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It is a presentation for the seventh world wide forum of education and culture in Rome, Italy, 4 December 2008

It is a presentation for the seventh world wide forum of education and culture in Rome, Italy, 4 December 2008

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  • 1. Akhmad Riza Faizal Lampung University, Indonesia Presented in The Seventh World Wide Forum on Education and Culture Rome, 4 December 2008
  • 2. Background
    • Emergence and Ubiquity of Social Software; embeded in Web 2.0
    Akhmad Riza Faizal, 04/12/2008
  • 3. Social Software
    • Basically, it’s a “ software that support group interactions ” (Allen, 2004; Owen et al ., 2006)
    Akhmad Riza Faizal, 04/12/2008 Wikipedia (2008) Futurelab (Owen et al ., 2006) Patrick & Dotsika (2006) blogs, clipping, instant messaging, internet forums, internet relay chat, eLearning, Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs), media sharing, media cataloging, personals, social bookmarking, social cataloging, social citations, social evolutionary computation, social networks, social scripting, virtual worlds, and wikis. Text-based software (Weblogs, wiki, social bookmarking and tagging, fan fiction sites, RSS), Audio-visual software (Codeck, Broadcast Machine, radiowaves), spatial and geographic social software (Google Earth), Finding like minds (profile matching systems, affinity systems, personal networks), mobile phone software (Push toTalk, Mobiluck) Online services, online networks (social and business), collaborative shared/writings, Tools/Services (communication, group discussion, media sharing), Open standards (web services, content aggregation, network sharing, persona identity, reputation system), New forms of collective action (Open Source, Civil Society Projects, Smart Mobs)
  • 4. Social Software in Education Field
    • Podcast and RSS to deliver supplement class materials (Shim et al., 2007)
    • Wikis : a course web site where students present their research findings or for collecting and storing data (Mader et al ., 2006) or as a place to host a series of ice-breaking activities for a group of distance learners (Augar, Raitman and Zhou, 2004)
    • Blogs : for course announcements, news and feedback to students and combine it with syndication technologies (RSS feed) to enable groups of learners to easily keep track of new posts (Franklin, T., 2007)
    • ( and Bibsonomy ( ) for social bookmarking and tagging
    • Etc.
    Akhmad Riza Faizal, 04/12/2008
  • 5. Indonesia Higher Education Network (INHERENT) Akhmad Riza Faizal, 04/12/2008
  • 6. Initial Observation
    • Using list of social software from Wikipedia.
    • From 18 types of social software, only 5 types are being use in those websites, including E-Learning (Per July 2008).
    • Digital Library is included as a comparison of educational technology needs
    Akhmad Riza Faizal, 04/12/2008
  • 7. Usage of Social Software
    • Based on availability score of social software in observated websites 9 invitations were distributed, 4 of them responded (Unila, Unsri, Unpad, Unsoed).
    • Some Findings (translated):
    • ” ... I asked students to put their writings in their blogs, afterwards I select some of the best articles as a component in semester exam, as my appreciation to the students. This semester ...from 40 students, who participates in my political communication class, 23 students have their own blogs.”
    • ” ... I just uses file sharing website for about a year. ...mostly I used it for downloading open source software, such as Linux...”
    • ” ...for instance, understanding of public services advertising (PSA) product can be mediated by PSA examples that I found from YouTube, especially for Social Marketing subject...”
    Akhmad Riza Faizal, 04/12/2008
  • 8. Other comments...
    • ” ... I joined Friendster since 2005... the funny thing is, I met my students more than others. So, social networking in fact could be a feedback for me if students do not understand some materials in my class, asking for schedule, even as a medium for them to talk to me more ’heart to heart ’...”
    • ” ... Once, I gave my students an assignment with this feature (Blogs) and then I received protest from the students because it’s cost them more money to access the internet, in that time there was no free internet access in my university.”
    • ” Generally in my faculty, there are many people who still do not understand this technology even though the Dean office has facilitated it. They ignorance and lack of understanding basically because they unwillingness to learn...”
    Akhmad Riza Faizal, 04/12/2008
  • 9. From e-Learning to iLearning
    • Not just online learning, it is a concept of delivering e-Learning content where everyone is a prosumer.
    • Can be embeded or independently application (open source, transAPI, aggregator)
    • Connectivism Theory (Siemens, 2004) and more advance Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
    • Recommender system and more personalization
    Akhmad Riza Faizal, 04/12/2008 content
  • 10.
    • Suggestions and comments to:
    • Grazie Mille!
    Akhmad Riza Faizal, 04/12/2008