Teaching And Exercises

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: 2 months ago I started to create the Web Science MOOC and now you can join our MOOC as a student. We will start online streamed  flipped classroom lessons on October 29th. Our MOOC is truely open meaning that all the teaching material will be provided as open educational [...]

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René Pickhardt on September 14th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I would like to have an discussion with people that have experience or are interested in MOOCs and Wikiversity. The goal is to checkout the possibilities for creating (otherwise over commercialized) MOOCs in an OER environment (especially wikiversity). Background: According to my former blog post there are  3 ways for creating [...]

Continue reading about MOOCs at Wikiversity: A Barcamp proposal for #OERde13

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: This article on open and free platforms to host your MOOC belongs to the entire series: comparison of places to host your MOOC. As already mentioned there are only a few platforms which really belong to the category of open educational resources. The term is described in the Wikipedia [...]

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René Pickhardt on July 24th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As many of you know and voted (thanks for that) Steffen and I tried to get a MOOC fellowship in order to create a web science MOOC. Even though our application was not successful we decided that online teaching in the MOOC format is suitable for the web science [...]

Continue reading about Comparison of platforms and places to use to host your MOOC

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I am asking you for a big favor in this blog post! You can help me to achieve one of my childhood dreams: I am an enthusiastic teacher and love to share information (as you might have seen by reading my blog) Over the last month I have designed [...]

Continue reading about Please help me to realize my Web science massive open online course

René Pickhardt on March 26th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: In July 2012 we taught a course for the German National Summer School for high school students. The course consisted of 50 hours over 14 days. Due to some specific settings of the Summer School we had to make a few adjustments to the format of our curriculum and [...]

Continue reading about Teaching Web Science (web architecture and Web ethics) to students

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: 6 months of hard coding and supervising by me are over and end with a huge success! After analyzing 80 GB of Google ngrams data Paul and Till put them to a neo4j graph data base in order to make predictions for fast scentence completion. Today was the award [...]

Continue reading about Paul Wagner and Till Speicher won State Competition “Jugend Forscht Hessen” and best Project award using neo4j

René Pickhardt on January 11th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Today I started an experiment I created an excercise for coursework in algorithms and data structures that is very unusuale and many people have been criticle if this was a good idea. The idea behind the exercise is that studens should read wikipedia articles to topics related to lectures [...]

Continue reading about Algorithms exercise: Find mistakes in Wikipedia articles

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I created some exercises regarding binary search trees. This time there is no coding involved. My experience from teaching former classes is that many people have a hard time understanding why trees are usefull and what the dangers of these trees is. Therefor I have created some straight forward [...]

Continue reading about balanced binary search trees exercise for algorithms and data structures class

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: #1: Sorting huge files Sorting big files might not be as simple as just implementing an sort algorithm. As soon as the file does not fit in memory any more smarter implementations have to be applied. One way is to sort the file on the hard disk. We remark [...]

Continue reading about 3 exercises for Sorting problems (Quicksort , Mergesort) in Algorithms and data structures class


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