Martin Ebner

Martin Ebner is currently head of the Department for Social Learning of Computer and Information Services at Graz University of Technology. He is responsible for all e-Learning activities of the University. His research focuses strongly on the use of Web 2.0 for teaching and learning purposes. Martin has delivered a number of lectures and seminars around the topic of e-Learning and the use of computers in educational settings. He studied civil engineering from 1995–2000 and got his M.Sc. from the Institute of Structural Concrete. Afterwards Martin worked as scientific assistant at the Institute of Structural Concrete and wrote his Ph.D. thesis about e-Learning in structural engineering. Since 2005 he holds a Ph.D. in technical sciences from Graz University of Technology. From 2005 to 2006 he worked at the Institute for Building Informatics as Assistant Professor. Since September 2006 Martin is head of the Department for Social Learning at the Computing and Information Services. He wrote not only an amount of international publications and gave a number of presentations about e-Learning, he is also member of various national and international research groups and scientific boards. Martin is one of the biggest EduBlogger in the German speaking area and conducts the e-Learning Blog (http://elearningblog.tugraz.at).

Publications

How to Foster Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education
Martin Ebner, Timotheus Hell, Markus Ebner. © 2019. 15 pages.
In this chapter, the authors deal with the topic of integration of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. Due to the worldwide debate on digitalization for all...
Learning in a Virtual Environment: Implementation and Evaluation of a VR Math-Game
Christof Sternig, Michael Spitzer, Martin Ebner. © 2018. 25 pages.
With the introduction of Google Cardboard, a combination of mobile devices, Virtual Reality (VR) and making was created. This “marriage” opened a wide range of possible, cheap...
Digital Tools for Seamless Learning
Süleyman Nihat Şad, Martin Ebner. © 2017. 398 pages.
In recent years, the use of technology has become increasingly integrated into classroom settings. By utilizing new innovations, students can be provided with a deeper learning...
A Math Training Platform to Foster Individual Learning
Edgar Neuherz, Martin Ebner. © 2017. 26 pages.
The use of mobile technologies such as Smartphone, Tablet are becoming more pervasive in our daily lives. Obviously, it should also be used and integrated to support learning...
Learning in a Virtual Environment: Implementation and Evaluation of a VR Math-Game
Christof Sternig, Michael Spitzer, Martin Ebner. © 2017. 25 pages.
With the introduction of Google Cardboard, a combination of mobile devices, Virtual Reality (VR) and making was created. This “marriage” opened a wide range of possible, cheap...
Social Semantic Search: A Case Study on Web 2.0 for Science
Laurens De Vocht, Selver Softic, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, Martin Ebner. © 2017. 26 pages.
When researchers formulate search queries to find relevant content on the Web, those queries typically consist of keywords that can only be matched in the content or its...
Learning and Teaching With Mobile Devices: An Approach in Higher Secondary Education in Ghana
Margarete Grimus, Martin Ebner. © 2016. 16 pages.
While many developing nations find Internet-based e-learning unsuitable for their needs mobile learning methods – specifically those involving the use of mobile-phones for both...
Game-Based Learning with the Leap Motion Controller
Martin Ebner, Norbert Spot. © 2016. 11 pages.
Learning through games is a promising field for the future of education. In this research study the authors describe the development process of an educational application, a game...
MOOCs in Engineering Education: First Practical Experiences from two MOOCs
Martin Ebner, Michael Kopp, Alexei Scerbakov, Kristina Neuböck. © 2016. 13 pages.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a phenomenon of these days. Therefore it seems just a consequent step to carry out research studies how MOOCs can be integrated best in...
Technology Enhanced Learning and the Digital Economy: A Literature Review
Patrick Schweighofer, Stefan Grünwald, Martin Ebner. © 2015. 13 pages.
Throughout history, the ongoing technological progress has caused the economy to change in many aspects; furthermore, at times it triggered the dawn of a new era. In the 1980s...
Learning and Teaching With Mobile Devices: An Approach in Higher Secondary Education in Ghana
Margarete Grimus, Martin Ebner. © 2015. 16 pages.
While many developing nations find Internet-based e-learning unsuitable for their needs mobile learning methods – specifically those involving the use of mobile-phones for both...
Technology Enhanced Learning and the Digital Economy: A Literature Review
Patrick Schweighofer, Stefan Grünwald, Martin Ebner. © 2015. 14 pages.
Throughout history, the ongoing technological progress has caused the economy to change in many aspects; furthermore, at times it triggered the dawn of a new era. In the 1980s...
The Influence of Twitter on the Academic Environment
Martin Ebner. © 2013. 15 pages.
In the last few years, microblogging has become a phenomenon of our daily lives. Communicating, sharing media files, as well as acting on digital social communities platforms...
The Integration of Aspects of Geo-Tagging and Microblogging in m-Learning
Christian Safran, Victor Manuel Garcia-Barrios, Martin Ebner. © 2012. 16 pages.
The recent years have shown the remarkable potential use of Web 2.0 technologies in education, especially within the context of informal learning. The use of Wikis for...
Looking Toward the Future of Technology-Enhanced Education: Ubiquitous Learning and the Digital Native
Martin Ebner, Mandy Schiefner. © 2010. 556 pages.
The World Wide Web is changing the way we use technology, bringing e-learning and teaching to a whole new dimension of collaboration and communication. Looking Toward the Future...