Cirip.eu - A Microblogging Platform used for PLE and Online Courses in HE

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  • 1. Microblogging Platform used for PLE and Online Courses in HE Carmen Holotescu & Gabriela Grosseck Cirip.eu ViCaDiS International Conference on Virtual Campuses September 25, Timisoara
  • 2.
    • Presentation Agenda
    • A short introduction in Social Learning
    • What is microblogging? Uses in education
    • Cirip.eu – a microblogging platform for education
    • PLE and online courses on Cirip.eu
  • 3. SOCIAL LEARNING A short introduction
  • 4. RSS/blogs-2004, podcast–2005, vlog–2006, video–2007, microblogging-2008/2009 Web2.0 / social networks have great impact in collaborative / social learning ( eLearning2.0 )
  • 5. Enhancing teaching & learning using Web2.0 technologies from Handbook of Emerging Technologies in Education: George Siemens, Peter Tittenberg (pg.34) ltc.umanitoba.ca/wikis/etl
  • 6. INTRODUCTION TO MICROBLOGGING What is it? And why should I care?
  • 7. A collaborative definition of microblogging generated by oamos.com embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1645201
  • 8. Microblogging is a collaborative technology, a new form of blogging, with brief text updates of 140 characters, via Web, SMS, email, IM or 3th party applications, which allows RT interactions between users.
  • 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 Sep 2008 Jul 2008 Dec 2007 Mar 2008 Overview of the Microsphere Timeline Twitter, Cirip.eu, and Yammer appear on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 http://c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/
  • 12. Scribd paper: Can we use Twitter for educational activities? HOW MICROBLOGGING CAN IMPROVE TEACHING AND LEARNING
  • 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandemia/354115976/sizes/l/ Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Exploring the language Reference services good points:
  • 14. distr acting time -consuming rude ad dictive no social educational value bad grammar skills privacy spam meaningless without a network bad points http://www.flickr.com/photos/80578657@N00/254923630/sizes/o
  • 15. A slideshare presentation about collaboration on microblogging, embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1610057
  • 16. A photopeach presentation for microblogging metaphors, embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/874542
  • 17.
    • The most popular microblogging system
    • Launched in July, 2006
    • Robust, elegant and simple
    • More than 90 million users
    • Numerous mash-ups
    Social networking in 140 characters twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124372363@N01/2417123304/sizes/o
  • 18. Twitter Educational uses: Classroom community Collaboration Project Management Assessing opinion Conference / research Virtual classroom Learning experiences Personal Learning Network Reference services
  • 19. A video clip about twitter at dotsub.com embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1644958
  • 20. 5000 users interface in Romanian, English, German Cirip.eu - a microblogging platform specially designed for education; launched in March, 2008, by Timsoft, a Romanian company specialized in eLearning and mobile applications
  • 21. Facilities Cirip.eu (1)
    • public and private groups (courses, trainings, 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
  • 22. Facilities Cirip.eu (2) multimedia objects embedded in messages (information/communication flow): - livestreaming, - images ( flickr, tinypic ), - audio ( eok, trilulilu, deezer, blip.fm, vocaroo, mp3 ), - (live) video ( youtube, dotsub, vimeo, seesmic, screencastle, screenjelly, screenr, 220.ro, myvideo ), - presentations ( slideshare, capzles, voicethread, flowgram, photopeach, picasa, notaland, prezi, diagrammr ), - documents ( odf, odt, pdf, doc, xls, txt, ppt ) Cirip.eu TUTORIAL
  • 23. PLN: users, groups, feeds interactions online, via ciripfox/ ciripgadget/ ciripAIR/FF Ubiquity, SMS, mobile, IM, mJava, API, twitter2cirip, rss2cirip messages, images, audio, video (live), presentations, files profile livestreaming cirip2twitter, widget, export notes on blogs
  • 24. information and knowledge management courses enhancement delivering entire online courses collaborative projects in universities communities of practice ePortfolios. Personal Learning Environments ( Networks ) - PLE/PLN Educational uses Users Grupuri Feeds Social networks
  • 25. Mindmap at mindmeister.com/maps/show_public/29895908 embedded in the note at cirip.ro/status/1629920
  • 26.
    • An online course about microblogging platforms
    • Research:
    • integrate microblogging with other Web2.0 technologies
    • microblogging platform as LMS
    • course facilitation
    Materials: announcements materials as LOM/SCORM objects
  • 27. Course elements: announcements modules – imported as LOM/SCORM objects collaborative exercises multimedia messages poll/quiz/ comments via SMS (f2f) validation - interactions with users/groups
  • 28. Participation: built PLNs 42 members: students, teachers, developers, librarians 1100 messages
  • 29.
    • Collaborative exercises using different Web2.0 technologies:
    • puzzle images - flickr , CC
    • del.icio.us collection
    • video translation - writeboard , dotsub
    • comments on voicethread
    • tagcloud - wordle
    • code of good practices on microblogs - writeboard
  • 30.
    • Cirip.eu has facilities to deliver successful and qualitative online courses and to enhance courses; the communication (online/SMS/mobile), authoring, monitoring, statistical facilities make Cirip.eu a modern free LMS.
    • Facilitating an entire online course or a part of a course on such a platform requires specific facilitation skills, and collaborative technologies knowledge.
    • Participants gain important digital and communication skills, build PLEs, continue to collaborate in community after the course ends
  • 31. Indicators : Popularity Influence Coagulation index Exposure index Geographical distribution Temporal distribution Online social presence Rating (RT) Notoriety (favorite) Sharing (Link) Intimacy Spa Mood Language Connections/comunication PLE/PLN relevance ePortfolio
  • 32. More information at tinyurl.com/infocirip .