The Styrian Higher Education Conference is an integral part of the so called "Science Space Styria" of the Styrian higher education area.
"Nine universities in Styria join forces and strengthen a common higher education area based on excellent regional collaboration. Together they offer a broad range of study programmes with cross-university further and advanced education courses, creating international, future-oriented research core areas. The creation of a common higher education area is meant to enhance the visibility of scholarship in general and Styria as a place of higher learning in particular." (from the Science Space Styria homepage , April 2016)
For further information visit the Science Space Styria homepage (SHK):
One major project of SHK is called "eDidactics":
eDidactics is a didactical training program that focuses on the usage of technology for the effort of higher education. The program is offered by all nine Styrian higher educationa institutions within the scope of SHK. Different modules of the program are serviced by individual institutions. The central management is up to the University of Graz.
iUNIg is an interest group of Grazer higher education institutions, represented by the four Grazer universities, the FH JOANNEUM, the FH CAMPUS 02 and the University of Teacher Education Styria. Motivated by the projects on podcasting of Graz University of Technology the group was established in autumn 2006. To strengthen cooperations in the field of eduction with modern media is the main target of this group. Exchange of experience, support and assistance for didactical and technical issues, organisation of regular meetings, conferences and symposia are challenges met by this group.
For further information visit the iUNIg homepage:
The association "Forum neue Medien in der Lehre Austria (fnm-austria)" is an established Austrian network in the field of technology enhanced learning that was founded in 2000. It is the only nationwide, cross-university interest group on e-learning in German speaking countries. It representatives put every effort into pushing the usage of modern media for the good of education.
Since June 2010, Dr. Martin Ebner leads the fnma-austria as its (vice-)president section university. Furthermore, Graz University of Technology is represnted by four delegates and four alternate delegates. The delegates organize, manage and carry out group meetings, conferences and working groups.
For further information visit the fnm-austria homepage:
"The Austrian Computer Society (OCG) is a non-profit association for the promotion of information technology with due regard to the interaction with people and society. The association acts as an interdisciplinary forum for the latest IT topics, it is an important and respected dialogue partner and has thematic leadership for socio-political IT topics.
The OCG acts as a networking forum, it is a competent and reliable partner for event organisation and that way promotes the relationship between science and business. Moreover, it offers standardised, independent and high-quality IT education and training thus building an important bridge to the working world." (from OCG homepage, April 2016)
OCG is the only certifying body for the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) in Austria and also offers a wide range of its own OCG-developed products. We cooperate in the working groups:
For further information visit OCG homepage:
The "Austria-Forum" is an Internet platform about topics focusing on Austria. The content is managed by independent international scientists, researchers and publicists. It is created for the general public in the meaning of knowledge sharing and discussion. The topics cover recent as well as historic facts but also allow different points of view on the same issue. The platform wants to motivate engaged users to contribute. Publishers and editors are politically independent; they commit to parliamentary democracy, to the constitutional state and human rights (correspondingly from Austria-Forum homepage, April 2016)
Since 2015, Dr. Martin Ebner has been head of the management of the Austria-Forum.
For further information visit Austria-Forum homepage:
"BIMS e.V. is a non-profit organisation working in the field of education and technologies within work and learning. Our motto is “making education reachable” and therefore we are deeply involved in the movements of new learning forms, new pedagogical concepts, open access as well as open educational resources. We develop, organise and lead seminars and workshops about innovative forms of technologies' usage within work and learning since several years now. Together with the steering committee and members of our non-profit association (amongst others: Prof. Dr. Ernst Begemann, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Martin Ebner, Dr. Sandra Schön) we are deeply involved in networks and activities within the fields of innovative perspectives on education and learning on a solid scientific level. " (from BIMS e.V. homepage, July 2017)
The long-term cooperation with BIMS e.V. can be seen in a lot of joint projects in the field of e-learning, OER, MOOCs and similiar.
For further information visit BIMS e.V. homepage:
The GMW is an expert association for the good of media usage at higher education institutions. It promotes research projects and useful practice of media as an integral part of modern learning scenarios, education and research. Furthermore, it pushes a critical discussion about this topic to rise the general awareness of it. The annual GMW-conference is a highlight that takes place in different cities of Germany, Austria or Switzerland (correspondingly from GMW homepage, April 2016)
Since 2014, Dr. Martin Ebner has been member of the board in the section marketing and OER.
For further information visit GMW homepage:
The AACE - Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education - organizes and hosts the three largest conferences on the topic of e-learning and technology enhanced learning worldwide. These are:
Since autmun 2008, Dr. Martin Ebner has been member of the Ed-MEDIA steering comitee. His main focus is on the intergration of Web 2.0 technologies during design, realisation and progression of conferences in principle and of the ED-MEDIA in special.
For further information visit AACE homepage:
TU Graz educational Technologies support open-access-journals in technical issues (platform development and hosting) as well as content related ones (editoral board).
The following journals and publications is on our responsibility: