Publications in Scientific Journals:

N. Luckner, P. Purgathofer:
"Explorative Design as an Approach to Understanding Social Online Learning Tools";
International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, 7 (2014), 3&4; 493 - 506.

English abstract:
The everyday availability and use of technology has changed education as much as it has changed everything else. For 8 years now, we have used technological interventions to change a setting where we teach up to 800 participants per semester in a class, in order to make it more interactive, engaging, and interesting for the students. We document a snapshot from this ongoing process. Aurora is an online system that has been developed from simple experiments with existing tools and software to bring interaction to the crowd of learners. Over the years, it has turned into a solid and extensive collection of tools for online teaching, learning, and communication. This article traces the development of Aurora over two consecutive years. We document the structure of the system we developed, the insights from an academic year of using it, changes designed and implemented, and first evaluations of the use of the revised version.

Asynchronous Interaction; E-Learning; E- Portfolio; Electronic Note Taking; Explorative Design

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