturer and tutors were the same just the learning media were different the online course was delivered in Moodle before the semester began we inform the 980 students who were enrolled in the course in winter semester 2013 14 about the study and invited them to volunteer as online students and to answer three questionnaires to questionnaires were used for the competence analysis of both online and offline students the third questionnaire was used for technology assessment measuring in the online student group the competence assessment was done with the measurement instrument derived from the macomb competence model this model was developed in a project at the universities of para born and Zenon to assess computer science competences of students in German upper secondary education the technology assessment questionnaire was derived from proven assessment tools like the technology acceptance model and the system usability scale all three questionnaires are openly accessible under the URL

given in the paper throughout the semester we collected four sets of raw data behavior and usage data derived from the log files of the online learning environment responses from a competence pre and post test to assess the competence gain of online and offline students technology acceptance data from the online students captured their capturing their perception of the learning environment and formal assessment data acquired from a written examination test these data are also openly accessible in the paper we focus on the presentation of the research methods used the description of the way we adjusted and integrated data from different sources and ethical considerations the core analysis results are summarized in the conclusion but detailed analysis of all data has been published in an accompanying journal paper which is also openly accessible where our study fits relatively well in a new and active field of research called learning analytics learning analytics was inspired by by advances in business intelligence and is empowered by ever-increasing amounts of data produced by online learning environments

learning analytics aims to collect measure and interpret such data for a better understanding of teaching and learning processes and optimized learning in the given context although desirable from our point of view we doubt that learning analytics will ever be integrated in the daily educational practice in Europe and in Germany in particular are due to the city due to severe objections in society and among data protection officers against any form of data collection enjoy reading or paper you

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