DELFI Tutorial 2012

Hier finden Sie in Kürze weitere Informationen über unserer Tutorial bei der Delfi 2012.

Zunächst ein paar generelle Informationen

Jürgen Handke und Natalie Kiesler sind die Leiter eines seit vielen Jahren im universitären, Dauereinsatz befindlichen, curricular verankerten E-Education Szenarios, das sowohl das Fach vor Ort als auch ganze Studiengänge mit digitalen Lehr- und Lernarrangements unterstützt. Das Tutorial ist als „Rezeptbuch“ konzipiert, wie die einzelnen Komponenten eines komplexen „E-Education-Systems“ und damit das gesamte digitale Arrangement zum nachhaltigen Erfolg geführt werden können. Dabei stehen folgende Fragen im Zentrum:

  • E-Learning: Mit welchen digitalen Materialien und Komponenten ist eine effiziente computergestützte Inhaltserschließung möglich?
  • E-Teaching: Mit welcher Organisationsform der Lehre kann ein maximaler Qualitätsgewinn für die traditionelle Präsenzlehre erzielt werden?
  • E-Assessment: Wie lassen sich traditionelle Prüfungsformen durch digitale Medien bereichern und mit geringem Aufwand auswerten?
  • E-Content: Wie muss der digitale Inhalt beschaffen sein, um einen Mehrwert für den Lehr- und Lernprozess, möglicherweise in Selbstlernszenarien, zu erzielen?
  • Welche Funktionen und Eigenschaften muss die Plattform besitzen, um E-Education in ihrer gesamten Breite zu unterstützen und eine hohe Akzeptanz zu erreichen?

Darüber hinaus sollen allgemeine Fragen, z.B. nach dem fachlichen sowie institutionellen Mehrwert aufgegriffen werden, sowie Lösungen für die besondere Problematik der zielgruppenspezifischen Unterstützung der „Bologna-Studiengänge“ aufgezeigt werden.

Und schließlich ist da auch noch der formale Aspekt:

Wie müssen die Studienordnungen, die allgemeinen Bestimmungen als auch die fachlich relevanten Regelungen angepasst werden, damit E-Learning, E-Teaching und E-Assessment genutzt werden können und dürfen?

Das Tutorial wird all diese Fragen systematisch abarbeiten und mit den Teilnehmern einen Leitfaden entwickeln, wie man E-Education in kleinen Schritten aber auch im großen Rahmen nachhaltig und curricular verankert umsetzen kann.

Die Leiter des Workshops:

Jürgen Handke und Natalie Kiesler sind die Köpfe eines Teams, das in sich das gesamte Know-How für die Entwicklung elektronischer Lehr-, Lern- und Prüfungsszenarien vereinigt: Web-Programmierung, Plattformentwicklung, Multimediaentwicklung, Web-Design, Projektmanagement, E-Teaching in allen denkbaren Varianten, Entwicklung und Durchführung von einfachen digital unterfütterten Lehrveranstaltungen bis hin zum Online-Studiengang sowie der Einsatz dieser Szenarien in verschiedenen Ländern. Darüber hinaus verfügen die Mitglieder des „Linguistic Engineering Teams“ über große Erfahrungen mit Aspekten des Datenschutzes, der Qualitätssicherung und Evaluation sowie der Refinanzierung von elektronischen Lehr- und Lernszenarien und sind – last but not least – selbst in der Hochschullehre tätig und seit Jahren um hochqualitative Lehrinhalte und innovativen Unterricht bemüht.

Literatur: Handke, Jürgen/Schäfer, Anna Maria. 2012. E-Learning, E-Teaching und E-Assessment – Eine Anleitung. München: Oldenbourg Verlag.

Wie spricht Hessen?: Öffentliche Aufnahmeaktion in Cappel bei der Firma Heimtex

Bilder von der öffentlichen Aufnahmeaktion in Cappel bei der Firma Heimtex am 20.11.2010

Die Hessenkarte mit allen Tonaufnahmen zum Anhören gibt’s unter www.wiesprichthessen.de

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Successfull visit to the GAL conference in Leipzig

With a total of 7 new recordings for the language index and many new users for the Virtual Linguistics Campus, our booth at the annual conference of the German association for applied linguistics was a real success.

The following new entries to the language index could be recorded:
German from Dibbesdorf, Leipzig and Naundorf
Bavarian from Ingolstadt
Russian from Moscow and Nizny Nowgerod
Spanish from Cochabamba/Bolivia

A big “thank you” to the linguists and student assistants who were kind and lend us their voice for the language index!

New agreement for the MA Linguistics and Web Technology

From next year onwards, two students will have the chance to participate in the annual European Summer School Cultures and Technologies in Leipzig. Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr, the organizer of the workshops, allows two selected students to take part in the summer school almost free of charge, the traveling and funding costs will be covered by a grant.

This is what our booth at the GAL conference looked like:

Stand bei der GAL 2010 in Leipzig

State Secretary Brockmann @ LET Hessentag booth

More live news from the Hessentag 2010: Our booth was paid a visit by Hesse’s State Secretary for the Ministry of Culture, Heinz-Wilhelm Brockmann. The photo below shows Brockmann (right), while project director Prof. Handke introduces him to the Virtual Center for Teacher Training.

Other visitors are more fascinated by the Language ‘Wheel of Fortune’, on which people can test their knowledge of the languages of the world (photo below).

You still have the chance to pay us a visit here at the Landesausstellung, Herrenwaldstadion Stadtallendorf. Our booth is open Fri 4th and Sat 5th, from 10am to 8pm.

VZL and VLC @ Hessentag 2010

We are blogging live from the Hessentag 2010 in Stadtallendorf. Here, in the Landesausstellung, we present our projects as part of the “Hessisches Kultusministerium” booth. Since the doors opened at 10am, many visitors have already stopped by to learn more about the VZL and the VLC, or to test their knowledge on our ‘Language Wheel of Fortune’.

LET booth @ Hessentag 2010

Among the visitors was also the Hessian Minister of Culture, Dorothea Henzler, who showed particular interest in the language-related projects of the VLC. The photo below shows Henzler, center, with project director Prof. Handke (left) and Dr. Mignon Löffler-Ensgraber, right, personal assistant to the State Secretary.

If you are curious about the projects and work of the LET, visit our booth at the Landesausstellung, Herrenwaldstadion Stadtallendorf. Our exhibition days are Friday 4th and Saturday 5th, from 10am to 8pm.

The LET @ Zuse 2.0, Wiesbaden (26.05. 2010)

The Linguistic Engineering Team exhibited their products at the Zuse 2.0 Conference, which took place on May 26th in the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden. The Zuse 2.0, a conference in honor of the centennial birthday of Conrad Zuse, focused on IT-related topics and innovations and their application in Hesse. The congress is meant as an open meeting for IT business, education, and Hesse’s political elite.

The LET, represented by project director Prof. Dr. Jürgen Handke, research assistants Alexander Sperl and Anna Maria Gallus, teacher consultant Carsten Schouler as well as several student assistants (see photo below), showcased both the Virtual Linguistics Campus and the Virtual Center for Teacher Training as innovative products in the realm of e-learning. Guests of the congress had the chance to see the two e-learning projects live and in color, as the LET illustrated their potential for online teaching and learning.

LET booth @ Zuse 2.0

Of particular interest to many of the guests and politicians was the Virtual Center for Teacher Training (“Virtuelles Zentrum für Lehrerbildung”), a project for web-based teacher training on topics related to the New Media. This project is currently funded by the Hessian Ministry of Culture and already used by teachers from several dozen Hessian schools.

Also presented was the Virtual Linguistics Campus, an e-learning platform for linguistics used in university teaching scenarios around the world. Especially the VLC Language Index, a digital interactive map showing the world’s languages with audio support, enjoyed great popularity among the guests of the LET booth.

One of the prominent political guests to visit the LET booth was current Hessian Minister for Science and Art Eva Kühne-Hörmann, who did not miss the opportunity to learn more about the VZL and its acceptance in the teacher community (the photo below shows Kühne-Hörmann, left, with LET research assistant Anna Maria Gallus).

Minister Kühne-Hörmann (left) and LET research assistant Anna Maria Gallus @ LET booth

The media were also interested in the LET and its products: The following video report, created by the online department of the Wiesbadener Kurier newspaper, shows the LET booth and features a short interview with Prof. Handke (minutes 1:48-2:12). For more photos of our booth at the Zuse 2.0, feel free to browse this Flickr gallery (by LET research assistant Alexander Sperl).

All in all, the Zuse 2.0 has been a great success for the LET. Our team would like to thank all visitors for their interest in our work.

New Feature: Electronic Exams

This week, the LET is proud to present a new feature for the VLC and its linguistic courses, namely newly developed, highly interactive online examinations. These E-Exams (or Electronic Exams) are meant to replace the traditional means of student evaluation at the end of a course (more precisely, the written test).

The principle of E-Exams is simple: You design a number of different tasks (multiple choice exercises, naming tasks, pointing tasks, listening or comprehension tasks, etc.) and create a corpus of questions for these tasks. These corpora eventually contain far more questions than are needed for one individual exam. When a student opens his or her exam, a random set of questions for each task is dynamically compiled from these corpora. This means that each student receives his or her own personally generated exam. As a consequence, virtually no two students take the exact same test at the same time. The following picture shows an exemplary question for a multiple choice task.

E-Exam Multiple Choice Task

The tasks are challenging and show a high degree of interactivity: For example, a student could be asked to listen to a consontal sound (via headphones) and locate this sound on the consonant chart. Or, he or she could be asked to listen to a word and enter the appropriate transcription on screen. Or, he or she could be shown an interactive picture of the human vocal tract and be asked to locate the velum (see picture below for an example of a pointing task question).

E-Exam Pointing Task

Every action and answer of the student is digitally stored to ensure that the results can be based on facts rather than subjective interpretation. Furthermore, the results are checked and calculated by the computer. All the information, i.e. all answers and actions as well as the calculated results, are at the instructor’s disposal immediately after the exam. The tedious work of deciphering students’ handwriting and manually correcting hundreds of exam papers is done by the computer in but a second.

The advantages of having an Electronic Exam at your disposal are most convincing: The exams are fully interactive, so they allow for more creative task design and the inclusion of multimedia (such as pictures, videos, animations, and audio). E-Exams transcend the possibilities of ordinary paper and can make testing more relevant for the student as well as interesting at the same time. Furthermore, they take a load off the instructor by eliminating tedious and repetitive exam marking. Instead, the exam finally does what it is supposed to do: Showing what the student actually knows.

PS: In the first run, examinations for several distinct courses were made using E-Exams. Over 400 students were tested (and graded) in less than 5 days, including several students from overseas.