Open Projects

J.UCS: The Journal of Universal Computer Science
J.UCS - the Journal of Universal Computer Science - is an electronic journal that is the prototype for electronic publishing in the future. Using Hyper-G for distribution it provides all search and navigation mechanisms of large scale hypermedia systems and therefore makes it easy to locate interesting articles. Readers can perform variable scope searches to find papers, then they can browse them on screen either in hypertext mode or in high quality PostScript mode, or they can get high quality PostScript documents for printing. Even PostScript documents provide full hyperlink support when reading them on screen. Articles in J.UCS can be accessed very fast using a wide net of servers distributed all over the world. J.UCS also supports annotations to existing articles informing the readers of new research results or errors. Writing articles for J.UCS is very easy using PostScript as the main submission format, even standard hyperlinks such as literature references are generated automatically.
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Project Leader
cand.mag. Dana Kaiser
Funding sources
  • Springer Verlag GmbH
External Partners
  • KNOW-CENTER GmbH - Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics
  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Institut für Hyper-Media-Systeme
Research areas
Start: 01.01.1995
The IICM provided the software (WBT-Master) for the e-Learning enviroment of the TUG - TeachCenter (including implementation, administration and servicing). Further - upon request - new features and applications will be developed and implemented.
Staff member
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Nikolai Scerbakov
Participant / Staff Member
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Denis Helic
Olga Karpovych
Research areas
Start: 01.06.2006
IDERBLOG - Iderblog [Original in Deutsch: Individualisiertes Differenziertes Rechtschreibtraining durch Korrektur von für Schüler relevanten, selbst verfassten Texten]
The existence of computers, tablets and mobile phones allows a new access of the learners to the wirting process. Learners use both computers and the internet for writing purposes. While writing down what they have experienced they train their orthographic skills through using an intelligent dictionary. Providing that innovative access to writing is the objective of the IDERBLOG project. In the course of this 3-year-project an internet-based platform is created which enables learners to sustainably improve their orthographic skills while drafting their own texts. IDERBLOG is aimed at the primary section of schools in German speaking countries. By using the platform teychers can improve their students' writing competencies while fostering a contemporary approach to the writing process at the same time. Via the publicatin on the Internet, handling their own data safely and competently becomes part of the students' tuition of German as a school subject. The studnets' increased writing and orthographical competency entails improved performances at school in other subjects as well. Reading and writing are part of the key competencies of a successful school career.
Staff member
Project Manager at the Organizational Unit
Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Martin Ebner
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Frank Kappe
Funding sources
  • Kultusministerkonferenz - Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD)
External Partners
  • Albert-Weisgerber-Grundschule St. Ingbert
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Wien
  • Kirchlich Pädagogische Hochschule Wien/Krems
  • Gemeindeschule Raeren
  • Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien
Research areas
Start: 01.12.2014
End: 31.08.2017
Education-STELA - Successful Transition from secondary to higher education using Learning Analytics
The main goal of the project is to enhance a successful transition from secondary to higher education by means of learning analytics. To this end the project will develop, test, and assess a learning analytics approach that focuses on providing formative and summative feedback to students in the transition. On top of the development of a student dashboard, the project will develop dashboards for the student counsellors and teachers, hereby disclosing a vast amount of information that can be used to improve counselling and teaching practices. To realize this ambitious goal the project gathers a multidisciplinary team of learning analytics researchers, educational technology experts, experts in the transition from secondary to higher education, and practitioners. Thanks to this multidisciplinary team, the project will tackle all the different steps required for the application of learning analytics: data collection, data analysis, data visualization, dashboard design, dashboard development, and last but not least the actual implementation and thorough evaluation of the learning analytics approach. By applying the developed learning analytics approach to diverse educational contexts in a variety of case studies (different countries, different admission policies, different faculties), the clear potential for mainstreaming and for extension to other fields than the transition is shown. Since the developed software and tools will be distributed under an open-source license, this potential is even further increased. Finally, the project will provide an in-depth review of the different steps needed to use learning analytics in the transition from secondary to higher education. This review is translated to concrete policy recommendations concerning the use of learning analytics to raise the quality in education.
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Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • SEFI - European Society for Engineering Education
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Microelektronica en Computer Engineering
  • Nottingham Trent University, NTU
  • KU Leuven
Research areas
Start: 01.11.2015
End: 31.10.2018

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