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Pub. period:2003-2009
Pub. count:5
Number of co-authors:7


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Holzinger, Andreas, Kickmeier-Rust, Michael D. and Ebner, Martin (2009): Interactive technology for enhancing distributed learning: a study on weblogs. In: Proceedings of the HCI09 Conference on People and Computers XXIII 2009. pp. 309-312.

In this study, it was investigated whether, and to what extent, Web 2.0 technologies, actually Weblogs, can be a suitable instrument for enhancing the practice of distributed learning. In educational settings, which are based on traditional lectures many students begin serious study shortly before the exam. However, from previous empirical research, it is known that the practice of distributed learning is much more conducive to retaining knowledge than that of massed learning. A 2x2 factorial design (within -- repeated measures) with pre-test and post-test in a real life setting was applied; the study lasted for the whole summer term 2007. Participants were N=28 computer science undergraduates of Graz University of Technology. We randomly assigned them to two groups of equal size: The experimental group given the Weblog treatment are referred to as Group W; whereas the control group with no access are referred to as Group C. Students of group W were instructed to use the Weblog for developing their paper and studying during the lecture and they were requested not to reveal their group affiliation. The results showed that performance scores of group W were significantly higher than that of group C. This demonstrates that Weblogs can be an appropriate instrument to supplement a classical lecture in order to enable deeper processing of information over a longer period of time, consequently resulting in enhanced learning performance.

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Ebner, Martin, Kickmeier-Rust, Michael and Holzinger, Andreas (2008): Utilizing Wiki-Systems in higher education classes: a chance for universal access?. In Universal Access in the Information Society, 7 (4) pp. 199-207.

Wikis are a website technology for mass collaborative authoring. Today, wikis are increasingly used for educational purposes. Basically, the most important asset of wikis is free and easy access for end users: everybody can contribute, comment and edit -- following the principles of Universal access. Consequently, wikis are ideally suited for collaborative learning and a number of studies reported a great success of wikis in terms of active participation, collaboration, and a rapidly growing content. However, the wikis success in education was often linked either to direct incentives or even pressure. This paper strongly argues that this contradicts the original intentions of wikis and, furthermore, weakens the psycho-pedagogical impact. A study is presented which focuses on investigating the success of wikis in higher education, when students are neither enforced to contribute nor directly rewarded similar to the principles of Wikipedia. Amazingly, the results show that, in total, none of the N= 287 students created new articles or edited existing ones during a whole semester. It is concluded that the use of Wiki-Systems in educational settings is much more complicated, and it needs more time to develop a kind of "give-and-take" generation.

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Stickel, Christian, Scerbakov, Alexei, Kaufmann, Thomas and Ebner, Martin (2008): Usability Metrics of Time and Stress - Biological Enhanced Performance Test of a University Wide Learning Management System. In: Holzinger, Andreas (ed.) USAB 2008 - 4th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society November 20-21, 2008, Graz, Austria. pp. 173-184.

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Ebner, Martin, Holzinger, Andreas and Maurer, Hermann A. (2007): Web 2.0 Technology: Future Interfaces for Technology Enhanced Learning?. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (ed.) Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services, 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007 Held as Part of HCI International 2007 Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007 Proceedings, Part July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 559-568.

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Holzinger, Andreas and Ebner, Martin (2003): Interaction and Usability of Simulations & Animations: A case study of the Flash Technology. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT03: Human-Computer Interaction 2003, Zurich, Switzerland. p. 777.

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