Connecting formal and informal learning in HE through a mobile multimedia microblogging environment

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  • 1. Connecting formal and informal learning in HE through a mobile multimedia microblogging environment Carmen Holotescu Gabriela Grosseck University Politehnica/ Timsoft West University Timisoara, Romania Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning London, Nov, 21, 2011 somobnet
  • 2.
    • New trends in education
    • What is microblogging?
    • Overview of the microsphere
    • Cirip.eu – platform around objects2.0
    • (Mobile) Learning contexts on Cirip.eu
    • Formalizing PLE
    • Learning from the stream
    • Learning designs as meta-objects – continuos learning for teachers
    image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/atmosphear/
  • 3. SOCIAL LEARNING becomes formal
  • 4. RSS/blogs-2004, podcast–2005, vlog–2006, video–2007 microblogging-2008-2011, augmented reality location based applications - 2010-2011 Web2.0 / social networks have great impact in collaborative / social learning ( eLearning2.0 )
  • 5. JESS3 Labs The Geosocial Universe 2.0 Comparison between the total amount of registered users with the percentage of people accessing the sites via mobile http://jess3.com/geosocial-universe-2
  • 6. What is it? And why should I care?
  • 7. Microblogging is a new form of blogging , with brief text updates of 140 characters, via Web, SMS, email, IM or 3rd party applications, which allows real-time interactions between users.
  • 8. Microblogging is a collaborative technology photo: http://media2.lelombrik.net/13501-14000/13845.jpg
  • 9. Diagrammr at diagrammr.com/edit?key=dy4NKMc8XsZ embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1644841
  • 10. photo: http://www.heikkironkko.com/images/yolehti_jaiku.jpg Microblogging platforms used in education
  • 11. Mar 2006 Oct 2007 Jan 2008 Jul 2008 Dec 2007 Mar 2008 Overview of the Microsphere Timeline Sep 2008 4 platforms in Tops 100 Tools for Leaning 2009-2011: Twitter, Cirip, Yammer, Edmodo Elizabeth Koh, An overview of microblogging, http://www.slideshare.net/elizabethkoh/an-overview-of-microblogging , slide 16
  • 12. From Grosseck,Holotescu “Academic research in 140 characters and more” http://slideshare.net/ggrosseck
  • 13. From Grosseck,Holotescu “Academic research in 140 characters and more” http://slideshare.net/ggrosseck
  • 14.
    • The most popular microblogging system
    • Launched in July, 2006
    • Robust, elegant and simple
    • More than 200 million users
    • Numerous mash-ups
    Social networking in 140 characters twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124372363@N01/2417123304/sizes/o
  • 15. Twitter educational uses: Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Reference services
  • 16. - 25000 users - interface in Romanian, English, German - Finalist at Seedcamp Zagreb, Jan 2010 - In Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 Cirip.eu - a microblogging platform specially designed for education; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft, a Romanian company specialized in eLearning and mobile applications
  • 17. Facilities Cirip.eu (1)
    • public and private groups
    • (courses, internal training,
    • projects, events, internal
    • communication, service,
    • family, hobby, etc);
    • group communication via SMS
    • polls , quizzes – online or via SMS
    • feeds monitoring
    • via SMS / sites / blogs /
    • social networks / search feeds
    • - jobs, weather, reactions)
    • statistics, visualizations, tags.
    Cirip.eu TUTORIAL
  • 18. Facilities Cirip.eu (2) social network around multimedia objects multimedia objects embedded in messages (part of the communication flow, created/recreated, openess to (small) OERs - Weller, Martin (2010) ): - livestreaming, - images ( flickr, tinypic ), - audio ( eok, trilulilu, deezer, blip.fm, vocaroo, mp3 ), - (live) video ( youtube, dotsub, vimeo, screencastle, screenjelly, screenr, 220.ro, myvideo ), - presentations/learning design ( slideshare, capzles, voicethread, flowgram, photopeach, picasa, notaland, prezi, diagrammr, mindomo, mindmeister, spicynodes ), - documents ( odf, odt, pdf, doc, xls, txt, ppt, google docs/forms/spreadsheets )
  • 19. Mobile learning features
    • On technological level
    • create, localize and join mobile groups
    • access social media and open educational resources
    • share opinions
    • work collaboratively on multimedia objects
    • participate in polls and quizzes
    • receive/send updates via SMS
    • create and manage mobile PLEs;
    • recover password via SMS.
    • On pedagogical level
    • develop multimedia educational resources / learning objects by using mobile technologies specific for different subject areas,
    • build mobile social learning environments engaging students in PBL, case studies, and collaborative projects
    • capture and formally represent experience and new pedagogical approach as learning design objects - shared, discussed, validated, improved, and reused.
  • 20. information and knowledge management courses enhancement delivering entire online courses learning from the stream collaborative projects in universities communities of practice ePortfolios social LMS. Personal Learning Environments ( Networks ) - PLE/PLN Educational uses Users Feeds Social networks
  • 21. Learning contexts on Cirip.eu
  • 22.  
  • 23.
    • Materials:
    • announcements
    • materials as LOM/SCORM objects
    • multimedia messages
  • 24. Course elements: announcements modules - LOM/SCORM objects collaborative exercises learning from the stream multimedia messages Cirip as a social network of msLMS polls/quiz/ comments via SMS (f2f) validations - interactions with users/experts/ groups
  • 25. Formalizing PLE on cirip.eu Mindmap at http://www.mindmeister.com/maps/show_public/29895908 embedded in the note at http://www.cirip.ro/status/11937282
    • Continuos
    • Persistent
    • Relevant
    • Connecting / integrating
    • Mobile
    • Scalable
    • Open to OERs
    • Fiable
    • Distributed
    • Universal
    • Cirip.eu - social network of PLEs
  • 26. cirip.ro/grup/plebcn Learning from the stream time capsule with messages in 140 characters sent by participants, practitioners, teachers , trainers, students and others interested in PLE, from twitter, cirip, blogs, SNs
  • 27.
    • to constitute a framework for communication / sharing / learning in the PLE domain
    • to be a source of real-time information, connections with practitioners worldwide …
    • to offer access to all the group content, visualizations and statistics for future reflections
    The aims of the group PLEBCN : The first message in the group
  • 28. Mar Camacho's Presentation Note http://www.cirip.ro/status/3161801 Students perspective on PLE http://cirip.ro/grup/siac10
  • 29. cirip.ro/grup/lds Activating in Learning Design group
  • 30. Thank you! Carmen Holotescu cirip.ro/u/cami13 twitter.com/cami13 Gabriela Grosseck cirip.ro/u/gabriela twitter.com/ggrosseck