Dec 172014

On December 16th Christoph Trattner held a talk about “Twitter as Backchannel in Academic Conferences: Two studies and some interesting findings”.

Find the abstract here:

Twitter is often referred to as a backchannel for conferences. While the main conference takes place in a physical setting, attendees and virtual attendees often socialize, introduce new ideas or broadcast information by microblogging on Twitter. In this talk I will present work-in-progress of a recently started project, that aims at understanding how research communities use Twitter during academic conferences. As a first step in that direction, we manually classified the users of 4 conferences into 5 user groups and investigated the extent to which they communicate, how much they contribute to the Twitter stream and how much attention they receive from their peers. In second step we analyzed 16 Computer Science conferences over a timespan of five years. Our primary finding is that over the years there are increasing differences with respect to conversation use and information use in Twitter. Furthermore, we find different factors that contribute to the continuing participation of users to the online Twitter conference activity. These results have implications for research communities to implement strategies for continuous and active participation among members.

Dec 112014

The first plenary meeting of ISO PC288 “Educational organizations management systems – Requirements with guidance for use” and workgroup meeting of ISO PC288/WG1 took place in Lisbon, 1-3 September 2014. Prof. Dietrich Albert and Christina Steiner attended the meeting as Austrian delegates and workgroup members. Further information about ISO PC288 can be found under the […]

Nov 202014

The Cognitive Science Section is represented by Michael Kickmeier-Rust presenting LEA’s Box – a Learning Analytics Toolbox at the LearnTec Congress 2015 (January 27-29) in Karlsruhe. More information: Talk Details Congress Program

Nov 192014

On November 19th we had a successful 2nd project review of weSPOT in Luxembourg. Find more information on the project weSPOT under and

Nov 072014

When: 11.11.2014 Where: Seminarraum PZ2 EG 034, Inffeldgasse 13, ground floor Title: “Intelligente adaptive Assistenz- und Wissensdienste für die Smart Production“ Further information: Invitation

Oct 312014
NEXT-TELL – End of project

With end of October the FP7-project NEXT-TELL (Next Generation Teaching, Education and Learning for Life) ended. For further information see out project page, the official project page or the EU-page

Oct 092014
Special Session at the "Mega Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Subduction Zones: Forecasting Approaches and Implications for Hazard Assessment" Workshop

From October 6th to 8th the METSZ-workshop was held in Rhodos island, Greece. Dietrich Albert was co-organizer for the Special Session “Pre- and Post-Disaster Resiliance and Risk Mitigation Actions” in the course of security-project S-HELP (Securing Health.Emergency.Learning.Planning). For more information: Workshop Homepage: Full Program: [pdf] Abstract Book: [pdf] Participation list: [pdf]