Recap ELIC Final Conference

Yes, we MOOC!

In total, 185 participants visited the E-Learning Day of FH JOANNEUM, including the final conference of the ELIC project, what a great success!

Some impressions of the conference can be found here:

The ELIC conference started with the poster presentation at the ELIC booth. Participants of the conference found information on the project and the results of the ELIC MOOC on the ELIC poster, further each participant had the possibility to go through the ELIC MOOC on a laptop provided at the project booth.

During the Pecha Kucha session, the audience was attracted by the speech from Adrian Millward-Sadler who presented ELIC at a glance!

In the first key note lecture of the ELIC session, participants had the possibility to learn from applied mathematics in avalanche prediction as a good practice example of the importance of STEM subjects in society. Arnold Studeregger-Renner from Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie & Geodynamik talked about the daily life in avalanche prediction in Austria and made a connection to applied mathematics in this field. In the end he gave insights in career path of how becoming part of avalanche prediction in Austria.

The second key note speaker was Heide Beranek-Knauer from Die 7.fakultät, Open Lab Graz. She talked about science communication in STEM subjects and how to motivate young people for scientific topics and scopes. The Open Lab Graz offers lab courses for people of all ages in the field of bio sciences, which includes various STEM subjects and is a best-practice example for public awareness in this field.

In the third part of the ELIC session, the project and its core products were presented by Hanna Sprenger, FH JOANNEUM Graz. The presentation “Yes, we MOOC!” gave insights into the motivation of the project, the content of the MOOC, number of participants and the results of the evaluation.

The ELIC conference ended with the workshop “Reden Sie mit beim ELIC MOOC!”. The workshop offered the possibility to walk through each MOOC week, guided by the responsible project partners, with additional posters and a laptop for each week showing the ELIC MOOC and the diverse teaching materials of the MOOC. Participants could give feedback to the MOOC via defined questions especially addressing usability and transferability of the MOOC.